Thursday, January 21, 2016


Guide Ropes & Live Wires
An exhibition of works by the Art Center Faculty
WHEN: January 31 through March 2016. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, January 31, at 2:00 pm.
All are invited to this free event.

On view through March 2016, this special exhibition highlights the Art Center’s own faculty. The Art Center’s instructors are all noteworthy professional artists with impressive backgrounds and extensive teaching experience. For decades, the Art Center and surrounding community have benefited extraordinarily by the contributions made by instructors. The Art Center’s faculty teach and work with students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds at the State’s largest non-accredited fine art school. The exhibition will showcase a wide range of visual practices allowing students to see their mentors put theory into practice; all will be inspired by their ingenuity and creative vision.

Participating artists include: Ali Ahmed, Vicki Arlein, Megan Becker, Lisette Bedoya, Bill Blanchard, Cecily Byk, Fernando Catague, Lynn Celler, Beatrice Chang, Carol Wong Chesek, Thea Clark, Andrew Eason, Andrea Gianchiglia, Gerry Heydt, Jill Hurant, Donna Conklin-King, Anne Kullaf, Vijay Kumar, Diana Kung, Valeri Larko, Jessica Lenard, Peter Lester, Drew Maillard, Jeanette Mullarkey, Howard Nathenson, Tom Neugebauer, Joan Pamboukes, Jennifer Jordan Park, David Benyon Pena, Donald Polzo, Lisa Pressman, Donna Read, Kit Sailer, Doug Schiller, Marie Signorile, Vicki Starger, Peter Syak, Joel Tidey, and Katie Truk.

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Other upcoming events:
  • Art Afternoon: Meet & Make on January 10 at 2:00 pmMeet the exhibiting artists and make art inspired by their work. Free with $5 gallery admission.
About the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
For more than 80 years, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has been exclusively dedicated to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art. Recognized as a leading non-profit arts organization, the Art Center’s renowned studio school, acclaimed exhibitions, and educational outreach initiatives serve thousands of youth, families, seniors and people with special needs every year.

Image Credit: Katie Truk, July, 2014. Wire and pantyhose. 30 x 25 x 6 inches. Photo courtesy of the artist.