Friday, February 8, 2013

February Events in the Valley!

ValleyArts Artists' Salon:
Jennifer Levine Gallery Talk
Monday, February 11 | 6-8pm | Free
Hat City Kitchen, 459 Valley Street, Orange  
We will gather at Hat City Kitchen at 6pm then walk one block to the ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery for a brief artist talk by Jennifer Levine whose show "Jennifer Levine: Painting the Neigborhood" is currently featured. We will return to Hat City Kitchen for networking and good eats.
All are welcome! Bring a friend!
ValleyArts Artists Salon meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at HCK.
Free admission plus drink specials and half-price appetizers
Did you miss the last Artists' Salon? Download 100 Calls for Artists 

Jennifer Levine: Painting the Neighborhood
ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery | Through February 24
580 Forest Street, Orange NJ 07050 
Firehouse Gallery Hours:
Saturdays 10am-4pm, Sundays 12:30-4pm; or by appointment.
ValleyArts Drop-in Hours:
Thursdays 2-5pm: Stop in at the Firehouse Gallery for a cup of coffee, cookies, and conversation with your colleagues and leaders of the Valley Arts District.

February Valley Arts District Events: 
LunaStageCarnavalLuna Stage    
World premiere!
Through March 3
555 Valley Road, West Orange
Three twenty-somethings visit Rio De Janeiro for some fun and to honor a fallen friend. But what starts out as a joyride takes an unexpected turn and the three find themselves in a situation that will change their friendships and their lives forever. 

In Celebration of Black History Month:  
Luna Stage presents Reg E Gaines in The Last Celebrity 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 8pm | Only $10!
A collage of poetry, music and monologue, The Last Celebrity is a non-linear look at reg's accidental brush with fame and his journey from obscure street poet to writer of the Tony Award winning musical, Bring in da Noise/Bring in da Funk. Tickets are only $10.

Plus: A FREE Workshop with Reg E Gaines for young artists
Wednesday, February 13 | 7-8pm | Free! 
Tony Award Nominee Reg E Gaines (Bring in Da Noise...Bring in Da Funk) will be doing a free spoken word workshop for young and a siring artists ages 10 and up. There is no fee for the workshop, but please RSVP at or call 973-395-5551. 

Music at Hat City Kitchen
Hat City Kitchen Presents 
Celebrating HCK's 3rd Anniversary!
459 Valley Street, Orange 
Live music is a standard at this Valley Arts District landmark featuring American cuisine with a New Orleans influence. Enjoy an eclectic mix of artists playing original music across genres - rock, blues, funk, R&B, soul, &jazz.

PLUS! Hat City Kitchen presents Art at HCK in a special exhibition organized by ValleyArts, featuring artists from Northern NJ.
For band and event listings, visit

ORNG Ink | Ironworks Community Artspace  
After school and weekends drop-in art mentorship program for youth 
406 Tompkins St. Orange
Clay From the River:  
New paintings by Anj Ferrara
Opening Saturday, March 2nd, 6-10 pm

Green Chevy Heidi Sussman
Another Green Chevy 
Heidi Sussman
Art at Hat City Kitchen
Thanks to all the artists who came together and offered to show your work in celebration of HCK's third anniversary:
Sybil Archibald
Porl "New Papa" Gordon
Kathleen Heron
Jody Leight
Susan Lisbin
Jeremy Moss
Mansa K Mussa
Elizabeth Carol      Winchester
Lisa Suss
Heidi Sussman
Florence Weisz
And Robert Ramos for hanging the show!

Call for Artists 
Original artwork in all media will be considered for solo and group shows in 2013 including the Orbiting Gallery Series and quarterly installations at Hat City Kitchen, Luna Stage and other spaces, TBA. Rolling deadline. No cost to apply.  Click here to download an entry form

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ValleyArts Connect 
A new blog-o-zinefeaturing interviews, stories & news on all things ValleyArts
Dan Fenelon at ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery 
The Valley Arts District is filled with creative spaces for artists, teens, and adults. The 15-square block neighborhood hosts a growing number of exciting events in the performing and visual arts for people of all ages. And the VAD offers plenty of good restaurants, from some of the region's most famous Italian landmarks to the vibrant southern-themed Hat City Kitchen.