Stacy Swiderski: Suburban Stories
ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery Hours: Thursdays 5-7:30pm Saturdays 10am to 4pm Sundays 1pm to 4pm.
Directed by Cheryl Katz
It is July 1977. Son of Sam is on the loose and New York City is in the midst of a brutal heat wave. Sixteen year old Mary Claire and her best friend Mary Francis start that day sunning themselves on the roof of an Ozone Park row house. Younger sister Reenie is searching for her lost Greek Mythology class project, while their parents are consumed by the battles of their troubled marriage. The boy crazy Marys hatch a plan to stay out all night, but an overstressed electrical grid leads to a city-wide blackout and a sudden loss of innocence.
Every year, Arts Unbound proudly displays work by wonderful local artists who are supporting our programs for people with disabilities and seniors through an exhibit and sale of their own artwork.
April 16 and 23, 5 – 7pm
Don’t miss out on two other opportunities to schmooze with the artists and enjoy refreshments at the gallery.
Artists included in the show are Lawrence Berzon, Ronald Freeman, Kathleen Heron, Mike Malbrough, Terry Boddie, and Robert Ramos from Orange, Kathy Cantwell, Susan Harris, Rick Hauser, Jeremy Moss, and Allan Wood from Maplewood, Steve Langehough, Yvette Lucas, and Gayle Mahoney from Montclair, Lisa Pressman and Joan Goldsmith from West Orange, Dominique Duroseau from Irvington, Susan Faiola from Florham Park, Dorothy Ganek from South Orange, Micha Hamilton from Springfield, Bob O’Brien from Nutley, Armisey Smith and Toni Thomas from Newark, Dannielle Mick from Morristown, Joanne Miller Rafferty from Denville, Jo El Lopez from Patterson, and Humberto Ramos from South Carolina.
Thirty-five Artists Selected to Participate in Second Annual OPEN ORANGE Juried Art Exhibition at the ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery, May 14-June 14, 2015
ORANGE, N.J. — Thirty-five artists from New Jersey and New York have been selected to show more than 100 works of art in the OPEN ORANGE 2015 juried exhibition organized by ValleyArts, May 14 through June 14, at the ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery, 580 Forest Street in Orange NJ, half a block from the popular Hat City Kitchen restaurant. This is the second consecutive year OPEN ORANGE takes place in the Valley Arts District.
According to ValleyArts Executive Director Richard T. Bryant, the artists featured in OPEN ORANGE 2015 hail from throughout the metropolitan area, including twelve artists from The Oranges, four from Maplewood, thirteen from various northern NJ towns, and six from New York City (full list of participating artists follows).
ValleyArts Executive Director Richard T. Bryant on Comcast Newsmakers 3/16/2015
More than $600,000 in Federal Funds Awarded to Orange Train Station
Award will Strengthen Local Neighborhoods, Economy
Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. announced today that the City of Orange Township has been awarded $614,000 in Federal Transportation funding for the Highland Avenue Station Rehabilitation Project. These funds were made available to the City by the Transportation Alternative Program through the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), with the goal of strengthening the “cultural, aesthetic and environmental aspects” of the nation’s transportation system, according to State Commissioner Jamie Fox.
Said Mayor Warren, “on behalf of the City of Orange we are grateful for these seeds, from which our businesses and neighborhoods will grow and prosper.”
Directed by Jane Mandel
At the new Kelli Copeland Artists Lofts
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.
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