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Connect the Dots in 3D: NNJCF’s ArtsBergen Networking Event

March 20, 2019 , Luhrs & Associates

3D printed embellishment

Participants will create embellishments on a 3D printer at Bergen Makerspace. Photo Credit: Sam Lee

(Bergen County, New Jersey; March 20, 2019) —  Create and network at the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative’s Connect the Dots workshop, The Path of Us: A Public Art Fence Weaving.  Meet and be inspired by artists, community members, business owners, and municipal leaders on Thursday, April 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The networking workshop takes place at Bergen Makerspace in the Bergen County Technical Schools Adult & Continuing Education Building, located at 190 Hackensack Avenue in Hackensack, New Jersey.  Participants do not need to have attended the first workshop.

Create on a 3D Printer
The Bergen Makerspace staff and expert “makers” will provide one-on-one instruction on 3D printing and offer participants the opportunity to design and produce individual embellishments for a public art fence weaving.  Local artists and creatives of all ages may contribute their unique talents to the project and learn a new technology that can be used in their own work.  Public artist Katherine Daniels returns to assist and instruct participants interested in creating and adding an individual fence weaving to the design.

3D printers

3D printers at Bergen Makerspace Photo Credit: Sam Lee

The 3D produced embellishments will be applied to a chain link fence and installed on a heavily trafficked fence pathway between Bogota and Hackensack, New Jersey near the Midtown Bridge.  On Saturday, May 4, workshop participants and the community install the finished large-scale weaving on the fence.  These events are free and open to the public.  Good-will donations are welcome to defray the costs of the workshop series and the installation.

“The Path of Us: A Public Art Fence Weaving, a community-driven public art project, seeks to transform the site through art and also meaningfully connect the community and the people who use the site.  This workshop provides a great opportunity for artists and non- artists to network with others interested in beautifying our region through the arts, while learning new creative skills,” said Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

Register
Space is limited.  Pre-registration is required and may be done online at bit.ly/2F9Wyxw  For further information about the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, contact nnjcf@nnjcf.org or call 201-568-5608.

The Path of Us: A Public Art Fence Weaving project is done in collaboration with the Borough of Bogota and Bogota Beautiful, a community organization committed to a high level of satisfaction and a great quality of life for the municipality’s residents through beautification and improvement projects and community building events.  This program has been made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs from funds grants by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Hand Weaving redu

Weaving a fence

Bergen Makerspace
Bergen Makerspace is a community-learning center founded by Bergen County educators and operated by the Bergen County Technical Schools.  Its three founding principles are: education, inspiration and community, with a mission to serve as a catalyst for innovation within Bergen County.  The organization brings together cutting edge equipment, passionate educators and a community dedicated to making.  The Makerspace provides a physical space combined with practical instruction to empower artists, inventors, hobbyists and maker enthusiasts to achieve their goals.

About NNJCF
Founded in 1998, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, focuses primarily on civic engagement, education, public health, the environment, philanthropy, and the arts.  The NNJCF works with local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups in Northern New Jersey to improve community life.  The Foundation’s partners identify and resolve regional problems and opportunities by talking and learning from each other and sharing ideas, best practices, services, and resources.

For more information, visit www.nnjcf.org, send an email to nnjcf@nnjcf.org, or call (201) 568-5608.  Follow the NNJCF on Facebook at Northern NJ Community Foundation/ArtsBergen and Twitter @NNJCF.

About ArtsBergen
ArtsBergen, an initiative of the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, is an emerging arts alliance in Bergen County, New Jersey that supports and encourages creative placemaking, the practice of integrating arts and culture into a neighborhood, town, or region to build community and livability and boost local economy.  The initiative’s mission is to energize and unify artists and arts organizations and connect the Bergen County community to the arts.  For more information, visit www.nnjcf.org, send an email to artsbergen@nnjcf.org, or call 201-568-5608.


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