Au Revoir to Riverbank Arts

Many of you know by now that Riverbank Arts (www.riverbankarts.com) will be closing its doors at the end of the year, that is, the end of THIS COMING WEEK. The gallery was poignantly “eulogized” in the Bucks Country Herald (Nov. 17, 2011 issue) by local artist Alex Cohen. But somehow, despite that official au revoir, it remains very difficult to imagine Stockton, NJ, without this wonderful place.

Photo coutesy of www.riverbankarts.com

Since it opened in 1994, Riverbank Arts has been at the center of the area’s visual arts community, providing a supportive showcase to a wealth of local painters, printmakers, sculptors and others, some established, others up and coming.  Meanwhile, co-owner Susan Roseman has continually demonstrated her generous community spirit through the lively Art Swaps at the Stockton Firehouse, support for the Stockton School’s annual Spaghetti and Art fundraiser, Arts at the Manor and loads of local networking for artists and art appreciators.  – Read more

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Five tips for having a sustainable local holiday

Traditional Japanese wrapping cloth,furoshiki,...

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It’s easy to fall off the sustainability wagon this time of year. There are so many ways to stray, from carbon-rich drives to the mall and the purchase of gifts made in far-off lands to excessive use of wrapping paper and a focus on consumption over giving. Disgusted already? Here are a few ideas for making this holiday season a more sustainable one. – Read more