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A fotojournal about LIVING in Newark USA, New Jersey's largest and most cultured city, by the author of the foto-essay website RESURGENCE CITY: Newark USA.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Opening Art Reception at cWOW Friday; Free Museums Saturday and Sunday

cWOW Opening. I got this announcement by email today. I have edited out some obvious (if unforgivable) errors, such as a comma before a parenthetical (three times!), and corrected other errors in brackets. Please, cWOW, get somebody to proofread your mailings before you send them to hundreds, or thousands, of recipients.
City Without Walls
METRO 29 Show
November 30, 2012 - February 16, 2013

Join us Tomorrow[,] Friday[,] November 30, 2012[,] 6-9 PM for the opening reception of METRO 29, City Without Walls' (cWOW['s]) twenty-ninth annual juried traveling exhibition featuring small works by artists from the entire metro region.

METRO 29 was juried by Jared Ash (Curator, Newark Public Library Special Collections) [Rocío] Aranda-Alvarado (Curator, El Museo del Barrio) and Law[ ]rence Cappiello (Executive Director, Arts Guild New Jersey). Works in all media are under 13  inches in all dimensions. METRO 29 travels throughout the State of New Jersey and New York for the subsequent twelve months.

Artists Include: Aliza Augustine | Frank Augustine | Francesca Azzara | Dennis Barna | Patricia Bender | Jo Bradney | Lisa Conrad | Liz Demaree | Dominique Duroseau | Lauren Ennist | Eva Fazzari | Maggie Fehr | Elieen Ferara | Danielle Franlanthal | Frank Gavere | Ellen Glynn | Malik Hardaway-Whitaker | Victoria Hawkes | Rick Hoffman | Adam Richard Nelson Hughes | Eliana Iturbe | Sam Katehis | Ji Yong Kim | Abby Levine | Ted Lind | Joanne Lobotsky | Vanessa Lucas | Marco Munoz Jaramillo | William Oliwa | David Oquendo | Patricia Ritchie | Gregg Rosen | Rocco Scary | David Shaughnessy | Belmira Silva | Stephanie Sutton | Shira Toren | Claudia Waters | James Wilson | Randi Wolfman | April Zanne Johnson | Sue Zwick |

cWOW is free and open to the public Wed-Sat 12-6pm.
cWOW exhibitions ordinarily involve much larger artworks, such as here, from the opening reception for the "Knot Your Ordinary Knit" show this past March.

BofA's "Museums on Us" Weekend. This weekend being the first Saturday and Sunday of the month, each Bank of America debit and credit cardholder can (with foto ID) gain free admission to over 150 museums across the country. The participating institutions in Newark are the Newark Museum (both days) and Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art (Saturday only). NuMu's annual "Christmas in the Ballantine House" exhibit is now on view, and is well worth seeing (esp. when it's free). Newark residents can always get into the Newark Museum for free. Not so our suburbanites, so this would be a good time for them to save $10 per BofA cardholder (or $6 if a senior, student, or, now, veteran).
There are three other participating institutions in the "Museums on Us" program in this area (on our side, the right side of the Hudson — literally: "The descriptive terms 'right bank' and 'left bank' are relative to an observer looking downstream, in which the right bank is to the observer's right, and vice versa. A famous example of this is the naming of the two sides of the river Seine in Paris."). In Jersey City, is the Liberty Science Center, which I think is primarily intended for children. In Montclair, is the elegant Montclair Art Museum ("MAM"), which presently features special exhibitions by Saya Woolfalk, who has worked and exhibited in Newark, and world-renowned artist Georgia O'Keeffe. And in Morristown, is the Morris Museum. If you can get there Sunday at 2pm, you can see a demonstration of its sensational, world-class collection of "Musical Machines & Living Dolls: Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection".

If you can't get to everything this Saturday and Sunday, MAM is free on December 7th in its regular "First Fridays" event ("free admission to the public every first Friday of the month during our regular hours of noon to 5 p.m."). Indeed, MAM has expanded that to Free First Thursday Nites! My friend Jerry, who is now living in Manhattan after staying with me in Vailsburg for a while, is thinking of joining me on the first Sunday of January in a trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum by train (he loves trains even more than I do), when I can get in free thru "Museums on Us" and he can get in on PAM's "First Sundays" program when anyone can offer anything they like. I suspect I know how much Jerry will offer.

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