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 (www.waecenter.org), The Arc/Mercer, Inc. (www.arcmercer.org), The Hattie Larlham creative Arts Program (www.hattielarlham.org) and The Arts Access Program (www.artsaccessprogram.org). 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

 

 

Performance and Exhibition at the Grounds for Sculpture, REFLECTIONS

Arts Access is so pleased to present multi-disciplinary performance and Opening Reception at the Grounds for Sculpture!  The performance will feature dances, play readings and poetry readings.  The opening reception for the visual art will follow at the Education Gallery.  The visual art exhibition will feature original artwork including Paintings, Sculptures and Munny Dolls.  The exhibition will be on the view from September 20 through November 2, 2014.  The performance is free with the Grounds for Sculpture admission.

 

Saturday, September 20th, 1:00pm

18 Fairgrounds Rd, Trenton, NJ 08619

www.groundsforsculpture.org

 

 

 

ReelAbilities NJ Disabilities Film Festival, “Getting Up”

Matheny’s Arts Access Program will be joining NJ Disabilities Film Festival this November. This is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. “Getting Up” will be screened at 5:30pm, Free Admission.

About the Film, “Getting Up”–HOW DOES A FALLEN MAN GET BACK UP?
Tony ‘TEMPT’ Quan is a legendary LA graffiti artist, social activist and publisher. In 2003, he was diagnosed with ALS (also called Lou Gherig’s Disease), a degenerative nerve disorder which has rendered him unable to move, breathe or speak…

BUT HIS MIND AND CREATIVE SPIRIT ARE STILL INTACT.
In 2009, Mick Ebeling and his Not Impossible Foundation brought a motley crew of international hackers and artists to Los Angeles to attempt the impossible: invent a low-cost, open source DIY device that allows Tempt to once again create art, using the only part of his body that still moves, his eyes. After months of harrowing trial and error, The EYEWRITER was born and Tempt was once again able to create art. Getting Up: The Tempt One Story beautifully illustrates that through the will of two men, and on the shoulders of a community, anything is possible.

Watch the trailer here and join us on November 14th.

 

Talk back session will follow

The Robert Schonhorn Arts Center

65 Highland Avenue, Peapack, NJ 07977

Friday, November 14th 5:30pm

 

 

 

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 in2thelightfilm.com. 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