Sunday, January 26, 2020

Visual Art Center to Hold Artist Talk and Last Look at Fall Exhibitions

Painted Threads

WHEN: Sunday, February 2, from 3–5 PM. Fall exhibitions will be on display through February 9.
: The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street in Summit
ADMISSION: The artist talk is free and open to the public.
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The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will host a last-look reception and informal artist talk to mark the closing of the fall exhibition, Painted Threads. Featured artists Mark Barrow and Sarah Parke, Crystal Gregory, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson, Victoria Manganiello, and Oriane Stender will be in attendance to discuss their work, processes, and answer questions from the audience. (Above: Shifting Center 1, 2019. Crystal Gregory, Handwoven textile, cast into concrete. Courtesy of the artist)

Painted Threads is a multi-media show exploring the intersection of weaving and painting in contemporary art. “All of the artists in Painted Threads are exploring weaving in diverse and interesting ways,” said Sarah Walko, the Art Center’s director of education & community engagement. “Many overlap with traditional techniques and then diverge from them, introducing innovative and contemporary approaches to the materials and presentation. With all of the unique approaches represented in this exhibition, it’s great that we can get the artists together to discuss their work a final time before the show closes.”

About the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
For over 85 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.


Major support for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is provided in part by the Peter R. & Cynthia K. Kellogg Foundation; the Wilf Family Foundations; and Art Center members and donors.