Creative Art Spaces can help you develop projects utilizing the Arts to Make a Statement! See some sample projects below.
In Celebration of NJ’s 350th Anniversary... This unique exhibit captures the many beautiful photographic opportunities the Garden State offers. On display, outdoors on large 40”h x 60”w water-resistant satin fabric, illuminated by natural light, moving with the elements at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ.
Creative Art Spaces, Danielle Austen Photography, XACT Studios and LexJet partnered to present NJ350 Elements at beautiful Duke Farms. This unique exhibit captures the many beautiful photographic opportunities the Garden State offers. What makes this exhibit different is the idea of representing the environment within the environment. Images of New Jersey’s nature and wildlife were captured by photographers from throughout the State of New Jersey. Twenty-seven images were selected amongst amateur and professional photographers, 18 years and older. All Photographers entering this juried exhibit had to be from New Jersey and all images had to be taken in New Jersey. A panel of 4 judges represented by Danielle Austen, Nancy Edwards, Jim LaSala and Jim Roselli – professional artists and photographers selected the final images for NJ350 Elements. Duke Farms was selected as the prime-viewing site due to their commitment to the environment. Duke Farms is rich in ecological, horticultural and agricultural resources. Many visitors enjoy the beauty of its natural setting, the diversity of its wildlife, and the scope and quality of its educational programs, demonstrations and research. In addition to the outdoor exhibit, a video was created featuring additional finalist images. The goal is to continue to collect images, which will widely represent New Jersey’s nature and wildlife.
About the RAYS Art Project...
The RAYS Art Project invited artists and photographers to submit on-line striking images of the sun, sunsets or creative renditions through drawings, paintings and digital art...real or abstract. A panel of four professional artists and photographers judged the work for inclusion in the this traveling exhibit. In addition, pop-up exhibits and large posters were utilized throughout the counties at health fairs and community events to spread the word. The work highlighted the beauty of the sun, while educating the public about proper protection from sun exposure.
This project was a collaboration between Creative Art Spaces, Xact Studios, the Chronic Disease Coalition of Morris and Somerset Counties and Artists and Photographers. It won an award for Best Collaborative between the Arts and Community.
About the Hands of Hope Project
The Hands of Hope Project was developed for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. This project traveled around the world, collecting thousands of hands, making a statement. Tobacco use is the #1 cause of preventable death in the USA. It contributes to the loss of life through many tobacco-caused diseases, including deaths associated through secondhand smoke.
Participants were invited to "Be Counted, through the HANDS OF HOPE - A Nationwide Art Project" This collaborative art project represented how tobacco use continues to affect not only the smoker, but also family members. Hands were collected from youths through seniors from across the nation... making a clear statement as to the continued need for Tobacco Prevention, Education and Treatment. It has filled schools, ballparks, galleries around the world.
The 1st hand was made by Garrett V., of Hillsborough, NJ. After learning about the dangers of smoking from Donnie Dinosaur, the first statement Garrett wanted on his hand was "Stop Smoking Dad"...the next was "Stop Smoking World". Since May 2004, his dad quit smoking.