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The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey offers a variety of arts and humanities-based events that inspire and educate audiences throughout the year. These events include artist talks, lectures, film screenings, theatrical performances, and exhibition-related programs open to all ages.

Members Exhibitions:
Miron Abramovici: Art from Junk, Abstract Reflections, and Kinetic Art
Sarah Bass Aspe & Robert Civello: Realms and Textures
Sunday, April 14, 2–4 PM
On view in our community galleries, our latest members shows open on Sunday, April 14.

Artist Talk: Michael Nicholas Paras
Wednesday, April 24, 7–8:30 PM
Artist Michael Nicholas Paras will join the Art Center for a discussion on his work and his process.

Art to Table: May 2019
May 1, 10:45 AM–1:30 PM PM
Our Art to Table events are for anyone who loves inspiring art and delicious food! Join us for a tour of our current exhibitions, including Interior Monologues and Simon Dinnerstein: Revisiting the Fulbright Triptych, led by Curator Mary Birmingham, and followed by a special prix fixe 2-course menu at Summit House Restaurant + Bar, in Downtown Summit. Bring your friends and enjoy a day of fine art and fine food!

Documentary Film Series: 306 Hollywood
May 4, 7 PM
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
This film follows sibling filmmakers Jonathan and Elan Bogarin’s archaeological excavation of their late-grandmother Annette Ontell ‘s Hillside, NJ, home; a process which transformed the dusty fragments of an unassuming life into an epic metaphor for the nature of memory, time, and history. The screening will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception, as well as a curator-led tour of the Art Center’s current exhibitions. Following the screening, a Q&A session will be held with one of the filmmakers.

Artist Talk: Simon Dinnerstein and John Yau in Conversation
May 19, 3–5 PM
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Artist Simon Dinnerstein will visit the Art Center for a discussion with art critic and poet John Yau.

2019 Members Art Show and Collectors Week
June 21–30
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
The Members Committee is excited to announce the third annual Members Art Show & Collectors Week! Responding to feedback from last year’s participants, this year’s exhibition has been expanded to a 10-day celebration of art made by our members.

Downtown Summit Art Festival—Arts + Cars
September 15, 10 AM–6 PM
Download your application here.