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Artfull Holiday Boutique Family Shopping Day
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Artfull Holiday Boutique Family Shopping Day

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It’s FAMILY SHOPPING DAY at our annual Holiday Boutique! Join us for kids crafts, live music, and fun for the whole family. Kids can make a craft from our supplies while you shop.

Live music from 3-5pm from Paul Lombardo and Juliana Carr.

We transform the Community Gallery into creative shopping experience with one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list all from our artist and entrepreneur members. The boutique is open all December with special events planned for 12/1, 12/8, and 12/15.

Make a dent in your shopping list with unique gifts that your friends and family will love!

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Faces of Veracity: Paintings by Christina Duarte
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Faces of Veracity: Paintings by Christina Duarte

Join us at the opening reception for Christina Duarte's Faces of Veracity exhibit in the Community Gallery. 

Meet the artist, view the work, and enjoy conversation with a glass of wine.

On view through Feb 1, 2018.

Each of us has people that have impacted our lives. John Donne famously wrote, “No man is an island entire of itself.” Yet, in today’s world we are more and more isolated in our daily experiences, living “virtual” lives where we are expected to uphold a certain persona in order to achieve acceptance. This is especially true for women. Society requires us to behave in a certain way, hiding our vulnerability and true selves both for safety and social inclusion. 

The paintings I have created for Faces of Veracity show both the external mask and the internal conflicts of each individual. These are women who have greatly influenced my life and whom have gifted me with a view of their most authentic selves. I have done my best, through paint, to do them justice. In representing these two sides each individual I am creating a dialogue about women who feel the need to cover their true feelings while reflecting the current state of our culture that enforces this behavior. 

As a body of work these paintings represent a collection of narratives of strong women who are willing to allow this revelation as a platform to speak out against prejudice, sexism and the stigma of personal struggle. In the poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou writes, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” I am honored and privileged to be allowed to portray these stories. There are many more to be told.

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Artfull Holliday Boutique Music Saturday
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Artfull Holliday Boutique Music Saturday

It’s MUSIC SATURDAY at our annual Holiday Boutique! Join us for:

  • Kids beading workshop with May Parker at 10:30 am (adults welcome to participate, too!)

  • Vinyl request hour(s) from 1-3pm. Bring an album or request on we have on hand.

  • Live music from 3-5pm with Adam Gustavson.

Every year we transform the Community Gallery into creative shopping experience with one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list all from our artist and entrepreneur members. The boutique is open all December with special events planned for 12/1, 12/8, and 12/15.

Make a dent in your shopping list with unique gifts that your friends and family will love!

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Artfull Holiday Boutique Grand Opening!
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Artfull Holiday Boutique Grand Opening!

It’s the GRAND OPENING celebration of our annual Holiday Boutique! We transform the Community Gallery into creative shopping experience with one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list all from our artist and entrepreneur members. The boutique is open all December with special events planned for 12/1, 12/8, and 12/15.

DECEMBER 1, 9AM-5PM join us to celebrate the Grand Opening with a Tree of Life beading workshop led by artist member Juanita Martin at 11am and live bluesy/jazzy music from Ryan Hernandez from 3-5pm.

Make a dent in your shopping list with unique gifts that your friends and family will love!

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Coaction: A Collaborative Art Show
Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

Coaction: A Collaborative Art Show

What happens when artists make a conscious effort to collaborate actively and in a relatively short space of time? Coaction showcases what happens when artists conceive and execute collaborative projects with other artists, in their immediate circle or beyond. When artists work together to produce a work of art, the resulting piece is greater than a single creator and transcends the individual vision.

This show is presented through a collaboration between ValleyArts and Arts Unbound.

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Layered Ladies: Deep Skin, an Art Sale and Enlightened Discussion of works by Armisey Smith
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Layered Ladies: Deep Skin, an Art Sale and Enlightened Discussion of works by Armisey Smith

Magenta Arts & Cultural Events curates thought-provoking works by artist Armisey Smith and a lively talk on cultivating a layered understanding of art, race and gender given by Prof. April Grier (Rutgers Univ.) and  founder of M.A.C.E.

Tickets $10.

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ValleyArts Members Show Opening Reception
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

ValleyArts Members Show Opening Reception

We are excited to present this exhibit of work from our Artist Members. Our members come from a wide spectrum of art disciplines and this show will have something for everyone to enjoy.

Join us at the opening reception to meet the artists and take in the art.

Show runs through July 30, 2018

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat 9-5
Sun 11-3

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Open Orange Artist Talk and Closing
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Open Orange Artist Talk and Closing

Join us for the closing reception of Open Orange 2018. The afternoon will start with an artist talk and be followed my mingling and conversation with the artists. Don't miss this final opportunity to see this beautiful show.

Open Orange is our flagship art exhibition. It's an annual juried contemporary show open to NJ and NYC metropolitan area artists, 18 and over, working in two-dimensional media. Each year, we carefully select independent jurors to select the work to be exhibited as well as the Best in Show winner.

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Open Orange Opening Reception
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Open Orange Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of Open Orange 2018. See the work, meet the artists, and enjoy conversation and a glass of wine. Best in Show winner will be announced during the evening.

