Newark Arts Alliance Announces 2014 Schedule

Schwartz Center lands “Cats,” Spanish Harlem Orchestra to rock The Grand, Science Saturdays at Hagley and more.


Introspection: Art by Karen Berstler

New Art in Newark

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It’s that time of year—The Newark Arts Alliance has announced its 2014 schedule of exhibitions, featuring art by local artists, all to be displayed in the NAA’s Terry Foreman Gallery. The first half of the year includes: 

“Introspection: Art by Karen Berstler,” on view through Feb.1, displays her allegorical portraits in watercolor to provide a visual narration of what goes into shaping her subjects.

“Mad About Red” Feb. 4-March 1 is a juried, all-media exhibition of artwork inspired by or featuring the color red, in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Submission drop-off is Jan. 31-Feb. 2. The reception is Valentine’s Day.

“In the Abstract” March 4-March 29 is another juried, all-media exhibition, this one of non-representational images, including 3D work, displayed in conjunction with the University of Delaware Museums exhibition of the work of Robert Straight. Submission drop-off is Feb. 28-March 2, with a reception March 14.

The “Young at Art Show” April 1 – May 3 shows work by youth in grades K-12. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories. Submission drop-off is March 28-30. The reception is April 11.

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“Spirit: Art by Debbie Hegedus & Rowena Macleod” May 6 – May 31 shows the fruit of the two artists’ collaboration. They began their art journey together over 20 years ago with a painted furniture and mural business called A Room with a View. They are award-winning mixed media artists, working in paint, clay, sculpture and collage. Their art, has been described as “surreal, political, provocative, evocative, and spiritual.” The reception is May 9.

“The Natural World” June 3-June 28 is a juried, all-media exhibition of art inspired by nature. Submission drop-off is May 30-June 1. The reception is June 13.

The annual Members’ Show July 1-July 26 is a highlight of the year. Submission drop-off is June 27-29. The reception is July 11.

The second half of the year is just as exciting. Look for more on that later.

 The Newark Arts Alliance is in Market East Plaza at 276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, 266-7266. Visit

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Jan. 23
Event [IN Wilmington Promotional Pick of the Week] Robert Dubac is a brave man. He takes the stage for 90 hilarious minutes to discuss what women want in men during “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?” At Delaware Theatre Company until Jan. 26… More
Event We defy you to sit still when the Spanish Harlem Orchestra rocks its award-winning salsa at the Grand Opera House… More
Event Forget watching “Dancing with the Stars” on your couch. See international pros heat up the stage live during Ballroom with a Twist at DuPont Theatre. The sequins fly through Jan. 26 More

Jan. 24-25
Event It didn’t rule London and Broadway for nothin’. The Andrew Lloyd Webber phenomenon “Cats” meows—no, roars—into the Schwartz Center for the Arts… More

Jan. 25
Event Steven Ball started playing the organ at age 9. He’s now the man behind the world’s largest pipe organ, in Atlantic City. See him do his thing at John Dickinson High School… More
Event We promise, there will be no schoolteachers on hand to scold as you wing paper airplanes through the air during Science Saturday at Hagley Musuem. It’s all in the name of science, of courseMore
Event Learn about the different types of nests you might find and check out the products of some pretty busy birds during Field and Feather at Longwood Gardens… More

Jan. 25-26
Event Ditch the winter whites for a world of dazzling color during the annual Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens, where you can stroll through thousands of orchids in bloom… More
Event Who doesn’t love a good whodunit? Get to the University of Delaware for the Resident Ensemble Players’ production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.”... More
Event Howard Pyle and his students are known as book illustrators, but they made some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. See some in “The Business of Illustrated Calendars” at the Brandywine River Museum... More
Event Neil Simon’s classic comedy about down-on-their luck guys Oscar and Felix, “The Odd Couple,” premiered on Broadway in 1965. Decades later, it’s still making us laugh. See it the Schwartz Center for the Arts... More

Jan. 26
Event Join the modern-ish, Baroque-ish chamber quintet Mélomanie for the United States premiere of “Estados de Espirito” by local composer Mark Hagerty. You never knew strings could sound so sweet... More


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