Looking for fun weekend events in or around Madison, NJ? Here are some of my favorite things happening this weekend.
MASTERWORK CHORUS IGNITES THE SEASON
Ridge PAC, 268 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ
Join the Masterwork Chorus as they ignite their signature holiday season with Handel’s classic,Messiah. Under the baton of acclaimed Music Director Andrew Megill, the Chorus performs the complete work on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm at the Ridge Performing Arts Center, 268 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ. Mr. Megill and the Chorus will be joined by a full-complement professional orchestra and four talented, young soloists; Jana Miller, soprano, Melissa Attebury, mezzo soprano, Timothy Shantz, tenor, and Charles Wesley Evans, baritone. Last year’s New Jersey performance was completely sold out while attendees at Carnegie Hall numbered over 2300, near capacity for the house.
Individual tickets are $25 to $74 and are available by calling 800-838-3006. Ridge PAC tickets may also be purchased as part of a 30% discounted New Jersey Series that adds two 2014 spring concerts. Visit www.Masterwork.org or email [email protected] for more information.
“Bold Impressions” Opening
This is the rescheduled reception (due to snow on the original date) for Andrea Epstein’s show “Bold Impressions” to today, Sunday, December 22nd, 2 – 4 pm. All are welcome to attend this rescheduled event; it is free and refreshments will be served.
Andrea Epstein: Bold Impressions
Solo show of Paintings and Prints
Township of Chatham Municipal Building
58 Meyersville Road
Chatham Township, NJ 07928
Opening: Sunday December 22; 2-4 pm: all welcome
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Free; handicapped accessible
Andrea Epstein, painter and printmaker, will be having a one person show at the Lundt-Glover Gallery in Chatham township. The Arts League of the Chathams will be presenting around 30 works on paper by the Berkeley Heights resident in a show entitled “Bold Impressions”. The opening, on December 22 from 2-4 pm, is open to all. The show will remain on display until March 11, 2014.
With a characteristic mix of bold colors and many layers, Epstein creates an intricate depth to her pieces with abstract shapes.
“I consider most of the images to be a sort of inner landscape of the mind,” Ms. Epstein said. “My aim is to create an image that reveals itself slowly over time as opposed to being accessible all at once.” Epstein’s paintings and prints also can
be seen online at www.andreaepstein.com
Ms. Epstein has shown often in the US, with recent shows at the Pearl Street Gallery (Elizabeth, NJ); Art League of the Chathams (Chatham, NJ); The Gaelen Juried Art Show (Whippany, NJ): Gallery 54 (Chatham, NJ); Parsons School of Design, (NYC); Ashawagh Hall, Solo Exhibit, (East Hampton, NY); The Visual Arts Center, (Summit, NJ); The Gaelen Galleries, JCC MetroWest, (West Orange, NJ;) and The Fitchburg Art Museum, (Fitchburg, MA).
Andrea Epstein’s education includes a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. She is also certified to teach studio art through the Bank Street College of Education/Parsons School of Design in New York City. While at RISD and Yale Ms. Epstein was a teaching assistant. In New York City she
taught at Parsons and The Hewitt School, and in Maplewood she was
owner/instructor at her studio, Andrea’s Art Barn.
New series by that will be on display at the show include “Broken Vessels”, “FloatingWindows” and “African Textiles.”