Arts & Entertainment

West Orange Arts Council Seeks Own Home

November 10, 2013 at 7:51 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Arts Council is looking for a home of its own. After 18 years serving the West Orange community as the township’s only commissioned arts organization, WOAC needs to acquire its own building to establish an arts and cultural center.  

On Nov. 21, WOAC will kick off its efforts with a fundraiser party at the Loft, located at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way. All proceeds from this event will benefit a “Home of Our Own.” Tickets may be purchased at the door at $20 per person for Arts Council members, and $25 for non-members.

It will be an evening that includes art on display, poetry, and Creative Connection, all components of the West Orange Council's community outreaches;  a wine-tasting and live entertainment from some local jazz greats.

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Local recording artist and jazz singer, Jan Carden will perform, along with legendary guitarist Bob DeVos, whose latest CD is a chart topper; Lynette Sheard, astonishing vocalist and “West Orange Rising Star” winner; Richard Reiter, versatile horn player and recording artist; and Howard Hall, gifted pianist.

Local artist George Tarr will be the special honoree for the evening as he celebrates his ninety-ninth birthday.

“The West Orange Arts Council connects our community through art,” says WOAC president Bill Cofone. “By not having a building of our own, our services to our residents are very limited. We feel we can better serve the needs of our town by having a place of our own where we can provide the art classes and workshops our citizens desire for our children and our adults.”

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