Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The work of six seniors on display and for sale at the Guild of Creative Art; Opening reception April 18
Wednesday, April 17
When it comes to original art and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School artists, "6" is the number to keep in mind. That's because the work of six R-FH students will be showcased and for sale in a show aptly entitled "6" at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury from April 18 to 30. The six showcased students are all R-FH seniors and in the Advanced Placement Studio Art Class, taught by Kate Okeson. The artists are: Elise Dixon, Charlotte Eisenstadt, Jack Lawler, Sophie Litwin, Emily MacCloud and Maggie Oberle. Their work comes in a mix of mediums including paintings, prints, drawings, ceramic sculpture, and jewelry and will be available for purchase. "These students are great creative thinkers and I love to see what is, for them, the …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The exhibit, featuring the work of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School artists, will run through the end of the month.
Wednesday, February 20
Leonardo da Vinci. Mary Cassatt. Pablo Picasso. Georgia O'Keeffe. Andy Warhol. Frida Kahlo. Jack Lawlor. Katie Ebner. Jake Simpson. Jennifer Maloney. If you fail to recognize the last four names in this list of famous artists, just give it some time. They are among a group of talented students at Rumon-Fair Haven High School preparing to make their mark on the art world. In the meantime, their work is among over 50 pieces of R-FH student art on display display through the end of February at the Oceanic Free Library in Rumson. "The pieces are just amazing, and I simply cannot believe that they were created by high school students," Library Director Nanette Reis said. Many of the paintings, ceramic pieces, and jewelry included in the exhibit…
Friday, September 21, 2012
The show, hosted by St. George's-by-the-River featured the work of many area artists
Call it a successful first for the arts in the area. The first annual Canterbury Art Show, at St. George’s-by-the-River church in Rumson, was deemed a success last weekend. The show, the inaugural event for the church’s Tapestry of the Arts series, featured 70 artists and more than 600 pieces of their work, including the photography of Fair Haven native Steve Scanlon. It “far exceeded our expectations in every way,” said Brenda Pilon, publicity coordinator for the event. “Hundreds of visitors enjoyed the show and receptions,” including people from outside Monmouth County. Proceeds from the show, for which reception fees of $40 and $50 and entrance fees of $10 were charged, were donated to St. George’s operating budget as well as outreach …
Friday, August 17, 2012
New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art's public art display, called HEADS, officially begins Sunday.
If you've walked through downtown Red Bank recently, you've likely noticed the influx of eight-foot-tall portraits hung on the sides of buildings. The abstract portraits are part of HEADS, a public art display that officially opens on Sunday. Curated by the New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art (NJMOCA), HEADS is the work of Romanian artist Dumitru Gorzo. The 50 large-scale portraits focus on expressive, allegorical, strange, satirical and futuristic heads, according to NJMOCA. Though the official show runs Sunday through Oct. 14, you're more than welcome to check the portraits out in advance just by walking downtown. The portraits are hung on buildings on Monmouth Street, White Street, and West Front Street. Check out the photo captions …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Justine L. Robertson was announced as the new interim CEO of the theater and its foundation.
Friday, June 29, 2012
In a departure from the past several years, the Count Basie Theatre Board of Trustees has opted to merge the Basie and its foundation under a new leadership structure, headed by Rumson resident Justine Robertson. The theater made the announcement of Robertson's hiring Thursday. She will serve as CEO of both entities in an interim position. According to Ray Moser, chairman of the board of trustees, unifying the leadership of the two organizations under a CEO will help the theater better integrate programming, operations and fundraising. Robertson's bio, supplied by the Basie: A lifelong resident of Rumson, Robertson received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MBA from Rutgers. From 1994 to 2010, she was the owner and …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Performing Arts Society (PAS) parents and students hosted the sale
For arts' sake, parents and students of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School's Performing Arts Society (PAS) gathered on the school's front lawn and conducted a major yard sale. The event was deemed a success, with all net proceeds of $1,400 donated to the PAS to benefit the marching band and all other music and arts endeavors, PAS chair Lisa Reulbach said. "The best selling items were brand-new work shoes, bicycles, instruments, sports equipment, electronics and household goods," she added. "We also sold lots of books and knick knacks ..." There were moments to photograph during the day and The R-FH Marching Band caught many of them on camera. Check out the photo gallery above for a glimpse into the event. And, feel free to upload any …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Artwork was hung all around the halls and musicians played and sang
Last night was the Forrestdale Evening of Fine Arts and Music 2012. It was a grande celebration of the arts as artwork was showcased and students performed. The All-School Art Show, spearheaded by visual arts instructor Amy Lepping, featured a variety of students' work, from good Georgia O'Keefe imitations to 3-D works. In the auditorium, fourth and fifth grade students sang in choral performances while others played a few classic tunes in the band's show. Patch stopped by and got a glimpse into the night for all with photos. Check out the gallery above and stay tuned for our little video clip. If you have any of your own to add, please feel free to upload them right to the site (here) or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
You've probably been there—but if not, you're missing out.
New Jersey prides itself on its varied arts programs and outlets. One of the most famed of these is the Paper Mill Playhouse, located on 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn. The playhouse, an actual paper mill when it was built in 1795, opened for its current usage in 1938. The productions found at the theater span all age brackets, and many state residents will tell you that their first school trip experiences were to Paper Mill. "Paper Mill Playhouse produces our theater from the ground up," playhouse press relations manager Shayne Miller said. "This sets us apart from the many presenting houses in the state. Furthermore, Paper Mill Playhouse is the only professional theater in the state that produces a season of musicals. Our beautiful, …