Arts & Entertainment

Paterson/New Orleans Arts Project at Paterson Museum

Paterson and New Orleans children involved in arts project
Paterson and New Orleans children involved in arts project

PATERSON, NJ - The "2 Communities/2 Cultures" exhibit, which highlights students' art work from New Orleans and Paterson, is now on display at the Paterson Museum. This "living project" began as a  part of the  "RainbowSeekers" project created by Christine Conforti for the Global Youth Service Day in 2008.

The project includes art work from children who participated in the Global Youth Service Day program at the Paterson Museum in 2008,  students from Alexander Hamilton Academy After School Program, School 15 and children who participate in art events at the Ivanhoe Wheelhouse.

In 2009 Art Educator Kathy Benevento became involved and connected the project with the Ben Franklin Elementary School and the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans. Displayed at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans last October 2010 as part of "Art for Art's Sake" Annual Fall Art Festival, "2 Communities, 2 Cultures" has arrived at the Paterson Museum. This venture will be on display for the rest of September thru October.

Sign Up for E-News

Congressman Bill Pascrell recognized project with a letter of Congressional Recognition which is also on display with photos and video of the activities surrounding this wonderful social awareness project for all ages. A reception is planned for Thursday October 6th, 2011 at 6 pm at the Paterson Museum. Music and refreshments will compliment the artwork and other displays.


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events

Fri, February 23

Memorial Hall, Paterson

Cost Free Courses


Sat, March 3, 12:00 PM

The Bethwood, Totowa

Have-A-Heart Tricky Tray

Food & Drink Giving Back

With Shafer the Lines of Communication are Always Open

February 15, 2018

Dear Editor:

I find myself in a juxtaposition right now.

On the one hand, I did question the process. On the other hand, I am fully supportive of Ms. Shafer.

I want to go on record as saying that I am completely confident in her leadership. I’ll briefly explain my reason.

When I served on the school board I was able to always reach Ms. Shafer. The lines of communication were ...

Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders Introduces 2018 Budget

February 15, 2018

(Paterson, New Jersey) – On February 13, 2018, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced the 2018 budget with conservative revenue projections, improved reserve levels, and significant investment in infrastructure improvements. The 2018 budget reflects fiscally sound financial policies, strong budgetary flexibility, proactive increases to manage volatile expense line items, ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...