Wonjung Kim, soprano

Featured Artist interview with soprano Wonjung Kim – November 2018 How did you get started in singing? Did you always know you would be a soprano? I was a pianist first, but I felt my hands were too small to be really successful! Friends and teachers encouraged me to explore singing. I went to have a […]

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Gregg Edelman, actor and director

Featured Artist interview with actor and director Gregg Edelman – October 2018 How did you get started in theatre? I started acting in high school in the school plays.  I suppose I was looking for a place to belong and I found it backstage.  I’ve always seemed to be interested in people and ‘why they do […]

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In Memory of Marcia Wilson

Featured Artist – In Memory of Marcia Wilson – September 2018 A remembrance by Dan Pacek When I contacted Marcia and asked her to participate in the Leonia Arts Featured Artist project, she quickly and cheerfully accepted.  I explained that our photographer for the project, Matt Dine, would schedule a time to photograph her.  Matt’s assignment […]

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Marsha Heller, oboist and painter

Featured Artist interview with musician and visual artist Marsha Heller – August 2018 How have you been able to balance your career as a professional musician with being a visual artist? I’ve balanced the two by doing not much else besides playing, including practicing (which I do first thing in the morning), rehearsing and concerts, and […]

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Cynthia Phelps, violist

Featured Artist interview with musician Cynthia Phelps – July 2018 How did you get started in music?  Did you always know you were going to be a violist? I am the fourth of five girls, and we all showed an aptitude for music at a very young age. Oddly, we were all born with perfect pitch! […]

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Leonia’s Artistic Legacy

The Leonia School of Illustration, c. 1915 From the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, the small town of Leonia, New Jersey was a noted art colony – home to more than 90 professional artists including Lynd Ward, Grant Reynard, Harvey Dunn, Charles Chapman, Howard McCormick, Clara Elsene Peck, Rutherford and Harriet Boyd, Harry Eaton, and […]

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What is Art?

Leonians talking about what ART means to them filmed at Meet The Artists event 2015, produced by Suzanne Pancrazi

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