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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm
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1978 Maplewood Arts Center is a community space dedicated to the arts. The Center offers classes and workshops, art shows, film programs and live performances—and provides a forum for artists to work, exhibit and interact.

Dub Factor Workshop : mixed media

Sunday, February 22nd 2-5pm

Open to all ages

Please join us for an artist led workshop for participants to create mixed media art on simulated LP album covers. These will echo Victor Davson's tribute to singers and musicians, such as The Jackson Five.

To register, please email: 1978artscenter@gmail.com

Victor Davson : Dub Factor Redux
February 8th - March 15th
Opening Event : February 15th 2-6 PM

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with an exhibit of the art of Victor Davson - artist and founding director of Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark.
Adult Watercolor
Monday or Friday, 10-11:30am
Everyone can paint. Enjoy a relax morning in a gallery setting learning watercolor with popular instructor Evelyn Graves. All levels are welcome to this ongoing class.
Contemporary Artists Forum News
Spring 2015
Larry Dell will take over the CAF when Mikel Frank moves out of state. Contact Larry Dell to find out more : larrydell@comcast.net
Kids Class : Cyanotype Printmaking on Pillows
coming in March 2015
Debra Trebitz will be using science and art to teach the basics of what makes a good photograph. The photos will then be transferred to fabric. Through a process of trial and error, remarkable and unexpected things will happen in this fun class of discovery.
Adult Workshops : “CREATIVITY BLOOMS”
Sustainable Design (up-cycling)

starting Friday April 10th 2015 6-8pm
Experiment with pre-felted fibers to create a small pouch An easy, effective Japanese braiding technique will be used to create a strap. Learn the skills necessary to felt your own designs at home.