Wednesday, September 20th to Saturday, October 14th
Meet & Greet Opening: Saturday, September 23rd from 1pm-4pm
Maria Mazziotti Gillan is an award-winning, nationally known poet with more than twenty books to her credit, the latest being When the Stars Were Still Visible, published by the Stephen F. Austin University Press. She is the founder and executive director of the nationally acclaimed Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ and editor of the well- respected Paterson Literary Review, which has published such literary luminaries as Allen Ginsburg, William Stafford, and Marge Piercy. She is Professor Emerita in Creative Writing at Binghamton University, SUNY. Mazziotti Gillan is a self-taught painter and collagist who says of her work, “My art comes from an instinctive place. In my watercolors and collages I try to do what I do in poetry—that is to let go, to allow the old wise woman who lives in my belly to take over. Allowing my imagination to take over gives me the freedom to paint people, interiors, or the external world as they exist in my mind rather than in reality.” She has exhibited her work at various venues on both the east and west coast.
Linda Hillringhouse is a self-taught painter and poet. She has exhibited her work at the Newark Museum, Yale School of Art, Ben Shan Center for the Visual Arts at William Paterson University, among other venues. She is included in the 20th Century Self-Taught Artists Archive at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York. Hillringhouse says of her work that the figures she paints “seem stunned by the miraculous visible world but somehow know they are bound to the invisible world. My paintings seem to occur on the border between these realms.” Hillringhouse was a first-place winner of the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and second-place winner of the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. Her book of poetry, The Things I Didn’t Know to Wish For was published by the New York Quarterly Press, May 2020 and was shortlisted for The Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize in 2021.
Visiting days open to the public are Wednesdays through Saturdays 1pm- 4pm. Admission fee suggestion is $3.
Wednesday, May 10th to Saturday, July 29th from 1pm-4pm.
Meet & Greet Opening: Saturday, May 13th from 1pm-4pm
Sculpture Affiliates of Northern New Jersey was founded in 1972. Since then, the group has functioned as an umbrella organization under the Art Center of Northern New Jersey. The Art Center of Northern New Jersey is a fine arts school and gallery offering art classes to the general public. It was founded in 1956 and is located on the premises of the old Lutheran Church in New Milford, New Jersey.
For details about the Sculpture Affiliates of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey visit: www.artcenter-sculpture.com.
The Sculpture Affiliates of Northern New Jersey’s group's mission has been to educate and inform the public about three-dimensional art. New Jersey sculptors from all corners of the world exhibit together throughout New Jersey working in a wide range of materials from traditional stone & bronze to fiber, paper, and recycled products.
The exhibit entitled “Sculptural Journeys” also examines how our cultural diversities can affect differences in choice and application of materials. Throughout the exhibit, artworks will reflect the detailed craftmanship and skill of each artist. Visitors to the gallery are also encouraged to view each sculpture as a journey, as they navigate throughout the exhibition and see a broad range of materials and ideas.
“My Favorite Things"’ by the Clifton Association of Artists
March 8th - April 29th
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11th from 1pm-4pm
The Clifton Arts Center presents “My Favorite Things” by Clifton Association of Artists, on Saturday, March 11th from 1pm-4pm there will be a Meet & Greet opening for all the artists. Awards will be presented at the meet/greet reception which will be given in various art categories.
This year’s theme by the Clifton Association of Artists showcases favorite things. A variety of art media such as oil, acrylic, pastels, photography, watercolor, and sculpture from amateur and professional artists are displayed. The artists are depicting a few of their favorite things like vistas of the New York skyline, cats, music whimsical rabbits and leprechauns and varied landscapes through their artworks. For example, the song “My Favorite Things” was composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
The Clifton Association of Artists was established in 1963 by a group of twelve Clifton artists. The mission of the Association is to promote the advancement of art and culture in Clifton by creating an environment for the expression of the visual arts. Presently, the Association has artists that are uniquely talented in their own art styles and media.
“And We’re Off!’ by Pro Arts Jersey City & Shim Art Network
Wed, January 18th to Sat, February 25th.
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21st from 1pm-4pm a Meet/Greet for the public to see and meet the artists will be held with a light reception.
Pro Arts Jersey City is a professional membership community dedicated to advancing and promoting visual artists and their work. Volunteering and community-building are key components of the Pro Arts non-profit 501(c)(3) model established in 1994. Pro Arts is comprised of roughly 200 emerging and professional artists living and working throughout New Jersey and New York who are actively engaged in pursuing the visual arts as a career. Yearly programming includes exhibitions and professional development events that introduce curators, collectors, and the public to members and their work.
Pro Arts is grateful to the Clifton Arts Center’s gallery space and the opportunity to introduce members’ artwork to a new audience!
Copyright © 2019 Clifton Arts Center, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.
This website is paid for and managed by Clifton Arts Center, Inc, A 501c3 nonprofit organization benefitting the Clifton Arts Center. The Clifton Arts Center & Sculpture Park is property of the City of Clifton, operated by the Clifton Human Services Dept.