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.
May 5, 2014
Honeybees are responsible for at least 30% of the foods we eat everyday! Busy bees are the great pollinators of the world and are so important to so many aspects of our lives and culture. Celebrate the sweet story of these incredible insects and learn how important they are to our survival and how you can help protect and conserve bees and their habitats. Learn about the life cycle of a bee and how different cultures revere this tiny architect. Artists that will be featured in the exhibit include: Josie Rodriguez, Katja Loher, Marietta Patricia Leis, and Rose-Lynn Fisher, among others.
June 11, 2014
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum currently has on display “Thomas Nast Brings Down Boss Tweed”, in the second floor Thomas Nast Gallery. The exhibit features over twenty examples of the political cartoons Thomas Nast created attacking Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall. This popular exhibit has been extended through August 17th, 2014
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.
July 7, 2014
Week-long sessions for children and young teens begin July 7. This summer there will also be 3 once-a-week classes for teens and adults during the day: Intro to Oil Painting, Mixed Drawing, and Representational Drawing. We will even be having a jewelry making weekend workshop for adults and older teens! All classes address the formal elements of fine arts – line, shape, value, color, light and composition – starting with observation and warm-up sketching, and continuing that day’s focus by working on a more detailed project via drawing, water color, acrylics, charcoal & pastels, paper and collage, or 3-D construction in various materials.
Visit www. morrismuseum.org Click on “Events and programs, ” then choose “Kids Studio Art / Summer.”
Email StudioArt@Mmorrismuseum.org Call 973-971-3740
Registration is now open. Full descriptions, dates, times are on the Morris Museum website. Or, give us a call!
August 1, 2014
Based on the novel “Green Grow the Lilacs” and set in the western territory at the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys is the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play their love story. This great American musical classic features “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “People Will Say We’re In Love,” “Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “Kansas City,” “Out of My Dreams,” and many more.
August 1st through 10th. Visit www.morrismuseum.org/oklahoma for show times and information.
August 6, 2014
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Ben Johnson’s The Alchemist, a rowdy tale of con artists and their gullible prey. This production marks the premiere of Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte’s new adaptation of the 17th century work. Performances begin August 6 and run through August 24, 2014.
When the merchant Lovewit flees London to avoid the plague, wild antics ensue as Lovewit’s opportunistic butler reimagines himself as Captain Face, a clever character with a “get rich quick” mentality. Face joins forces with fellow con man Subtle and a local prostitute Dol Common. Together, the trio baits a parade of colorful dupes with the promise of gold, including a lawyer’s clerk, a tobacconist, a nobleman, a widow, and religious fanatics. Written in 1610, Jonson’s bawdy, lunatic comedy demonstrates how little has changed about greed or gullibility in the affairs of mankind.
With an ingenious con man plot line, The Alchemist was one of British playwright Ben Jonson’s most successful plays. Along with Shakespeare, Jonson towers above the many influential leaders of English Renaissance literature. Through his plays, poetry, and elaborate masques for James I’s court, Jonson was well-known in his day. He achieved early success with a 1598 production of his Every Man in His Humour, a production which featured a young William Shakespeare as an actor. Though few written records remain, The Alchemist is thought to have premiered in 1610 and was one of the first plays to be produced by the King’s Men (formerly the Lord Chamberlin’s Men) theatre company when they reassumed control of the Blackfriars’ Playhouse in 1610.
For tickets call the box office at 973) 408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.
August 8, 2014
The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts presents the Madison Downtown Concert Series, a free Friday evening, family-friendly concert series held outside on the lawn of the Museum. Guests are encouraged to spend some time after the concerts in downtown Madison, exploring the town’s many unique shops and restaurants.
August 8th – talent TBA
In the event of inclement weather, concert will be held inside the Museum with first come, first serve seating.
August 9, 2014
The exhibit features plein air and sumi-e paintings of Michael Piotroski. A reception with an opportunity to meet the artist will be held Saturday, August 9 from 2-4pm at the Madison Public Library, Chase Room. Piotrowski is a membe rof the Wallkill RIver School the Wednesday night A.R.T.S. Group and the Orange County Arts Council. He is a stage lighting designer and college instructor.
His exhibit of oil paintings and sumi-e runs from July 1 through August 9, 2014. Call for viewing time at (973) 377-0722.
August 11, 2014
|Morris Museum offers this for Ages 12+
See Studio Art listings online, www.morrismuseum.org, under Programs & Events for more details. To register call 973-971-3740 or email StudioArt@morrismuseum.org. Supply list information available upon registration.
1-4pm, August 11-15, 2014