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Support for Full Circle

Matheny’s Arts Access Program has received a $10,000 grant for Arts Engagement in American Communities from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant will support Full Circle, the Arts Access Program’s annual celebration, which will be held this … Continue reading

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A sweet partnership

CocoLuxe fine pastries opened on Main Street in Peapack in May 2004. Six months later, the bakery-café became a food sponsor for Full Circle, the annual celebration of Matheny’s Arts Access Program, providing an array of delicious desserts for the … Continue reading

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Celebrating 20 years

In 1993, Matheny’s president Robert Schonhorn  and medical director Dr. Gabor Barabas launched a program called Arts Access. The idea was to see if people with disabilities, assisted by professional-artist facilitators, could create fine art. What started as a small … Continue reading

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Full Circle preview

In preparation for the visual arts exhibit at Full Circle 2013 Reflections, the 20th anniversary of Matheny’s Arts Access Program, curator Scott Beil plans to “highlight as many of our artists as possible, focusing on the voices of both our … Continue reading

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Uncovering drama

During the summer between his junior and senior year at Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, NJ, Mike Christie spotted an online ad about volunteering in the drama segment of Matheny’s Arts Access Program. “I was doing acting in high … Continue reading

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Coming ‘full circle’

While studying arts education at The College of New Jersey, Scott Beil, who grew up in Chester, NJ, volunteered in Matheny’s Arts Access Program during the summer. He was so taken by the Arts Access concept that he trained to become a facilitator, … Continue reading

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Arts recognition

For the 18th consecutive year, Matheny’s Arts Access Program has received a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The grant, in the amount of $34,267, is for the first year of a three-year grant cycle beginning … Continue reading

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Unexpected art

You would never expect to see a painting by someone who cannot hold a brush, hear a poem written by someone who has never spoken a word or see a dance choreographed by a person who has never walked. Yet, … Continue reading

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Food for art

For the past few years, 3West and Ciao, two Basking Ridge, NJ, restaurants owned by Morris Plains, NJ-based Harvest Restaurants, have donated food-tasting stations at Full Circle, the annual celebration of Matheny’s Arts Access Program. Recently, Janice Kriegman, Matheny development officer, … Continue reading

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