THE WEST ORANGE ARTS COUNCIL

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

Upcoming events

    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • West Orange Arts Center

    West Orange Arts Council presents
    "Outlander Inspired"
    The Story, The Characters, The Light
    By Heidi Sussman 

    January 18, 2020 through February 1, 2020
    West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052

    Outlander Premiere Party & Artist Reception:
    Sat., Jan. 25, 2020 
    (Snow date 2/1/20)  5pm-8pm

    "Outlander Inspired" is an exhibit by artist/photographer and Outlander fan Heidi Sussman. The work showcases images captured via cell phone and manipulated to create digital illustrations and one-of-a-kind mixed media art.  They tell a visual story of the time traveling 20th-century Claire Fraser and her 18th-century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser, main characters from the popular TV drama, Outlander, inspired by author Diana Gabaldon's novels.

    Sussman, a West Orange artist and former WOAC Chairwoman, discovered Outlander a little over a year ago and while watching, was inspired to explore the many dimensions of the characters.  In a darkened room she photographed the action with her cell phone and  then altered the images employing several of her signature image transfer, photo encaustic and digital illustration techniques. 

    "As a photographer I am intrigued with how the world, real or imaginary, is lit," says Sussman. "Light becomes its own character whether viewing art as a flat, two dimensional piece, or in motion as in TV or film. The lighting in Outlander is truly spectacular."

    As a teaching artist Sussman offers workshops in the various processes she uses to create her art. She is on the faculty of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit , and has most recently been invited to present three of her innovative arts workshops this summer at Art Makers Denver. Her local art studio is located in Manufacturers Village, in East Orange.

    "I was impressed with Heidi's work and with her unusual way of producing it through active and engaged, rather than passive TV viewing," says WOAC chair Patricia Mitrano. "Whether you are an art lover or an Outlander fan, the intent of this exhibit is to appeal to a diverse audience, to demonstrate diverse techniques and to bring new visitors to our community art gallery."

    All are encouraged to  join in the festivities of the world of Outlander and of the West Orange Arts Center. Gallery hours are 90 minutes prior to Luna Stage performances and by appointment.

    For more information visit www.heidisussman.com and www.woarts.org

    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.                       

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    • 29 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 551 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ

    2020 Kickoff Event at WOAC
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020    6pm-9pm

    PowerNet, a local networking organization, is WOAC's newest corporate member/sponsor. PowerNet has invited the WOAC community to this casual, no-pressure event. 

    No charge, no agenda, no speakers ----- just enjoy food, drink, music, and conversation.

    PowerNet promotes professional and business relationships among its members, the exchange of business referrals, and mutual professional and business development.

    RSVPs appreciated to help hosts plan: Party@GourmetNetwork.US
    or text to (973) 568-6000


Past events

7 Dec 2019 2019 Holiday Boutique
5 Dec 2019 WOAC Meeting - Open to the Public
23 Nov 2019 Postcard Collage Workshop
16 Nov 2019 2019 WOAC Small Works Members Show
7 Nov 2019 WOAC Meeting - Open to the Public
20 Oct 2019 Diwal'Oween Screening, Q & A with Filmmaker, Shilpa Mankikar
16 Oct 2019 Collage Making Workshop
10 Oct 2019 WOAC Meeting - Open to the Public
14 Sep 2019 Collage Artists Exhibit Registration
12 Sep 2019 WOAC Meeting - Open to the Public
21 Aug 2019 Artists of the Oranges Gallery Hours
21 Aug 2019 Collage Workshop
17 Aug 2019 "Artists of the Oranges" Photographs by Jim Horton
14 Aug 2019 WOAC Meeting - Open to the Public
17 Jul 2019 WOAC Meeting - Open to the Public
13 Jul 2019 Reception: The Future is Feminist
10 Jul 2019 The Future is Feminist INSTALL
1 Jul 2019 Enrique Exhibit Strike
26 Jun 2019 Collage Making Workshop
19 Jun 2019 Introduction to Social Media Marketing Part 2
15 Jun 2019 Enrique Zaldivar Exhibit Reception
12 Jun 2019 WOAC Meeting - Open to the Public
3 Jun 2019 Carlos Mateu Exhibit Strike
19 May 2019 CANCELED - Life Drawing Brunch Club -CANCELED
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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