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Gwen Moten with Danny Glover
Posted on: Friday, April 26, 2024

Interview With Us Ambassador of Cultural Arts and Playwright Gwen Moten on Upcoming Show

The Echo Press had the privilege of speaking with esteemed educator, United States Ambassador of Cultural Arts, talented opera singer, playwright, and current Music Director of the Count Basie Center Gospel Choir and Music Director and Conductor of the NJ Symphony Chorus, Gwen Moten.

Sheryl Oring - I wish to say
Posted on: Monday, March 25, 2024

Students, What Do You Wish to Say?

In Fall 2024, social practice artist Sheryl Oring will bring her project I Wish to Say to Monmouth University. We are looking for students who want to participate as typists and organizers throughout the Fall 2024 semester. Join us for student interest meetings this April to learn more about how to become involved.

mosaic art examples
Posted on: Monday, March 11, 2024

Call for Entries: Mosaic Painting

This call for entries seeks works by artists whose mosaics blend the meticulous craftsmanship of mosaic work with the illusionistic qualities of painting in a fascinating fusion of two distinct art forms.

Diversity Lives Here: Representation Through Art
Posted on: Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023

Call for Entries: Diversity Lives Here: Representation Through Art 2024

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for Monmouth University’s art exhibit, Diversity Lives Here: Representation Through Art.

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Call for Art/mural Project, 2024

The Department of Art & Design, ArtNOW, and The Center for Entrepreneurship have teamed to fund and oversee the Monmouth University Mural Project. The Project invites Monmouth student artists and artists teams (comprised of 2-4 students) to submit proposals for the creation of a series of murals to be executed on the Monmouth University campus. Students may be from any department within the University.

Paul Mecurio taking "Permission to Speak" on tour - first stop Monmouth University!
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023

Paul Mecurio Taking “Permission to Speak” on Tour – First Stop Monmouth University

Mecurio is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning comedian who works and appears on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

Long Branch students  participate in masterclass with Ballet Hispánico
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023

Long Branch Students  participate in Masterclass With Ballet Hispánico

Monmouth University Center for the Arts and the largest Latinx/Latine/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States, Ballet Hispánico joined forces to bring an exclusive opportunity to Long Branch High School's dance students. LBHS dance teacher Megan Ruland's students were treated to a memorable masterclass led by Ballet Hispánico's Associate School Director, Rodney Hamilton.

Lázaro Niebla Hosts Artist Demonstration
Posted on: Friday, Sept. 29, 2023

LáZARO Niebla Hosts Artist Demonstration for Students in Department of Art and Design

Artist Lázaro Niebla recently conducted an artist demonstration for students in Monmouth University's Department of Art and Design. The event, hosted by the Center for the Arts, served as a complement to Niebla's ongoing exhibit in the Pollak Gallery.

Lazaro Niebla, (Arraigados) The Rooted
Posted on: Monday, Sept. 25, 2023

Celebrating Diversity and Achievements in the Hispanic Community

Monmouth University in West Long Branch is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The university, given its close location to both Long Branch and Asbury Park, has always had a strong Hispanic student and faculty population.

crowd of people mixed together, colorful illustration concerning inclusion and diversity concept
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023

Journeys of Interdependence: Portraits of First-Generation Identity in Higher Education

This juried exhibition invites artist to submit works that interpret the first-generation college experience through portraiture and welcomes portraits made in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, textiles, video, performance, and time-based media.