Arts & Entertainment

"MANIA" Exhibition in Metuchen to Feature duCret School of Art Instructor Kat Block

67115ff94bcfcd1f448e_KAT_BLOCK.jpg
67115ff94bcfcd1f448e_KAT_BLOCK.jpg

METUCHEN, NJ - "MANIA" is a multi-media exhibition that will be presented by The Rotunda Gallery at Borough Hall in Metuchen, and will feature Plainfield’s duCret School of Art instructor Kat Block.

Award-winning artist Block has been featured in a number of juried solo and group shows, and she was featured in the 2010 movie “Remember Me” with Pierce Brosnan and Robert Pattinson.

This free exhibition opens on April 3rd, and will run through June.  There will be an opening reception at The Rotunda Gallery at Borough Hall on Sunday, April 9th, 2:00-4:00 pm at 500 Main Street in Metuchen.

Sign Up for E-News

About The Artist:  Kat Block graduated Summa Cum Laude from college with a degree in English Literature/Creative Writing. While deciding upon a graduate school program, she attended the Visual Art Center of New Jersey. Within one year, she was selling her artwork, and never looked back. Eventually, she was invited to join the faculty there. She also attended the duCret School of Art, where she currently teaches as well. So, as it turns out, she teaches art at her two alma maters.

In addition to creating and teaching art, Kat is the published illustrator of a childrens book, and has designed posters for the Union County Jazzfests. She has taught workshops throughout the region and has juried several art shows. She has won over 30 awards for her collage work. Additionally, her work was featured in the 2010 release, "Remember Me", starring Pierce Brosnan and Robert Pattinson.

Kat's primary inspiration is nature. The ephemeral character of her subjects forces her to work with urgency. Kat's recent pieces are complex, mixed media collages that integrate various papers, watercolors, photography, and graphite. She unifies these disparate elements by painstakingly arranging them, often using small fragments of patterns to tie them together. They are mounted on canvas and varnished repeatedly with a UV protective varnish. Although rich in color, design and pattern, the finished collages remain luminous and serene. They manage to look completely effortless and unimaginably complex in the same viewing. Every time one studies them, there is something new to notice. Her excitement and intensity are evident in her work. She is constantly challenging herself to discover a new and unexpected way to communicate her vision. View Kat’s work at: http://katblock.com.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Edison

Upcoming Events

Wed, June 27, 12:15 PM

Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen, Edison

Wills and Estate Planning- Free Seminar

Education

Sat, July 21, 10:00 AM

NJ Convention and Exposition Center, Edison

82nd Annual Garden State Cat Show & Expo

Giving Back Other

Edison Public Library Donation Drive for Edison Animal Shelter

June 5, 2018

The Edison Township Free Public Library is partnering with the Edison Animal Shelter to do a donation drive for the Edison Animal Shelter. There is a checklist of all items that are being accepted at the animal shelter. These checklists can be found above and the donation bins will be available at all three branches. We will be collecting items until the end of June. For more ...

New Brunswick Civic League Leader Still Looking for New Challenges After 48 Years at Helm

June 16, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After 48 years of leading the charge for change in New Brunswick, Dr. C. Roy Epps can still be found quietly working on weekends in The Civic League of Greater New Brunswick offices.

The tireless commitment of the 77-year-old President and CEO of this non-profit has helped provide residents access to a variety of health, housing and education services over the ...

Applications to Rutgers Jump Nearly 10 Percent; Increase from Out-of-State Students

June 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from out-side New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

Kessler Foundation Seeks Volunteers with Spinal Cord Injury for New Study!

June 15, 2018

Kessler Foundation is a research center in West Orange, NJ that specializes in disability research. We are currently seeking individuals with spinal cord injury to participate in a new research study:

Dr. John O'Neill, principal investigator in Spinal Cord Injury research seeks volunteers for a spinal cord injury study. The purpose of this study is to identify ways of enhancing the ...

Back in the Green Lane...

Source: Independent Investigative Reporter- Journalist and Author Samuel K. Burlum returns to TAPinto; providing readership with additional perspectives on issues and concerns relating to business development, green technology, public policy concerns, environmental and economic sustainability, and small business advocacy. So it’s time to shift gears and get into “The Green ...