October 19, 2023, to December 10, 2023
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Opening Reception and Award
October 19, 2023, 6pm – 9pm
An interactive Movement and Sound Exploration
November 9, 2023, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Guided by Lara Gonzalez, Performing & Teaching Artist. In response to exhibition artwork, this experiential performance will invite the audience to…Consider, how does the art make your feel? Can you connect that feeling to movement and sound?
Attendees are invited to participate, observe or both.
Ekphrastic Poetry Reading
November 19, 2023, 2pm – 4pm
Back by popular demand! Come witness the power of ekphrastic poetry at Heidi Gallery at JSDD. Ekphrastic poems are written in response to a piece of visual art. The results are often exciting and unexpected.
To that end, local poets will read poems they have written based on the dynamic work/s of art they have chosen from The WAE Open, an Annual Juried Exhibit. Hosted by Marcia LeBeau, founder of The Write Space in Orange, NJ.
Theresa Burns, Jung Hae Chae, Lebra Chase, Marcia LeBeau, Mary Tautin Moloney, Jennifer Poteet, Carole Stone, Tamara Zbrizher
Artists’ Tour & Closing Reception
Sunday, December 10th from 2-4pm
JUROR: Jesse Bandler Firestone is a curator and lecturer of contemporary art. He is currently the Curator and Exhibition Coordinator at Montclair State University. Previously, he was Assistant Curator at Wave Hill, a garden and cultural center in The Bronx, and Curatorial and Production Assistant at The Shed, a nonprofit dedicated to art and ideas across all forms of creativity. Jesse has lectured at Pratt and Harvard University and has organized exhibitions at various institutions and project spaces across the United States.
Annette Kushen, Antonia Formosa, Ashley Ortiz-Tovar, Bob Barnett, Brad Terhune, Darren Fabia, David Schmuckler, Debrah Block Krol, Emily Tironi, Erika Hewston, Esther Tanahashi, Eve Han, Frank Brindley, Hadieh Afshani, Ida Picker, Jodi Oster, Judy Gould, Katharine Philip, Kimberly Kassnove, Kristen Iannuzzelli, Neena Shah, Oranit Solomanov, Pam Cooper, Pamela Moore, Porl Gordon, Sue Barr, Terri Binder, Toni Paolillo, Virginia Carroll, Yigsy Magaly.