Adult Forum “Lunch & Learn” Film Screening of Hidden Figures

BY  |  Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

hidden figuresCongregation B’nai Israel in Millburn will host a special “Lunch & Learn” screening of the award-winning film Hidden Figures on Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 pm.

The event begins with a lunch and then a showing of the true story of three brilliant African-American women at NASA, who serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

“Lunch & Learn” Film Screening of Hidden Figures
Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 pm
Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ
$10 for Adult Forum members & partners, $12 for non-members. Call 973-533-1809 to place your lunch order.



Gallery 103 Hosts Art Exhibit by Award-Winning Children’s Book Illustrator and Painter Adam Gustavson

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 1:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Adam Gustavson

Gallery 103 (103 Baker Street, Maplewood) will host an art exhibit of oil paintings titled SWIMMERS by award-winning children’s book illustrator and painter, Adam Gustavson. The show runs through April 30.

The exhibit features Gustavson’s oil paintings of swimmers underwater, viewed from above and outside. Although some works have been in group shows, most of the paintings haven’t been previously exhibited and the series has never been hung all together in one cohesive exhibit.

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Montclair Art Museum Will Celebrate Matisse With Three Fantastic Events & Local Designers

BY  |  Monday, Apr 10, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Celebrate Matisse

Montclair Art Museum will celebrate the magic of Matisse at MAM’s spring fundraising events, including a festive Midnight in Paris Gala and after-dark soiree on Saturday, May 13, and a special Puttin’ on the Ritz luncheon featuring the Matisse-inspired Designer’s Challenge on Tuesday, May 16.

These fundraising events will bring together artists, philanthropists, community leaders and friends of MAM for celebrations inspired by the exhibition Matisse and American Art.

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Join Fellow Art Lovers and Artists on a Trip to The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn

BY  |  Sunday, Apr 02, 2017 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

the other art fair

The Arts Council of Livingston (ACL) Gallery invites you to take a unique adventure to The Other Art Fair  (TOAF) at the Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday, June 3. Continue Reading

You’re Invited: Montclair Film Climate Action Workshop

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Film Climate Action Workshop

The community is invited to attend a Montclair Film Climate Action Workshop on April 2 and 9 to help create a giant public art installation that serves as a reflection and a reminder of our impact on the climate/environment.

The art will be installed at the Montclair Film’s new building at 505 Bloomfield and will be showcased at the 2017 festival. The workshops will also include Student Action Stations with tools to encourage and guide students through the process of letter writing, social media, and other forms of social activism.

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Montclair State University’s Peak Ambassadors Believe Arts Matter

BY  |  Friday, Mar 24, 2017 2:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Peak Ambassadors

Local arts organization aren’t the only ones worried about the possible elimination of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), as proposed in President Trump’s 2018 budget plan. Students at Montclair State University care deeply as well.

Locals know that Peak Performances on the campus of MSU brings a wide range of internationally acclaimed artists and productions to the Alexander Kasser Theater for the community to enjoy. What you may not know about is a group of student arts advocates called Peak Ambassadors who help to promote the program and bring awareness of the importance of the arts on campus to the student and wider community.

Peak Ambassadors are volunteers for the Office of Arts and Cultural Programming, the hub of Peak Performances. Since 2015, this small group of student arts lovers, have created campaigns to promote the performing arts. On Monday, they joined with others across the nation to celebrate Arts Advocacy Day, with a community banner. The group  reached out to other arts groups to co-sponsor the event. They wanted to assemble the campus community to speak out. They made a banner and asked the community to sign it. As students came to participate they shared info on NEA and why this year’s it’s particularly important to support the agency.

Waverley Leung, a Peak Ambassador member and Sophomore majoring in Dance, shares the impact her arts education and experiences at MSU have had on her. Continue Reading

MAM Art Talk: Crosscurrents: Native American and American Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

MAM Art Talk

The next MAM Art Talk presents Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky and artist Jeff Kahm discussing the cultural exchanges between modern and contemporary American and Native American artists from the early twentieth century to the present at MAM on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 pm.

Dr. Stavitsky will be providing a sneak preview of an upcoming exhibition exploring the complex relationships between historic, modern and contemporary American and Native American art and culture. Jeff Kahm is Associate Professor in the Studio Arts Department of the Institute of American Indian Fine Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A Plains Cree artist, Kahm describes his work as “rooted in indigenous abstraction and Modernist aesthetics.”

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East Side Mags to Host a Love is Love Comic Signing and Fundraiser

BY  |  Monday, Mar 20, 2017 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Love is Love

East Side Mags will host seven comic professionals involved with the Love is Love Anthology, which honors those killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, at a special signing on Saturday, March 25 from 1 pm – 6 pm.

The oversize comic mourns the victims, supports the survivors, celebrates the LGBTQ community, and examines love in today’s world. All material has donated by the writers, artists, and editors with all proceeds going to victims, survivors, and their families. East Side Mags will also be donating 5% of its total daily sales split between Equality Florida and the ACLU. They’ll also have copies of local artist/writer/comedian Patrick Reilly’s books with 100% of those proceeds going to the ACLU.

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Yes, April is The Foolish Month. This might be the most inept Planning Board we have had in recent memory. They don't even now how to hold a public hearing. It is so Trump-like. Just the times.

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