Thursday, August 22, 2013

GALA-OCT. 5, 2013

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On behalf of the Cranbury Arts Council (CAC), I write to request your support so that our mission, to promote

the arts in our community, may continue. Working towards this goal, we ask you to join us at our fundraising

event to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Cranbury Inn, Cranbury NJ. Your presence,

either in person or by your contribution, will provide the resources necessary to enrich Cranbury and the

surrounding communities with many outstanding visual, music and performing arts programs.
If you are not familiar with CAC’s work, the non-profit organization has hosted many events during the
16 years of its existence, including:

Youth Shelter Arts Program – An arts enrichment curriculum at the Middlesex County Youth Shelter,

a 24-hour live-in facility for at risk teens. The residents receive High school credit for their participation in

Poetry and Visual Arts Programs.

Art & Technology Camp – A four week summer day camp for grades K-9 that offers classes in theatre, dance,

music, fashion design, art, computer graphics and woodworking to name a few.

The Gourgaud Gallery – Located in Cranbury Town Hall. The Gallery hosts a new art exhibit every month

featuring local artists and art groups. The Gallery is also utilized for art workshops, comedy improv and
musical performances.

Art in the Park – A free monthly plein air program held from May to October open to all ages and experiences.

A professional artist is on hand to host and lend a critical eye. The program features an art exhibit in December

showcasing the artwork created from the monthly plein air sessions.

Awards – CAC provides a $100 award for two eighth grade students who have been selected by the Cranbury

School’s Music and Art teachers at the year end Awards Night. A $2000 award is given to a Princeton High

School graduating senior who resides in Cranbury. The student is selected by the CAC Awards Committee and

has demonstrated excellence in the Visual Arts, Music- Instrumental & Vocal, Theatre Arts, Dance or Poetry.

Cranstock – A free two day music festival featuring the varied music styles of many local groups.

Community Involvement – The CAC participates in Cranbury community events including Cranbury Day,

Drug Free Fair , Cranbury Lions Club Pancake Breakfast other events throughout the year.

The CAC needs your help to continue funding these outstanding programs. During the event, the CAC will

host a Silent Auction with many wonderful baskets to bid on with offerings for everyone, as well as original
framed artwork donated by local artists. If you cannot attend, your financial contribution or donation to the

Silent Auction will be greatly appreciated and recognized in the CAC Fundraiser Program. Please let us know
how you can help by returning the enclosed form. Thank you so very much.

Amy Amico, CAC President

Sponsor Participation Form
Cranbury Arts Council
A fundraiser to support

Arts and Culture

in the Cranbury community.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013 * 7–11 pm

Heritage Room at Cranbury Inn 21 South Main St. Cranbury, NJ

n “Harvest Gold” Patron $500.00+ (includes 2 tickets to dance)

n “Bumper Crop” Patron $250.00 (includes 2 tickets to dance)

n “Abundance” Sponsor $100.00

n “Heirloom” Friend $ 50.00

n Other $ ______________

Your company name as it will be listed in the Event Program:_______________________________________
Item Description Retail Value

_____________________________________________________ ________________________

_____________________________________________________ ________________________
Company________________________________________________ Contact Person__________________________________

Address_ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Telephone_ __________________________________ Email address_______________________________________________
For additional information or to arrange for pick-up of a silent auction item, contact


Cranbury Arts Council, PO Box 643, Cranbury, NJ 08512.




Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Winter Workshops at the Gourgaud Gallery -September Exhibit

The Winter Workshops Series at the Gourgaud Gallery      - September 1 from 1-3 PM-September 28.

In September the Gourgaud Gallery, located at Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A N. Main Street in Cranbury, N.J. will be hosting an exhibit for free, namely, "Winter Workshop Series Exhibit" by Workshop Artists.


The Winter Workshops at the Gourgaud Gallery sponsored by the Cranbury Arts Council has given local artists the opportunity to remain painting 12 months of the year. CAC has hosted Art in the Park sessions all around the area for the spring/summer months for plein air painting. Colleen Cahill started this program to supplement it so that even in the doldrums of winter we are able to assemble to learn, to paint and to create together. The focus this year has been on watercolor, specialized topics such as putting people in a landscape and creative collage and mixed media.


The Cranbury Arts Council employs working artists to facilitate these workshops and each year we get a great turnout to these sessions. We celebrate the work done at the workshops (collage, pastels, and watercolors being among the classes) with a gallery showing. Work can be submitted late August from workshop participants that are reviewed and possibly juried, based on the response. We also try to hang a piece from each of our artists and instructors.


The Winter Workshop gallery show will have a reception on Sunday, September 1 from 1-3 PM and we hope many can come to see these artistic efforts at the Gourgaud Gallery where ART happens.

The artwork is for sale with 20% of each sale going to support the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs. Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment.


The Gallery is located in Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, NJ and is free and open to the public Mon-Fri from 9 AM-4 PM, September 1-29 (closed on Labor Day) and the third and last Sunday of the month. You can meet the exhibiting Artists at the reception on September 1 from 1-3 PM. Refreshments are served at the Artist Reception.
The Gourgaud Gallery will also offer matted paintings for sale outside of the gallery, as part of Cranbury Day on September 7.
Anyone wishing to exhibit at the Gourgaud Gallery can obtain an application at the Gallery or at For information on upcoming programs and events, join us on FACEBOOK: GOURGAUD GALLERY and on the GOURGAUD GALLERY BLOG at . If you are interested in CAC membership or participating in any way, please email us at
For more information for an article about the exhibit please contact
Amy Amico

Bethlehem Steel Remains I
Amy Amico
Watercolor and Ink

Bethlehem Steel Remains II
Amy Amico
Watercolor and Ink

Times Square
Rachel Amico
Watercolor and Ink