Friday, October 5, 2007

october art events in the garden state

there are wonderful smaller museums, galleries and artist studios to visit in the garden state. bypass the crowds of manhattan, spend no $$$, and catch some art on the other side of the hudson!

passaic county community college houses a super collection at its broadway and LRC galleries and in the historic hamilton club, including photographer george tice, ben shahn (see his mlk, jr lithograph from 1968) and paterson sculptor Gaetano Federici.

see tons of artists' work at the jersey city artists studio tour.

take a walking tour of historic paterson on 10/27 to learn about Fred Wesley Wentworth (p-town's leading architect from 1890 to 1944), which includes visiting over a dozen buildings downtown such as the paterson ymca where i work and the courthouse where i served as a judge's "chambermaid."

check out celeste rapone's ultra-realistic oil paintings and portraits at the lena di gangi gallery in totowa. celeste is a recent RISD grad. (see gimme gimme gimme painting)

in honor of emma "the red" goldman, see a documentary on anarchists sacco and vanzetti by film maker peter miller at the american labor museum in haledon on 10/19 and also see the museum's union t-shirt quilts exhibit, the shirts off our backs.

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