June Blooms with Art; free events

Are you looking for something different, creative and FREE to do this month in NJ??  If so, have I got the events for you!  And even if you’re not in the Jersey area, I’d like to share some photos with you from the most recent art opening I attended and have work in!  Not quite as good as being there but close…

The “Friends & Neighbors” group exhibition focuses on a wide variety of artwork created by artists living in the South Orange, NJ and surrounding areas.  It opened this past Sunday, June 1, and runs until June 21 so there’s still time to catch this eclectic show at PIERRO GALLERY in the Baird Center located in a beautiful, old mansion-style building next to a huge park!  I’m proud to have two of my “X-RAYted” digital photo collages in this show.  Here’s a few photos for you…

Friends and Neighbors art opening.  June 1, 2014

Friends and Neighbors art opening. June 1, 2014

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Next up, in it’s 12th year, the Annual Outdoor Art Fest in East Brunswick, NJ!  A FREE event for the whole family in a beautiful park setting, centered around  Municipal Pond.   Come out and see art and fine crafts by many NJ artists and crafters.  Plus food and beverages available as well as a farmer’s market!  Saturday, June 7, 10am-4pm (rain date June 8, but the weather for Sat. is supposed to be great!).   I’ll have a booth with my photography, t-shirts, greeting cards and jewelry!   Here’s the flyer with details…

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And then, art blooms at the “IN BLOOM” invitational art exhibition at the Barron Arts Center in downtown Woodbridge, NJ!  Join me and many talented, local artists for the opening reception (free, of course) for this colorful, summer-inspired show!  Tuesday, June 17, 7pm-9pm.

InBloomBarronArtsFlyerJune2014

InBloomBarronArtsFlyerJune2014

 

Last but definitely not least, I’ll have a booth at the GIRALDA ARTS & MUSIC FEST in Morristown, NJ on Sunday, June 22.  This  is a BIG outdoor fest sponsored by Morris Arts, starting mid afternoon and going into the evening with the NJ Symphony Orchestra, artists, crafters, food, bands and much more!  A MUST DO for summer!  Here’s more info….(NOTE: this is the only event listed here that is NOT free….prices posted on flyer….but well worth it for all you get from this amazing event & concert!!)

Giralda Fest June2014

Giralda Fest June2014

So, is that enough cool stuff  for ya to do??  😉  Support the arts and come on out to these awesome events!  See you there!

What’s up with me?

Hope you all had a happy Memorial Day Weekend, for those of you in the US, but for most of us, we seem to get busier in the summertime as there are more events to choose from & attend.  So, what’s up with me over the next month?  Here you go… a synopsis of all the cool art events that I have work in through June… and a few links to some great art videos and interviews in case you missed them before…

FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Group Show at Pierro Gallery,
Baird Center, 5 Mead St., So. Orange, NJ, 07079

Opening reception Sun. June 1, 2pm-4pm. 
I’ll have two of my x-ray digital photo collages in this show.
Exhibition runs through June 21, 2014.

 

Friends & Neighbors Flyer June2014

Friends & Neighbors Flyer June2014

I’LL HAVE A BOOTH AT THE 12th ANNUAL EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ OUTDOOR ARTS FEST, SAT. JUNE 7th (rain date the 8th), MUNICIPAL POND, 10am-4pm, FREE FAMILY EVENT!!

 

EBruns Art Award June2011

E. Bruns. Art Award, 1st Prize, June2011

In Bloom: Flowers & Gardens in Art, Group Exhibit, Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, NJ, 07095  
Opening Reception, Tues., June 17, 7pm-9pm.
Show runs June 7-22.  I have 3 pieces in this exhibit.

 

BrainFlower (c)Lauren Curtis Sept.2012 Digital Photo Collage

Brain Flower (c)Lauren Curtis Sept.2012
Digital Photo Collage

Immigration, Group Exhibit, Nails in the Wall Gallery, 17 Oak Ave., Metuchen, NJ. Opening to be announced.  Show runs thru May 31, 2014.

Old School, Transformations Gallery in The Old Franklin Schoolhouse, 491 Middlesex Ave. (Rt.27 N.), Metuchen, NJ.  Opening reception Sat. March 15, 7pm-9pm.Runs thru July 7, 2014.

Palette, Group Exhibition, Gallery U, Westfield, NJ, Opening Reception Thurs. May 1, 2014, 6pm-8pm, show runs thru May.

New Jersey’s Natural Wonders, Group Show, So. Brunswick, NJ Municipal Gallery, Monmouth Jct., NJ.  Opening Reception Fri. 4/11/14, 6:30pm-8pm.. Show runs thru
July 1, 2014.

MORE NEWS:
With the warmer weather comes outdoor art events & I’ll be participating in many throughout NJ!  To keep up to date, please sign up for my monthly art e-newsletter!  Just go to my CONTACT page on  http://laurencurtisart.weebly.com to sign up.  Thank you!

Short YouTube video about my 2014 solo art exhibit in Highland Park, NJ: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=2P1h9bgu9kw&app=desktop
Cool ART VIDEO my friend created for me on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGX8TmzieS8
Radio artist interview with Susun Weed for Wise Woman Radio:
http://wisewomanmentor.com/wise-woman-radio?mode=PostView&bmi=1396342