Monday, May 13, 2013
Looming storms kept the weekend's art exhibit indoors, but it didn't deter the artists or art lovers.
Saturday's weather forced the organizers of the day's Art Exhibition from the town green to inside Bloomfield's Civic Center. But the indoor setting didn’t deter over 60 participants from the Bloomfield Art League and over 30 entries from the Bloomfield School Students from displaying their work. Members of the Bloomfield Art League said the event saw a large turnout from special needs students. Awards were given out for art in different categories, with winners in different age categories listed below. Grades K-2 Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8 High School Celebrating its 82nd year, the Bloomfield Art League is one of the oldest art organizations in New Jersey. It is sponsored by the Bloomfield Recreation Commission and meetings and classes …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Phone booth inspired piece opens Thursday.
Modern technology may have made pay phones a thing of the past, but an artistic collaboration between Bloomfield College and the Montclair Art Museum is looking to revitalize the phone booth. Opening on April, 4, the project involves two phone booths; one at the College in the College Library and one at the Museum in Lehman Court, the Museum’s main entrance hall. Users can hear pre-recorded messages based on conversations artists Karina Aguila Skvirsky and Liselot van der Heijden have had with members from each community or leave messages that can be heard by others. “This joint venture brings together two institutions that value art as a way to unite communities,” Marion Terenzio, vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty at …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Bloomfield Students displayed their work at the annual Bloomfield High School Winter Arts Festival on Thursday.
Bloomfield High School students displayed their work on Thursday at the school's annual Winter Arts Festival. Guests were greeted by the sounds of the Bloomfield High School Select String Ensemble on their way into the gallery, which featured works by upperclassman. You can check out some of student work by flipping through the photo gallery of this article.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Newark Museum exhibits Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art -- extended run until January 20
Dr. Holly Pyne Connor, Curator of Nineteenth-Century American Art, has girls on her mind. She has curated Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art, a major traveling loan exhibition, which is the first to examine nineteenth-century depictions of girls in paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs. The exhibit is at the Newark Museum until January 20. This is an extended run due to popular demand. Connor explains that the exhibit includes works by John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Cecilia Beaux and William Merritt Chase. The range of artists mirrors the range of perceptions of girlhood -- from "angelic, passive and domestic" to tomboys, working girls, and awkward adolescents. Girls portrayed in the exhibit'…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Oakeside Manor hosts an art fundraiser for Rett Syndrome research.
Making a living through art is not easy. There is a reason the term “starving artist” is a cliché. But when it comes to giving back to those in need, artists can sometimes have the biggest hearts of all. This Tuesday night the Oakeside Manor hosted Linda Albanese’s Rett Syndrome Art Fundraiser. Gathered in the expansive rooms and the softly lit atrium of the Manor, art aficionados and family members alike enjoyed the paintings of Marcia Miele Branca, Joanne de Florio, Joan Donnelly and Lynne Palmer, a few artists with especially big hearts who donated their work to raise funds for Rett Syndrome research. “One hundred percent of all these sales go to Rett Syndrome [research.] The artists receive nothing at all, other than the gift of …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Come join in the fun at Bloomfield's 18th Annual Harvest Fest, September 24 and 25.
A gray day couldn’t dampen the spirits of Bloomfield residents who came out for HarvestFest this Saturday. With bands rocking the block on the main stage and the scent of barbecue filling the air, it almost seemed like summer had never left. For almost 20 years Harvest Fest has been one of the biggest events in Bloomfield. Presented by This Is It Productions, the two-day festival features over 100 exhibitors ranging from food vendors, kiddie rides, bands, clubs, organizations and local businesses Henry Salvador, a member of the Knights of Columbus in Bloomfield, explained what he loves about Bloomfield’s Harvest Fest. “I’ve been coming to the Harvest Fest for quite a number of years, and the thing I like about it is that it’s family-…
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Bloomfield Middle School’s Art Show unveils the budding talent of Bloomfield’s youth.
At a time when schools across the country are cutting arts programs, Bloomfield Middle School offers the unique opportunity to let the its youth's talent flourish. Last week, Bloomfield Middle School hosted an art show. Friends and family were welcome to view their children’s artwork in a public forum. It also afforded the faculty the opportunity to recognize the students, who truly excelled with certificates of recognition. Parents and children alike were uniformly enthusiastic about the school’s efforts to foster the arts. Eighth grader Aliya Valencia told Patch, “I love drawing, and I love music, so it was cool because I love the different textures I was able to come up with and the poems I got to pick from for the book.” She picked the…
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Live music and creative mime performance come together at Bloomfield College
When someone says the word “mime” most people think of bad street performers in Central Park. Luckily, Yass Hakoshima, the accomplished mime artist whose “Yass Hakoshima Movement Theater” performed “Arguments” last night at the Westminster Arts Center, proves that mime can still be a transcendent art form. After a dedication to the people of Japan (where Hakoshima was born and educated), the Claring Chamber Players’ violinist Mitsuru Tsubota and violist Jessica Troy started the performance with a lively, skittering prelude called “Madrigals.” The piece would seem to echo the score of the film “Psycho” to a movie buff with a discerning ear. When the song ended, Hakoshima emerged from the hall to the left of the stage and plopped himself …