Art rocks on YouTube & in NJ

This month has been crazy!  And June is building up to be the same way.   This is outdoor festival season, especially in New Jersey!  Once the weather begins to warm up everyone is itching to get outdoors, and arts & music events are the way to go offering a wide variety of entertainment from local talent!  But this doesn’t mean the gallery exhibits stop!  Quite the opposite as many towns offer ART NIGHTS OUT  where many venues all keep their doors open late, usually on a Friday or Saturday night, for people to mill around and experience creativity in many locations at once.  I enjoy being a part of these types of events and here are just a few going on right now or coming up this weekend.  Oh, and a good friend of mine continues to merge music and art and has created a YouTube art video of my work so please check it out (below)…it’s only 3 minutes so won’t take a lot of your time.  Feel free to post feedback too!


My SOLO ART SHOW at RUTHIE’S CAFE on 70 Raritan Ave. in Highland Park, NJ has been extended until mid may so if you’re in the area, strop by to view the work and have a tasty, home made meal!  Pieces are selling so see it while you can!

Amsterdam Night 1 35mm photo

Amsterdam Night 1 35mm photo

Art, live bands, vendors, alternative crafts, vintage cars, booze & food all come together at the annual ROCK-A-BILLY ROADSHOW at Roxy & Dukes Club in Dunellen, NJ!!  This is one rockin’ event you don’t want to miss!  An all day affair with lots to offer and I’ll be vending so stop by & say hello!



And here’s how art rocks on YouTube:

Thanks to my talented friend for creating this unique video montage of me, my work and some friends!  Hope you’ll check it out!  Stay tuned because I’ll be doing 3-4 art exhibits in NJ in June, both gallery shows and public outdoor art fests…more to come about that next time!



August Art Adventures!

Can you believe the summer is 1/2 over already??  It’s going by way too fast but I did hear the weather guy say we’re in for unusually high temps into Oct. so we’ll have more outdoors time, although it is frightening evidence that global warming is in full effect.  Guess we have to enjoy life while we can yet respect it enough to preserve and repair our environment for our generation and those that follow.  OK, I’ll climb down from my soap box and talk art stuff with ya!

As you have seen from my posts I’ve been a busy art bee this summer doing a lot of fests and exhibits and it hasn’t stopped yet…in August I’m doing TWO, FREE EVENTS…both on the SAME DAY!  During the day on 8/6 I’ll be vending with my long-time friend Judy at the annual Hands of Change Pagan Picnic (a great event for all you environmentalists, nature-lovers, Wiccans/Pagans, spiritualists, etc.)  Here’s the scoop:

It’s that time of year again…the Hands of Change Pagan Picnic! Sat. 8/6/11, 11am-sundown, Johnson’s Park, Grove 4, New Brunswick, NJ.  I hope you’ll join me & Judy Ray (vending our art, jewelry, cards, t-shirts, leather-wares from, the Hands of Change Coven, & friends for this family-friendly, FREE event!  Artists & vendors, musicians, special guests, Tarot readers, ritual circles and more!  Just please bring food to share and bring yourself for this fun annual event.
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After the fun at the picnic, I’ll be selling my wares (original 1-of-a-kind jewelry, my T-shirts, and more) at the next ONE NIGHT,  FREE ART SHOW at The Court Tavern, an awesome, old-school rock-n-roll bar/club on Church St. in New Brunswick, NJ.  FREE FOOD TOO supplied by the artists and the wonderful curator, Maria!  Join us for a night of art, kick-ass music, good deals on booze and fun!   Many local artists will be represented.  See flyer below along with images of some of my jewelry & new T-shirt designs!  If you can’t make the events but are interested in ordering from me, I accept Paypal to so feel free to contact me for prices.  Shirts start at just $15 & necklaces at just $13-$30.

Stay cool, have fun and hope to see you at these events if you’re in the Central NJ area..if not, feel free to post comments!

Thanks for reading,