Arts & Entertainment

Press Releases

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Art Teacher's Work on Display at Kean University

07d9fd3c2602b0e67cfb_Rhythmic_Effusion.jpg
4b17a3a3de5fc494fb7f_Green_labyrinths_copy.jpg
5758261db3e8538f169f_Layered_World.jpg
4b8b60161b9cfa1e8744_Blue_Lagoons__2_.jpg
3bebc134fe16ca15b5cc_Peony_Burst.jpg
af844ff029227c994208_Enchanted.jpg
07d9fd3c2602b0e67cfb_Rhythmic_Effusion.jpg

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Barbara Prestridge, a Scotch Plains resident and art teacher at Park Middle School, is exhibiting 15 of her paintings in an exhibition at Kean University. 

Emergence; MA Studio Thesis Exhibition, featuring Barbara Prestridge and George Rateau, is the culminating exhibition for the graduating Master’s degree candidates. It is open to the public from April 20 through May 14, 2017.

The opening reception will be held Sunday, April 23, 1:00-3:00 with comments by the exhibiting artists at 2 pm.  The exhibition and reception/talk is in the James Howe Gallery in the Vaughn-Eames building on the Union campus.

Sign Up for E-News

 

Prestridge’s art addresses the unique and magical qualities of the watercolor medium combined with charcoal.   As a longtime realistic portrait artist, these new paintings reflect her journey to abstract expressionism through botanical landscapes that are filled with trails, elusive labyrinths and architectural suggestions.  These are studies of contrasts; loose flow and control, clear and obscure, ethereal and earthy. Her love of music and her fascination with the vibrancy and fluidity of watercolors join together in her reflective and mystical expressions.

 

Along with Prestridge, George Rateau will be exhibiting his graphic novel, where he uses text as well as visuals to bring us a fantastical work of grit, the surreal and mystery.

 

The James Howe Gallery, Vaughn-Eames Fine Arts Building, Kean University is located at 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ.

 

 

           

 

           

 

           

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

June 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High ...

Let's Talk About Suicide

In our world today, it seems our children, no matter the town, state, education, family unit, socioeconomic background, ethnicity or religion are grappling with complex, confounding and complicated issues not even fit for a middle-aged adult. Sadly, one of these issues is suicide. With mental health gaining more attention, the stigma appears to be dissipating but when a mental health ...

Is Summer Camp the Right Choice for My Child?

Is your child attending camp this summer? Is it their first experience away?  If yes, it can be an experience causing anxiety for you, for the parent and the child. 

This experience can be frightening to your child if it is their first time and it is so important that they do not see your worry or anxiety about leaving home for the first time… especially if it is sleep ...

What Are The Warning Signs of Suicide

The recent passings of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain remind us to take mental illness seriously. 

Many of us feel uncomfortable to ask when someone in distress is suicidal for fear we are putting this thought in their minds. This is not true. It is a myth that asking about suicide increases the risk of suicide. The most common mental illness is depression. Some people are ...

Greatness

In honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's (of righteous memory) 24th  Yahrtzeit (anniversary of his passing) this coming Saturday the 16th.

Excerpts from an address given by Nobel-laureate Elie Wiesel on April 7, 1992, at a congressional dinner held in Washington on the occasion of the Rebbe's 90th birthday.

Some of you are aware of my admiration, not only ...

We Must Address The Unrealistic Affordable Housing Process Now

June 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank all the residents who attended and watched last Tuesday’s Town Hall meeting on over-development and legislative solutions with Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi and I. If you were unable to attend, I encourage you to watch the meeting on SPTV or the Township’s Facebook page at ().

The meeting was a real eye-opener for many of our residents. It ...

Westfield Day Care Center Celebrates 50 Years

June 20, 2018

Westfield, NJ — Westfield Day Care Center staff, parents and alumni celebrated the organization’s 50th anniversary at The Westwood in Garwood.

The evening was a jovial event which also included over 80+ tricky tray and auction items that came as donations from many local Westfield businesses.  The guests congregated around the items while enjoying cocktails and hors ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, June 22, 7:30 PM

Crossroads, Garwood

Benefit Concert

Giving Back

Mon, June 25, 9:00 AM

Terrill Road Baptist Chruch, Scotch Plains

LifeWay’s 2018 Vacation Bible School at Terrill ...

Religions And Spirituality

Carousel_image_2e8d9f350d4d75f38fc3_beads

Mon, July 9, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Join the Summer Jewelry Making Club at the Scotch ...

Arts & Entertainment Health & Wellness Home & Garden