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 […]

County to celebrate July as Parks and Recreation Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will host a month-long schedule of free activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. The public is invited to enjoy “Wellness on the Waterfront,” which includes yoga demonstrations, concerts, movies, and arts and crafts at the South Mountain […]

AP students design and execute art exhibit at 1978 gallery

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For the next month, the 1978 Maplewood Arts Center will be home to “Fresh 10.0,” the 10th annual Advanced Placement Art Students Exhibit, featuring work by students from six different high schools in Essex and Union counties, including Columbia High School. The CHS artwork will hang in the gallery on Springfield Avenue […]

1978 opens 10th advanced high school student exhibit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — 1978 Maplewood Arts Center presents “FRESH 10.0,” the 10th annual Advanced Placement art students exhibit. This year’s AP art students are from Columbia High School in Maplewood, Arts High School in Newark, Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights, West Essex Regional High School in North Caldwell and Elizabeth High School’s Upper […]

SOPAC gallery presents ‘Inspired Minds’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery in the South Orange Performing Arts Center presents “Inspired Minds,” a young artist exhibition featuring drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young artists from Essex County high schools. On view through Aug. 15 at SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, the selected works were juried […]

1978 Maplewood Arts Center to feature student artwork

‘FRESH 9.0’ recognizes budding artistic talent

1978 Maplewood Arts Center to feature student artwork

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “FRESH 9.0,” an exhibit now in its ninth year that features artwork by Advanced Placement studio art students from six area high schools, opened Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center. The schools represented include: Columbia High School in Maplewood, Arts High School in Newark, West Essex Regional High School in […]

‘FRESH 9.0’ comes to 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — 1978 Maplewood Arts Center presents the 9th annual Advanced Placement Art Students Exhibit, “FRESH 9.0.” Join the 1978 family as we celebrate the talent and energy of our next generation of art stars. Advanced-placement studio art students demonstrate the skills and ideas developed, refined and applied throughout high school to produce visual […]

Essex County honors Latinos for their contributions to the community

Essex County honors Latinos for their contributions to the community

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Latino Heritage Celebration on Friday, Sept. 16, in the Essex County Hall of Records in Newark. With an array of colorful flags representing 22 Latino countries as the backdrop, DiVincenzo led a spirited celebration to pay homage to the rich culture and […]