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SOPAC Unveils New Art Exhibit this Saturday 5/12
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Presents “Transcendent Nature” - A New Exhibition at The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery
Featuring Works by Bridgewater Artist Hollie Heller
WHAT: New Art Exhibition “Transcendent Nature” by Hollie Heller
WHERE: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery
WHEN: On display Now through Sep 3; Opening Reception May 12 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
HOW: FREE. To learn more, visit http://www.SOPACnow.org or call 973.313.ARTS.
MEDIA CONTACT: April Thibeault, AMT PR, 212.861.0990, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Orange, NJ (For Release 5/9/12) --- In an effort to bring contemporary art to the community, the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
continues its visual arts initiative with the unveiling of a new art exhibition in The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery. On view from May 1– September 3, 2012, is “Transcendent Nature” – a collection of works by New Jersey-based artist Hollie Heller.
Heller utilizes old, discarded materials such as transparent mailing labels, stamps, letters, maps, architectural drawings, match book covers, and eyeglass lenses,
and subsequently transforms them into art. “I began frequenting flea markets and antique stores searching for fabric and paper materials that were weathered, stained, and marked by time,” explains Heller. “My goal is to
manipulate and transform these materials to create something that is unique.” Fascinated by textiles, primitive art and ethnic design, she repurposes materials and then combines them with mixed media, including
Heller has been teaching Textile Design and Collage for 25 years. Her works are exhibited everywhere from HBO Headquarters in New York City to the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut to museums and galleries throughout NJ, NY, PA, KY, etc… She’s a graduate of the University of Delaware and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Heller currently resides in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC is designed for movie goers, theater enthusiasts, art lovers, and all the citizens of South Orange alike to have an opportunity to further enrich their cultural lives. This marks the latest
collection in year-round, rotating art exhibitions hosted by SOPAC designed to feature local artists and provide them with opportunities to reach new audiences. The artwork on display is for sale with proceeds supporting SOPAC.
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Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The multidisciplinary arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages. To further expand its offerings, SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC—a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory. SOPAC is also a home
for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz N’ the Hall performances and Seton Hall Theatre productions. SOPAC also presents performances by its theater company in
residence, Midtown Direct Rep, and its dance company in residence, Lydia Johnson Dance. For more information, visit SOPACnow.org.
More About South Orange Performing Arts Center
The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a world-class performing arts space in the middle of South Orange, featuring music, theater, dance and comedy. In addition to entertainment events, the Center hosts a variety of performing arts education programs including, Performances for Schools, ArtWorks, New Jersey Youth Theatre, TADA! Youth Theater and Lydia Johnson Dance. The facility's loft and theater are available to rent for private functions. There is also a Clearview Cinemas on the ground floor. SOPAC opened in November 2006 and is located next to the South Orange train station and has its own lot, which is used for commuter permit parking during the day.
Other events here
- Midtown Direct Rep in the Loft: Imaginary Love by Kait Kerrigan Today, May 19, 7:00 pm
- PRIMAL CONVERGENCE Art Exhibit at SOPAC Weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
- CLOSING Reception at SOPAC | PRIMAL CONVERGENCE Art Exhibit Sat, Jun 29, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm