The Flowers of Legend: A Night of Chinese Huangmei Opera, Qipao Dance & Fashion Show

Held in the WheatonArts Event Center, this dynamic performance features the XiaoFang Huangmei Arts Academy and is designed to present a combination of Chinese singing styles, dances, and instrumental music. The program includes Huangmei Opera episodes and singing dialogues, a traditional costume show, an interactive Qipao dance performance, and traditional instrumental music, including a solo on Erhu (Chinese two-string fiddle) of the famous “Tears of the River.” Attendees are invited to participate in the dance and costume show. Visit for early discount tickets!

20th Annual Festival of Fine Craft

The 20th Annual Festival of Fine Craft takes place at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center on October 6 and 7, 2018, rain or shine. This event features the work of 150 juried, contemporary and traditional artists. Throughout the WheatonArts campus, artists working in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed medium, wearable art, wood, and more will display and sell their work. Attendees can interact with demonstrating artists working in a variety of mediums, listen to live music, relax in the Beer & Wine Garden, and enjoy refreshments from gourmet food trucks. The crowd-favorite “WheatonArts Glass Pumpkin Patch” will be displayed in the center of WheatonArts’ campus. Hands-on family art activities will be available both days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Festival of Fine Craft is included with General Admission to WheatonArts. Visit for more information and event updates.

Transformations & Reflections: Chinese Paper Cuts

This exhibition in the Down Jersey Folklife Center at WheatonArts features the paper cuts, paper cut collage works and an installation created by the internationally celebrated Chinese artist, Xin Song. Many of her paper cut collages, installations and public works are presented in both China and the US, including Beijing, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. Reflections on cultural heritage and the challenges of present-day life; the search for new answers to old questions and new understandings of old wisdom are all intertwined in Song's creative exploration of cultural meanings, human values and universal connections.

Exhibition Opening Reception on Friday, October 12, at 5:30 p.m. Live demonstration by the exhibiting artist Xin Song, along with a Chinese musical performance by Qin Qian on Erhu (Chinese Two-String Fiddle) and Kurt Jung on Yangchin (Chinese Hammered Dulcimer).

"Fire Muster" and Fire Fighter’s Family Day

WheatonArts and the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade host the 38th Annual Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade Muster and Fire Fighter’s Family Day (aka “Fire Muster”), on August 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 80 antique fire trucks from the Mid-Atlantic States will be on display on the grounds. Highlights include a firefighter competition to show how firefighters use their training and skills to battle fires, a water barrel fight using high-pressure fire hoses, bucket brigade, and pumping displays of fire hoses on numerous fire trucks. Fire Muster falls on a “Wheaton Wide Open” day, offering FREE admission to all visitors!

Exhibition Celebration & Family Activity Day

Join us as we celebrate our new exhibition, "Symbiotic Spheres: The Interlocking Worlds of Glass, Science and Art". The afternoon will be filled with hands-on activities that encourage creative learning, informal gallery talks by exhibiting artists, and a special curator’s tour giving a behind-the-scenes look at how the exhibition and artworks were created. Located in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts. Free with admission.

Open House and Family Fun Fest

Join us at the Vineland Historical Society for our annual Open House and Family Fun Fest! This free event will include access to the museum's exhibits, an archeological dig, petting zoo, grow a garden, story time with the Vineland Public Library, family games, and more! Enjoy free parking. Food and drink items available for purchase.

Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard

This exhibition, organized by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and guest curated by Andrew Page for the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, celebrates the botanical sculptures of an American master, artist Paul Stankard. Stankard’s accomplishments come to life in this remarkable exhibition drawn from the definitive collection of Robert Minkoff, showcasing Stankard’s evolution and major developments from his first attempts at a paperweight to his most complex assemblages. Located in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts, Beauty Beyond Nature is open through December 30, 2018.

Cumberland County School Unveils New Broadcast Studio


The John F. Scarpa Technical Education Center of Cumberland County celebrated the unveiling of their brand new studio.

SNJ Today was invited along with county officials, students, and staff to the unveiling of the school's new broadcast studio.

The studio and control room feature state of the art technology and three separate sets for students to get hands-on training in a real-life setting.

"When we did the unveiling for our students we allowed them to take their phones out and shoot pictures and video. Their excitement, and seeing them put it out through social media on Facebook on other avenues,... is really one of the best ways to promote this and really kinda get what we have out to the public," said Matt Neder, a communications teacher at the technical school

The studio was built by Horizon AVL and will be used by the students in both classes and a student broadcasting club. The school is also working towards a partnership between their broadcasting program and Rowan University.

Source: SNJ Today