May 22, 23 & 26, 2016

State of the Arts

State of the Arts visits Asbury Park where the arts are transforming this legendary summer playground and music town. Plus, we meet NJ Tap Ensemble’s artistic director, Deborah Mitchell, as she recalls her mentor, the legendary hoofer Leslie "Bubba" Gaines, who inspired her latest dance. We go hunting for mushrooms with artist Jim Toia and watch him co-create beautiful “spore drawings” with them at his studio in Long Valley, NJ. And, the traditional music and dance of northern India are evolving with Pradhanica, a multi-ethnic ensemble based in Edison, NJ.
Support for is provided by:
State of the Arts NJ is co-produced by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in cooperation with PCK Media. Funding has been provided by New Jersey Manufacturers, William & Judith Scheide, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the Friends of State of the Arts NJ.