Spots still available for remaining sessions!
Saturdays, February 7 to June 6, 2015
Fun-filled Programs Organized by Age in Music, Dance & Visual Arts
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity for your child, grandchild, nephew, niece, or friend to experience and enjoy the arts in a superb setting taught by known experts in the field!
Only $45 for remaining sessions! Children in grades 1 and up. No prior experience necessary. All students participate in all three subjects each Saturday.
Private music lessons are available at additional charge.
Online Registration Still Open
January 29 – March 8
Selections from the Estate of
This exciting exhibition features striking works on paper selected from the estate of the great painter & printmaker, Hughie Lee-Smith (1915 – 1999). These watercolors, drawings and prints, many to be exhibited in public for the first time, display Hughie Lee-Smith’s great talent as a graphic artist for over sixty years.
Sat, Feb 7, 3pm
January 29 – March 8
The Figurative Impulse
Concurrent with the Hughie-Lee Smith Exhibition
ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery Hours:
Thursdays 5-7:30pm; Saturdays 10am to 4pm;
and Sundays 1pm to 4pm.
We are excited to announce that ValleyArts is featured in this year’s online Jersey Give Back Guide, an online giving portal designed to take the guesswork out of making year-end donations to New Jersey nonprofits.
Using the Jersey Give Back Guide’s devilishly easy-to-use Generosity Generator, individuals can choose from four categories — Community, Arts, Environment and Newark — to learn about this year’s 22 recommended nonprofits, find one or more that match their passions, and quickly and easily support them. All donations go directly to the organizations.
Recent Event: An Evening with Danny Glover
540-B Freeman Street, Orange
Monthly Knitting Circle, all levels welcome, $5/person.
Catfish Friday meeting & potluck
Saturday, Feb 21, 1-4pm
Learn to Sew with Faith
Learn basics of machine sewing and make a pair of pajama pants. Workshop is good for all level students. Materials required. For more information and to register visit www.artsetcnow.org $35.
Saturday, Feb 28, 6-9pm
Sadee Brathwaite’s, Secret Language of Khemet
Come join us for the opening reception. Refreshments served. Exhibit is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible.
A group exhibition all about love, featuring four new artists and five returning. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments while you view the exhibit.
Family Valentines Workshop
Make your own handmade valentine with artists Joan Cummings.
Orange Drink and Draw at
Arts Unbound Gallery
Join us for an evening of professionally-led life drawing instruction in a relaxed and collegian environment.
The Orange Drink and Draw is suited for
all levels of drawing experience. Learn the basics, or build on your skills while sipping a glass of wine or beer.
$20 at the Door – RSVP today!
Opening Spring 2015
At the new Kelli Copeland
400 South Jefferson Street, Orange, NJ
Watch this space for details about this new cooperative arts facility with shared artist studios for jewelry, printmaking, and clay, an artist service center to support back-office needs, and a programmable gathering space for workshops, meetings, and events.
Memberships, Classes, & Workshops On Sale Soon.
More information at: valleyartsnj.com
JOIN VALLEYARTS MEMBERSHIP TODAY!
Whether you are an artist, audience member, collector, or someone who wants to make a difference in their community, ValleyArts offers a variety of annual membership levels, starting at just $40; and for your your convenience, sustaining membership options, starting at just $10 per month. All members receive a host of benefits to enjoy!
Hat City Kitchen
459 Valley Street, Orange
Come have a drink. Bring your artists friends and meet your artist colleagues from the Valley Arts District and around the region.
Free admission plus drink specials.
555 Valley Road, Orange, NJ
Luna Stage is proud to welcome back Tony and Grammy nominee and lyricist reg e gaines for a special performance and free workshop celebrating Black History Month with an evening of musical interpretations of his Abstract Sax. Featuring reg e gaines words/sounds, Calvin Gaines bass/guitars, Mark Wilson piano/synthesizer.
Click HERE for tickets. $15 ($10 Students and Seniors) includes autographed copy of Abstract Sax.
Sat, Feb 7, 2pm
Poetry Theatre: A FREE Two-Hour Workshop with reg e gaines
For questions and further information, email Cheryl Katz, Luna’s Artistic Director, at email@example.com.
555 Valley Road, Orange, NJ
A Perfect Ganesh
by Terrence McNally
A quest for meaning in their lives leads two outwardly unremarkable middle-aged women on a rousing tour of India, each one having her own secret dreams of what the fabled land of intoxicating opposites will do for the suffering she hides within.
Cast: Segun Akande, Mona Hennessy, James Rana, Linda Setzer
Monday, Feb 9, 7:30pm
by Eleanor Burgess
A San Francisco programmer latches onto an idea for a startup that will automate some of the work teachers do in a classroom. But as the idea begins to take off, it becomes clear that his new company may threaten his fiancee’s job. Start Down takes a fresh and funny look at recent economic trends and how they hit home. There will be a talkback with the playwright following the reading. No reservation necessary.
$5 suggested donation at the door.
Luna Stage is proud to present this forty-five minute documentary based on an exclusive interview with Dr. Angelou at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The screening will be followed by a discussion with award-winning director Hafiz Farid & Shelley Grodner Seidenstein, both award-winning producers & co-writers. One Night Only!
Tickets for the screening and post-screening discussion are $15. $25 premium tickets include a pre-screening reception with the filmmakers and special guests. Click this link to purchase tickets:
Saturday Feb 28, 8pm
Sunday March 1, 3pm
Valley Arts District in the News
406 Tompkins Street, Orange, NJ
ORNG INK Free Youth Café & Open Studio Hours:
Local youth ages 12-18 are invited to explore visual art and music and enjoy a snack during our open studio hours from 3-5pm, Monday-Friday.