Arts & Entertainment

MAY IN MONTCLAIR – Spring is in the Air! 2017 Cover Artist Selected: Rebecca Rosenheck

e4ed003a07c0437fa74f_2017-Cover.jpg
Artwork by Rebecca Rosenheck Studio Montclair - 2017 Award Winner May in Montclair
e4ed003a07c0437fa74f_2017-Cover.jpg

We have a winner!  The cover art for this year’s May in Montclair Calendar of Events was lovingly created by Rebecca Rosenheck, a member of Studio Montclair.  Her entry was one of nineteen submissions received from area artists this year.  Her painting celebrates the beauty and spirit of volunteerism and community that has been the driving force behind May in Montclair since it began over 38 years ago.  Her donation of this original painting for the Calendar of Events book cover is greatly appreciated.

Rosenheck’s work has been recently shown at Studio Montclair’s State of the Art 2017 and Ridgewood Art Institute’s 37th Annual Juried Show.  Her paintings of flowers at Van Vleck Gardens and Presby Iris Gardens were highlighted in the fall issue of Montclair Magazine.  Originally from Baltimore, her chemical engineering profession brought her to New Jersey, where she took her first pastel art class at the Montclair Art Museum. Years spent learning to paint at the Montclair Art Museum led to her Independent Study work.

Fittingly, Ms. Rosenheck’s tulip painting was done outside, en plein air, at the Avis Campbell Gardens in Montclair.  It is mixed media.  “Seeing the sparkle of sunlight pass through the petals of the tulips on that warm, sunny day inspired me to try to capture their gorgeous, luminous color in my painting. By immersing myself in the landscape, I hoped to convey the beauty and splendor of the tulips, exemplified by the May in Montclair project.”

Sign Up for E-News

May in Montclair volunteers (including Peter!) distribute for free bulbs throughout town to local park conservancies, gardening clubs, houses of worship, schools, libraries, the Parks Department and business districts.  Park conservancy members, school groups and countless community volunteers make sure the bulbs get planted so that thousands of visitors to our town can enjoy them in the spring.  As the bulbs burst into flower ends local businesses and groups show their support by advertising in the Calendar of Events which lists the wide variety of public events happening throughout Montclair in May. 

This year the May in Montclair Committee dedicates its 38th year to longtime volunteer Peter Guiffra for his singular dedication to Montclair beautification.  If you’d like to make a donation to honor Peter or someone else in your life, donors are listed as “sponsors” in the May in Montclair Calendar of Events publication.  Donations can be made at www.mayinmontclair.org or mailed to May in Montclair, 41 Watchung Plaza, #308, Montclair, NJ  07042.  Checks should be made out to “May in Montclair.”  Print your name(s) as you would like it to appear in the book!

More information about supporting this project so we can continue our free donation of over 30,000 bulbs throughout town can be found at www.mayinmontclair.org.  Inquiries about advertising or publishing an event can also be directed to this year’s chair, Karen Shinevar, at karenshinevar@gmail.com.   And like us on Facebook at May in Montclair! 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Montclair

South Orange - Maplewood School District Responds to Threatening Message Painted in Columbia H.S. Lot

February 15, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange - Maplewood School District (SOMSD) sent an email to Columbia High School (CHS) families at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday with information about the threatening message that was found painted in the CHS lot that morning. 

The large message was painted on the ground of the student parking lot on Parker Avenue, about a half-block from CHS, and stated, ...

Over 25 Cats, 1 Dog Rescued From Deplorable Conditions in Woodland Park Hoarding Case

February 15, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Over 25 cats and one dog were were removed from deplorable conditions in a home of a local elderly woman 

Passaic County S.P.C.A. Humane Police and Wayne Township Animal Control, who services the Borough of Woodland Park, responded to the home at 15 Hillery Street on a report of animals living in deplorable conditions in a home ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, February 17, 12:00 AM

Surf City Volunteer Fire Department , Surf City

The Lighthouse International Film Society, Rock ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, February 17

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sat, February 17, 12:00 PM

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, Summit

Movement Invention Project2® 2018 Auditions

Arts & Entertainment

Montclair Police Blotter: Multiple Vehicles Rummaged, Arrests and More

February 14, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was released by the Montclair Police Department on February 13, 2018:

Arrest:
02-05- 2018 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. David Blakely, 27yoa from Montclair was arrested on an open
Montclair warrant ($250)
02-09- 2018 (Lackawanna Plaza) Ms. Tawanna Hill, 36yoa from Montclair, was arrested for open
warrants out of Montclair and Little Falls totaling ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

'American Hero' explores with powerful performances

‘American Hero’ pulses with tension, clashing emotions at George Street

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK – The issue of social injustice makes its way into “American Hero,” the second play in a trilogy by Christopher Demo-Brown.

Armand Schultz as Rob is to receive a medal of honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq war. Although he lost the use of his legs, he ...

Cedar Grove High School’s Sport Management Class Joins #TeamZoey in the Fight Against Progeria

February 17, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ- Cedar Grove High School’s Syracuse University Project Advance has decided to donate all proceeds from this year’s Annual Orange Invitational Volleyball Tournament to the Progeria Research Foundation. The Progeria Research Foundation is an organization geared to search for a cure to put an end to the terminal disease of progeria.

Progeria is a very rare disease, yet ...