Thursday, December 13, 2012
Orange-based HANDS rehabbed historic building into affordable live/work spaces for artists.
HANDS, Inc., a non-profit that works to revitalize neighborhoods in Orange and East Orange, hosted an opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Firehouse Lofts on Tuesday. The lofts, at 580 Forest Street in Orange, are a restoration of a historic building in the Valley Arts District that once was a firehouse dating back to 1905, complete with horse-drawn fire wagons. The building now houses stylish artist lofts and the Firehouse Gallery, a cooperative gallery currently showing exhibits by artists Dan Fenelon and Jennifer Levine. "The Firehouse Lofts dedication highlighted the wonderful blend of HANDS’ stakeholders in the community, the arts, philanthropy, government, nonprofit and business," said Jessica Mathelier, …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Friday is the opening of a new exhibition in a new gallery space
Friday, November 16, 2012
The ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery Inaugural Exhibition offers The Art of Dan Fenelon. The show opens with a flourish on Friday, November 16 from 6-9pm, 580 Forest Street, Orange, NJ. It is free and open to the public. Influenced by tribal art, street art and modernism, Fenelon’s works have been featured in more than twenty solo shows in galleries from New York City to Los Angeles. He is known for his large, exuberant murals and paintings, including a 1,500 square foot mural he designed in 2011 to welcome the Dalai Lama to Newark. Two of his murals are permanently installed in the Valley Arts District. ValleyArts Inc. will curate and manage the new Firehouse Gallery and is coordinating the Firehouse Opening Week events. The ValleyArts …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The store, which opened in October, is nestled in the Valley Arts District and has a loyal South Orange - Maplewood clientele
My Favorite Things owner Brandon Rawls can't choose a single favorite item in his new store full of vintage goods. "I have too many favorites," he says, pointing out a GI Joe signed by Tuskegee Airmen that he found at a storage auction. The store, which opened in October, is nestled in the Valley Arts District, just off Valley Street, which becomes Clark Street in South Orange. The shop has attracted a loyal Maplewood and South Orange following already. Rawls has found many treasures by "luck and surprise." He began collecting antiques and memorabilia at age 14, when he was a student at Newark Arts High School. He bought "whatever jumped out" and learned more about each item from South Orange's Carrie Topf, among other locals. "South …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Can you identify this location in the Valley?
In the heart of the Valley Arts District, alert Patch readers might see this cluster of flags. If you can identify the location, tell us in the comments or email MarciaW@Patch.com Did you identify our previous challenge?