Zen Meditation with Roshi Kurt Spellmeyer
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Zen Meditation with Roshi Kurt Spellmeyer

Kurt Spellmeyer is a Zen priest with 40 years of experience.  Here in New Jersey he directs the Cold Mountain Sangha in New Brunswick, NJ. Spellmeyer belongs to a Buddhist lineage that goes back to the seventh century Han Shan temple in Suzhou, China.

The session will begin at 7:00 pm. and conclude around 8:45. To RSVP and for questions in advance, please feel free to contact Kurt at [email protected]. $5 donation appreciated.

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Student Orientation / Open House
Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

Student Orientation / Open House

duCret School of Art is set to host an open house as a meet and greet for its students and teachers in the upcoming Fall 2018 semester. duCret offers over 50 classes in fine arts along with evening workshops and weekend teen classes. As a vocational school, the 3 year certificate program is intended to train professional artists. The foundation year includes classes like Color, Design, Anatomy, Life Drawing, and Sculpting.

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Artist Salon Featuring Simon Keller
Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Salon Featuring Simon Keller

Simon B. Keller, native German and son of renowned ceramic artists Dorothea Chabert and Volker Ellwanger, grew up in the castle of Wolfsburg. Being immersed in a thriving artist community from his childhood on, he took the opportunity to study functional and art pottery for six years with master potter Daiguji Michiko and Tappo Narui in Mashiko, Japan in the 1980ies. Later he worked with master potter Hosui Fukuda in Kumamoto, Japan. Simon has been engaged in the making, teaching and promoting of ceramic art for over 20 years and holds extensive experience in facilitating cross-cultural ceramic art shows and events (Japan-Germany-USA).

Whether intentionally searched for or randomly encountered, raw, untamed materials have triggered my imagination as long as I can remember. Through weathering it takes a stone an eternity to turn into clay. Clay and water make for a soft and malleable material that offers itself to my hands to be shaped into sculptures and pots.

 

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Summer Art Sale
Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

Summer Art Sale

Two great organizations started by women are coming together to celebrate art. Support the duCret School of Art and the League of Women Voters by surrounding yourself with beauty. Whether in a home or office, these authentic pieces will transform your room into a creative, welcoming environment. 

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Zen Meditation with Roshi Kurt Spellmeyer
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Zen Meditation with Roshi Kurt Spellmeyer

Kurt Spellmeyer is a Zen priest with 40 years of experience.  Here in New Jersey he directs the Cold Mountain Sangha in New Brunswick, NJ. Spellmeyer belongs to a Buddhist lineage that goes back to the seventh century Han Shan temple in Suzhou, China.

The session will begin at 7:00 pm. and conclude around 8:45. To RSVP and for questions in advance, please feel free to contact Kurt at [email protected]. $5 donation appreciated.

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Zen Meditation with Roshi Kurt Spellmeyer
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Zen Meditation with Roshi Kurt Spellmeyer

Kurt Spellmeyer is a Zen priest with 40 years of experience.  Here in New Jersey he directs the Cold Mountain Sangha in New Brunswick, NJ. Spellmeyer belongs to a Buddhist lineage that goes back to the seventh century Han Shan temple in Suzhou, China.

The session will begin at 7:00 pm. and conclude around 8:45. To RSVP and for questions in advance, please feel free to contact Kurt at [email protected]. $5 donation appreciated.

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The Ryan McGurl Plainfield Beautification Project
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

The Ryan McGurl Plainfield Beautification Project

Local Real Estate agent, Ryan McGurl, Sales Associate of Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty, has recently partnered with duCret School of Art to form "The Ryan McGurl Plainfield Beautification Project". Join us for a night of art, entertainment, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and more to celebrate this collaboration.
996 Hillside Avenue, Plainfield NJ

RSVP via email to Casey Getz at [email protected]

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The Art of Dressing Windows
Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

The Art of Dressing Windows

“What do I do with my windows?” This is one question most clients will ask and can present a challenge for even the most experienced designer. What are the latest trends in window treatments? Is there a window treatment dilemma you need to address? 
Topics covered will be: 

  • Current Design Trends and Styles
  • Discussing how to choose Colors and Fabrics 
  • Finding Creative Solutions for Challenging Windows
  • Finishing Touches for your Window Treatments

The lecture will be given by Ellen D. Smith, an Ethan Allen designer who has extensive background in custom window treatments as well as 15 years experience in interior design. Lunch will be served. A $5 donation is suggested.

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Lunch N Lecture with Gerry Heydt
Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch N Lecture with Gerry Heydt

Gerry Heydt is known for boldly brushed landscape paintings of New Jerseys’s coastal and natural areas. Her resume includes fifteen solo exhibitions, and participation in over fifty group exhibitions in the tri-state area. She is affiliated with Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery, Bernardsville, NJ, and Windsor Gallery, Colts Neck, NJ.  Heydt’s paintings are published in the book “The Raritan River, Our Landscape, Our Legacy”, by Judy Auer Shaw.

Lunch ‘n Lectures at duCret School of Art bring together masters and students to study specific mediums and understand how to create a successful business. This arts program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 

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Seance with Jane Doherty
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Seance with Jane Doherty

Jane Doherty is one of the nation’s leading authorities on psychic experiences.
For more than 20 years, she has acted as a communication bridge between the living
and the departed, and has helped tens of thousands of people understand their past,
future—and the spirit world. Paranormal expert Dr. Hans Holzer named Jane as
one of America’s “Top 20 Psychic’s.” She also conducted the 82nd offi cial Houdini
séance for the inner circle of magicians and Houdini enthusiasts.

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