Apr
18
12:00 pm12:00

Artist Talk & Presentation | Giants of Jazz 17

GIANTS OF JAZZ 17
Photographic Portraits by Micha Hamilton
(on display through Friday May 15, 2015)

FREE ADMISSION

Join us for a gallery viewing and discussion of the current exhibition hanging in The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. Details & participants to be announced soon.

12:00PM - Viewing in the Gallery
12:30PM - Discussion in the SOPAC Loft

Mar
15
4:00 pm16:00

GIANTS OF JAZZ 17 | Artist Reception

GIANTS OF JAZZ 17
Photographic Portraits by Micha Hamilton
(on display through Friday May 15, 2015)

FREE ADMISSION

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) unveils the latest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC.  On view through Friday, May 15, 2015 is GIANTS OF JAZZ 17 an exhibit of photographic portraits by New Jersey-based artist and curator Micha Hamilton.

To celebrate the exhibit SOPAC will host a free reception Sunday, March 15 from 4-6PM. In attendance will be the artist/curator and some of the jazz luminaries whose portraits are currently featured on the walls of the gallery.

Feb
7
12:00 pm12:00

Artist Talk & Presentation | Precious Memories

Join us for a gallery viewing and discussion with the artist and curator of the current exhibition hanging in The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, PRECIOUS MEMORIES, featuring the art of Mansa K. Mussa.


PRECIOUS MEMORIES
Art by Mansa K. Mussa
Curated by Micha Hamilton

(on display through Sunday, February 15, 2015)

Pictured: This Music We Call Jazz / 20x32 / Mixed media collage / 2014

Mansa K. Mussa documents and explores the trove of human and cultural treasures he encounters through the medium of photography, using his images to illustrate his collage and shadow box work. Early black and white dance imagery captures and suspends moments of performance in dramatic and rapturous displays of composition, depth, form and texture, while his collages and iPadology photos are kaleidoscopic explosions of color, layer and texture designed to appeal to and stimulate all five human senses.  These creative impulses are translated into a series of tableaus with the power to alter time, release light and energy, suspend motion and redefine space.
mansamussa.com

The Herb and Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC brings contemporary art to the community providing artists with opportunities to reach new audiences. The artwork on display is for sale. Partial proceeds benefit SOPAC. To purchase artwork on display at The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, please contact the Gallery Coordinator at (973) 382-1032 or at marketing@sopacnow.org. The South Orange Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.