The Glasstown Arts District is ready to enroll youth from our communities for the 23rd year of Art Creates Excellence (ACE) Summer Camp. We are excited to start registration in three age groups: 7-9, 10-12 and 13-18. Classes take place Monday to Friday in July from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. We will start on Tuesday July 5th and end on July 29th.
Most sessions are held at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts (RRCA), 22 N. High Street. Each group will spend a week at Rowan College South Jersey – Clay College, located at 321 N. High Street.
Several young people attend each year and we like to offer a wide range of mediums, tools and artists’ methods. The artists/teachers are all professionals. They hail from Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May counties and prepare programs to make every child’s experience rewarding and fun.
Some of this year’s offerings include mixed media painting, watercolour, pop art, preparation and implementation of murals, incorporating ecology into art and ceramics. Our program fees have not changed; each week is $75. The scholarships will be available only to Millville residents/schools. Your child’s art teacher must make the recommendation to our organization.
There are a limited number of places each year; do not hesitate to register as soon as possible. A registration form has been posted on glasstownartsdistrict.com, near the bottom of the homepage. ***
With the onset of spring, many organizations sponsor and host special events to take advantage of warmer temperatures and flowering bushes and trees.
• A particularly beautiful event to explore is the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Seabrook Buddhist Temple on Saturday, April 30, from noon to 3 p.m.
The temple is located at 9 Northville Road, Seabrook, just off Route 77. A sign is on the corner. Admission is free and there is a parking fee of $5 per car.
The festival includes: an introduction to Buddhism, children’s crafts, Taiko drumming, folk dancing and yoga in the meditation garden. A silent auction and a bake sale will take place. Oh, and don’t forget the beauty of cherry blossoms.
• WheatonArts will host the annual Eco Fair—“Mother Earth Awakens”—Saturday, May 7, from 10 am to 4 pm. The Authority is a partner in presenting this free family day to the community.
Exhibits will include local garden clubs as well as Rutgers Master Gardeners. Plants and herbs will be for sale along with handmade works by New Jersey artists. Booths from environmental organizations and tours of nature trails will be offered throughout the day.
Take advantage of the spring sunshine to experience ritual art, music and dance, plus refreshments. PNC Living Arts! offers free family days at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Organization.
Don’t forget to bookmark explorecumberlandnj.com. The Cumberland County Cultural and Historical Commission and Cumberland Tourism maintain this website and a monthly calendar appears as a link. Explore the calendar to keep track of events across our county for you and your family to enjoy.