The Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association is planning a bus trip to the Whitney on Thursday, November 5th. The new Whitney Museum of American Art is now located in the meatpacking district. SPFAA members and non-members are welcome to spend the day at The Whitney.
The bus will leave Brookside Park at 9:00. Brookside Park is at 1255 Hetfield Ave., Scotch Plains. The cost for the bus trip is $25.00. Entry to The Whitney Museum is separate, and payable at the museum. Please mail checks for the bus fare to the Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association at P.O. Box 151, Fanwood, NJ, 07023 by October 29th. Do not mail the Museum entrance fee. At the door the admission cost is $22.00 for adults and $18.00 for Seniors and students. The bus will leave the museum at 3:30, returning to Brookside Park around 5:00.
The Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association is a group of fine artists, crafters, photographers and sculptors forming a social group to express and enjoy their talents. All are welcome who want to use their creative skills to share, appreciate and grow with others. A main goal of the Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association is the integration of the arts into daily life. We strive to achieve this through informative demonstrations, discussions and group trips. Please visit the SPFAA website at SPFAA.net or call Sandra Cerchio, President, at (908) 868-8909. Additional information about the group may be accessed by clicking here.
Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr. shows his support for our venerable organization this evening at an event in Kenilworth. Senator Kean, who grew up in and maintains his office in Westfield, is on the board of the New Jersey Council on the Arts. We look forward to staying in touch!
Senator Kean with WAA president Michael Endy and board member Sheilia Lenga
We are so pleased to have participated this afternoon in Roselle Park’s RP Loves Art! street festival. Located on several lovely, tree-lined, residential blocks of Chestnut Street, the attractions were local art, music, theater & dance groups, alongside local food vendors. The weather, for a change, cooperated.
Our own WAA board members Mary Ann Iannitto (pastel portraits) and Ginny Puskar (acrylic painting) created original art live at the event, and drew lots of attention. We also set up exhibit walls in the street to display the locally-focused artwork of several more WAA members.
Over the afternoon we met many new friends, had fun arguing about art & artists, enjoyed real food, and had our pictures taken many, many times.
Our set-up, mid-Chestnut St
Roselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson with Michael
Ginny Puskar demonstrates acrylic painting
Montclair Museum’s mobile kids’ elephant project
Councilmen Meola & Templeton visit our booth
Mary Ann Iannitto created pastel portraits
the Planet Dance dancers were awesome
…and the crowd was happy & large!
See you again next year, RP Loves Art; this year was great!
We have been receiving press for our participation in tomorrow’s Roselle Park Loves Art ! event (Saturday, September 19, 2015). ase bring up to five pieces of art to exhibit at our pop up gallery, even if you can only stay for a portion of the day. If you would like to do some paining on the streets or other demos, please bring along your materials and show the community your art in action.
We have a handful of WAA artists that will be joining us for the event to exhibit their work and do live painting, but we can certainly use more. Let’s show the surrounding communities that the Westfield Art Association truly supports the arts. We are looking to have a strong presence at this event. Ple
The art portion of the event runs from 2:30 until 6:00. We can use some help setting up and breaking down so please show up a bit early and/or leave a bit later if possible.
The Art Walk and WAA gallery will be held on Chestnut Street between Grant and Clay Avenues. Grant Ave will be open to traffic and we will be able to drive up Chestnut Street to unload your art ONLY UNTIL 2:00. Chestnut Street will be closed to traffic after 2:00. Parking is available in the parking lots of Robert Gordon Elementary School and Roselle Park Middle Schools. Please see the attached map for details.
We hope you can join us at this event tomorrow. It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the community and show your work.