Transformed: Looking at the Age of Edison Through the Witness Trees of Glenmont




“Transformed: Looking at the Age of Edison Through the Witness Trees of Glenmont” is on view at the ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery, 580 Forest Street, Orange, New Jersey, from Thursday, August 28 through Sunday, October 5, 2014.  The gallery is open Thursdays 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.  Admission is free.  All works are for sale.  


Preview Opening – Thursday, August 28, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Featuring a short talk with National Park Service Curator Beth Miller on the Edisons at Glenmont.

Opening Celebration – Saturday, September 6 

3 p.m. Gallery Talk    

4:30-7:30 p.m. – Artists’ Reception

Gallery Talk speakers:  Charlie Pepper (horticulturist, senior project manager, preservation maintenance and education, Olmstead Center for Landscape Preservation), Susanna Bohme (lecturer in history, philosophy and social sciences, RISD), Dale Broholm (senior critic, Department of Furniture Design, RISD), and students from RISD.

Gallery Talk – Saturday, September 20, 3 p.m. 

Michael Commisso, historical landscape architect and co-author of the Cultural Landscape Report for Glenmont (2012), on the development of Llewellyn Park and Glenmont from a landscape perspective.

Press Release 





Call for Entry Deadline for Submissions of Photographs is September 24




Exhibition to be held October 24 through November 23 at ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery 

Photographers are invited to submit their works depicting the City of Orange or Township of West Orange to ValleyArts’ inaugural “Slice of Orange” juried photography exhibition.

There is a $35 non-refundable entry fee per application (discount available for Orange and West Orange residents). Entry applications and fees should be submitted online by September 24 to – please see the website for full terms and conditions for submission and exhibition.

 Up to three works per artist may be submitted, each with maximum dimensions of 36 by 36 inches including frame. Only 2D photographic works depicting images or evoking facets of Orange and West Orange are eligible. All submissions must be framed and glazed. Still images only.

The prominent jurors who will evaluate and select the works to be placed in the “Slice of Orange” photography exhibition are Mansa Mussa of West Orange NJ and Daile Kaplan of Swan Galleries in New York City.

“The new Slice of Orange juried photography exhibition continues our initiative to serve local artists, and will also enable the public to experience compelling, beautiful, and thought provoking images of our community through the eyes of gifted photographers,” said Richard T. Bryant, executive director of ValleyArts. “This exhibition will also help further spread the word about the burgeoning arts community in Orange and West Orange, sparking even more interactivity and interconnection with artists throughout New Jersey and the greater metropolitan area.”