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Glad I Saw It: Creativity Caravan

The Creativity Caravan, owned and operated by Amy Tingle and Maya Stein, has a new home at 28 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. With programs like a #SocialSketch, letter writing, and Retablo Workshops, there is something for everyone — no matter … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Rectangles

You know it’s moving season when you see art and art supplies out on the sidewalk. Keep your eyes peeled for cool stuff around town.

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Reject the Naysayers! You Can Be An Artist Too.

Artists to be! Artists who are! Reject the naysayers and the stifling harumph of those who wish to quiet your budding passion. Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Primordial Connections on Pine Street

Sometimes a space becomes a living, breathing organ, providing a needed boost to the neighborhood surrounding it. 73 See Gallery at 73C Pine Street in Montclair embodies this idea. And the newest exhibition is a clear example of how deeply Mary Z Scotti’s … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Style

I’m extremely grateful to people who have an eye for style. I definitely don’t have it. And I’m okay with that. But it sure is nice to stumble into spaces created by people with the kind of style I’d like … Continue reading

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Make Art Like No One Is Watching

I recently took a drawing class with the Bloomfield Art League, and it was so much fun. I’ve always been a joyful, but simplistic, artist – lots of smiley faces and stick figures with wild hair. The class I took … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Curiosity and Art

We were waiting at a local barber shop as my son was getting a close-cropped cut, when my daughter tugged at my sleeve and pointed towards the door. A man was sitting near the front, by the door, and he had … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Shadow Box

On our last visit with the kids, from afar we debated whether or not the lines were painted on the wall. Then we went up close to check on who was most correct. Stop by the stairwell of The Montclair Art … Continue reading

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Catch February’s Art Exhibit at the Montclair Public Library

Libraries would be divine even if all they did was house books for posterity. But then they also let us take those books (and DVDs and audio books) home, use them for FREE, and then bring them back so we … Continue reading

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Lazy Mom’s Guide to Rationalizing Letting Preschoolers Watch The Boob Tube

Like many parents, I swore that my kids wouldn’t watch any television (or play with plastic toys, or eat non-organic fruit) until they were at least (fill in appropriate age here). It didn’t take long to use Baby Einstein videos … Continue reading

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