ARTSBERGEN’S CONNECT THE DOTS: STUDIO SNEAK PEEK
Join us for the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Connect the Dots Networking Event: Studio Sneak Peek on April 21, 2021 from 6:30 – 8 pm! This virtual 90-minute Connect the Dots event will feature 3 artists-at-work pre-recorded videos followed by a live panel discussion, Q and A in breakout rooms with each artist, and time for networking. These Bergen County, New Jersey based artists will discuss and demonstrate their individual creative process for a recent work, a current unfinished project, or for their practice in general. Come, learn, connect with the regional arts community, and get inspired by local talent.
Meet 3 Featured Artists:
Carolyn Enger – Pianist Carolyn Enger has gained critical acclaim for her lyrical and dynamic playing, as well as her deeply felt interpretations of works from the 18th century to the present. In addition to an active performance schedule on two continents, Ms. Enger has enjoyed remarkable success as a recording artist. The New York Times selected her Naxos recording of intimate Ned Rorem miniatures, Piano Album I & Six Friends, as one of the newspaper’s “Best In Classical Recordings” for that year, writing “Among the 90th–birthday tributes this year to the essential American composer Ned Rorem, this recording especially stands out,” while Gramophone declared, “Enger raises the miniatures to a higher level.”
Paul Leibow – Paul Leibow works in painting, sculpture, mix media and film. A documentary art video about his archival process was selected by the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ program for art on film. Over his art career, his work has been selected for art books and exhibitions by curators form the Whitney Museum and Met. Leibow has created art works for recording artist Bruce Springsteen for his world tour, including books and branded icons and logos utilized for his concerts. In 2019, he was awarded at art residency at Tamarind Institute New Mexico, two editions archived in the New Mexico Museum of Art. 2020 artworks featured in Artmaze Magazineʼs Winter Issue 16.
Poramit Thantapalit – A native of Thailand, Poramit Thantapalit has over 15 years experience as a graphic designer, artist and photographer with global marketing organizations. He has produced works in various mediums such as recycled mixed media, photography, cyanotype print and installation arts. His works have been exhibited at the Arcadia Earth Museum, National Academy Museum, Passaic County Art Center, IPCNY PrintFest at Robert Miller Gallery, Pleiades Gallery, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 2016 Newark Arts Festival, Tivoli Artists gallery, Rotunda Gallery City Hall Jersey City, Jersey City Theater Center, Maloney Art Gallery at College of St. Elizabeth, Hamilton Street Gallery, Plaxall Gallery, Bortalomi Gallery, Speakeasy Art Gallery, Art House Gallery, Artfront Galleries and Sodertalje Arts Gallery in Sweden. His poster design have been exhibited in Spain, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Ecuador, Mexico and China. Poramit currently works as an artist and freelance graphic designer and is based in Hackensack, NJ.
Registration is free, although we welcome donations to help offset the cost of producing our programs. Once registered, you will receive a link via the email you provide to the Connect the Dots: Studio Sneak Peek Zoom meeting closer to the event date.
CONNECT THE DOTS NETWORKING EVENTS
ArtsBergen, an initiative of the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, hosts “Connect the Dots”, an ongoing series of networking events for the arts community and those interested in the arts. Held in different venues throughout Bergen County (and virtually during COVID-19), each event presents a range of exciting activities: exhibitions, speakers, unique, interactive arts experiences (such as art battles, communal song-writing, movie-making), and always a time to network and socialize. Connect the Dots aims to create a safe and open environment, where artists and other community sector representatives can spark relationships. This interaction stimulates creative collaboration among artists, arts organizations, municipal governments, businesses, developers, educators, and healthcare leaders.
Connect the Dots provides a forum for exploring possibilities for collaborative arts projects using the arts and culture to add value to residents’ daily experiences and to civic and business enterprises. The well-received program also strengthens and connects the arts community through professional development presentations and the sharing of creative ideas, work, resources and talent.