May 3, 2014
After a very successful inaugural event in 2013, the Madison Arts Sidewalk Gallery will return this spring. We are anticipating another talented group of New Jersey Artists who will participate in this public art exhibition which will be installed Saturday, May 3.
The Madison Sidewalk Gallery is a collaborative project between the Madison Arts & Culture Alliance (MACA) and the Downtown Development Commission (DDC). It is designed to help promote the creative work of local artists, and to recognize Madison as a premier arts destination. This exciting new pubic art project is the first of many new collaborations for Madison and does many things for both the artists and the community.
June 19, 2014
“Made in New Jersey: A Celebration of Decorative and Fine Arts” is currently on display in the second floor gallery at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum.
September 8, 2014
Fall session of 8 week art classes fro children ages 2-7 Starts 9-8-2014. Creativity gone crazy with lots of messy exploration taught by a certified art teacher. Meet other moms of preschoolers. Infants welcome to tag along. www.ArtAdventuresArtStudio.com.
September 19, 2014
Looking for something fun and educational to do with your young child? Tot tour is a program for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Activities include a mini gallery tour and an art project. Pre-registration is not required. The tours run 30-40 minutes and begin promptly at 10:00 AM. September 19 features “The Dog Show: The Art of Our Canine Companions.” Examine different pieces of dog art and make a dog magnet. www.morrismuseum.org.
at Presbyterian Church in Morristown: Virtuosic guitarist Rob Heinink is joined by NYC guitarist composer Willy Dalton playing American Songbook classics. A catered lunch in the Courtyard is available for purchase after the concert.
A double bill of Broadway royalty comes to MPAC to kick off our 20th season! Dubbed “The Last Leading Man” by The New York Times, Tony-winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate) performs songs from some of The Great White Way’s most memorable musicals, as heard on his recent release Simply Broadway. Nominated for five Tony Awards (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Pajama Game, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, and most recently, The Bridges of Madison County), Kelli O’Hara is one of Broadway’s most in-demand leading ladies. Wheelchair accessible. Large print. www.mayoarts.org.
Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s “Still Fighting the War” spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.” www.outpostintheburbs.org
Prepare to laugh yourself silly! Modern Man leaves its audiences rolling on the floor. Opener Bob Cannon is a singer songwriter much in demand as a lead guitarist by many musical groups. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible. www.folkproject.org
September 20, 2014
Enjoy an evening of stand-up comedy from a decidedly female point of view! Mature themes, language. www.mayoarts.org.
Bill Fischer will be the caller and Wry Bred will play the music. Beginners workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. Just listening to the band is worth the admission and listeners are welcome. www.folkproject.org