PROGRESS: Maplewood shows progress in 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In 2018, Maplewood saw a lot of growth, both in its culture and physically. In addition to new businesses and residents coming to town, Maplewood upgraded infrastructure, invested in safety and showed pride in its diversity. Maplewood made national news on June 7, when it installed New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks […]

Celebrating the art of Eleta Caldwell at 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — 1978 Maplewood Arts Center celebrates Black History Month with a tribute exhibit and estate sale featuring the artistic creation of the late Eleta J. Caldwell, which opens Saturday, Jan. 19. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. This exhibit is curated by Nettie Thomas and […]

‘Post No Bills’ at 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Gallery at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center and NJ Photographers Forum presents a new exhibit, “Post No Bills,” curated by Charlann Meluso, which opened March 31. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, April 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. and the show will run through May 12. The phrase “Post […]

A look at women through film

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Women’s History Month Film Festival comes to 1978 Maplewood Arts Center on Thursday, April 5, at 5 p.m. for the screenings of three films, which combined equal approximately two hours. Admission is free. “Tale of Four” is inspired by Nina Simone’s song “Four Women”; “Rhoda” is a 75-year-old woman’s look back […]

Celebrating BHM with 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 1978 Maplewood Arts Center will feature two Black History Month events on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. along with the center’s current exhibit of Dolores Stewart’s artwork, “Memorialized Moments: Capturing the Soulful Spirit of Human Nature,” which runs until March 18. At 2 p.m., Stewart will tell the […]

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