Quilting black history at township library

Don’t miss the WOPL’s ode to black culture and history

Quilting black history at township library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library — in conjunction with the township’s African Heritage Organization, Arts Council, Human Relations Commission and Downtown Alliance — will celebrate Black History Month with “A Day of Events” on Feb. 26, from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. The program will feature a performance from Maati drummers and […]

WOAC welcomes new leadership, celebrates success

WOAC’s Holiday Boutique offers chance for unique wares

WOAC welcomes new leadership, celebrates success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council unanimously elected Patricia Mitrano as its new chairwoman during its Nov. 17 meeting. Mitrano said she felt the time was right in her life to accept the leadership position following the departure of Carol Lemon, who nominated Mitrano as her successor. And while Mitrano knows that […]

WOAC presents holiday boutique

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Arts Council invites the public to visit its annual Holiday Boutique and Small Works Show at the West Orange Arts Center, 561 Valley Road in West Orange. The boutique will be open for three weekends in December — Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 […]

WOAC celebrates 1-year anniversary at arts center

WOAC celebrates 1-year anniversary at arts center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Arts Council members, local artists, art lovers and supporters came together to mark the first anniversary of the West Orange Arts Center at 561 Valley Road on Saturday, Oct. 15. The establishment of the arts center greatly enhanced the ability of the WOAC to advocate for artists by creating […]

Exhibit shows that art is a family affair for W.O.’s Cardens

Cardens display a century of family art at WOAC show

Exhibit shows that art is a family affair for W.O.’s Cardens

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Most family members have a lot in common — a striking resemblance, similar mannerisms, a distinctive laugh — but Jan and Jann Carden’s familial connection goes much deeper. Indeed, the West Orange husband and wife both come from long lines of talented artists who left behind a rich history of paintings, […]

Arts Council to present West Orange artist

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council will present artist Deneise Smith at a reception on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. at the West Orange Public Library, where her work will be on display beginning Aug. 8. smith is a photographer and painter.

Quilt exhibition inspires poetry reading

Quilt exhibition inspires poetry reading

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Inspired by the Nubian Quilter’s exhibition of quilts, “Common Heritage: Uncommon Quilts,” at the Crane House and Historic YWCA in Montclair, the Montclair Historical Society, the Friends of the West Orange Public Library and West Orange Arts Council teamed up on Sunday, June 26, to host a poetry reading in response to […]

West Orange Arts Council presents Sizzling Summer Art Sampler

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Curious about painting? Or photography? Or knitting and crocheting? Or creating visual art journal pages? Inquisitive artists-to-be will be able to dabble in these art genres with the help of some gifted instructors on Saturday, June 18, when the West Orange Arts Council will hold its annual Sizzling Summer Art Sampler. […]

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