Jewelers Studio Guild Show and Sale

img_1474May 6,2017, Saturday from 10am to 5pm

Ogden Memorial Church 

286 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928

Free Admission…10% to Interfaith Food Pantry

A  juried show of hand crafted silver jewelry with semi-precious stones, hand thrown pottery, water colors , oil painting, lamp work glass beads and more.  The pieces are one-of -a -kind, original works sold by the creating artists.  Great gifts for Mother’s Day!

Growing in the Garden Spring Sessions

grow_in_the_gard_08s_slf-1484232502-8469Macculloch Hall Historical MuseumPreschool program holds sessions from February through June

A year-round hands-on art program for 3 to 5 year olds and their caregivers, this program includes a story, a visit to MHHM’s gardens, and an art project. During inclement weather the program meets inside. 1:15-2pm and 3:45-4:30pm. Pre-registration required. Museum Members $8 per pair (child/adult); Non-members $12 per pair

To register for this program please contact Cynthia Winslow at cwinslow@maccullochhall.org

For more information visit http://www.maccullochhall.org

Walk the TRAINon Jan. 28th

600_457280787-1483648179-3742Walk the annual 14-Mile x-community walk from Morristown to Maplewood. All walkers and walking groups invited.

Follow the train. Start getting in walking shape for 2017. Here’s a walk that follows along the Morris & Essex train line route through some of the nicest and oldest communities in New Jersey. This walk is FREE and open to everyone. Continue reading

Morris Arts’ Ehlers & Coladarci Scholarships

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Morris Arts is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors who have exhibited artistic excellence in dance, drama, music, or visual arts and plan to pursue post-secondary studies at an accredited institution or acknowledged arts school or fine arts program. The Elaine Ehlers Arts Scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, and The Eugenie Coladarci Arts Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, were created to recognize artistic excellence, encourage the artists of the future, and to celebrate the value of the arts to the human experience.

Morris County high school seniors graduating in June 2017 who are currently attending public, private, or parochial school in New Jersey are eligible. Applicants must (a) be Morris County residents, (b) plan to pursue post-secondary studies at an accredited institution or acknowledged arts school or fine arts program, and (c) have demonstrated artistic excellence in any one of four (4) arts disciplines: dance, drama, music, or visual arts.

The Elaine Ehlers Arts Scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of Elaine Ehlers (1953-2001), a health-care administrator by profession, who had a voracious appetite for all things artistic and musical.  She derived intellectual and emotional sustenance from the arts and supported programs at many museums and musical institutions.  By establishing this scholarship, an enduring legacy has been created to reward those who possess artistic talent and who plan to further their arts education. Former Ehlers winners include pianist Daniel Shleyenkov; pianist and flutist Joshua Min; harpist, Ashley Jackson; singer/composer/lyricist/pianist, arranger/community musical organizer Deborah Neigher; jazz guitarist Alex Wintz;singer/composer Tom Barth;  visual artist Marissa Rich;  pianist Yuqing Meng;ballroom/Latin dancer Daniel Knapp; ballet-modern dancer/ choreographerMadelyn Eltringham; trumpeter Joseph Soriano; actor Rachel Moss, percussionistNeal McNulty,  percussionist Reed Puleo and, most recently, composer Zachary Catron. Continue reading

First Night® Morris County celebrates its 25th anniversary – bigger and better than ever!

2016-12-21_10-31-52December 31, 2016 marks the 25th Anniversary of New Jersey’s biggest and brightest First Night, a New Year’s Eve family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts – with nearly 200 artists, over 85 events in 26+ venues – representing dance, theatre, music, world cultures, visual arts and children’s events.

For the last quarter century, Morris Arts has served as First Night Morris’ artistic programmer, securing topflight talents who attract thousands of people from throughout the state and beyond.  More than half of the program features new artists (or artists returning after several years), many of whom have performed at top venues (the White House, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Ringling Brothers, Madison Square Garden), won international recognition, performed on national radio/TV, in major films and/or collaborated with superstars of performing arts.

On that night, for a remarkably affordable price ($17.50-$25!), one can experience everything from Broadway stars to a comedy dog circus!

Three visual arts exhibits (displaying over 300 artworks) and two sets of fireworks top off that magical evening known as First Night® Morris County. To check out the full lineup of artists, visit: www.firstnightmorris.com.

Glowing Menorah, Choir, Light show to celebrate Chanukah on the Green

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A giant Menorah, music, jelly doughnuts and a fire and light show are planned.

The Rabbinical College of America, and its affiliate, Chabad Young Professionals of Morristown will ignite a public 14 foot menorah erected at the Morristown Green, followed by a community-wide celebration on the Fifth night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 28th at 5:30pm.