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The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructors’ Exhibition

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Art Institute is a prominent player in the perpetuation of Classical Realism today and is considered one the nation’s best community art associations. It’s origins are based in the 19th Century French Barbizon School and it is closely tied to The Art Students League’s history, as there are many esteemed artists who have taught and studied at both RAI and ASL.

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Channel your inner Van Gogh and come Paint. Drink. & Have Fun at Pinot’s Palette Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Channel your inner Van Gogh and come Paint. Drink. & Have Fun. at Pinot’s Palette Ridgewood, where friends reconnect over their favorite drinks and a local artist guides everyone through painting their own masterpiece!

A simplified version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night focusing on the beauty in the stars and sky. This painting uses greens, blues, and yellows to create a simply beautiful Starry Night!

From set-up to clean-up and everywhere in between, our fabulous instructors are there for you every step of the way!

Just bring along your own drinks and snacks, and we’ll take care of all the rest!

Friday, August 31 at 7:30 PM – 10 PM

Pinot’s Palette (Ridgewood)
25 Oak Street, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

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Pinot’s Palette in Ridgewood – Host a fun private party event

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Ridgewood NJ, Private paint parties in our studios are easy to customize, making them clear winners for birthdays, fundraisers, family get-togethers and work celebrations. Benefits include:
Fun for creative types AND not-so-creative types. You don’t need to know a thing about art! A professional artist guides the group through the painting and keeps things fun.

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The Ridgewood Art Institute’s 59th Annual Young People’s Exhibition: Call For Entries

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May 14,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Art Institute invites all young artists in Ridgewood and it’s surrounding communities to enter this exhibition. All entrants must be between the ages of 7 and 17. Original artwork, done either independently or at school is welcome. Any size is acceptable, however, all artwork must be framed, WIRED and ready to hang. No computer generated or 3-dimensional artwork will be accepted. Student members of the Ridgewood Art Institute may enter up two pieces, all others may enter one. Entries must be delivered to the Ridgewood Art Institute on Saturday, May 19th between the hours of 10am and 3pm. The following information must be printed on the back of the artwork: Name,Title, Age, Address, Contact Number, School and Grade.
In addition, you will be required to fill out an entry form on receiving day.

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 2-4pm
Artwork available for viewing through Friday, June 15th, 2018
Pickup: Saturday, June 16th, 2018 10am-12pm

All entries will be judged by the the Ridgewood Art Institute’s instructors. Scholarships in traditional painting and drawing, cash prizes, merchandise awards, certificates of merit and honorable mentions will be awarded.

The Ridgewood Art Institute is a non profit organization providing the finest instruction in Classical Realism in a variety of mediums. Classes are offered on an open enrollment basis, and can be joined at anytime. Each student is taught in direct relation to their personal skill level. For more information on class scheduling, this and future events please visit

www.ridgewoodartinstitute.org

Ridgewood Art Institute, 12 E Glen Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents NEUBAUER-McDERMOTT FAMILY CONCERT

April 29,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, On May 6, the stellar Neubauer-McDermott Family will bring our eleventh season to an exhilarating conclusion. Violist Paul Neubauer (of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society), violinist Kerry McDermott (of the New York Philharmonic), and their children, violinists Oliver and Clara Neubauer, will be joined by Kerry’s sister, CMS pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, in music of Bach, Dvořák, Ravel, and Schumann.

The concert will include the World Premiere of Gilad Cohen’s* Quintet for Three Violins, Viola, and Piano, commissioned by PCC especially for this event. Inspired by the familial theme, Cohen’s work will focus on children’s songs from Israel and America.

*Gilad Cohen is a Ridgewood resident and a music professor at Ramapo College. A Princeton Ph.D., he is the winner of the 2016 Barlow Prize and the 2010 Israeli Prime Minister Award for Composers.

Johann Sebastian Bach Preludio from Partita No. 3 arranged for 3 violins & viola
Antonín Dvořák Terzetto in C, Op. 74 for 2 violins and viola
Maurice Ravel Tzigane for violin and piano
Gilad Cohen World Premiere for 3 violins, viola and piano
Robert Schumann Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 for violin and piano
Mark O’Connor F.C.’s Jig for violin and viola
Charles Dancla Variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman for three violins and viola
Y. Donbon Zowie! Goes the Weasel for 3 violins and viola

Parlance Chamber Concerts:
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 S. Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ
Adults $40, Seniors $30, Young Adults $20, Students $10.
for more info call 800-838-3006

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 AT 3 PM NEUBAUER-McDERMOTT FAMILY CONCERT

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Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents Neubauer-Mcdermott Family Concert
Sun, May 06, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood NJ 07450
Cost: 40

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Ridgewood Chorale Proudly Presents 90th Anniversary Spring Concert

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April 29,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, This is a year of momentous anniversaries for The Ridgewood Choral! Celebrating 90 years of song and service, the Choral will present its Annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ.

Under the direction of Marjorie Vandervoort, who is celebrating her 25th year as Music Director, the choral will sing classics by Purcell as well as modern pieces such as A Spring Bouquet written for the Choral by our beloved friend and former accompanist, Richard Lane. To make our 2018 concert even more unique, the Northern Highlands Regional High School concert choir, under the direction of Thomas Paster, will join us.

Susan LaFever, pianist is celebrating 10 years with the Choral. She will also accompany the choral on French Horn in two Emily Dickinson poems set to music by James Mulholland.

