The Library of Chatham offers a workshop led by Maia Kumari Gilman, local architect and ALC member. The workshop  “Building Better World through Architecture” is suitable for children 11 years old and up.

The children will learn how to transform their world by designing and building a three-dimensional model. They will also explore how architecture can create efficient communities with good flow.  Those interested in a career in architecture will have a tangible model to start their portfolio!  The models created in this workshop will be  shared in an exhibition at the library at the end of the program.

When: Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 4-6pm. Attendance at all 4 classes required.  Registration opens Wednesday, June 28. Please, register with the Chatham Library.

Maia Kumari Gilman, "Building a Better World through Architecture"

Maia Kumari Gilman, “Building a Better World through Architecture”

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If you did not have a chance yet to stop by the Chatham Twp. Municipal Building to see Sally Abbott’s latest works, you can do so till September 2017. Sally’s works will be on view at the Lundt-Glover Gallery, at the Chatham Twp. Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham Twp., NJ till early September. The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm. There were many new exciting works added since Sally sold over 10 pieces at her March opening. Here are a few photos from the show spruce-up. While you are visiting, you can also view on-going ALC Group show in the adjoining strolling gallery.

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A lecture on “Women in Art & Women Artists” will be presented by the Speakers Bureau of the Newark Museum at the Summit Library on May 18 at 7:30 p.m.

This slide presentation looks at the way women were portrayed in art from Egyptian times up until the Gilded Age, when art was mostly created by men. It then follows the rise of women artists, using examples of their work from the museum’s collections.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s “White Flower on Red Earth, No. 1,” oil on canvas, in the collection of the Newark Museum.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s “White Flower on Red Earth, No. 1,” oil on canvas, in the collection of the Newark Museum.


This program is free and open to the public. The library is located at 75 Maple Street in Summit.



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An illustrated lecture, “Flowers in Art,” will be presented by the Speakers Bureau of the Newark Museum at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit on May 4 at 7 p.m. A small reception will follow the presentation.

Flowers have bloomed in art from ancient Egypt to the modern day. Come and see examples in painting, sculpture, folk art, decorative arts, furniture, and jewelry—all from the museum’s collections. Learn how the artists Henry Inman, Martin Johnson Heade, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Workshops, Florine Stettheimer, Max Weber, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, and Robert Rauschenberg rendered flowers in their unique and magnificent ways.

The program is free for members of the arboretum and $10 for nonmembers. Register online at: The arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit.


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ALC Group Show on the view at the Drip Coffee in Chatham during the May and June 2017.


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ALC was invited by the Chatham Borough to participate in the annual Fishawack Festival on June 10. Janice Piccolo of the Community Services of the Chatham Borough is organizing the event. She and her team added a prizes for the submitted art works this year. Media accepted: watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, photography, drawing and graphics, mixed media.
Awards for artworks themed “Chatham” will qualify for following prizes:
Best in Exhibit – $200
Judges’ Choice – $100
Honorable Mention – Ribbons
Awards for artworks themed “New Jersey” or any other subject (meaning flowers, pet portraits etc.)
People’s Choice award – $50
Judges: Amy Jarvis & Gregory Egan
Entry cost: Chatham resident – free, non-residents $25
Entry deadline: May 18th
Exhibit prospectus can be downloaded as PDF. Please print it and register with Chatham Borough:
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ALC organized docent lead group tour of Montclair Museum’s Matisse and the American Art exhibit.


“Thanks for organizing this field trip. The docent was really excellent. I learned so much and enjoyed the good company of everyone visiting.” LK



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Photos from the ALC trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art:
Please join us on one of ALC’s big events of the year: a bus trip to Philadelphia on May 7. You will have the opportunity to view the permanent collections and the special exhibits of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum. Philadelphia, being a historically significant city, offers much more besides its museums. If you feel like spending the time outdoors painting, take your plein air set along and sketch the historic sights! Please read the details on the enclosed poster.


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