Columbia High School’s Guildscript takes top honors at competition

Columbia High School’s Guildscript takes top honors at competition

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The 2022 Guildscript art and literary magazine at Columbia High School won first place in the American Scholastic Press Association contest. The annual magazine received high marks in design, organization and presentation. According to the ASPA, Guildscript exhibited “superior efforts of talented and creative editors, writers, artists, photographers, layout/graphic […]

Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

NEWARK, NJ — In “The Nutcracker,” she was a snowflake. In “Sleeping Beauty,” she was a fairy. Both roles, among others portrayed by English-speaking ballerina Olena Pedan, were performed in a recently concluded North American tour by the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. The 55-member troupe’s final show, a performance of “Sleeping Beauty,” was presented […]

Ceramics studio takes first retail spot in new Taylor Vose building in South Orange

Ceramics studio takes first retail spot in new Taylor Vose building in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange has a new addition to its arts-centric downtown: CLAY, a ceramics studio located at 10 Vose Ave. on the first floor of the new Taylor Vose building. The creation of ceramicist Lindsey Shevkun, founder of Indigo Road Studio, the space features nine wheels, two kilns, hand-thrown ceramics and houseplants […]

JESPY House celebrates 45 years of service to adults with disabilities

JESPY House celebrates 45 years of service to adults with disabilities

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Gainful employment, self-advocacy, life-skills development and medal wins at the Special Olympics are just some of the ongoing accomplishments of clients at JESPY House. An agency that successfully supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, JESPY this year celebrates its 45th anniversary. “Our 45-year milestone solidifies that, through our specialized programs […]

‘Way of the Cross’ art show to open at St. George’s Episcopal Church

‘Way of the Cross’ art show to open at St. George’s Episcopal Church

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Two young New Jersey artists have revisited one of Christendom’s holiest events, seeking new ways of visualizing Jesus’ agonized walk along the “Way of the Cross” as he carried the cross to his own crucifixion. Their reinterpretations, in paint and in pyrography — images burned into wood, were commissioned by St. George’s […]

Meadowland Park in South Orange is aglow with MLK luminaries

Meadowland Park in South Orange is aglow with MLK luminaries

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 16, the Meadowland Park Conservancy partnered with the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race to present the largest installation of CCR luminaries, as well as professional lighting installations throughout the park’s 45 acres.  The hundreds of luminaries were spread around the pond as […]