Posts Tagged 'art'

Colorful Maps at Pop Up Shop this Thursday – Sunday, Dec 15-18

Hand Drawn Maps at the Pop N Shop at 55 South Orange Av from Thurs, December 15 – Sun, December 18, from 12-8pm.

Below is a small sampling of what’s available for sale.

link to more details

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South Orange artist, Susan Napack

 

Susan Napack is one of South Orange’s most esteemed and talented artists. Head over to her backyard studio of riches at the annual SOMA Artist Studio Tour on June 5, from 11am to 5pm.  More details are in the two links and please find a fun Q&A below.

  Studiotoursoma link   Susan’s website

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  • Ken: How did you get into art?
  • Susan: I knew by Kindergarten as kids kept saying, “Can you draw one of those for me ?”
  • Ken: Picasso had a ‘Blue period,’ what phase of your career are we in now?
  • Susan: ‘Figurine period’

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  • Ken: Who’s your favorite artist?
  • Susan: William Kentridge
  • Ken: Invite 3 celebrities to your dinner party
  • Susan:  Patti Smith, Michael Stipe (they’d get along great) and John Waters (all around fun guy)
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  • Ken: Where are you originally from?
  • Susan: Westfield, NJ 
  • Ken: Where on earth would you like to go that you haven’t traveled to yet?
  • Susan: Earthworks in Scotland (Celtic Inspired land art – earthworks link )

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  • Ken: If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you have become?
  • Susan:  A Chef

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Art Bender! party, marathon, create

bairdThe Baird is pleased to be an ArtBender Creativity Hub!

Enjoy 24 hours of creativity in and around the Oranges

in support of Arts Unbound

Two ArtBender opportunities will be at the Baird on Saturday, May 14 from 12pm to 4pm


1) Come play and paint with Denise Hayden of Funky Fun Art and help her create a fun funky mural that will be displayed at Art in the Park during the South Orange Summer Night series, Wednesday evenings in June and July.

2) Add your career to the Careers of SOMA map that will be created by Ken Krasner and you. Stop by and post your career icon or make your own small one. There will be refreshments! When completed, Ken hopes to have the map displayed at a public spot in town.

These two events will take place in the Baird Craft Room

5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079
Visit ArtBender to learn more and to see the full map of ArtBender creative hubs

 

 

 

 

Hey South Orange, Maplewood, Orange and anyone else with art to start or finish.

Check out this amazing new art marathon taking place for 24 hours on May 14-15. Below are links to the website and a fun promo.  Get involved!

http://www.artbender.org/

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Maplewoodstock 2015

Saturday and Sunday, July 11th & 12th is Maplewoodstock in Memorial Park.  Great Evening Headliners this year featuring the Wailers, Rusted Root and Alejandro Escovedo.   Catch my friend Robert Mobley’s band, Big Radio on Sunday afternoon.

Of course, lots of great local food, beer garden, artist tables and the kid zone.

the warm up acts (my open houses)

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link for the full maplewoodstock schedule

http://maplewoodstock.com/

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Fourth of July Art

jul4kaufmanThere are so many fun traditions in Maplewood, especially this time of year. One is the annual July 4th art project.

Last year’s successful flag/pixel project has spawned this year’s eagle/pixel project. So these works will be mounted on baseball backstops – The flag to be restored and the eagle to be created. Contact John Kaufman if you’d like to get involved.  He has a stop on this year’s Studio Artist Tour also.

http://villagegreennj.com/towns/maplewood/maplewood-4th-july-art-project-returns-full-glory/

Studio Artist Tour SOMA

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Looking forward to this year’s Artists Studio Tour!  Sunday June 7.

More than 60 talented artists exhibiting in the two towns.

Artists showing their stuff in my neighborhood include:

Sarah Petruziello, Susan Napack, Ellen Weisbord, Susan Cohen Harris and, B John Kaufman,

I’m considering applying next year to display my hand drawn maps.

More details in the link:

http://www.studiotoursoma.org

Art Curators treasure trove in South Orange, NJ

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The homeowners at 128 Prospect Place in South Orange, NJ curate, support and sell a treasure trove of contemporary art thru Art For Progress, a charity they run. –

http://www.artforprogress.org

One of many such artists’ works are for sale and prominently featured at their beautiful Victorian home which is also currently for sale.  The artist, Juan Manuel Pajares created the above image, and has a number of other works which combine a street/graffiti vibe with major cultural icons.  Other works feature such icons as John Lennon, Derek Jeter, Mick Jagger, Steve Jobs, Marlon Brando, Angus Young of ACDC…

Stop by the home for this Sunday’s open house (October 5) if you’re interested in seeing a small sampling of this art or in purchasing their home or drop me a line if you can’t make it Sunday.

