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NJ State Teen Arts – student artwork on display

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The paintings, drawings, and photographs created by the outstandingly talented students across New Jersey whose work was exclusively selected as the “Best of the Festival” at the 2016 New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival will be on display at Sussex County Community College in the Health Science and Performing Arts Center from December 1 through December 30.

The Sussex County students featured in the exhibit are part of an exclusive selection of the top 30 pieces of artwork by NJ Teen Artists. The Sussex County students in the exhibit are Madison Wells of Newton High School, Jane Sosik of Sparta High School, Lexie Malavet of High Point Regional High School and Brooke Rivera of Pope John XXIII Regional High School.

The exhibit features art work completed by gifted and talented students who have participated in their county festivals from across the state and have been selected from thousands of students art work to be part of NJ State Teen Arts Touring Exhibition. The NJ State Teen Arts Festival offers an opportunity for top students in their art forms to present their work in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts.

The annual NJ State Teen Arts Festival, this year will be held on May 31, June 1 & 2017 at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ.  Top artists/teachers from around the region come to critique, as well as to teach workshops and master classes in their individual specialties, including drama, filmmaking, voice, acting, instrumental music and more.

All schools and students across the state of New Jersey are invited to attend our festival and participate in the following: Master Class Workshops, networking opportunities, College/Internship Fair, and observe all presentations and art exhibits.

Nancy Train Smith ‘Cloud of Unknowing’ – SCCC Art Gallery

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nancy-train-smithSussex County Community College is delighted to announce “Cloud of Unknowing”.  An Installation of Paintings will be on view at the Art Gallery in C building. The artist will be present during the Opening Reception on Friday, December 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the SCCC Art Gallery. The exhibit will run from December 9-January 20 and is free and open to the community.

In her commitment to a life of an artist, Nancy Train Smith has three distinct, perhaps converging types of studio practice, ceramics, painting and site-specific sculpture.  She has lived in Massachusetts since 1991 and has used the spectacular landscape of South Dartmouth as inspiration for many of her projects.  The exhibition of paintings is the culmination of an intensive study of landscape of the estuarine coast, where once the artist sought to capture the feeling of being in the landscape rather than simply looking at it, her recent work shows a more symbolic connection to place, using elemental signs such as cloud formation and waterfalls.

Her work has been included in many private and museum collections worldwide.

For more about Nancy Train Smith visit, http://www.nancytrainsmith.com/

Augmented Reality: Magic & Mentalism coming to SCCC

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joshy-kIt will be a night of mystifying illusion at Sussex County Community College on Thursday Dec. 8 as Joshy K, “The Illusionist”, and Alexander Morgan, “The Mentalist,” amaze the audience starting at 7 p.m.

Hosted by the SCCC Rotaract Club, the night promises to be entertaining and mystifying!

“Augmented Reality – A Magic & Mentalism Show” features two outstanding entertainers, performing in the SCCC Performing Arts Center.

Joshy K has been on TV, studied magic at the renowned Tannen’s Magic Camp, and perhaps most famously, holds the Rubik’s Cube record of solving the puzzle in just 23 seconds.  He’s been dazzling crowds for over a decade.

Alexander Morgan has appeared on America’s Got Talent, was a finalist in the Skylands Got Talent competition earlier this year, and also attended Tannen’s Magic Camp.

This show is suitable for those 16 years of age and up.

There will be a meet and greet with the performers after the show.

Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $7 in advance ($5 for students), $10 at the door. Tickets are available at the SCCC Bursar’s Office (B Building) or online at sussex.edu (click on Box Office).

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Picture: Illusionist Joshy K