Jazz Saxophonist, Isaac Ketter of Fair Lawn, winner of the 2018 Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award, will perform at the concert. The scholarship is presented annually for excellence in vocal or instrumental music.
The Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award was instituted this year in honor of Marjorie Vandervoort’s 25 years as Music Director. The winner Alto Tiffani Rivera of Suffern, NY will also perform at the concert.
A reception with light refreshments will follow the performance. Join us as we welcome Spring with this beautiful blend of choral pieces.

Tickets are $20 advance sale; $25 at the door. For advance tickets, call 201-327-8184. For more information on The Ridgewood Choral, visit www.ridgewoodchoral.org.

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Tomorrow: Oil Painting Demonstration by Gregory Mortenson at the Ridgewood Art institute

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February 3,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The RAI 38th Annual Regional Open Juried Show will only be on view one more week. Showcasing over 100 gorgeous pieces in a variety of mediums, it would be a shame to not see this beautiful show. As the Grand Finale of this event, we will be hosting an Oil Painting Demonstration Sunday, Feb.4th at 2PM by Gregory Mortenson. Please don’t miss this unique opportunity to observe the creative process at work. This free event is worthwhile to both artists and art enthusiasts, alike. All are welcome.

The Ridgewood Art Institute is a non profit organization providing the finest instruction in Classical Realism in a variety of mediums. Classes are offered on an open enrollment basis, and can be joined at anytime. Each student is taught in direct relation to their personal skill level. Our two unique north lit studios as well as our 3 galleries are just a part of what RAI offers. We also sponsor events and workshops throughout the year, that are of interest to artists and art enthusiasts alike.
Why wait? Come see why RAI has become a treasured haven to so many, for more than 70 years.

Oil Painting Demonstration by Gregory Mortenson at the Ridgewood Art institute
Tomorrow at 2 PM – 4 PM
Ridgewood Art Institute
12 E Glen Ave, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

 

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Ridgewood Art Institute Hosts their Annual Member’s Holiday Show and Sale

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Tue, December 19, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Ridgewood Art Institute, 12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Art Institute is home to many talented artists. We welcome you to visit us and view our Annual Members’ Holiday Show and Sale, usually featuring over 150 pieces of beautiful artwork. In addition, this year we are also including a Small Works Fundraising Exhibition with pieces priced at $150, all proceeds benefit The Ridgewood Art Institute.

What better way to kick off the Holiday Season, than to meet our artists and other art enthusiasts in a festive setting? Please join us for our opening reception on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 1-4 pm. Work will be on view daily from 11am-3pm till December 24th, 2017.

Art makes a unique gift that can be treasured for a lifetime. Also, your gift helps support this fine institution, which is a gift to so many.

Members are invited to enter two original works to be exhibited in a festive holiday setting.

The Holiday show will include a special Small Works Fundraising Exhibition**.

Members are invited to donate a framed 8” x 10” painting. All proceeds will go to support RAI.

Receiving: Monday – Tuesday, November 13th- 14th

Pick-Up: Monday – Thursday, January 2nd – 5th, 2018

** Receiving/hanging/pick-up dates are same

for Small Works and Members’ Holiday Show

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The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructor’s Exhibition Opening Reception

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Sun, October 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Ridgewood Art Institute, 12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructor’s Exhibition

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 15th, 2017 2-4pm
On view: October 6th – November 2nd, 2017
The Ridgewood Art Institute
12 East Glen Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201 652-9615

The Ridgewood Art Institute is a prominent player in the perpetuation of Classical Realism today and is considered one the nation’s best community art associations. It’s origins are based in the 19th Century French Barbizon School and it is closely tied to The Art Students League’s history, as there are many esteemed artists who have taught and studied at both RAI and ASL.

The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructor’s Exhibition features beautiful still lifes, florals and landscapes and will give art enthusiasts a wonderful sampling of the quality of work available for sale at our events. For art students this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the possibilities of starting either a new class or a new medium in one of our beautiful studios.

The Ridgewood Art Institute is a non profit organization providing the finest instruction in Classical Realism in a variety of mediums. Classes are offered on an open enrollment basis, and can be joined at anytime. Each student is taught in direct relation to their personal skill level. Our two unique north lit studios as well as our three galleries are just a part of what RAI offers. We also sponsor events and workshops throughout the year, that are of interest to artists and art enthusiasts alike. Why wait? Come see why RAI has become a treasured haven to so many, for more than 70 years.

For more information on class scheduling, this and future events please visit http://www.ridgewoodartinstitute.org

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The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructor’s Exhibition

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The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructor’s Exhibition
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 15th, 2017 2-4pm
On view: October 6th – November 2nd, 2017
The Ridgewood Art Institute
12 East Glen Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201 652-9615

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Art Institute is a prominent player in the perpetuation of Classical Realism today and is considered one the nation’s best community art associations. It’s origins are based in the 19th Century French Barbizon School and it is closely tied to The Art Students League’s history, as there are many esteemed artists who have taught and studied at both RAI and ASL.

The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructor’s Exhibition features beautiful still lifes, florals and landscapes and will give art enthusiasts a wonderful sampling of the quality of work available for sale at our events. For art students this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the possibilities of starting either a new class or a new medium in one of our beautiful studios.

The Ridgewood Art Institute is a non profit organization providing the finest instruction in Classical Realism in a variety of mediums. Classes are offered on an open enrollment basis, and can be joined at anytime. Each student is taught in direct relation to their personal skill level. Our two unique north lit studios as well as our three galleries are just a part of what RAI offers. We also sponsor events and workshops throughout the year, that are of interest to artists and art enthusiasts alike. Why wait? Come see why RAI has become a treasured haven to so many, for more than 70 years.

For more information on class scheduling, this and future events please visit http://www.ridgewoodartinstitute.org