Events

CALENDAR

See a listing of upcoming events at Blank Space Highland Park. Call/text 908-866-6576 or email blankspacehighlandpark@gmail.com for more info or make a reservation. 

See our Meetup Group for more events:

https://www.meetup.com/Community-Cafe-Central-New-Jersey/events/


UPCOMING EVENTS

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Closing Reception: The Art of Color

Saturday, March 24 @ 8 p.m.

ART FOR SALE, BYOB. Curated by Doug Rizio. 

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/888734177965935/

The art from Opening Reception: the Art of Color is coming down, so check it out while you can! And before everything is taken away, join us for one last chance to buy a piece and listen to each artist speak about their work.

ARTISTS:

Doug Rizio

Brendon Reynolds

Amira Ahmad

Mallory Nimmo

NJ Gonzalez

Delrina Fan

Alexandra Victoria McMaster

Ya Rik

Julien Hunter

Rachel Beyda

Austin McCaffrey

Joanna Eaton

Samantha Thompson

Jamiah Boateng

Eric Hartl

Vanessa Rowan Whitfield

Rael Montes

Líam Smith

Gerald Franklin

Fred Leaf

Sarah Isaacs

Mary Pat Reiter

Yonah Paley

Lisa Cyckowski

Aleks Zhdanov

Lauren Curtis

Rob Ro

John Marron

Yael Paley

Conny Jasper

Matt Allouf

Heidi Heleniak

Glenn Donatiello

Hal Vandermark

Elisa Chaudet

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Central NJ NaNoWriMo Meeting
Sunday, March 25 @ 2-4 pm

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Central Jersey Coding Interview Meetup
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 7-9 p.m.

Technical Interview Prep & Discussion - Join us for coding, tech talk, and some advice for your job search! More info: https://www.meetup.com/Central-Jersey-Coding-Interview-Meetup/

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Let's Design! UX Study Group

Friday,  March 30 @ 7 p.m.

More info: https://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Design-Meetup/

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COMEDY AT BLANK SPACE!
Friday, April 13 @ 8 p.m. Must be 21+ to enter, $7 (doors open 7:30 p.m.)

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Weekly Open Mic 

**NOTE: Closed April 1** Every Sunday, 4-6 p.m. $5 cover/entry. Sign-ups start at 4 p.m. (or earlier if you are in the area). Depending on how many people, we usually start with approximately a 3-song set per act (or 10-12 minutes performance), then go back around again after everyone has had a turn, to do an additional song or two, as time permits. Performers, sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/00Hlgh32ucbUpV7X2  

OPEN MIC SPONSORS and PARTNERSHIPS WANTED

Visit our SPONSOR page to learn how we can work together!

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Social Saturday Chess Meetup - 6-8 p.m., next date: April 14

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Children’s Business Fair at Blank Space

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Free Admission!

Sponsored by:
BCB Edison, 112 Talmadge Road, Edison, New Jersey 08817
Tel. 732-243-5560
Stephany Kim-Chohan
Branch Manager/Business Development Officer
Email sckim@bankwithbcb.com
www.BCB.bank

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Journaling Workshop with Faith Saunders

Saturday, April 28 @ 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$10 per session, includes copy of book

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Blank Space Highland Park now has Chippo!  

Look for "Chip It & Sip It” BYOB Meetups and Chippo Tournaments coming soon. Practice/play session @ $5 per person for 30 minutes. Free play for coworking clients. Group/party rate: $35-$50 per hour. Call/text to reserve a session or book a party: 908-866-6576.

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Do you have an idea for a class, event or workshop? 

We’re interested in partnering with speakers, entrepreneurs, craftspeople, artists, musicians, presenters and groups. Call 908-866-6576 or email blankspacehighlandpark@gmail.com for details.

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PREVIOUS EVENTS at Blank Space Highland Park

Thank you to all who made our previous events a success! 

See past art exhibits: CLICK HERE

See past music events: CLICK HERE

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previous - Women's Small Business Networking Group 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11 a.m. 

Topic: How to define and reach your ideal client. $5 fee includes light refreshments.

A gathering of like-minded women in one room who have similar goals and challenges so we can share knowledge, tips and ideas with one another. An opportunity to get to know other women-run businesses in the area and find ways to collaborate!

