THE WEST ORANGE ARTS COUNCIL

Our mission is to cultivate, inspire and support the arts within our community.

Upcoming events

    • 3 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • West Orange Arts Center

     

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • WOAC


    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • West Orange Arts Center

    West Orange Arts Council Presents Enrique Zaldivar's "A Place in the World"

    WEST ORANGE, N.J. - The West Orange Arts Council will present Enrique Zaldivar's "A Place in the World"  from June 5 to June 29, at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road, West Orange, New Jersey. The artist's reception will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.

    "A Place in the World" is about the landscape, which is one of Zaldivar's recurrent themes in recent years. His art is characterized by a uniquely inquisitive look at the world that surrounds him, as well as a drive to recreate and show its wide range of situations. Acrylic, watercolor, drawing, collage, art print and photography are the mediums Zaldivar embraces.  His works consist of a conscious use of complementary colors to create harmony and balance. The vibrancy of the color mix illuminates the canvases.

    Despite its familiarity as a subject, landscape painting to him represents a metaphor of life itself.   "In a symbolic sense, we are like a landscape; a common and simple scene that in turn holds great significance," states Zaldivar. "Every time I paint a landscape, I delve into the idea of finding purpose in the cyclic, repetitive, routine and banal.  Does it make sense to continue revisiting the familiar landscape? I say yes."

    Enrique Zaldivar is a Cuban painter and draftsman who currently lives in New Jersey. He graduated from the Professional Academy of Fine Arts El Alba in Holguin, Cuba and has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the world. His works appear in private collections, institutions and corporations throughout the U.S., and in Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Peru, Italy, France and Spain.

    Zaldivar has also published several books;  Infinite Line and Pen and Ink Sketch Collection, are two of his most recent. They are visual delights, with influences of comic and illustration art with a great mastery of the line and the principles of graphic art.

    This is the fourth in a series of Latino artist exhibitions this year at the West Orange Arts Center.  The exhibit will be on display until Saturday, June 29. Gallery hours are Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

    For more information about the artist, visit his website, http://www.enriquezaldivar.com

    This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

    The West Orange Arts Council was established in 1998 to cultivate, inspire and support the arts in West Orange. Area artists and community leaders remain at the core of this all-volunteer organization that operates the West Orange Arts Center gallery and gift shop at 551 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ.  "Welcome to the West Orange Arts Center!" is this year’s exciting year-long celebration of the arts, representing various artists, workshops, exhibits, and activities to enhance the lives of the residents of West Orange and neighboring communities.                       

    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 20
    Register

    As a supplement to our first workshop, ‘Intro to Social Media Marketing Part 2’ will hone in on particular areas of scheduling your posts and creating content.

    There’s no need to be on your phone posting everyday. Utilizing external platforms you can schedule your posts out for weeks. We will also discuss the art of creating winning content that attracts your target audience. Looking forward to a fun filled, informative session. 


    • 1 Jul 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

     

    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • WOAC


    • 14 Aug 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • WOAC


    • 12 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • WOAC


    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 551 Valley Road
    Register

    Please note:  Each participating artist must also sign up to gallery sit at least once during the run of the exhibit


