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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.

4th July Community Art Project

Thursday, May 26th, 8-11pm

Join John at 1978 for the kick off of the annual 4th of July project. This year, rather than the heavy boards of the previous 2 years, he plans to use Tyvek. The first session is most important and he could use some help cutting and grommeting tyvek pixels for the crowd image.

The provision of wine and cheese will lighten the mood and make the work go faster!

For more info contact B John : bjohnk1@gmail.com



What's Beneath?
May 1st - 29th, 2016
Opening Reception, Sunday May 1st 2 - 5pm

Drawing is an expansive art term, encompassing many styles, methods and media with one fairly consistent characteristic: drawing involves the direct hand of the artist.
PLAY WRITING with Thomas Edward West
Five Wednesdays beginning May 18th - June 15th
Learn the basics of writing a play with Thomas Edward West, who has over 35 years of theater experience.
WRITING MUSICALS with Thomas Edward West
Five Fridays beginning May 20th through June 17th
Learn the basics of writing a musical with 35 year theater veteran Thomas West.
FREE Trace Monotype Demo
Saturday, May 22nd, 2:30-4 pm
Cynthia Smith Weiss and Denise Hardie will be offering a free demonstration on their techniques for incorporating mixed media with their printing to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
A POETRY WORKSHOP with Theresa Burns
Five Thursdays beginning June 2 - June 30th

Get feedback and encouragement on your new work, and be inspired by the poems of both emerging and established greats. All ages and levels of experience welcome!
Maplewood South Orange Studio Tour
June 5th 11-5pm
stop by 1978 to see some of the artists on the Studio Tour. There are over 60 artists on the tour this year.
Watercolor Show : 2016
June 11th - 26th
Opening Reception June 12th, 2-5pm

The first watercolor classes for adults began In 2002 and they have been going strong since then. This year 25 talented watercolor artists, students of these classes, will showcase their work for the month of June.
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.