Autumn Arts Afternoon
Sunday, October 1, 1 – 4 pm (rain or shine)
It’s an art party for the community! Join us for our annual Autumn Arts Afternoon – a free family arts festival. Featuring a STEAM project, drop and draw with Jerry’s Artarama, our costume photo booth, DJ dance party, facepainting and more! At the Nassau Park Pavilion, 100 Nassau Park Boulevard off Rt. 1.
Fall Classes are registering now
Continue to build your skills or try something new! We welcome you to explore the arts with us. Stay active, meet friends, and build a healthy mind (and body) with our arts classes in many different mediums.
In the Gallery
STEAM Series: Art in the Digital Age
Juried by Joanna Platt and Barbara Hanna
September 11 – November 3, 2017
Opening Reception September 10, 4 – 6 pm
The focus of this exhibition is to recognize the role art plays in helping us understand an increasingly complex and technological world.
Our mission is to provide professional quality community arts programming in order to support, educate, inspire and promote the arts and art appreciation. Will you join us?
Art in the Digital Age
Phillip McConnel, third eye
Phillip McConnell is a Glitch Artist with a focus on abstract, surrealist digital art from Trenton, NJ. Glitch art is the aestheticization of digital or analog errors, such as artifacts and other “bugs”, by either corrupting digital code or by physically manipulating electronic devices. Although Glitch Art is a relatively new underground digital art form; the concept of Glitch Art has existed since 1962. While the art form is not well known by many it has existed for years. This contribution to the exhibition is to show this digital art form in a different medium, as well as expose it to a different audience that may not have access to it or even known about it prior to seeing it. Phillip expresses this art form in a way that sets him apart from the rest. As a sort of digital alchemy he blends aspects of photography and graphic design with data bending. By manipulating the raw data of a picture, he essentially corrupts the original picture creating something new and destroying what was. Creatio rationum ab interitu or creation out of destruction, in life you can either build or destroy and Phillip chooses to do both through his art form.
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