Urban Wits

The New Year couldn’t have been better. We came out of the holidays smelling like roses! So much good will flying around! Thank you! to all who thrust their love on us. IAM motivated to “keep up the good workfor you! And now IAM ready to get on with the New Year! And 2008 is going to be a challenge for us all. No Sh-! But before we list all that!
It’s the
“Urban Wits” Show! Starring the works of the late Tony Urbanowitz. His works, onsistently naive, consistently detailed, seeking the ideal view of our “urban” setting. The trees, the ducks… the snow and all.
This man, in all of his destitution showed great love for his environment… Despite his humble beginnings, his lifestyle, his loneliness, he seems to have been taken by this city.
His paintings “out-wit” the staunchest of cynics. He brings us to those dreamy moments we can quietly accept the natural beauty in our treacherous environment. OOPS! That’s the jail isn’t It!  I can’t have the perfect image every time! Hey! It’s something I’d never seen! But really! Come out and see Tony’s work and help us honor the passing of another life gone by… And the art he left behind, art, that teaches us once more… to let go and be innocent to it all. So have your “Urban Wits” about you and see the works of Tony Urbanowitz… Curated by Ron Emolo for the IAM Opening Reception: January 30, 2008 Last Wednesday 8pm at our Open “Mike” Musical Director Mike DePatria Poetry and performances by the rest of the “Usual Suspects.” And don’t miss:
February at the IAM and the: The “Re-Generation” Workshop for Children Starting February 6th.
Expect a new artist, Every month, hosting four part workshops each wednesday! For children! 6-8pm, and the last Wednesdays Workshop!!! Open “Mike!” For the Kids! Join them as they exhibit and explore their works and skills as presenters of the Arts! Seating is limited,  so please reserve a space for your child now. Contact us at 973-278-4019 or on the web: www.ivanhoeartists.org
Also,  Coming up in February!  See the beautiful works of artist Tatiana Eres! We have a Preview planned for February 13 at the IAM Our usual Open “Mike” will follow on February 27 at our usual time! Youths at 6pm and Adults to follow!  at 8pm. And in March! The “Re-Generation” Workshop for Children Make drums with Sam Mealie during The “Drums of March” and feast your eyes on the works of Tatiana Eres! Join us for a Reception for her on Sunday March 9th 2-6pm. And thank you to Tri County Lexus again for their generous contribution to the Legends of the Season Holiday Parade and to our yearly programming. The Paterson Rotary Club And to the Children’s Fund for their whopping contribution to the IAM. Watch out! Our visibility will no longer be a problem. We can now come to you and the children of this community. And Thank you to the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Commission Wow! What a great start for the IAM and for the City of Paterson’s Re-Generation PS Any artists interested in erecting a show… Just let us know! I am yours for the IAM, Christine