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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm
Watercolor Show : 2018
June 9th - 29th
Opening Reception : June 10th, 2-5pm

The first watercolor classes for adults began In 2002 and they have been going strong since then. This year 25 talented watercolor artists, students of these classes, will showcase their work for the month of June.

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Deadline : June 30th
Show : July 9th -29th

Gallery 1978 celebrates our Friends each year with an exhibit highlighting the diverse talent of our supporters

Last year there were 44 artists represented on the walls and pedestals and several hundred guests passing thru the gallery during the show's run.

Join us this year!

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July 4th Community Art Project
July 4th 2018

"A metaphor for now and a wish on a star for the future" - bjk

Stars are the image!

Using a Star & red, white and blue - make a pixel

Do what you want.
Choose your own technique, style and medium, but please stick to the colors red, white & blue. 

Using the backstop and freestanding structures, we will mount your stars creating a large scale spectacle.


For more info contact bjohnk1@gmail.com


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Event Demo : The Transformations of Fire and Earth

Often an exhibition will have demonstrations, free workshops, poetry readings or discussion groups, along with a reception for you to Meet the Artists. This video shows the demo at Transformations of Fire and Earth

Check here often for special exhibition events.