Upcoming April 2016 Exhibit is looking for artists!

The BCAC is so happy to bring this now third annual April Talent in the Town Series exhibit featuring artists with special needs/ disabilities in conjunction with Autism Awareness month.  The past two years, it has been such a success and with the help of exhibiting artists, we look forward to another talented exhibit.

This exhibit runs on the 1st floor of the Bridgewater Municipal building from April 4-28, 2016.  The closing reception will be Thursday, April 28th from 6:30-7:30.  We invite all to attend.  We offer some light refreshments while browsing the artwork, as well as a crafting area for kids, in the conference room adjacent to the courtroom.

If you would like to exhibit with us this year, submission deadline for artwork to the Bridgewater Clerks office is from March23-28. (Located on the 2nd floor of the Bridgewater Municipal building)

We will have permission slips available on this site within a few days so bear with us.  You can also email us directly for instructions at bridgewater.arts@gmail.com.  We look forward to displaying your artwork.  We take any 2D artwork as long as it follows our mounting instructions so we can hang it, be it novice or professional, child or adult:o)

MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS

The BCAC is accepting 2D artwork, and it must be either mounted on foamcore board, be on canvas with a wire, or framed with a wire.  We ask that each piece is CLEARLY MARKED ON THE BACK with your name, address, email address and telephone number.  We do have a small display case or 3D objects, but please email us with a picture of it,  so we can let you know if we can fit it in the space.  Our email is bridgewater.arts@gmail.com.

Looking forward to exhibiting!

 

Something Old, Something New

Prehaps not the best title, but the BCAC welcomes back Maggiano’s to our upcoming event and exhibit. Talent in the Town not only encompass fine arts, but the culinary arts as well!!! Maggiano’s for the second year in a row will dazzle our tastebuds with a sampleing of their tasty food. Last year, as I very well remember, was these fantastic chocolate and white chocolate truffles, as well as these super delish lemon cookies. What will they entice us with this year???

Then there is the new. This year at our Talent in the Town exhibit reception, we will be offering a free craft for the kids. This unique art form (don’t want to give too much info…so to surprise you) will be put together to create a collaborative installation at the Bridgewater Municipal Building.

So mark your calendars, Tuesday, October 20th from 6-8 pm. Free and fun for the whole family!!!

BCAC puts out a Call for Artists for October 2015

Summer is rounding out, and the BCAC has been busy planning!  Tonight and tomorrow morning we launch our Call to Artists for our upcoming October 2015 exhibit and reception.  We are so excited to bring yet another opportunity for Bridgewater residents to let their talent shine! Please check up in the header for the Call for Artists Tab for all the information you need to participate.  But, wait! Not an artist, and want to show support, see some good talent, grab a beverage and chat with the artists and performers, then please, everyone is invited to join us at our reception on October 20th, 2015 at the Bridgewater Municipal Building, from 6-8…no need to be a resident to come enjoy a wonderful evening and show your support for the arts. We even have some fun, FREE crafts for the kids.

Here’s our exhibit summary pulled right from the official Call:

Exhibit Summary:

Bridgewater Creative Arts Committee invites Bridgewater residents of all talent and skill levels to participate in the 2nd season of its Talent In The Town exhibition, a showcase of both the visual and performing arts.  The purpose of this exhibition is to celebrate the varied talents of our residents, regardless of skill level, age, or background.

So mark your calendars and come tour “The Halls” of the Bridgewater Municipal Building!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Thought we’d revisit last year’s patriotic photography exhibit. Talented photographers as Lauren Loftus, Councilman Filipe Pedroso, and local Bridgewater photography business Drumhill Studios participated in this show, to name a few.

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BCAC runs free crafts at Flag Day festival!

BCAC had a wonderful time working a free arts and crafts tent yesterday in Downtown Somerville For the second annual Flag Day Festival.  We also made cards to thank the service men at the festival, veterans, as well as military over seas.

Operation NJ Cares will take care to do the mailing, with their packages of need and donated goods they send overseas. Our artwork and thank you cards will be the first thing soldiers see when they open the anticipated care package!

We thank those of you who came and crafted with us, and those who missed the festivities…please check us out next year. And to all, Happy Flag Day! Enjoy the beautiful weather and fly your flags outside your homes proud!

Check out our photos page for more of this event!

Flag day festival 2015, downtown Somerville. BCAC crafts with kids

Flag day festival 2015, downtown Somerville. BCAC crafts with kids

BCAC will be at Flag Day Festival this Saturday with free crafts for the kids!

Come celebrate Flag Day with the BCAC at the second Annual Flag Day festival in Downtown Somerville this Saturday, June 13th.  Come find our tent and make some free crafts for the kids!  Festivities begin at 11:30 and end at 4.

We have some fun crafts planned for the kiddos.  Finger painted flags, patriotic windmills, cards for soldiers overseas, and more! The event will have live music, food, bounce houses, military and rescue vehicles to explore, reinactments, and some good old flag fun. Hope to see you there!

Bridgewater’s new Women’s Ensemble gives their first concert this weekend!So

So, have you heard? Bridgewater has it’s own Women’s Ensemble! Comprised of ten very talented women, and directed by two exceptionally talented and dedicated gentleman. One of these directors is the founder of this group, Timothy Price, a lifelong resident of Bridgewater.

Well, this weekend the group embarks on their first concert! Free to the public, this ensemble will be performing at 2 pm at the Bridgewater public Library, June 6.  They invite all to come hear some very impressive numbers. Music from Pergolesi to the Disney movie “frozen” and even the Broadway show about Carol King! Go support this local group! We hope to see many more performances of this group as they continue making music together.

BCAC making crafts with kids again at 2nd Annual Flag DAy Festival

Mark your calendars for a free event for the whole family! The Bridgewater Creative Arts Committee will be running a free craft area for the kids at The 2nd Flag Day Festival. This year the festivities will be held in the lovely and historic Downtown Main Street, Somerville! There is so much more going on there, check out their website for more details! So mark June 13th!

Flag day festival 2015

Flag day festival 2015

Bubble wands and bubble juice

Kids love bubbles! So why not try this project at home, and let your kids explore the fun of making these beautiful and fun crafts!

supplies for bubble wands:

  1. twigs about 6 in. long and a diameter of a pencil
  2. pipe cleaners
  3. yarn
  4. scissors

great project to do after spring cleaning your yard. First use a pipe cleaner to creat an “o” shape with a tail, by twisting the ends together. Note. If you want to make smaller more conventional “o”s, cut your pipe cleaner in half.  Then grab your yarn and match up the end with the tail of the pipe cleaner o.  Align both with the stick end, pointing downward. Begin wrapping your yarn tightly around all three.  This ensures your yard won’t unravel.  Keep wrapping all down the stick, until it is all covered.  Cut about 4 more inches of yarn as a tail to your wand. Male a loop with the yarn and feed through the remaining tail of yarn and pull firmly. You can repeat this step if you’d like. Cut excess and voila, a beautifully crafted bubble wand. Great for a birthday party craft.

bubble juice recipe

  1. 4 cups warm water
  2. 1/2 cup corn syrup
  3. 1 cup dawn dish soap

mix together warm water and corn syrup and stir gently until the syrup seems devolved. Add dawn soap and again stir gently. Take note not to agitate too much as to not create too many suds.  Transfer to a container like a soda bottle and let stand for 24 hours…the longer the bubble juice sits, the firmer the bubbles!

Have fun with this project. And come back to our site and leave us a comment of your experience!