Upcoming Events at the ArtsWAVE Center

ArtsWAVE has many exciting events planned for 2013. We have workshops, open studio, artist in residence and a drawing club just to name a few. If you have any questions please email class@artswave.org

We look forward to meeting you!

Here is our schedule of events for the rest of 2013! For past events at ArtsWAVE see the Past Event tab above.


Art Exhibit by Manuel Guerra

“Optical Point”
Manolo Guerra Martis is based in Ellenville, NY since 1978. He was born in Santiago, Chile in 1933.
The work being presented by the ArtsWAVE Gallery is a selection of his fine art endeavors ranging over the last 50 years.
He is a self taught artist and his style can be referred as optical and folkloric art.
He uses complex methods to create his woks, combining painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and found objects to create his fields of optical illusions.
His inspiration comes from religion, geometry, surrealism and abstraction.



The exhibit will be open for viewing during September (beginning September 7) on the following dates:

Wednesdays 2-4 pm

Fridays 3-6 pm

Saturdays 1-5 pm

Sundays 12-3 pm


“Ikebana Japanese Floral Design”


Learn the Art of Ikebana Floral Design from Japan “giving life to flowers” through color, shape, line, form and minimalism.   Sat. Sep. 28 1-4PM  Hands on instruction in Design and Technique by Lee Long and Hideko Eda.

Limited to 10 people

In this class you will be introduced to the idea that the natural beauty of flowers can effectively convey feelings as well. You will see how Ikebana reflects the forces of nature with which plants live in harmony. Learn how to bend branches and flowers so they appear to be blown by the wind; or create a leaf that is half eaten by insects.

The class will include an introduction to the history and philosophy of Ikebana. You will learn about the different styles (Moribana, Shoka, Rikka) and watch as the professor demonstrates the various techniques. Finally, we will provide fresh flowers so that you can create your own arrangement to take home.

Instructor bios:

Hideko Eda

Mrs. Hideko Eda is a Senior Professor of the Ikenobo School of Floral Art, Kyoto, Japan. She has been teaching the art of Ikebana since 1985 in several northern NJ communities. In addition, she has presented lectures and demonstrations throughout the area.

Mrs. Eda has also taught math and science in the Japanese Weekend School system for 27 years. She came to this country from Japan in 1964 with her husband, Dr. Haruzo Eda and has three grown children and seven grandchildren.

Lee Long

Lee was first introduced to Ikebana as a child in the Boston area where her mother studied and taught the art of Japanese floral design. She has been a student of Mrs. Eda’s for over 10 years and is currently an assistant professor in the art of Ikebana.

She has two grown children and 4 grandchildren and works as a realtor with Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Northern New Jersey.

Fee:  $30.00 (includes a $20.00 Kenzsan Stand and a Floral arrangement to go home with) Limit to 10 people OR you can observe the Ikebana Workshop for an admission fee of $5.00 Open to 50 people.

email rogers.linda@gmail.com to sign up or for more info.

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