Document 75962

October 2 & 3, 2003
UC Arts Center
presents a night
with Lily Tomlin
Westfield church
hosts a cabaret night
Broadway music lovers artinvited to enjoy an evening of live
cabaret music featuring professional pianist and vocalist Joe
Regan 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday at
the First Congregational Church,
125 Elmer Street in West field.
Titled "Jerome Kern*, Dorothy
Fields, et al," the program will feature familiar standards by the
composer and lyricist ^ongwrhing
team, including "I'm in the Mood
for Love," "Just the Way you Ixwk
Tonight," and "I can't give yon anything but love," as well as other
popular show tunes of the era.
Joe Regan has performed at
several night spots in New York
City, including Kosa's Turn, The
Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, and the
World Cafe. He is employed by
Nordstrom's department .stores as
the piano talent agent for their
Short Hills and Menlo Park stores.
The cabaret will also feature a
silent auction of gill baskets containing gift certificates and unique;
items grouped around themes
such as gardening, tea time, and
children's storybooks
Tickets for the cabaret are S10
per person and are available by
contacting the church office at
(908) 233-2494. All proceeds will
benefit the programs of the First
Congregational Church.
The photograph "Storm Fence, 1999," by Richard Sllva, Is among the works on display during the
month of October at Children's Specialized Hospital.
A new exhibit at Children's
CDC to hold auditions
for 'Smokey Joe's Cafe'
Auditions for the winter production of the Cranford Dramatic
Club's 2003-04 season, "Smokey
Joe's Cafe" will be hold 1 p.m.
Oct. 19 and 7 p.m. Oct. 20.
Interested actors should prepare
a "pop-style" song and be prepared to dance. A pianist will be
The theater is seeking nine
extremely powerful singers who
can dance, between the ages of 16
and 40 and of any race, size, gender and attitude. Production
dates are Feb. 6-7,1JM4 and 2021.
Broadway's longest-running
musical revue features more than
40 songs from the golden age of
rock-and-roll, including "Love
Potion #9,""Jailhouse Rock,"
"Hound Dog," "On Broadway,"
"Fools Fall In Love" and "Stand
By Me."
The theatre is located at 78
Winans Ave. in Cranford off
Centennial Avenue, minutes from
Exit 136 of the Garden State
Parkway. For additional information, call (908 > 276-7011.
Children's Specialized Hospital will exhibit the
work of photographer Ray Sliva of Union, sports
artist Stephen Marotta of Brick, and artist Lisa
Brown of Watchung throughout the month of
Sliva has 30 years of photographic experience and
will be displaying two very different styles — a
series of black and white prints of New Jersey scenes
and small color photos done with a digital pinhole
camera. The pinhole photos were shot without the
use of either lens or film. A pinhole camera uses a
small hole to replace the camera lens; this pinhole
creates an image that is blurred and sometimes distorted. The beauty of pinhole photography lies in the
simplicity of the image: sharpness and clarity are
replaced by color and form; these limitations cause a
visual subject to become an emotional expression.
Sliva founded Citywide Coqwrate Photography
with partner Joe Calaminici in 1993. He has taught
photography at Middlesex County College and
assisted at the Maine Photographic Workshop in
Rockport, Maine. Sliva has studied under some of
the world's finest photographers including George
Tice, Philip Traeger, Lilo Raymond and William Clift.
His works hnve been displayed at The Maine
Photographic Workshop, The Woodman Gallery and
Soho Photo.
Marotta has been creating art since childhood and
eventually combined a passion and intensity for
sports with his artwork. A visual arts specialist with
the Elizabeth school system, Marotta has had his
work displayed at local galleries throughout the metropolitan area and is currently planning a one-man
show. The incredible realism of his paintings makes
the viewer feel as though they are part of the painting themselves.
Under the guidance and support of his mentor
Edwin Havas, Marotta received a bachelor's degree
in fine arts and advertising from Seton Hall
University and went on to receive a master's degree
from Montclnir State University.
Brown has been searching for a media that best
suits what she wants to express, and she considers
herself a "mixed media person." Brown loves to paint
watercolors and has found that mosaics and fabric
collage are expressive as well. Most recently, she
began working with rice paper and allows the paper
to have more depth by bending and curling the paper
off the background. With this method, Brown can
give flowers a life and movement that is not achieved
with flat work. She aims to convey a sense of fun,
beauty in color and passion for nature.
Admission is free and exhibits can be viewed 10
a.m.-8:30 p.m. by entering through the hospital's
East Wing entrance, 150 New Providence Road,
Mountainside. For information, please call (908).2333720, ext. 5379. All artwork is available for purchase,
with a portion of sales benefiting the Auxiliary.
The Union County Arts
Center in Rahway will present
"An Evening of Classic Lily
Tomlin" 8 p.m. Nov. 7.
