The Butler Institute of American Art & the Art of Fred Staloff
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Dr. Louis Zona shares his experiences as Director of the Butler Institute of American Art. For more than a century the museum has served the country, devoted solely to the efforts of American artists. Also, joining is Gary Erbe who curated the exhibit of Fred Staloff's art at the Arts Center Gallery. We will also get a glimpse of the upcoming exhibit.
Fabrics: Fact & Fiction
American Sewing Guild North Jersey Chapter
Tuesday, March 29th 3pm-4pm
Did you purchase something for home or wardrobe during the pandemic, only to be disappointed in the fabric’s quality or performance? The American Sewing Guild North Jersey Chapter will help you learn how to be a smarter buyer and a smarter user. And we’ll take a peek at some unexpected plants that are used to create fabric.
The Art of Light:
Stained Glass Art
Monday, April 25th 4:30pm-5:30pm
Judith Hiemer, stained glass artist and owner of Hiemer & Co Stained Glass Studios in Clifton explores the making of stained glass to detail and how it can beautify your home.
We also explore the making of the stained-glass window at the Clifton Arts Center.
American Vistas: From the Hudson River to Unchartered Territories
Thursday, May 26th 6:30-7:30pm
Robin Hoffman & Jodi Stiffelman from ArtScapades
focus on the Hudson River School paintings and explain the changes in art. The lives and works of three leading artists: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand and Frederic Edwin Church will be discussed.
During the closure of the Arts Center due to the pandemic, a virtual Speaker Series was created for the Clifton community. Archived recordings are available to view below!
A WALK THROUGH CLIFTON
Presenter: Sandra Giordano
Author, Sandra Giordano takes readers on a walk-through Clifton a City that generations of families call home. Book by Sandra Giordano: Clifton: Then & Now
RECYCLED INTO ART
Presenter: Herrat Sommerhoff
Sculpture artist, Herrat Sommerhoff explores how to create a beautiful sculptural artwork using discarded paper, cardboard, paint and glue.
CROCHET AS ART
Presenter: Mariel Vazquez
Mariel Vazquez explores acrylic yarn to detail how to crochet colorful blankets, which are both beautiful and meaningful.
A ROCKETRY MODEL GARDEN
Presenter: George Scarfo
Space Craft Hobbyist George Scarfo as he discusses the fascinating world of Space Exploration,, Rocketry
and Space Modeling.
Presenters: Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelm, ArtScapades
Robin and Jodi explore the Four Freedoms paintings based on a speech by President Roosevelt. His secretary Anne Oppermann shares personal stories and letters.
THE MAGIC OF GARY ERBE
Presenter: Gary Erbe
Author and artist, Gary Erbe explores the art of trompe l’oeil with his daughter Chantell Van Erbe discussing her paintings.
Book by Gary Erbe: Footprints: The Art & Life of GaryErbe
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