Location, Location Exhibit at The Dora Stern Gallery at Arts Unbound

Arts Unbound is dedicated to the artistic achievement of people living with disabilities and the continuing artistic enrichment of seniors.

2016-02-03_13-12-16Arts Unbound, the gallery and studio dedicated to artists with disabilities and seniors, will be exhibiting artwork centered around “a sense of place” in their next exhibit, Location, Location. The exhibit will begin with an opening reception on Thursday, February 18 from 5-8pm, and will feature artwork in a wide range of mediums, including photography, acrylic, oils, soft sculpture, and more.

All of the works in the show are places, real or imagined, that hold personal significance for the artist. They are placeholders for memories of past events or future plans. Artists include Jon Gabry of Kearny, John Inocencio of Dover, Andrea Weisbard of South Orange, Tom Wade of Springfield, Brad Friedman of Leawood, Kansas, as well as Chad DeRoche and Gifford Moy from the Brooklyn-based art collective ArteMoose (under the programming of AHRC), and Faith Stolz from Matheny Arts Access in Peapack, NJ.

Arts Unbound is dedicated to the artistic achievement of people living with disabilities and seniors. They provide visual arts education and professional development to help emerging artists compete on the retail market. By promoting the work of artists with disabilities and seniors, Arts Unbound centers their art-making rather than any impairments and by doing so challenges the stigma associated with disability and aging.

The gallery is located in the Valley Arts District at 544 Freeman Street, in Orange. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturdays noon-5pm, and by appointment. www.artsunbound.org (Arts Unbound – 973-675-2787). The Showcase store is located at 100 Baker Street, in Maplewood, NJ. Store hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am-6pm, and Saturday, 10am-6pm.        – Margaret Mikkelsen


Free Jazz for Kids

20150355057b84211e8Saturday, April 18 at 12:30pm
Newark Museum | 49 Washington Street | Newark, NJ 07102
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

WBGO FREE Kids Jazz Concert Series presents She Said, She Says: the history & status of women in jazz

Celebrate some of the many important achievements of female jazz composers, arrangers, instrumentalists and vocalists from early 20th century through present-day.

This season’s five multi-media concert experiences for kids feature The Metta Quintet, the resident ensemble of JazzReach. The free and interactive, hour-long concerts give kids opportunities to learn about a new jazzy theme each Saturday and will take place in Essex County, NJ.

Q&A sessions with the artists, small gifts, and a chance to win a prize, are just some of the reasons to come out and join us! Full series runs Saturdays March 28th to May 2nd , calendar at www.wbgo.org/kids .

This concert includes free admission to the Newark Museum following the performance.

The concerts are free and open to the general public. Tickets are handed out in the lobby of each venue on the day of performance only and on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee seats prior to each program, except for groups with reservations. Adults must be accompanied by a child. All venues are handicapped accessible. Sign language interpretation of performances by request. Groups may reserve seats in advance and may be eligible for transportation funding; email Kids@wbgo.org for info.