Here’s a link to my previous post showing their home –

http://www.kenkrasnerhomes.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/128-prospect-pl-south-orange-nj-new-listing/

Maplewood 4th of July

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If you’re going to be around on July 4th, attend Maplewood’s fun 112th Annual Day-Long Celebration @ Memorial Park, Oakview Av. and Valley Rd., Maplewood

Weather related Changes – 112th Annual Day-Long July 4th Celebration

Fourth of July Celebration Update
In expectation of inclement weather tomorrow, the Maplewood Fourth of July Committee would like to communicate adjustments to the day’s schedule:
8:00am: JULY 4th OPENING CEREMONIES – On schedule, weather permitting.
8:15am: KIDS’ BIKES, ETC. PARADE – On schedule, weather permitting
9:00am: KIDS’ DASHES & RELAYS – Weather permitting. May have a delayed start.
10:00am-2:00pm: CHS ROBOTICS CLUB – Moved to 60 Woodland Road (former Women’s Club)
10:00am: ART PROJECT – Weather permitting. May have a delayed start.
11:00am: ICE CREAM EATING CONTESTS – Moved to 60 Woodland Road
11:30am: BAKING CONTEST – Moved to 60 Woodland Road
12noon to 3:00pm: KARAOKE – On schedule near the stage by the baseball diamond in south Memorial Park
12:00noon: KIDS’ PERCUSSION – Moved to 60 Woodland Road
12:00noon: PET AWARDS SHOW – Moved to 60 Woodland Road
1:00pm. & 3:30pm & 6:00pm: ZERBINI FAMILY CIRCUS – On schedule rain or shine, north Memorial Park
4:00pm to 9:15pm: LIVE MUSIC – At the stage. May have a delayed start.
9:15 pm: FIREWORKS – On schedule

Support The Daylong Festivities with your tag purchase!  Buy in advance a $15 Combo Tag – admission to BOTH the CIRCUS and FIREWORKS!
Buy at the gate only on the day of the event a $10 Tag for the CIRCUS* (Circus concessions not included.) or a $10 Tag for the FIREWORKS.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for Friday, July 4, 2014:
7 am registration for 8 am 4TH OF JULY 5K RUN, Start & Finish – Dunnell Road near Civic House (separate registration and fee). Benefits CHS Cross-Country team.
8 am July 4th OPENING CEREMONIES Ricalton Square.
8:15 am KIDS’ BIKES, ETC. PARADE steps off fr Ricalton Square.
9 am KIDS’ DASHES & RELAYS in Athletic field south of Oakview Ave. Requires parent/guardian sign-up.
10 am to 2 pm CHS ROBOTICS CLUB students display & demonstrate at Skate House.
10 am Participatory Community Pixel/Box ART PROJECT by John Kaufman; all ages; sponsored by Memorial Post 10120 VFW & 1978 Arts Center. Ballfield backstop south of Oakview Ave./Valley.
11 am ICE CREAM EATING CONTESTS picnic area next to playground, sponsored and presented by Maplewood Rotary.
11 am TENNIS CONTESTS at Civic House tennis courts: fastest serve & most accurate serve; presented by Maplewood Recreation Tennis Program.
11:30 am BAKING CONTEST in Town Hall; all ages. Judging directed by Janet Crane. Baking Contest entries need to be at Town Hall btw 9–9:30 am.
Note that there is NO ENTRY to fireworks firing area after noon.
12 – 3 pm ADULT SOFTBALL – Field south of Oakview Ave., field near Valley & Baker.
12 – 3 pm KARAOKE by New Jersey DJ Services LLC in Athletic field south of Oakview Ave.
12 noon KIDS’ PERCUSSION in Athletic field south of Oakview Ave., presented by Ethical Culture Society and Children’s Music Network.
12 noon PET AWARDS SHOW in front of Town Hall: All types, all sizes! With support from PetSmart. Emceed by Art and Willie Gartenlaub.
One tag per person required for admission to Circus or to concert/fireworks spectator area.
1 pm & 3:30 pm & 6 pm Zerbini FAMILY CIRCUS under the Big Top in Athletic field NORTH of Oakview. Rain or shine! 1st come, 1st served! No reserved seats! SEATING IS LIMITED so line up early!
4 pm LIVE MUSIC Performances on lawn in Athletic field south of Oakview Ave. until Fireworks. Picnic until fireworks: Ice cream vendor; Blue Plate Special handcrafted meals; Maplewood BSA Troop 5’s burgers, hotdogs, sodas.[Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Maplewood parks.]

9 pm Fireworks

http://www.maple4th.com/index.html

 

Maplewoodstock 2013

Lots of fun last nite and I also attended saturday night.  Here are a few pics

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Here comes Maplewoodstock 2013!  I’m looking forward to chilling in Memorial Park this weekend.  I especially like sunday’s headliner, Joan Osborne’s off-kilter, blues-rock, dirty classic “Right Hand Man.”  The Iguanas and Brother Joscephus headline saturday.

It’s two days (July 13 & 14) of both local bands and bigger acts, lots of great local food, a beer garden, arts exhibits and a kid’s area.  Below is the link for more info.

http://maplewoodstock.com/

Hat City Streets Festival

Hat City Streets Festival

On Saturday, June 15 from 11am to 9pm come on down to the corner of Forest and Tompkins Streets for the inaugural Hat City Streets Festival.   This free all day extravaganza includes Music, Arts Exhibitions, Family activities, and Food showing the spirit of Orange.

Other festival events will occur at the Firehouse Gallery, Hat City Kitchen, Ironworks, Yema Gallery, Arts Unbound and other spaces in the Valley Arts District.

Enjoy Brazilian reggae, gospel, marching bands, dance ensembles, arts exhibitions by professionals and actual hat-making workshops (Orange had a storied past as Hat City)

http://www.valleyartsnj.com/

http://valleyartsconnect.blogspot.com/2013/05/valleyarts-presents-hat-city-streets.html

 

 

 


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