Montclair Art Museum gala honors Matisse and Adrian Shelby

The Montclair Art Museum celebrated the magic of Matisse at its spring fundraising events, which included a festive gala and after-dark soiree.The #CelebrateMatisse special events honored Adrian A. Shelby, chairman emerita, patron, volunteer and...

Matisse Week begins in Montclair

From Saturday, May 13 to Saturday, May 20, inspired by the “Matisse and American Art Exhibition” at the Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair is holding Matisse Week.The exhibit presents work by...

Creativity is everywhere: Montclair’s Creativity Caravan hosts ‘The Museum of Goodbye’

'The Museum of Goodbye'May 19-June 23 The Creativity Caravan 28 South Fullerton Ave.Opening reception Friday, May 19, 6-9 p.m.Thecreativitycaravan.com 201-259-9801Art Walk: Friday, May 19, 6-9 p.m. Montclaircenter.comBy GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsAn old cigarette machine dispenses tiny how-to books.The...

District 11 Congressional Art Competition for teens underway

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen invites high school age students from NJ 11 to enter the 2017 District 11 Congressional Art Competition.Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize...

Montclair Art Museum hosts Free First Thursday on April 6

Tonight, April 6, from 5 to 9, the Montclair Art Museum offers free general admission, live music, art activities and tours, and a full-service bar.The April event spotlights Matisse and American Art, the Montclair...
Healing Through Art

Studio Montclair presents ‘Healing Through Art’

The curative powers of art are the subject of a new exhibit of works from 26 artists, titled “Healing Through Art,” on exhibit at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., April 2-29....
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Montclair arts groups speak out for the NEA

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsWhen Jazz House Kids first presented a Montclair Jazz Festival, “we were on a raised grass and rock platform in Nishuane park,” said Melissa Walker, founder and president of the festival’s producing...
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Montclair teens went for gold

Two Montclair teens, Garrett Chow, a 10th-grader at Montclair High School, and MHS senior Jacqueline Qiu, won Gold Key awards in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2017, the country’s longest-running scholarship and recognition...
Siona Benjamin

Montclair in the world: Siona Benjamin

“I See Myself in You” is one of the works on display at Montclair resident Siona Benjamin’s exhibition at ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th St., New York, which opened last week. The exhibit runs...
State of the Art

Studio Montclair holds ‘State of the Art 2017’

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news“Hello!” “Good to see you!” and “Where’s yours?” were the white noise of the opening reception of Studio Montclair’s “State of the Art” exhibit last month, along with “Which one is yours,...