New Providence is lucky to have Mary Jean Canziani, local artist of international acclaim, as the instructor of the Studio Art Workshop class for adults offered at the New Providence Recreation Center. In a relaxing, fun and creative environment, she coaches students with all levels of expertise on drawing and painting to express their own unique interests. The two winter sessions start on January 21: Tuesdays 7-9pm or Thursdays 10am-12pm. Register online at by clicking on “Browse Activities” and then choosing “2020 Adult Winter”. You can also register in person at the Recreation Office located in the Municipal Center at 360 Elkwood Avenue. For more details contact the office at 908.464.4430.

Mary Jean’s pieces are in collections in the U.S., Germany, Italy, France and Australia. Her most recent international exhibition was in October 2019 at The Scuola Grande di San Teodoro in Venice, Italy. Art lovers from all over the world stopped in to admire and purchase her work. Three of her students in New Providence also went as they liked and admired her so much. Using the covers of vintage books as her canvas and the titles of the books as her inspiration, Mary Jean creates thought-provoking paintings around social issues that are clamoring for action such as recycling and climate change. You can view her unique art creations at her Website: https://