Arts Access is proud to be part of Theatre Alliance’s NJ Stage Festival in partnership with Premiere Stages at Kean University


Please do not miss this one of a kind collaborative event between Matheny’s Arts Access Program and Kean University’s Premier Stages to present staged readings of short plays written by Arts Access playwrights. Six talented playwrights have been selected and their work will be curated and performed by union actors and Premier’s professional theater staff. The playwrights will be an integral part of the staging process – directing the actors as to how to present their work. The featured talented artists are: Amanda Kochell, Natalia Manning, Cindy Shanks, Taty Manousakis, Jess Evans and Cheryl Chapin.

Saturday, March 28, 6:00pm
Free Admission
Robert Schonhorn Arts Center
65 Highland Avenue, Peapack, NJ

Into the Light was awarded “Best Short Documentary” at the Garden State Film Festival

A documentary about Matheny’s Arts Access Program has been awarded the “best short documentary” at the 12th Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City, NJ!  Three Arts Access artists, painter Chris Saglimbene, choreographer Natalia Manning, and writer Jenny Durr, are profiled as they create work for the milestone Arts Access 15th anniversary Full Circle showcase.  In the process, we learn of their past struggles, current creative processes and future hopes for themselves and others like them.

More information about the film can be found on The documentary also has its own Facebook page. Or, follow on Twitter for film updates @In2TheLightFilm.


Thank you all for celebrating 20 years of the Matheny Arts Access Program!
Looking forward to the next 20 Years!
Special thanks to Congressman Leonard Lance, Honorary Chair – Full Circle 2013
Full Circle 2013 marked the millstone 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking Matheny Arts Access Program.  This retrospective event celebrated the program’s growth and honored its individual artists.  We are so thrilled that our guests had the opportunity to experience each creator’s unique artistic reflection through painting, dance, and written work.

Gourmet culinary tasting featuring the finest local restaurants:

3 West, Gladstone Tavern, Urban Table, Cafe Azzurro, cocoLuxe and Village Office Supply