RSVP: https://www.evite.com/event/02F36E4FVGXO3MADOEPIERUB4SXOJ4/rsvp

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Blank Space Highland Park is hosting a Children’s Business Fair
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Vendor booths showcasing businesses created by children ages 6-17 years. Thank you to the local businesses, organizations and individuals who helped support children entrepreneurs by sponsoring our event. For more information visit: https://www.childrensbusinessfair.org/highlandpark-abreu

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previous - COMEDY AT BLANK SPACE!
Friday, Feb. 16 @ 8 p.m. Must be 21+ to enter, $7 (doors open 7:30 p.m.)

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previous - Opening Reception: the Art of Color

Saturday, Feb. 17 @ 8-11 p.m. Free admission



previous - Live “Punk” Music - feat. Fond Han, Career (FL) and Entia

Tuesday,  Feb. 6 @ 7-10 p.m.


previous - Window and Wall Art Display (Spitz & Pollack’s Tree Stories) to October 27, 2017

Spitz & Pollack’s Tree Stories 

Laurie Spitz and Amee J. Pollack collaborated under the banner of Spitz and Pollack for 12 years’ time.  On view at Blank Space, is a body of 10 works dubbed Tree Stories, work Laurie created alone (Hanging Ribbon/Vine Series, 4 suspended works in the window) or with Amee at the very beginning of their partnership as artists . . .  as they were figuring out how to work together and what they wanted to say.  Tree Stories is an homage to trees and nature, to a collaboration between two best friends, and to Laurie, an avid bird lover and brilliant, colorful life force who died this past February from ovarian cancer.  All of her heart-felt and brain-felt appreciation for the environment is imbued in these pieces.

In addition to Tree Stories, Spitz & Pollack’s artists’ books are in over 50 permanent special collections including The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum-Smithsonian, Brooklyn Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Yale University.

In the window

Hanging Ribbon/Vine Series, Laurie Spitz, collage, block printing

Gifts of Autumn: Sugar Maple, Spitz & Pollack, assemblage/mixed media (under Blank Space sign)

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On the shelves

Conversations with the Elders: Sequoia, Spitz & Pollack, assemblage/mixed media, block printing

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Architectural Digest Series: Tree Rings, Spitz & Pollack, carved magazines, acrylic, wood

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Self-Portrait, Laurie Spitz, collage. Description by Amee Pollack:  “This is a piece Laurie made before I knew her and before she realized she was an artist.  It is a terrific self-portrait because her home in New York was filled to capacity with decorative tapestries, trinkets from exotic travels, and loads of color and pattern.  The dogs were added because she simply adored them.”

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Laurie Spitz (b 1946-2017)

Formerly the Executive Story Editor of 20th Century Fox Film Corporation and freelance writer (CBS-TV, various publications).  Her handmade novel, A Plane to Nirvana, developed from one of her essays published by The New York Times, was the beginning of a new creative path – combining storytelling with art.  She received her BA in Comparative Literature from University of California at Berkeley.

Amee J. Pollack (b 1968)                                                        

A mixed media artist who received a fellowship from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, an MFA  in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and a BA from Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster. She currently advises BFA students at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and is a Highland Park Arts Commissioner.   For over ten years, she was an arts educator teaching bookbinding, papermaking, and printmaking all over New York City including as an Instructor/Lecturer at Creative Arts Laboratory, Teacher’s College, Columbia University and College of New Rochelle, New York.

https://www.ameejpollack.com
Email: apollack@mgsa.rutgers.edu  or spitzandpollack@yahoo.com

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Photos courtesy of the Highland Park Arts Commission. See more photos: https://www.hpartscommission.com/2017/09/18/photo-gallery-window-art-crawl-2017/

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See past art exhibits: CLICK HERE

See past music events: CLICK HERE

previous - Kids’ Free Color-In - Tuesdays, Aug. 8, 15 and 29, 2017, 4-5 p.m. A local HP mom is hosting a free coloring playdate for children. All ages welcome, play space available for little ones. Materials provided or bring your own. Stop by Over the Moon Toys or The Fallout Shelter: Comics, Games & Collectibles for extra coloring supplies. 




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