Thursday, September 7, 2023

This Week's News From MPAC: Upcoming Events, New Art Exhibition and More



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Upcoming Events




Free Summer Event: Darius Frowner and Dionne Carole September 13

Disney Junior September 16


98 Degrees September 17

Judy Collins and Madeleine Peyroux September 21


Story Pirates September 24

Hitting New Heights September 29


Gipsy Kings October 3

Buddy Guy October 7


ABBA The Concert October 8

Coco Live-to-Film Concert October 14


Jim Messina and Pablo Cruise: Oasis in the Sun Tour October 18

The Bacon Brothers October 19


+Live+ Unplugged October 20

American Girl LIVE! In Concert October 21


An Evening with the Late John Cleese October 22

Celebrating Meat Loaf October 28


Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood presents “King for a Day” October 29

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes November 2





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Morristown Festival of Books presents Unscripted: Two Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists, One Epic Media Empire Exposé


Morristown Festival of Books presents Unscripted
Two Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists, One Epic Media Empire Exposé

An Evening with James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams

Friday, October 6 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $60 – $100
Each ticket includes a signed copy of Unscripted

Join acclaimed authors James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams as they discuss their jaw-dropping New York Times bestseller, Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy, in an on-stage conversation with Brian Stelter, former CNN correspondent.

"Addicted to Succession? Well, here's the real thing." - The Hollywood Reporter






Free Summer Event: Darius Frowner and Dionne Carole September 13


Darius Frowner and Dionne Carole

Wednesday, September 13, at 6pm

Location: Cauldwell Park – Clyde Potts Drive and Flagler Street
Rain Site: Marion Sally Recreation Center – 23 Clyde Potts Drive

The final event of MPAC’s 2023 Arts in the Community summer concert series will take place next Wednesday, September 13 at Cauldwell Park! Join us for an evening of music with Darius Frowner and Dionne Carole.

When not serving as MPAC’s Performing Arts School musical director, Darius Frowner can be found as a regular on the NYC cabaret circuit. Dionne Carole is a singer, songwriter and performer who has graced many stages nationally, internationally and across the seas. Enjoy pop, Broadway and American standards, as well as musical games and singalongs with Darius and Dionne!

The Arts in the Community program is made possible thanks to the support of ADP.







Visual Arts at MPAC: New Jersey Photography Forum and Katie Niewodowski


MPAC is thrilled to feature two shows in our art galleries this fall! Works by members of the New Jersey Photography Forum can be seen in the Art Upstairs gallery, and the works of Katie Niewodowski can be seen in MPAC's Starlight Gallery.


Amsterdam Canal, Nancy Ori

Amsterdam Canal, Nancy Ori

Focused Chaos, Russ Wills

Focused Chaos, Russ Wills


New Jersey Photography Forum: Colorific 2023

September 7 - October 17

In this curated exhibit, eighteen members of the New Jersey Photography Forum explore the power and impact of color and the role it plays in photography. Color exists all around us, but we don’t always take the time to enjoy its beauty, feel its emotions or understand its power. Imagine what your world and life would be like if you didn’t have color surrounding you. Images in this exhibit range from realistic photographs to highly manipulated abstracts, and subjects include landscapes, flowers, people and travel. What they all have in common is color.

The New Jersey Photography Forum is one of the largest photographic groups in the state. They are dedicated to providing a space for members to develop and grow in their craft and art, as well as develop the skills needed for exhibiting their work.


Torus, Katie Niewodowski

Torus, Katie Niewodowski

The Great Conjunction, Katie Niewodowski

The Great Conjunction, Katie Niewodowski


Katie Niewodowski: Fibonnacci’s Flower

September 7 – October 17

Fibonnacci’s Flower is an exhibit of Katie Niewodowski’s most recent paintings examining the ‘Flower of Life’ structure, which represents the mathematical building blocks of life and is considered a sacred geometric pattern.

Originally from Bradenton, Florida, Katie has lived in Jersey City since 2006, where she makes and teaches art and owns a personalized portrait company, Petitraits. Katie is also a yogi and yoga instructor – a spiritual practice that she integrates into her art.

Katie is currently a professor of Visual Arts at RISD, Montclair State University, Seton Hall University, and Hudson County Community College. She received her BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2002 and her MFA from Montclair State University in 2005.

Her work is a meditation on the phenomenon of life and the creative structures that perpetuate it. She explores the interconnectedness of life that exists in our universe and patterns in nature, the body, and mathematics, such as the Golden Ratio, fractals, and sacred geometry. Her paintings, drawings, and sculptures examine the visual representations of this macro- and microcosmic field and seek to understand the systems that connect it.

To read more, please visit MPAC's visual arts page!

The Art Upstairs Gallery is a gift of the John and Margaret Post Foundation. The Starlight Gallery is a gift of Wendy and Jay Birnbaum. 




Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.







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