Monday, August 6, 2018

West Orange Arts Council August Calendar of Events

WHERE: West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ.
WHEN: August Gallery Hours:  Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm & Saturdays 2-4pm 
Details and registration at


West Orange Arts Council Member Pop-up Exhibit
BOOK ARTS and Beyond by Amelia Panico
Book Arts demonstrations

WHEN: Through Sunday, August 26, Wednesday, August 8 & 25, during gallery hours (6:30-8:00 pm)

Artist's statement:

810_7915I am a photographer and a book artist. My exhibit will be a compilation of hand made books that I have created over the past 35 years. In my art, I utilize photography, book engineering, collage, sculpture, welding, photo transfers, alternative photo processes, paper making, encaustic, painting, scherenschnitte (paper cutting), drawing, and sewing. My exhibit will showcase how I incorporate these practices into my book arts. I enjoy and appreciate the art of the book because it naturally represents a beginning and ending to an idea.  

I will also showcase handmade books either given to me or purchased by me that I think are exceptional representations of book arts.

750_2718Here is a partial list of some of the books that I will exhibit:

  • Thomas Edison
  • Wildwood
  • Medical Metaphors
  • DEAD
  • Stamps
  • Craft Beer
  • Sophia
  • Flotsome and Jetsome
  • ANCC
  • Re-envisioning Medicine

Intro to Calligraphy Workshop with Patricia Mitrano

WHEN: Wednesday, August 15 & 22, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
$25 each night  (includes supplies)

Paper Making Workshop with Amelia Panico
WHEN: Thursday, August 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$50 (includes supplies)

About the West Orange Arts Council

The West Orange Arts Council was established in 1998 to cultivate, inspire, and support the arts. Area artists and community leaders remain the core of this all-volunteer organization. Welcome to the West Orange Arts Center! is this year’s exciting year-long celebration of the arts, representing various artists, workshops, exhibits, and activities strives to enhance the lives of the residents of West Orange and neighboring communities.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

For more information about becoming a member of the West Orange Arts Council, as an artist, volunteer or arts supporter, visit or email