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/


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