More Murals in Montclair! BID Anounces Call to Artists for Mural Design Proposals

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 7:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

One of the great murals in Montclair on Glenridge Ave. by Verdigreen Home. Montclair Center BID wants to place more murals throughout the downtown area.

The Montclair Center BID announced a Call to Artists for mural design proposals. The BID is seeking works of art that reflect the rich heritage, culture and vibrancy of Montclair – from yesterday, today and tomorrow. Murals will be placed throughout the downtown area in locations to be determined. The early deadline for consideration for a Fall 2017 mural is Tuesday, Sept. 5. Final proposals are due Monday, Oct. 2.

“This is a great opportunity for artists, schools and organizations to get their creativity working and out and about in downtown Montclair,” said Israel Cronk, Executive Director of the Montclair Center BID. “We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!”

Expect to see more murals in Montclair, like the Dallery Tulip mural.

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The Creativity Caravan Announces New Exhibit, “The Anarchy of Emotion” and Artist in Residence

BY  |  Sunday, Jul 09, 2017 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

“The Anarchy of Emotion,” featuring the work of Glen Ridge photographer Walter Oliver, debut this month at The Creativity Caravan (28 South Fullerton Avenue) and will run through August 5, 2017.

The collection of images reflect the human instinct to express emotion, and in this case to express it anonymously and public via street art or graffiti, even if it means flouting the law. As part of this exhibit, viewers will be invited to interact with the photographs in various ways, and several public programs in conjunction with the exhibit are planned for children and adults. Continue Reading

Montclair Art Museum African American Cultural Committee To Host Summertime Scavenger Hunt

BY  |  Monday, Jun 26, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

This summer, discover new art for a good cause! The Montclair Art Museum’s African American Cultural Committee (AACC) has organized a Summertime Scavenger Art Hunt. A series of galleries and art destinations throughout the tri-state area have been selected. At each site, participants must decipher a clue about an artwork by an African American artist, find the work referenced, and take a selfie with it. Each photo is worth a certain point value, based on the difficulty of the clue. The first team to document all 10 clues wins! Continue Reading

Local Artists Needed To Paint Pianos for 5th Annual “Playin’ Around South Orange”

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 10:10am  |  COMMENTS (0)

South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Village of South Orange, Seton Hall University and South Orange Village Center Alliance are pleased to announce that the application process for visual artists is now open for the fifth annual Playin’ Around South Orange, a public art project that features decorated pianos displayed in various locations throughout the Village. The project is supported in part by Valley National Bank. From Aug. 26 – Sept. 24, 2017 the pianos will be placed in highly trafficked outdoor spaces and will be available for the public to play at their leisure. Professional musicians will be scheduled to play the pianos on various days, encouraging community members to join in the “jam sessions” by playing an instrument or singing.

Local artists, or teams of artists, will paint pianos in or around SOPAC during the month of August. A diversity of styles to inspire the community around the themes of the performing and visual arts is encouraged. An honorarium will be supplied to the artist. The project is open to all artists or design teams, age 18 or over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status or the presence of a mental or physical or mental disability. More information about the project can be found http://www.sopacnow.org/community/sopianos. Continue Reading

Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 22 – 25

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Lots of great local events to enjoy this weekend. From live music and concerts, to comedy and theater, to films and social events, this is your guide to what’s happening this weekend:

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Summer Bucket List: See More Art

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Cool down from the heat and check out Montclair artist Carrie Emma Pradieu’s exhibition of her paintings on display at Swoon, 12 North Willow street, Montclair, through the end of June. Her work can also be viewed at www.carrieemma.com and on Instagram @carrieemma777.

Originally from England, where she studied at Cental Saint Martin’s School of Art, Pradieu came here initially to work in the fashion/print industry and was a senior print artist for several years before having her children who are now 16 and 12. In the last few years, she has taken to painting and has had five solo exhibitions in that time, two at Anthropologie, one in NYC and another at Montclair’s new coffee shop, Local on Watchung Ave.

Fernando Mariscal to Exhibit at the Montclair Public Library

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair Public Library’s popular art and photography series continues with an exhibit of paintings by Montclair resident Fernando Mariscal during the month of June through June 29 at the exhibition space in the Main Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. Mr. Mariscal’s exhibit is entitled “Abstracts in Motion”. A reception for the exhibit will be held at the Library exhibition space on Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Continue Reading

Giveaway: “Au Revoir, Matisse!” Wine Bar at Montclair Art Museum, 6/16

BY  |  Friday, Jun 09, 2017 5:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) will conclude its celebration of all things Matisse with its annual Wine Bar, bringing together community, wine and, of course, art to toast the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition Matisse and American Art. “Au Revoir, Matisse” will take place Friday, June 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. Proceeds from Au Revoir, Matisse support enhanced educational outreach and accessible programs for children of all ages. Continue Reading

Experience “Gardens and Glass” at Van Vleck, June 11

BY  |  Friday, Jun 09, 2017 10:35am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Van Vleck House & Gardens​ celebrates on June 11 with its spring fling, Gardens and Glass.

Experience hand forged glass arts against the backdrop of the illustrious Gardens to celebrate the transformative power of GlassRoots! Join Honorary Chair Tucker Robbins​, acclaimed designer, and Honorary Co-chair Curtland Fields, CEO of the Turrell Fund, for brunch bites, fine tea, mimosas, and other treats throughout the estate while viewing the work of Van Vleck’s teaching artists, students, and supporters. Tickets here.

Don’t Miss The Final Free First Thursday Night To See Matisse and American Art at MAM

BY  |  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Enjoy a night out at the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) with free general admission, live music, art activities and tours, dynamic seasonal programming, and a full-service bar at Free First Thursday Night, June 1, 5–9 p.m.! Free First Thursday Nights are made possible by TD Bank.

The June event will be the final Free First Thursday Night opportunity to see the groundbreaking and highly acclaimed special exhibition Matisse and American Art before it closes June 18. A special exhibition fee of $6 applies for this exhibition; members and children under 12 see it free! The first 50 people at the June Free First Thursday Night will receive complimentary special exhibition admission courtesy of TD Bank. Arrive early to beat the crowd—to ensure the best viewing experience, capacity is limited within the exhibition space.

Free First Thursday Night features several ways to take a deeper dive into the exhibition, including a curator talk with MAM Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky at 6 p.m. Roaming docents will be available to provide more information on the art on view, and a guided tour of the related exhibition Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series will take place at 6:30 p.m.

Free First Thursday Night also celebrates all the arts, from literature to dance. In June, the Museum welcomes Claire Rosen, award-winning artist named among Forbes “30 Brightest under 30” for a book signing of her first book Imaginarium. At 7 and 8 p.m., “Minister of Movement” Ledell Watts will lead dance ensembles in Leir Hall. Guests can also meet and greet with members of the Museum’s African American Cultural Committee.

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