Thu Aug 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Free Summer Events: Frontline Arts

Location: 70 SOUTH GALLERY

Free

Join Frontline Arts for an evening of spoken word and performances by Veteran artists. Find out more about the Veteran Arts movement here in NJ and throughout the US. Spoken word, reading Poetry and more.

Background

Frontline Arts, formerly known as the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, was incorporated on December 10, 1974. Originally founded as the Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Founders Lois Berghoff, Zelda Burdick, Florence Wender, Carol Yudin and Peter Chapin, envisioned an organization that would help local artists as well as promote the fine art of printmaking statewide.

In 1978, the mobile program Roving Press attracted the attention of the Somerset County Parks Commission, which had recently acquired 35 acres of property donated by Ralph T. Reeve to be used as a statewide cultural complex bearing his name. The organization was offered three acres and a two-story framed building, which once housed the offices of a lumber company, through an ongoing lease with the Somerset County Parks Commission. The Ralph T. Reeve Cultural Center located in Branchburg, New Jersey has been home to our offices, gallery, mobile programming, and fully-equipped printmaking and papermaking studios ever since.

We are currently in transition restructuring our mobile and in-house programming and re-branding the organization, from the Printmaking Center of New Jersey to Frontline Arts. We’ve updated our mission to connect and build communities through socially engaging art practices rooted in papermaking and printmaking, and we’re currently working on our next three-year strategic plan. We’re excited to continue and further the work of the original Founders, connecting artists with communities through mobile socially engaging papermaking initiatives, while continuing to offer groundbreaking exhibitions, artist residencies, an Artist Series, and communal space with shared equipment for printmakers and papermakers across our state and larger region.

Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.

MPAC is grateful to the following donors whose major support sustains the general operating needs of our organization:

Discover Jersey Arts NJ State Council on the Arts
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