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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.

Artist in Residence

Juan Antonio Picasso

Thursday, February 11th 7pm
Ben Jones led a delegation of artists and intellectuals to Havana in the summer of 2014. See a video of that journey that features the positive cultural exchange. Video by Greg Bryant.

Friday, February 12th, 7pm
"Raíces de mi Corazon" ("Roots of my heart"), a short feature film, deals with the 1912 massacre of thousands of members of the Independents of Color

Saturday, February 13th 3 - 5pm
A Conversation between Juan Antonio Picasso, Ben Jones and Tricia Laughlin Bloom

Sunday February 14th  2 - 6pm
Artist Reception

Monday, February 15th 10am
Open Studio Talk with Gallery 1978 Watercolor class and interested visitors.

Tuesday, February 16th  6 - 9 pm
Bon Voyage event for Juan with jazz. Open to community.

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Annual 1978 Celebrates its Friends
January 17th - February 7th 2016
Gallery 1978 thanks and celebrates the artistic talent of our Friends, with the annual Friendship Show
It's Sew Crafty : Sewing with Crafty Katie
Ages 6-12
Tuesday afternoons : starting January 5th 2016
Ages 6-12
Using patterns created by Crafty Katie specifically designed for ages 6-12, kids will learn to machine sew, and handsew. They will strengthen their fine and gross motor skills by learning to pin and cut fabric as well as create patterns themselves.
Workshop : How to Promote Your Art
Sunday, February 7th 3:30-5pm
Join us for the Closing Event for our Friendship show "Promoting Your Art", a Conversation with Joy Yagid, Cathy McCoy Bristol & Nette Thomas
Juan Antonio Picasso
February 13th - March 20th
Juan Antonio Picasso, who resides in Havana and is a descendant of Pablo Picasso, has been invited to be the featured artist to celebrate Black History Month at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center.
Artist Reception
Sunday February 14th 2 - 6pm
Join us to welcome Juan Picasso to Maplewood, NJ. Introduction by Ben Jones and music by Ahmondylla Best, and John Lee.
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.