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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm
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1978 Maplewood Arts Center is a community space dedicated to the arts. The Center offers classes and workshops, art shows, film programs and live performances and provides a forum for artists to work, exhibit and interact.

Artist in Residence Weekend

February 11th & 12th @ 3pm

On Saturday, join last years Artist in Residence, Cuban artist Juan Antonio Picasso as he reflects on his visit to Maplewood and shares his thoughts on the New York Art scene.

On Sunday you can also meet this year's artist, Lula Mae Blocton. Both artists will discuss the historical and cultural heritage references embedded in their artwork.


Persistence of Past and Present
reflected in patterns, colors and light

January 28th - March12th
Artist Reception : February 5th 2-6pm

Join us to celebrate Black History Month with Lula Mae Blocton's colorful layered abstracts. "The inclusion of black and white and the use of rainbow colors cover many symbolic race and human rights issues"
Visit with Cuban artist Juan Antonio Picasso
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
@ 3pm

Catch up with with 2016 Artist In Residence Juan Antonio Picasso, and discuss his reflections on his visit last year.
Artist in Residence Discussion
Sunday, February 12th, 2017 @3pm
A discussion between Gallery 1978 featured artist, Lula Mae Blocton and Cuban artist, Juan Antonio Picasso.
Adult Watercolor
Monday or Friday, 10-11:30am
Everyone can paint. Enjoy a relax morning in a gallery setting learning watercolor with popular instructor Evelyn Graves. All levels are welcome to this ongoing class.