December 10, 11, & 14, 2017

Poet at the Poker Table, Blacksmiths, Arts Annual, and Quixote at Peak Performances

Joel Dias-Porter Is an award-winning poet who lives and writes poetry in Atlantic City - where he supports himself, in part, with casino winnings. Quixote, by composer Amy Beth Kirsten and director Mark DeChiazza, reimagines the classic with the help of four singing percussionists and video projections. We were there for the world premiere at Montclair State University’s Peak Performances. State of the Arts takes a trip to Three Cedars Forge in Bridgeton, New Jersey to get a lesson from a third generation blacksmith, Toby Kroll. Toby mentors Stephen Nuttall, who’s setting up his own blacksmith shop at Tuckerton Seaport, an historic maritime village featuring traditional artisans. And, a visit to the NJ Arts Annual’s 50th anniversary exhibition.
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