New Jersey Medical School – ARTS at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Untitled by James LaneThis collaborative Exhibition represents the art work of four outstanding arts organizations serving the disabled community: They are JSDD’s WAE Center (, The Arc/Mercer, Inc. (, The Hattie Larlham creative Arts Program ( and The Arts Access Program ( All four organizations have thriving programs utilizing innovative methods to enable individuals with disabilities to create fine art. The artistic process is an undeniable source of empowerment for people with disabilities, and the exhibited work is a testament to the success of each of these programs. The exhibition can be viewed from May through August, 2014.


Please join us for the Artists’ Opening Reception

The Medical science Building

185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07101

Sunday, May 18th 2:00pm to 4:00pm



Exhibition at the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Gallery

Woman by Cheryl ChapinArts Access was so pleased to display original artwork including Paintings, Sculpture and Munny Dolls.  The exhibition was very well received and on the view from May 24 through June 27, 2014 at the Somerset County Administration Building. More information: 908-231-7000 ext. 7246


20 Grove Street, Somerville, NJ 09976

Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm





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