January Events at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

SUMMIT — The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey offers several opportunities to create, learn about, and view art this month. The Winter Semester of studio art classes begins on Monday, Jan. 10. Space is still available for some courses for children, teens, and adults. Visit www.artcenternj.org for more information.

The popular Thursday Evening Salon Series returns on Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. with “Big & Small: Issues of Scale and Art,” presented by Dan Bischoff, an art reviewer for the Star-Ledger. The second program in the series—“The Metaphysical & the Mundane: Art & Commerce in American Photography,” presented by Paul Sternberger, professor of art history at Rutgers University– will be held on Jan. 27. Salon Series events are free to the public, but reservations are required. Call 1-908- 273-9121 to reserve a seat.


Three new exhibitions open on Friday, Jan. 14:

  • 25th Annual International Juried Show, presenting artwork in all media from artists residing in the United States and around the globe. Joan Young, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, is this year’s juror;
  • Lisette Bedoya: Ceramics, featuring the artist’s recent pottery and sculptural works; and
  • Painting Students of Raul Villarreal, showcasing works rendered in acrylic and oil.

The opening reception on Jan. 14 is from 6-8 p.m. and free of charge; the three exhibitions run through March 18. Regular gallery hours are: Monday –Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and weekends 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Suggested donation: $5 adults; $3 kids/seniors. The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is located at 68 Elm Street in Summit.

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