What’s more, on Friday, September 19, 2014, the internationally acclaimed Women of the World, a Boston-based collective of women musicians from around the world, will present a special performance at the Hive’s Music Café beginning at 7 p.m. Hailing from Japan, India, Italy, Haiti, Mexico, and the United States, the core singers and their eclectic band will present original and traditional folk music in over 17 languages from across the globe.
These are just a few of the series of art shows and musical performances the non-profit organization, which brings after-school art, music, language arts, and cultural programs to youth and seniors in Chester, Mendham, Mt. Olive and surrounding areas, continues to host at its storefront location.
“All summer we have been so fortunate to not only offer a wonderful array of art and music classes and summer camp for our students, but also amazing art and music performances,”
The three artists in the art show include:
Painter and printmaker Linda Dujack creates whimsical wood constructions from antiques and interesting objects she finds in nature. Linda has received numerous awards for her work and is represented by The Kendall Gallery in Wellfleet, MA and New Century Artists Gallery in NYC. Her work is in corporate and private collections. Her studio is in the village of Mountainville, Tewksbury Twp., NJ.
Abstract expressionist painter Lisa Macchi draws from nature and our relationships to define contrasting depths of shapes, colors and space in mixed media collages on paper. She studied with renowned modernists Knox Martin and Peter Golfinopoulos. Her work is represented by New Century Artists Gallery in NYC, Riverside Studio in Pottersville, NJ, Connextions in Easton, PA, the Long Beach Island Arts Foundation in LBI, NJ, and the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ, as well as private collections. She recently opened her studio, Art Space, in Pottersville, NJ
Painter Beth O’Grady works with oil on canvass, incorporating charcoal, pastel and other materials. Her paintings powerfully energize any environment with lyrical expressions of line, shape and color. A graduate of Parsons School of Design in NYC, and a former award winning illustrator, Beth’s work has previously shown at Mama’s Grace Café in Chester, NJ, the Mountain Art Show in Bernardsville, NJ, and with the Lancaster Museum of Art in Lancaster, PA. Her studio is in Oldwick, NJ.
In addition to this Art Show, MCAW is currently offering a number of special classes and workshops at The Hive. Some of the monthly activities include Paint and Wine for adults; Open Mic Night; Music Café special performances;
For additional information on the Three Women – Three Perspective Art Show and the artists, Women of the World musicians, complete schedules and availability, other Hive Happenings, and to register for any upcoming classes and events, please visit www.mcartsworkshop.com. Registration for its fall classes in the Chester, Mendham and Mt. Olive schools as well as The Hive is now open and available online.
MCAW is continually seeking financial support to continue its operations at The Hive and programs such as the successful annual Haunted Halloween Workshop coming up in October, Art in Public Spaces, Open Mic Night, Guest Art Displays and Lecture Series, Seniors Art Program, Writing Workshops, and its Home for the Arts building. Tax deductible donations can be made through www.mcartsworkshop.com. For additional information or to learn more on how you can help, please contact Director Jane Shatz at (908)531-8433.
About the Morris County Arts Workshop
Founded in 2003 by Jane Shatz, a Juilliard School of Music dance alumna and Chester resident, the Morris County Arts Workshop (MCAW) is a non-profit group created to nurture and promote the love for the arts in children of all ages. The program is community based and offers a wide variety of classes from musical instrument lessons to voice to painting to yoga to language and martial arts. Classes are currently held in Chester and Mendham public schools as well as The Hive in the Chester Springs Shopping Center on Route 206 in Chester, NJ. There are two sessions per year which culminate with a special Showcase performance and art display in the fall and spring. In addition, MCAW runs five weeks of summer camp for pre-kindergarten to age 15. For additional information and class schedules, please visit www.mcartsworkshop.com.