“Playing Around” in South Orange

By mark-slade August 27, 2013

Playing Around in South Orange–Art Piano Exhibition

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Piano Unveilings in Downtown South Orange: Saturday, August 24 at 12noon
Piano Unveiling at Seton Hall University: Monday, August 26 at 12noon

There was a time when we thought of art, and the creation of art, as a “place based” opportunity. You went to the theater, the museum, or the recital hall to experience the arts.  But in recent years, creative people have realized that art can happen virtually anywhere, anytime.  And that engaging people in the artistic process in new and innovative ways adds a spark, sometimes a note of spontaneity, and often a very different perspective on how creative expression can touch people’s lives.

So, welcome to Playin’ Around South Orange, a new and fun way for residents and visitors to enjoy live music al fresco! Everyone has artistic ability.  You may not know how to play the piano, but most people can hum or sing or just clap along. And everyone can choose (or not) to appreciate and listen to someone playing or performing.

And speaking of “appreciation” you probably noticed that this piano looks a bit different than one you’d find in your home. We hope you will appreciate the beauty of these exquisite painted pianos, transformed into works of art themselves by five extraordinary local painters: Russell Christian, Dan Fenelon, Mikel Frank, Marie Glynn, and Susan C. Harris. We are also grateful to the students of Greek Life at SHU for painting the piano on campus.

The pianos situated around South Orange are here for your enjoyment.  We hope that the keys to these pianos are “tickled” every day and that they cause you to smile, or have a moment’s respite from your daily routine, give you an uplifting feeling, and ultimately move you in some positive way.

This project is brought to you by the South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Village of South Orange, Seton Hall University, and The Baird.  We thank the many people and companies listed on the reverse of this sign for their support in bringing Playin’ Around South Orange to fruition.

Russell Christian
Dan Fenelon
Mikel Frank
Marie Glynn
Susan C. Harris
The Students of Greek Life at SHU

Sloan Street Gazebo (Sloan and 1st Streets)
Irvington Avenue (and West Fairview Avenue)
Spiotta Park (South Orange Ave & Village Plaza)
Meadowland Park – Duck Pond (North Ridgewood Ave and Mead Street)
Seton Hall University (University Green)

The Township of South Orange Village
The Baird
Seton Hall University
South Orange Village Center Alliance

Advantage Services, Angelo DiIura and Maria VanDermeer, Orange, NJ  973.530.2937
Home Depot, Bill Dalrymple, Store Manager, Vauxhall, NJ  908.686.9804
ITO Designs, Ray Gonzalez, Somerville, NJ, 908.243.0048
Jeffery Realty Group, Conor O’Hara, North Plainfield, NJ, 607.434.1611
Albert Lord Piano Services, Bloomfield, NJ, 973.239.0098
Mark Built Homes, Michael Lerman, Union, NJ, 908.687.6600
Markovitz Law, Jeff Markovitz, Union, NJ, 908.687.6600
Mark Murphy Music, Mark Murphy, South Orange, NJ,  973.378.2540
Professional Piano Movers, David Williams, Red Lion, PA,  717.855.0893
Ricciardi Brothers Inc., Jeff LaFrance, Store Manager, Maplewood, NJ, 973.762.3830
The Right Fix Handyman, Kevin Macvaugh, Totowa, NJ, 973.356.1166
Tomicki Construction, Mario Tomicki, Maplewood, NJ, 732.688.5258

Sheena Collum, Barry Lewis, Adam Loehner, Nathan Oates, Peter M. Reader, South Orange Division of Public Works, Karen Van Norman, Michael S. Zavada, Ph.D.

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