    • 10 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • WOAC


    • 7 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


    • 5 Dec 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • WOAC


Past events

19 May 2019 CANCELED - Life Drawing Brunch Club -CANCELED
18 May 2019 Collage Making Workshop
18 May 2019 BRING YOUR OWN EASEL (B.Y.O.E.) TO WEST ORANGE TOWN HALL
11 May 2019 Carlos Mateu Exhibit Reception
7 May 2019 WOAC Board Meeting
4 May 2019 Mother's Day Gift Boutique
2 May 2019 PowerNet Business Networking Reception
2 May 2019 Carlos Mateu Exhibit Install
29 Apr 2019 Rosario D'Rivera Exhibit Strike
11 Apr 2019 WOAC Board Meeting
4 Apr 2019 Rosario D'Rivera's ‘INTROSPECTION’
30 Mar 2019 Rosario D'Rivera Exhibit Install
23 Mar 2019 Intro to Social Media Marketing
19 Mar 2019 Frida Kahlo: Dreams, Demons, and Devotion
7 Mar 2019 WOAC Board Meeting
23 Feb 2019 WOHS Student AP Art Exhibition
16 Feb 2019 Workshop Lisa Williams
7 Feb 2019 WOAC Board Meeting
21 Jan 2019 A Day of Artful Remembrance - Collage & Book Making Workshop
13 Jan 2019 Alberto Hernandez: The Man And His Art
10 Jan 2019 WOAC Board Meeting
8 Jan 2019 Private Event
5 Jan 2019 Alberto Hernandez: The Man And His Art
20 Dec 2018 WOAC Board Meeting
15 Dec 2018 2018 Annual Holiday Boutique
1 Dec 2018 Nora's Lollipop Book Signing By Dr. Kimberly Rowland
17 Nov 2018 WOAC Small Works Artist's Reception
15 Nov 2018 WOAC Board Meeting
9 Nov 2018 Hollywood Fundraiser Anniversary Party
3 Nov 2018 2018 WOAC Small Works Members Show
2 Nov 2018 Cypher & Sound - SPIRIT
14 Oct 2018 Haiti en Couleur Exhibit Hours
11 Oct 2018 Haiti en Couleur Exhibit Hours
6 Oct 2018 Haiti en Couleur
28 Sep 2018 Cypher and Sound -HUMAN
23 Sep 2018 Abstract Expressionist Gloria Jerome Torrice
15 Sep 2018 Pop Up Artist Exhibit - Art for A Cause
8 Sep 2018 Upcycle, Recycle, Go Green Workshop
29 Aug 2018 Monoprint Workshop
23 Aug 2018 Paper Making Workshop
22 Aug 2018 Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop
15 Aug 2018 Creative Connection - Artist Critique Group
15 Aug 2018 Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop
15 Aug 2018 Book Arts & Beyond
11 Aug 2018 Book Arts & Beyond
25 Jul 2018 Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop
14 Jul 2018 Nuno Felt Scarf Workshop
24 Jun 2018 Paint & Sip Closing Paint Party
23 Jun 2018 Free Scarf Draping Demonstration
22 Jun 2018 Private Event Booking
6 Jun 2018 Pop-Up Reception! Meet the Artists
30 May 2018 Cypher and Sound for Emerging Artists
12 May 2018 Marafanyi hosts Master Drummer M'Bemba Bangoura!
9 May 2018 Luna Booking
5 May 2018 Mother's Day Weekend Boutique - Vendor Registration
21 Apr 2018 Event Space Booking
8 Apr 2018 Art from the Heart
7 Apr 2018 Art From the Heart- Call for Artists
25 Mar 2018 Private Event 2-6 in back room
24 Mar 2018 Altered Book workshop
15 Mar 2018 WOAC Board Meeting
14 Mar 2018 WO Community Meeting
10 Mar 2018 Vision board workshop
4 Mar 2018 WOHS AP Art Student Art Exhibit Hours
3 Mar 2018 WOHS Opening Reception (time TBA)
24 Feb 2018 WOHS AP Student Show
3 Feb 2018 Josie's Fiber Scarf class
14 Jan 2018 Invasion & Mind's Eye
13 Jan 2018 Invasion + Mind's Eye (Suss/Black-Lemon) Exhibit Opening
11 Jan 2018 Free Portrait Night & Networking Event (Powernet)
7 Jan 2018 2018 West Orange Classic Film Festival
21 Dec 2017 WOAC General Meeting
20 Dec 2017 WO Film Committee Meeting
2 Dec 2017 The 2017 WOAC Annual Holiday Boutique
25 Nov 2017 WOAC Closed for Cleaning
18 Nov 2017 Private booking
4 Nov 2017 WOAC Open
22 Oct 2017 WOAC Open
21 Oct 2017 WOAC Open
21 Oct 2017 WOAC Small Works Show
20 Oct 2017 WOAC "Masquerade Party" FUNdraiser
15 Oct 2017 Call for Artists-WOAC Small Works 2017
10 Oct 2017 Private Exhibit Viewing Party (Lisa)
9 Oct 2017 Private Booking
5 Oct 2017 Masquerade Planning Meeting
15 Sep 2017 Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Exhibition
14 Sep 2017 WOAC Meeting-open to all
9 Sep 2017 Accepting work for Hispanic Exhibit
6 Sep 2017 Film Festival Meeting
6 Sep 2017 Wall spackling
2 Sep 2017 Art Center closed labor day weekend
26 Aug 2017 FREE iPadology Demo
23 Aug 2017 NJ Guinea Drum Workshop w/ FASSA Dioubaté!
19 Aug 2017 iPadology workshop
16 Aug 2017 Cuba Si - Globalinkages First Cuba Journey
15 Aug 2017 West Orange Community Coloring Book
8 Aug 2017 Essex Rising
5 Aug 2017 Call for Artists
12 Jul 2017 Ipadology Opening
12 Jul 2017 iPadology Gallery Event
9 Jul 2017 Private Space Rental
8 Jul 2017 Explorations in Wax
24 Jun 2017 Essex Rising Youth discussion and service group
24 Jun 2017 Artist Reception & Discussion Drop In
17 Jun 2017 June Pop-Up Show #2
10 Jun 2017 Pop-Up Exhibit Reception
3 Jun 2017 June Pop Up Exhibit
3 Jun 2017 Pop-Up Exhibit #1
16 May 2017 A Class with a Glass -Pastel photo painting
30 Apr 2017 The Friends of the West Orange Library Gala
29 Apr 2017 3 Women 3 Perspectives
23 Apr 2017 Paint n Sip for Autism Awareness
1 Apr 2017 Art workshop Monkeybreadlife Art and Snacks
31 Mar 2017 Opening: W.O.H.S. AP Student Artist Exhibit
25 Mar 2017 BardBeatz art of the Word - Poetry Slam
18 Mar 2017 Josie's Workshop
12 Mar 2017 Ran (1985)
5 Mar 2017 High Noon (1952)
4 Mar 2017 WOHS AP STUDENT ART EXHIBIT
26 Feb 2017 Gilda (1946)
19 Feb 2017 Black Maria Film Festival
11 Feb 2017 Pop In and Make Art - All are welcome
5 Feb 2017 Hold That Ghost (1941
4 Feb 2017 Let your voice be heard!
29 Jan 2017 The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
22 Jan 2017 Network (1976) Sidney Lumet
19 Jan 2017 Business Boot camp with Gayle Mahoney
15 Jan 2017 WO Classic Film Society
14 Jan 2017 The WAE Center Exhibition
3 Dec 2016 Holiday Boutique & Small Works Exhibit & Sale
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