This Week's Broadcasts
Photograph by Elisabeth Smolarz
On your PBS stations this week, photographer Elisabeth Smolarz’s The Encyclopedia of Things at Guttenberg Arts.

Also on this week's episode, Nimbus Dance, reporter-turned-poet Francesca Maximé, and Homebound Arts.

Sat, 5/1 @ 7:30 pm
Thurs, 5/6 @ 11:30 pm

Sun, 5/2 @ 11:30 am

Mon, 5/3 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm
Wed, 5/5 @ 10 am & 3 pm
National Poetry Month
Maria Mazziotti Gillan at Paterson Falls
Photo by Mark Hillringhouse
This month, we're celebrating New Jersey's great poets.

“I loved the sound of English in poetry.”
The heartfelt work of poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan is deeply rooted in her childhood memories of Paterson, New Jersey. She grew up in an Italian immigrant neighborhood, learning English only after starting school.
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Virtual & Socially Distanced Arts Events
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Celebrate Mother's Day with the African American Heritage Museum Of Southern NJ during a free virtual tour of their current exhibition, Talking About HERstory, on Thurs, May 6 at 7pm. The tour will be followed by a Q&A with AAHMSNJ president and founder Ralph Hunter, Sr. and exhibit curator Anne Glapion.

On Thurs, May 6 at 7 pm, join the Newark Museum of Art for a free virtual studio visit with renowned Newark found-art sculptor Kevin Blythe Sampson!

Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater! NJPAC is presenting Revelations Reimagined on Sat and Sun, May 8-9, for free on Zoom. 

What to Watch
As we all continue to support our favorite artists and venues in these changing times, we'll be sharing some great stories for you to enjoy from home.
State of the Arts producer Eric Schultz profiled choreographer Carolyn Dorfman and the debut of her work, Echad, in 2002. Echad, the Hebrew word for one, was inspired by Carolyn’s Jewish roots and her own family history as the child of Holocaust survivors.

Our 2002 storyEchad
Take a walk with photographer Aubrey J. Kauffman in Trenton, where his studio is located. His work is about asking questions—and travelling to places in search of the answers.

Our 2015 story: Aubrey J. Kauffman
Taiwanese artist Kang Muxiang exhibits his huge biomorphic works made from retired elevator steel cables at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton.

Our 2020 story: Artist Kang
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Pictured: NJSO Music Director Xian Zhang, photo courtesy DreamPlay Films
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Peter A. Benoliel & Willo Carey
W. Carl Burger
Melanie & John Clarke
Philip E. Lian & Joan L. Mueller
Richard & Xandra E. Nosarzewski
Pheasant Hill Foundation
Judith M. Scheide
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