Tomlin made her film debut
as Linnea, a gospel singer and
mother of two deaf children in
Robert Altaian's Nashville
< 1975). Her performance was so
memorable that she was nominated for an Academy Award
and voted Best Supporting
Actress by both the New York
Film Critics and the National
Society of Film Critics.
She starred as the happy
homemaker who became The
Incredible Shrinking Woman
(1981), and the eccentric rich
women whose soul invades
Steve Martin's body in All of Me
11984). Tomlin teamed with
Bette Midler in 1988 to start in
"Big Business" and in 1991 in
the film version of "The Search
for Signs of Intelligent Life in
the Universe."
Born in Detroit, Tomlin grew
up in a working-class neighborhood on the outskirts of one of
Detroit's most affluent areas.
Although she claims she wasn't
funny as a child, Tomlin admits
she "knew who was and lifted
all their material right off the
TV screen." Her favorites
include Lucille Ball, Bea Lillie,
Imogene Coca and Jean Carroll,
one of the first female stand-ups
on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Tomlin has enjoyed an
extraordinary career spanning
all facets of the entertainment
industry including feature films,
television and theater and she
continues to add to her impressive body of work
Tickets are $55 and $75. The
$75 Diamond Circle Tickets
include a post-show gathering
with Tomlin.
The Arts Center is located
two blocks from the New Jersey
Transit train station.
The Union County Arts
Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to presenting
quality performances. It is
handicapped accessible and
group discounts are available.
Tickets may be purchased
online at, by
phone from Ticket Central at
1732) 499-8226, or in person at
the Arts Center box office at
1601 Irving St. in Rahway.
MasterCnrd, Visa, American
Express, and Discover are
Major support for the Arts
Center and its programs comes
from the City of Rahway, Merck
& Co., the Union County Board
of Chosen Freeholders, the
Rahway Savings Institution and
Liberty Bank. Other funding
has been made possible by the
New Jersey State Council on the
Arts/Department of State.
Arts Guild of Rahway set to 'Celebrate Excellence
Merck-sponsored show features numerous local artists
The Arts Guild of Rahway
will present "Celebrating
Excellence: The Merck 2003
Juried Union County Arts
Show: from Oct. 19-Nov. 14,
with an opening reception on
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conducted by
David Wroe
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1-4 p.m. Oct. 19. Admission is
This will be the fourth year
the Arts Guild has sponsored
and curated this exhibit. Over
the course of the past four
years, the "Celebrating
Excellence" show has gained ti
greater response from local
artists and aficionados due to
its two-fold objective. The
Merck exhibit provides both
emerging and established
artists living and working in
Union County with a new
venue in which to display their
work, and also offers the local
public a creative inflight into
Union County's current art
activities through its broad
range of mediums and styles.
Customarily, o large array of
2-D media has been on display
at the exhibit, including drawings, paintings, printmaking,
photography, prints and mixed
media, in an assemblage of
styles ranging from photo-realism to avant-garde abstraction.
Matching the broad spectrum of styles and genres in
the "Celebrating Excellence"
show, the jurors of this year's
exhibit come from diversified
artistic backgrounds as well.
This year's jurors are: Hugo
Bastidns, artist, professor of
art, New Jersey City
University/Instructor. Art
Student League (NYCt; .lohann
Joi'hnuwitz. artist, professor of
art, Kcan University; and
Nancy Ori, photographer. New
Jersey Media Center.
Featured artists include
The Merck exhibit provides both emerging and
established artists living
and working in Union
County with a new venue
in which to display their
Francesco Azzura (Westfield),
Corey Bechelli (Rahway 1, Gina
Bellunclo (Elizabeth), Abignle
Bramnick (Westfield), Patricia
Brentnno (Westfield), Martin
Deutsch (Springfield), Bobby
Duncan i Rahway), Rachael
Faillace (Berkeley Heights),
Sylvia Haller (Cranford), Gerry
Ht'ydt ( Plainfield), Nicholas
Impalli (Fanwood), Owen
Kanzler (Linden). Amy
Kuzlowski (Union), Sheiliu
Lenga (Union), Alex Mnmbnch
iCrnnford), Michael Metzger
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(Westfield), Janice Metzger
(Westfield), Michele Pope
(Rahway), Nicholas Rosal
(Rahway), Maxwell Sang
(Westfield), Richard Stillwell
(Fanwood), Jon Wyatt (Rahway)
and Sue Zwick (Summit).
"Celebrating Excellence: The
Merck 2003 Juried Union
County Arts Show" is a collaborative effort, sponsored by the
Arts Guild of Rahway and the
Union County Division of
Cultural & Heritage Affairs,
Funding is generously provided
by Merck & Co., Inc.
The Arts Guild of Rahway is
located at 1670 Irving St. at
Seminary Avenue in Downtown
Rahway. For more information,
contact Lawrence Cuppiello,
executive director of the Arts
Guild of Rahway, at (732) 3817511, [email protected], or
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