Open Orange is our flagship art exhibition. It's an annual juried contemporary show open to NJ and NYC metropolitan area artists, 18 and over, working in two-dimensional media. Each year, we carefully select independent jurors to select the work to be exhibited as well as the Best in Show winner.

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Art and Music Benefit for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Art and Music Benefit for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

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Featuring Frank Meo's Mind Prints series in the Community Gallery and live music in the courtyard. Food, drink, and a great time for a good cause.

Suggested donation of $10 at the door. 100% of donations and 50% of art sales go directly to hurricane relief. Item donations accepted as well. 

Music Lineup:
6:00pm: Ariana Gates & Chrissie Limos
6:30pm: Ito
7:00pm: Switch Mob
8:00pm: Genii Collective
9:00pm: The One 50 Project

Mind Prints: A thought-provoking collection of words without pictures illustrating the creative spark in each of us. Over forty framed prints relating major news stories and cultural phenomena, each graphically illustrated in the viewer’s imagination.

Donations will go to the Hispanic Federation's Unidos Fund for hurricane relief. All supplies will be collected in the name of Iglesia Presbiteriana en Country Club, Carolina, Puerto Rico.

Items needed:
  - Toothpaste
  - Hand soap
  - Baby wipes
  - Paper Towels
  - Feminine hygiene products
  - Plastic bags
  - Toilet paper
  - Diapers
  - Bottles of water
  - Crackers
  - Non-perishable canned foods

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Open Orange Reception and Artist Talk
Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

Open Orange Reception and Artist Talk

Join us for the artist talk and closing celebration for our annual Open Orange juried contemporary art exhibition.

Hear the artists speak about their process and work, then mingle and enjoy wine, music, and light bites while viewing this exhibit of two dimensional work from local NJ and NYC metropolitan area artists.

Artist Talk: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 3pm-5pm
Closing Celebration: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 5pm-7pm

 

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Open Orange Art Exhibit
May
11
to Jun 10

Open Orange Art Exhibit

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Opening Reception Thursday, May 11, 6-9pm at the Community Gallery at ValleyArts. Exhibit runs through June 10.

Open Orange 2017 is a juried exhibition of contemporary art from NJ and NYC metropolitan area artists working in two-dimensional media.

The exhibition is shown in the ValleyArts Community Gallery in the Valley Arts District, and celebrates this growing artist community. Open Orange is a project of the ValleyArts Visual Arts Advisory Committee and is chaired by Jeremy Moss, who is the Deputy Director of ValleyArts. Open Orange was founded by Nigel Freeman and Jeremy Moss.

The nationally prominent jurors are:
Diedre Harris-Kelley: co-director and curatorial lead of the Romare Beardon Foundation and an accomplished artist.
Nigel Freeman: director of African-American Fine Art at Swann Auction Galleries, advisory board member of the Hampton University Museum in Virginia, and print appraiser on the PBS show, Antiques Roadshow.
Caro Kalb-Marr curator and owner of Gallery Ovo. Daughter of an accomplished artist, Kalb-Marr has spent her whole life in the art world.

Community Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturdays, 10am – 4pm; Sundays, 11pm – 4pm. You may also arrange appointments for other times by calling 862 252 7035.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY GALLERY
The ValleyArts Community Gallery, located at 400 S.Jefferson Street in Orange, is a beautiful new space that opened in 2017 as a signature visual gallery space for ValleyArts and its artists. The gallery hosts an array of exhibitions, shows, and events throughout the year. 

 

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Color of Energy / Energy of Color
Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

Color of Energy / Energy of Color

Co-curated by Aida Jones and Mikel Frank “The Color of Energy; Energy of Color” exhibition focuses on highly expressive paintings that embrace color, gestural marks, shapes, textures and forms to create energetic works. 

The exhibition opens Saturday, February 4th with an artist talk and reception at 7pm at the Firehouse Gallery. The evening includes an opportunity to meet the artists on exhibit, live musical performance by Steve Jones and an open wine bar. The show highlights art from 25 artists whose juried paintings represent energy and vitality through a variety of artistic techniques. All pieces are for sale and are on exhibit through February 25.

To learn more about the artists and the exhibit go to: https://sites.google.com/site/colorofenergyexhibit/

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Open Orange 2016
May
12
to Jun 12

Open Orange 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday May 12, 6pm-9pm.

Artist Talk: Saturday June 11, 3pm-5pm

Closing Reception: Saturday June 11, 5pm-7pm

Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 12noon-4pm and by appointment.

All events at the Firehouse Gallery, 580 Forest St, Orange, NJ.

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Apr
5
to May 5

Stuart Tyson Photography-Points of View

Firehouse Gallery
580 Forest Street Orange NJ
ON VIEW: April 5-May 5
Opening Reception Thursday April 7, 7pm - 9pm.

Stuart Tyson is a commercial and fine art photographer based in New York and Orange NJ, whose clients include Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair, to name a few.

Born in Yorkshire, England, Tyson studied bio-chemistry before falling in love with photography. His photographs have appeared in over 50 publications worldwide and his fine art images adorn the walls of many institutions, corporations and private collections.

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