Newark Art Party

Newark Art Party
There’s a new Newark blog in town! This in from a fellow Newarker:

Newark Art Party is a new calendar/blog for the promotion of Newark arts events. Feel free to submit information on Newark art receptions, music performances, dance parties or anything of interest to the arts community. If you have a mailing list, please put newarkartparty@gmail.com on it. Events outside Newark featuring Newarkers are also welcome.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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  1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Lilliput: Tiny Art for Big People
    June 8th – July 23rd 2009
    Sneak Preview: Sunday June 7th 11 – 4:30pm
    Opening Reception: Thursday, June 11th 5 – 9pm
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    “Lilliput” a group exhibition curated by Asha Ganpat and Jeanne Brasile will be on view at The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University from June 8 through July 23, 2009. “Lilliput” includes artwork in all media that is no larger than 1.5 inches in any direction. Visitors to the gallery will be provided with a magnifying glass to view details of the artwork that would be otherwise invisible to the naked eye. The show promotes active looking and presents the artistic niche of “micro-art.” Artists working in this genre enlist the aid of such tools as microscopes, lenses and magnifying glasses (among other tools) during the creative process producing detailed imagery, which in turn, requires the use of magnifying aids to view it.
    When asked how they arrived at the concept for the exhibition, Ganpat and Brasile remarked that when curating it the first time around in 2007 at Newark’s Red Saw Art, they noticed that “during that time, the art market predicted the current economic downturn and in anticipation began producing a plethora of small works shows to meet the dwindling finances of art collectors. We responded to the trend by creating a show of absurdly small art and in the process discovered the genre of micro-art. It’s a fascinating phenomenon.”
    Over 40 artists are participating in the show, confirming the popularity of artists working in small formats. A full-color catalogue will be available at the gallery. The Walsh Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday 10:30am to 4:30pm.
    We are located at 400 S. Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079. For more information contact; brasilje@shu.edu, 973-275-2033 or http://library.shu.edu

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  2. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Windows to Heaven
    14 September 2009 – 16 October 2009
    Opening Reception: Wednesday, 16 September 2009
    5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University is pleased announce the upcoming exhibition, “Windows to Heaven,” a show dedicated to icons of the Byzantine Catholic faith. “Windows to Heaven” showcases icons in order to demonstrate the unique and integral role they play in Byzantine Catholicism. The title, “Windows to Heaven,” is derived from the use of icons in which they are seen as windows to the spiritual world. This exhibit focuses on important figures of the Byzantine faith and the everyday use of icons in the church and at home. “Windows to Heaven” will showcase icons from private collections as well as icons from The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, NJ. This exhibition is co-curated by Sasha Makuka and Allison Stevens who are second-year Museum Professions graduate students at Seton Hall University. The Walsh Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday 10:30am to 4:30pm. An exhibition brochure will be available at the gallery.
    For 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each other to better the world with integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others. For more information, see http://www.shu.edu.

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