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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Seeking Visual Artists for “Playin’ Around South Orange” Application Process Open for Public Art Project

 

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Seeking Visual Artists

for “Playin’ Around South Orange”

Application Process Open for Public Art Project

Send Application to:  pianoproject@SOPACnow.org

Project information: http://www.sopacnow.org/community/sopianos

Or (973) 382-1035

Media Contact: Dee Billia, (973) 382-1031, dee@sopacnow.org

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Village of South Orange, Seton Hall University and South Orange Village Center Alliance are pleased to announce that the application process for visual artists is now open for the fifth annual Playin’ Around South Orange, a public art project that features decorated pianos displayed in various locations throughout the Village. The project is supported in part by Valley National Bank. From Aug. 26 – Sept. 24, 2017 the pianos will be placed in highly trafficked outdoor spaces and will be available for the public to play at their leisure. Professional musicians will be scheduled to play the pianos on various days, encouraging community members to join in the “jam sessions” by playing an instrument or singing.

Local artists, or teams of artists, will paint pianos in or around SOPAC during the month of August. A diversity of styles to inspire the community around the themes of the performing and visual arts is encouraged. An honorarium will be supplied to the artist. The project is open to all artists or design teams, age 18 or over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status or the presence of a mental or physical or mental disability. More information about the project can be found http://www.sopacnow.org/community/sopianos.

The application process consists of a one-page letter of intent describing your design concept and source of inspiration, and what interests you about the Playin’ Around South Orange project, along with multiple images of your body of work or a website to view the work, and an optional full color concept of your design. All applications must be completed by July 21, 2017 and all piano artwork must be completed by Aug. 21, 2017. The application and more information about the project can be found at http://www.sopacnow.org/community/sopianos.

About SOPAC        

Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The premier arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages.  To further expand its offerings, SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC—a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory.  SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions.  SOPAC also presents performances by its theater company in-residence, American Theater Group. For more information, visit SOPACnow.org.

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