NEWS & EVENTS
Please join us at Gallery Eleven One to view William’s new abstract painting series entitled “Ascension”.
This exhibit of 10 large format, geometric, abstract paintings are a visual expression of the contrasting steps which shape & guide our life journey. Vibrant colors, rich textures, and fluid as well as contrasting lines reveal the varied array of the steps in our lives.
William has been working in stages on these multi-dimensional and colorfully layered paintings in his studio at Gallery Eleven One for the past 10 months, and the paintings are now complete. Join us this month at Gallery Eleven One for the opening of William’s Ascension exhibit.
Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl - Thursday, September 17th, 4-9pm
(please view times below)
Special Events for Thursday, September 17th:
Newtown Kitchen and Lounge - Camden’s new restaurant – ask about their specials open until 9pm (516 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.) www.newtownkitchen.com
Experience the New Camden ArtBox at City Hall’s Roosevelt Park – Camden Jam Festival – Sat., Sept. 19, Noon – 8pm
We are very excited to share with you the following news: Camden will soon have a new destination and experience – the Camden ArtBox! Join us for the unveiling of the Camden ArtBox at the Camden Jam Festival at Roosevelt Park on Saturday, September 19th, from noon to 8pm. Admission is free.
The Camden ArtBox is a shipping container transformed into a public creative arts space allowing all to enjoy multiple creative and artistic events. The Camden ArtBox is a bright, inviting, and lasting work of art in the city. Our hope is the Camden ArtBox will be an exciting destination for the residents of Camden, for those who work and serve in the city, and for those who visit Camden too.
The exterior of the Camden ArtBox is a vibrant green color depicting a fun, visible artistic expression of growth, renewal, and nature. This green color also collaborates well with Camden’s initiatives to “Go Green” and to be environmentally conscious and focused on health & the beautification of Camden.
The Camden ArtBox’s exterior is a four-sided community mural arts space, and William is currently working on creating a 40′ mural for the one side of the Camden ArtBox. The other side will contain a large public mural as well as a space allowing all who attend Camden Jam to creatively and interactively express their hope for Camden through an art activity on the exterior of the Camden ArtBox.
The interior of the Camden ArtBox will be transformed into a beautiful, professional art gallery. The first art exhibit in the Camden ArtBox at the Camden Jam will feature selected art from high school students at the Camden Public Schools. We look forward to celebrating these students’ successes as well as their art teachers, principals, and all those leading in their education.
In the future, the Camden ArtBox will continue to showcase other art exhibits as well as other creative art activities. The Camden ArtBox will continue to be a public creative arts space and experience for all in Camden.
We are very honored our proposal for this large public arts project in Camden (the Camden ArtBox) was chosen by the Connect the Lots (CTL) leadership. We are blessed to be working with an incredible team of Richard, Susan & the CTL team, Sarah, Enrique, Meishka & the Cooper’s Ferry Partnership team, Frank, Bob, and their team at TRS Containers, Joey and his team at Keepin It Classy, Keith, Edwin, and their City of Camden Dept. of Public Works team, and the list goes on.
We are excited as the Camden ArtBox was successfully delivered to Roosevelt Park in Camden yesterday. Without all of the above people’s past, recent, and ongoing hard work and belief in this project, the Camden ArtBox would not be a reality.
Camden Jam Is a free arts and music festival featuring the Camden ArtBox as well as many talented musicians and performers. Also, Camden Jam will feature various arts, crafts & music as well as a Kids Zone & Eco Zone. This is a festival to be enjoyed by the entire family. All Camden children who visit the Kids Zone will receive a Back to School Giveaway bag while supplies last, and Camden Jam is also offering a free photo booth.
Camden Jam & Gallery Eleven One Courier-Post article:
We were honored to be partnering with the following incredible organizations with William’s live art experience and art exhibit:
William’s Art Exhibit and Art Booth – Saturday, September 12th from 2pm-8pm at Rutgers University-Camden & Cooper-Grant Neighborhood’s Big Funky Art and Music Festival in Johnson Park at 2nd and Cooper Streets in Camden – Free admission
William’s Live Art Experience – 17th Annual JDRF Hope Gala (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)- Saturday, October 24th, beginning at 5pm at Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines, IA
A special thank you to Edward and Christine Collinet.
William’s Live Art Experience- Joppa’s Down and Out Homeless Fundraiser – Saturday, November 14th, beginning at 5:30pm at Noah’s Event Venue in West Des Moines, IA
Special Events for Thursday, August 20th:
Johnson Park – Live Music & Performances – Featuring blues, jazz, and rock performances by Jazz4Soul, Daniella Cotton, and Vivian Sessoms – 4-8pm – sponsored by Connect the Lots(2nd and Cooper – WWAC) www.connectthelotscamden.com
The Victor Lofts – Live Music – 5-9pm – Featuring the talented Christopher Andrew Maier – performances every 30 minutes at the top of each hour – Also, CamdenpopRock! performing at 8pm – featuring vocalist Anoush, with Hoke Aneli on uke and congas, and pianist Christopher Andrew Maier (Victor Lofts – One Market Street – in the Caruso Room) www.thevictorlofts.com
Thank you for being connected to us and for being on this journey with us. We hope you enjoy the above photos of us in our gallery and neighborhood in Camden as well as photos of us taking some vacation days in the region.
We are thankful William’s art was featured in the promotion for the festival. Special thanks to Hannah Murphy (www.camdenwaterfront.com), Marcy Boroff, and the other leaders of this event.
Also, a special thank you to Tammy Paolino and all at the Courier-Post for their great article promoting the festival and featuring William at Gallery Eleven One. Please view:www.courierpostonline.com/story-art-wine-festival