the permanence and nature of art (timothy dingman)

My great good fortune to travel in the Central and Eastern European countries has caused me to ponder the longevity of photography.  We speak of “archival” prints.  We store our “digital negatives” on the supposedly immutable internet “cloud.” I have some silver...

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for your consideration

For the Spring and Summer 2016 seasons, Artfront Galleries is considering the following programs in the Lower Broadway and Halsey St. areas. Sip and Paint Rafael Cuello, graduate with a BA in Art Rhode Island College, and local visual artist, will supply canvas, paint...

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public art in europe and america

During the past twelve months, some of the Artfront Galleries team has been traveling in Central Europe.  The purposes included documenting medieval architecture; investigating the state of the arts; and, drinking as much white wine as we could fit in between walking...

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urban legacy gala opening

On March 11th Artfront Galleries hosted its inaugural event for 2016.  Under the umbrella theme of Urban Evidence II it was the gala opening reception of the Urban Legacy exhibit at the Newark Waterfront Recreation center curated by the multi-talented Jae Quilan....

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Watch this space

Artfront Galleries’ original idea was to fill space on Lower Broadway and Halsey St. in the Spring.  We understood the Paterson Art Walk might not come off and the Art scene in Newark was in hibernation. A pop-up gallery, despite the name, simply does not spring forth...

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Tips for Securing Grants for the Arts

In addition to government programs, corporations as well as Independent, Community, Operating, and Family Foundations have funds allocated to projects in the visual, literary, and performing arts.  The way to make the connection to these available funds is through a...

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The Upside of Being an Artist (Timothy Dingman)

Love in the arts community is as precipitous, precarious, pernicious, preposterous and….given to pretension as it is anywhere else in the human community.  Only more so. It is not my intent to guess, discuss or disclose whom is sleeping with whom in the Chelsea or...

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The Working Artist’s Rag

My name is Timothy P. Dingman. I am a working artist and this is a “rag.”  Think of it as a “Raga”: a story, a lesson, an explanation, a riff, an apology (in the philosophical Thomistic/Aristotelian sense). This is a blog about what a working artist in Newark, New...

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Steal This Idea

The Artfront Galleries project is straight out of Jane Jacob's 1961 book, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities."  Jacob's posited methods for revitalizing "blocks" where storefronts were closing and crime was rising.  In her case, she was focused on Lower...

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Urban Legacy March 11th Opening

Urban Legacy examines the ethical, political,& aesthetic footprints the arts are leaving for the next generation.

Join us for our inaugural 2016 event

Waterfront Recreation Center
2 Grafton Ave Newark NJ

March 11 – April 8 2016

Opening reception honoring
Allison Durhan
Executive Manager of Newark Housing Authority

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