Community Arts Day
Saturday, May 6
1-4pm

Join us for Community Arts Day! Piscataway community members will share music and dance performances, as well as display tables with traditional, handmade and cultural art, photography, calligraphy, poetry, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, and more. Celebrate the creativity of our community from 1-4pm on Saturday, May 6 at Kennedy Library. Register here to receive event reminders.

Special thanks to the Piscataway Cultural Arts Advisory Commission for joining us as co-host for this event!

Table displays and activities will take place from 1-3pm. Performances will take place from 3-4pm. Be sure to also check out our exhibit of traditional, handmade, or cultural works of art from Piscataway residents! This exhibit will be displayed from April through June at the Kennedy Library. See a list of all participants below!

Any questions? Please contact Kate Baker at kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org

Exhibit Artists and Lenders

Salma ArifFramed flowers, kaaba sharif
Aisha Awad – Calligraphy
Iris Bagwandeen – Clay mermaid and girl
Asif Barlas – Calligraphy
Dorothy Bukowski – Painting
Martin Calvino & Jusleine Daniel – Mixed media weaving
Denise Chan – Watercolor on paper
Keilah Chan – Drawing
Rashida Chitalwala – Henna artwork
Madhuri Garlapati – Framed artwork
Manasvini Garlapati – Indian dress
Christine E. HarrisAcorn Ornaments (polyester, cotton, styrofoam)
Eleanore Lukacs – Needlework pictures and crewelwork
Ning LuTea Banquet with Persimmon (textile)
Phylicia MakGrandmother
(print with color pencil and collage)
Jerilyn Marrero – Painting, clay mermaid and boy
Trupti Mehta – Mandala
Barbara Mitchell – Mixed media paintings
Maria Mubeen – Handmade bag and canvas paintings
Riya Pednekar – Paper flowers and vase
Nyeema Pierce – Acrylic paintings
Roshni Shah – Painting
Ruiqi Shen – Milk box, coffee cup
Josephine ThomasRecycled candle holder with candle shield
Lenin Vinod – Drawings on paper
Peichi WaiteJohnson Park
(photograph printed on canvas)
Seerena Waite – Canvas paintings
Phyllis Woestemeyer – Crochet rug from loaner’s great, great, grandmother
Wenjun You – Traditional Chinese paintings
The Muslim Center of Middlesex CountyQuran stand and prayer beads

Table Displays and Activities

Martin Calvino & Jusleine DanielThe Forgiveness Project and Weaving Narratives (sculpture and textile artwork)
Lynda Dubois-Jackson – Quilting demonstration
Ramona FazzinoRomance the Ordinary: Reflections on What Inspires My Writing
Phylicia MakArtwork demonstration
Jerilyn Marrero – Paintings display
Phillip StankusArtwork demonstration
Dhwani TrivediTabla (Indian drums) demonstration
Monika Yadav – Paintings display
Children’s Room – Butterfly craft
The Friends of the Piscataway Public LibraryMuseum Pass Program information
MiY MakerspaceMini paper baskets
The Muslim Center of Middlesex CountyCalligraphy, henna, and scarves
The Piscataway Cultural Arts Advisory Commission – Information on Concerts in the Park, Art Exhibits, and other activities
Ukrainian History and Education CenterPysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs), woodcarving, and embroidery

Performers

Aafiyah Ahmed, Fatima Masud, & Amina Naufal with the Muslim Center of Middlesex County – “That’s My Lord!” poetry reading
Ramona Fazzino & Christine James – “Mery Mery,” “Pure and Simple,” “Juba’s Lament,” “Spring,” and “This Journey” poetry reading
Carina Gonzalez & Matthew Pazmino “The Phantom of the Opera” vocal duet
Kegina Graham – Kegina Graham – “Self Inflicted” spoken word
Medha Gupta, Monika Gupta, Sriya Padullaparthi, Kena Patel, Navya Saxena, Niva Shah, and Ansh Tiwari – “Colors of India” dance
Varsha Joshi – Traditional “Garba & Krishna chants” vocal performance
Stacy Lopez – Cumbia dance
Dhivyasree Manimaran Swagatham Krishna dance
Ishaanram Manne “Turkish March” by Mozart (short essay) and “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven (1st movement) on piano
Dhwani Trivedi – Tabla (Indian drums) performance
Davon Williams “Round and Round” vocal performance
Map and The Bright Humans – “Light-Dance” vocal performance