At the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, we strive to create experiential learning experiences for all our visitors as part of our mission of bringing art and people together. During our popular Art Afternoons, all ages are invited to gain a better understanding of contemporary art. These Sunday art events vary with each exhibition, giving guests the opportunity to speak with the exhibiting artists and learn more about the meaning and process behind their art or to participate in hands-on projects that relate to the art on view in theme, medium or style.


Save the Date!

Sunday, March 19, 2017
2 pm – 4 pm 

Immovable: Ballet in the Gallery

Don’t miss this exclusive performance of Immovable, a new ballet choreographed by Julia K Gleich and created in collaboration with exhibiting artist, Rachel Beach. In the dramatic setting of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey’s Main Gallery, the relationship between sculptor and choreographer, and between art and dance, will be magnified and intensified. Read more about this collaboration in an interview with Julia and Rachael in Two Coats of Paint.

About Julia K Gleich

Julia K Gleich is a NYC and London-based choreographer interested in re-contextualizing ballet: creating new environments for traditional works and illuminating the relationships between the traditional and the contemporary. An advocate of new ideas in ballet, Gleich, a co-founder of Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in Arts, produces the annual CounterPointe performances in NYC highlighting women making work for pointe and introducing new collaborations with visual artists. Her company, Gleich Dances, has performed in the UK and US receiving critical notice in The New York Times, Village Voice, The New Criterion and Brooklyn Rail. Ms. Gleich received the Distinguished Alumna Award in 2014 from the University of Utah College of Fine Arts.

Learn more about Julia K. Gleich + Gleich Dances.

Admission:  $5 per family, free for Members

For more information contact Sarah Walko, Director of Education and Community Engagement at or 908.273.9121 x213.