Press Releases

  • May 31st, 2016 - Artwork from Wae Center “Identity/ Personality Project”on View at Rutgers NJ Medical School Annual Collaborative Exhibition

    JSDD’s Wae Center is pleased to announce that works of art from its 2016 “Identity and Personality Project” are featured prominently in the Rutgers NJ Medical School Annual Collaborative Art Exhibition. This show remains through August 2016.

  • September 18th, 2014 - Press Release
    The Wae Center is pleased to announce that several works of art from its Chairs of Inclusion project ( are now on exhibit at the Rutgers NJMS Fall Arts Festival at the Rutgers NJ Medical School first floor gallery, 185 South Orange Ave, Newark, NJ. The exhibit features two of Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern’s “Dialogue of Four Chairs” paintings along with Yvette Lucas’ “Care Chair” in a glass showcase. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm and the Arts Festival opening reception is Thursday, October 16, 4-6pm.
  • October 20th, 2013 - Press Release
    “Art of Sense and Soul” performance brings Near East dance, music and myth to life at West Orange JCC.
  • February 5th, 2013 - Press Release
    Wae Center artwork is a visible component in Shabbat Shalem observances at eight Metrowest organizations and synagogues. Shabbat Shalem is celebrated nationally during Jewish Disability Awareness Month each February.
  • February 4th, 2013 - Press Release
    What is it like to visit an art museum or gallery if you cannot see? WAE Center member artists are learning what that is like through a class called “Seeing Beyond Our Limitations.”
  • November 1st, 2012 - Press Release
    Art “Outsider” Andrew Edlin, featured speaker at the opening of JSDD Wae Center Art Exhibit in West Orange.
  • September 12th, 2012 - Press Release
    Wae Center launches 7th season of its Global Beat Series with “Folklore and Fantasy,” a performance of dance, music and myth from the Near East by Mosaic Dance Theater Company.
  • March 1st, 2012 - Press Release
    JSDD's "WAE Beyond" Film Festival highlights work by and about people with disabilities.
  • January 10th, 2012 - Press Release
    NJ artists from JSDD’S Wae Center achieve international exposure at New York’s 20th Annual Outsider Art Fair
  • December 8th, 2011 - Press Release
    JSDD’s Wae Center wrapped up its 2011 Global Beat Series on December 8 with a lively Latin rhythm performance by Los Ciegos del Barrio, combined with a silent auction featuring a large selection of WAE Center artists’ original art work.
  • October 6th, 2011 - Press Release
    Drumming Up a Big Sound: Japanese Taiko Drumming takes center stage in Verona
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