Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The 34th annual Woodbridge Senior Art Show is accepting artwork on April 22
The deadline for entry into the Woodbridge Senior Art Show - April 22 - is fast approaching. Township residents aged 60 or over, professional and newbies, are invited to enter up to three works of art into the competition, for which this is the 34th year it's been held. Budding artists and professionals must complete an entry form (which can be found at this link) and drop off their ready-to-show works at the Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge or the Evergreen Senior Center in Colonia on April 22 between 10 am and 2 pm. All artwork must have a form affixed to the back that describes the work and the artist (that form can also be found at this link.) Works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels are all welcome, as are printmaking, …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Artworks from students at the township's three high schools will be showcased in a Barron Arts Center exhibit starting April 1
The artwork of Woodbridge high school students will be showcased at an exhibit entitled "Student Works," to be shown at the Barron Arts Center. The show will be on view starting April 1, and running through April 18, with a closing reception on the 18th from 7 pm to 9 pm. “Student Works” challenges Woodbridge Township students from all three high schools to create a work of art that expresses their individual points of view. The exhibit will include work in 2D or 3D. All mediums of expression will be explored in the show. The Barron Arts Center is located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge. Gallery hours are Monday thru Friday, from 11 am to 4pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Songstress Carrie Jackson delivers cool jazz Friday at the Barron Arts Center at a free concert.
If you think you don't like jazz, you haven't heard Carrie Jackson. The singer will be turning up the heat at the Barron Arts Center Friday night with her Jazzin' All Stars. The concert, which kicks off the BAC's Divas of Jersey Jazz series, begins at 7:30 pm. Carrie Jackson & Jazzin' All Star Ensemble perform the music of "Duke" Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Loerner and Lowe, Rodgers and Hart, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, and tunes from the Great American Song Book. Jackson herself follows her jazz mentors who form a Who's Who of American jazz singers: Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Carmen McRae. Seats are bound to fill for this exceptional artist. …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Register now for digital photography classes at the Barron Arts Center to sharpen your picture taking.
Monday, February 18, 2013
This is your chance to learn how to use that camera to get the best results
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The free concert, "Basically Baroque", takes place on Friday. Reservations are required.
The All Seasons Chamber Players will perform at the Barron Arts Center on Friday, February 8. The free concert begins at 8 pm. Reservations are required. Now in their 32nd year, the group is a leading chamber music ensemble in the metropolitan area. They've performed over 678 concerts since their start in 1981. The ensemble performs music from the baroque to contemporary periods in mixed ensembles using flute, violin, cello, harpsichord and piano. All Seasons repertoire includes new and unusual works as well as those from the standard chamber music repertoire of duets, trios, quartets and four-hand piano works. All Seasons programs have proven highly successful with a wide range of audiences from experienced concert goers to casual music …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The history of African Americans will be spotlighted in a February exhibit
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Saturday, January 26
The Barron Arts Center is pleased to present African Americans—“Who We Are, Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going” - a historical exhibit curated and arranged by the Independent Club of Colonia. The exhibit will be on view at the Barron Arts Center from February 16 through February 26. A reception for the show, featuring light refreshments, will be held on Wednesday, February 20 from 7 pm to 9 pm. The exhibition will provide an in-depth look at the African American experience during the “Great Migration,” a significant 20th century event wherein millions of African Americans moved out of the rural American South to a new life in the North and Western United States. The Independent Club of Colonia, which is curating the exhibit, has been…
Monday, December 17, 2012
As amazing as it is, the annual Model Train Show at the Barron Arts Center is more than the sum of its boxcars.
For over 20 years, he’s worked as one of Santa’s elves, creating a holiday treasure to be enjoyed by hundreds of children and families. In a four-week labor of love that required more than 500 feet of track, over 100 buildings, and countless evergreen trees and people, the magical scene took shape, glowing with Christmas cheer. If you’re wondering whether Santa and his elves really exist, just look to Mike Gelesky. In its twenty-second year, the Model Train Show Exhibit at Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge is a holiday tradition for many families, and is a gift from Gelesky to the community. Gelesky, who works for Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation, donates his time to set-up the nearly 300-square-foot exhibit. What …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A perfect way to get into the spirit of the holidays takes place this Friday.
In the mood for a free holiday concert? You couldn't do better than the special music fest planned for this Friday. The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania and their sister group, the Keystone Girls Choir, will take their talents to the stage at Woodbridge Middle School on December 7, at 7:30 pm. Founded in 1970 as the Pocono Boy Singers, the Singing Boys of Pennsylvania has performed at thousands of recitals over the years in 48 states and several foreign countries. The company is comprised of singers ages 10 to 14 who will perform a variety of holiday classics and other tunes for the audience's listening pleasure. The concert, hosted by the Barron Arts Center, is free. Reservations aren't required. For more information, call 732-634-0413. …
Friday, November 30, 2012
And you're invited to the annual Barron Arts Center train exhibition and holiday tree lighting ceremony.
The Barron Arts Center is kicking off its 22nd Annual Holiday Train Show today, November 30, with a reception at the gothic-style former library on Rahway Avenue. The reception will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm, and is open to all. The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Arts Center property will take place after the reception. The train show is a yearly event in Woodbridge, and it's so popular it draws crowds from far outside the township. The model trains are curated by Colonia resident Michael Gelesky. This year, the display of over 300 feet of track will feature a moving, operating playground and three towns including Main Street U.S.A., a small town in the snowy mountains, The Boardwalk with a Ferris Wheel and Tilt-A-Whirl surrounded …