Artists Development Workshop 2016

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The New Jersey State Council on the Arts in collaboration with Morris Arts
Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Morris Museum

GEL (Getting Engaged Locally) will feature several New Jersey artists that have been engaged in their local communities and have established themselves as major stakeholders. The panel will focus on the value of getting engaged locally and how local engagement has positively impacted perceptions of how art and artists can enrich communities.

All of the artists involved are professional full-time artists who believe their hands-on participation in their local community has directly impacted their visibility as well as changed perceptions of the value of art and artists within the community.

A panel discussion facilitated by our Director of Creative Placemaking, Kadie Dempsey, will feature the following artists: Kristy Brucale Jach and Paul Jach (Artists, Art Educators, Gallery Owners and Community Stakeholders), Amy Tingle and Maya Stein (Poets and founders of Creativity Caravan), Dani Allen (Photographer and founder of Real Beauty Uncovered), Victoria Craig (Educator and founder of Art in The Atrium) and Javon Johnson (Actor, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Shakespeare LIVE). Panel members will speak to the audience on the subject of community engagement and how their work in the community has helped them as artists and has changed the way their community values the arts and artists.

If you have ever asked yourself, “How can I get engaged with my local community”, these artists will certainly have some interesting and informative examples of how they did just that! We will leave ample time for questions from the audience. There will be opportunities to hear the unique stories of artists who make their living doing something they love.

There will be time for networking time both before and after the program rand we expect a lively discussion during the question and answer period after the panel presentation.

Tickets are $15 if you register online prior the event and $20 on the day of the event. Students with ID free of charge.

Same-day registration fee will be accepted in the form of cash or check.
Walk-in registration allowed if sessions are not filled. Register online and secure your seat today! 

GEL (Getting Engaged Locally) Agenda
9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:45 to 11:45 AM Panel Discussion
11:45 AM to 12:30 PM Q & A

Click here to register now!

Panel Bios:

1416420040_1_paulandkristyKristy Brucale Jach and Paul Jach
Artists, Art Educators, Gallery Owners and Community Stakeholders
Speakeasy Art Boonton Arts Council

Speakeasy is foremost a gallery space, however, it also serves the community with youth and adult art classes, custom picture framing, live performances, education workshops and events. Their exhibits offer a playful mix of whimsy, technique and design; possessing inviting aesthetics and a desire to explore new and original ideas. Their reputation has earned them accolades in the Daily Record and the Morris Essex Health & Life as well as voted the best gallery in Morris County. Paul and Kristy work tirelessly to bring the arts to all of Main Street. In 2013, Kristy served as the art director for the Boonton Dog Daze of Summer art project, and co-chaired the event in 2014.

Amy Tingle and Maya Stein
Poets, Creativity Caravan
Creativity Caravan

Amy Tingle and Maya Stein co-founded The Creativity Caravan, a mobile creativity business based in Nutley, NJ, with a desire to build community through creative action, and to deliver creative experiences to people everywhere. Their vintage caravan, a 1965 Covered Wagon named “MAUDE” (Mobile Art Unit Designed for Everyone), serves as their creative hub and home away from home when they travel. With a unique menu of offerings for all ages, The Creativity Caravan invites everyone to the table. At the heart of it all, they believe that good communication, honesty, and transparency – and having fun! – are the key ingredients to living well.

Dani Allen

Dani Allen
Founder of Real Beauty Uncovered, A Movement to Blend Stories that Grow us
Real Beauty Uncovered Project

Uncovered is a movement that promotes the understanding that beauty comes from within a woman. Dani Allen , the photographer, focuses on capturing life and exploring the beauty of what is ‘real’. In a world where the touched-up and altered images of women in the media has stirred much discussion, she photographs women barefaced, real and honest.

 

 

 

 

squared-Viki-CraigVictoria Craig
Art in the Atrium
Art in the Atrium

It is the mission of Art in the Atrium, Inc. (ATA) to provide continuing art education for the Morris County community, including school-age children, through exhibition and other means, so as to develop an appreciation of fine art, especially African American art.

ATA will annually exhibit African American art in the Atrium Gallery of the Administration and Records Building, Morristown, New Jersey. This exhibition will be the spring board for artist residencies and other art education projects within the Morris School District as well as satellite exhibits upon request.

It is the mission of Art in the Atrium, Inc. (ATA) to provide continuing art education for the Morris County community, including school-age children, through exhibition and other means, so as to develop an appreciation of fine art, especially African American art.



WorkshopJavon Johnson

Actor,  The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Shakespeare LIVE
Shakespeare LIVE

Jovon Johnson is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma BFA and the University of Florida MFA program. Some of his favorite productions include Clybourne Park, Ajax in Iraq, Tribes and The Pillowman. He is in his second season with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.  Company credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor He was also an assistant to the director for the Shakespeare Live!2015 productions of Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth. He is currently touring in with Shakespeare LIVE!2016 for the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and their productions of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummers Night Dream. Immediately following his tour he will be in the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jerseys production of Corilanus. 

 

 

 


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Morris Arts is funded, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.