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5 Art Exhibits to Visit

By Amanda Cirocco

One River School now has locations open across five states including: New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Oregon, and Texas. Here are five art exhibits that are currently on view or upcoming in the next few weeks in surrounding areas that One River School operates! New Jersey The Montclair Art Museum…

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“Spring into Summer” at Allendale, NJ

By Amanda Cirocco

On Friday, May 4, One River School in Allendale hosted its “Spring into Summer” event. The school was filled with families with children ranging of all ages who were able to partake in workshops, activities and learn more about the exciting features that One River School offers in the summertime.…

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Picking the Brush Up: Jeanne Andrzejewski

By Amanda Cirocco

Jeanne Andrzejewski first heard of One River School of Art + Design in Frisco, TX during the fall of 2017. Andrzejewski’s background has always been art, in fact, her parents recognized her need to create at an early age. However, she was hesitant to start painting again. “I have been…

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One River Spotlight: Kristin Stazzone

By Amanda Cirocco

Kristin Stazzone grew up in Tewksbury, a small town in central New Jersey. She graduated from High Point University in North Carolina in 2016 with a B.A in Studio Art and minor in Events Management. In late January of 2018, she started working at One River as an Assistant Director for…

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One River Spotlight: Claire Widman

By Amanda Cirocco

As far back as Claire Widman can remember, drawing was her passion. Growing up in Mohegan Lake, NY, drawing was her way of “opening doors into friendships”. As a child, art was part of her “identity,” both inside and outside of the classroom. Widman went on to receive her Bachelor…

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One River School Spotlight: Zoe DeJesus

By Amanda Cirocco

Zoe DeJesus joined One River School of Art + Design team in May of 2017 as an Assistant Director at the Englewood, NJ location. She graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where she received her bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and communications. As an Assistant Director, one of her…

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One River Spotlight: Leela Prendergast

By Amanda Cirocco

Leela Prendergast joined the One River School team in Englewood, NJ back in September 2017 as an Assistant Director. She grew up in Freehold, New Jersey and later attended Rutgers University where she graduated from the Mason Gross School in 2016. At One River, she is responsible for marketing, reporting,…

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Five Contemporary Art Books to Spark Your Creativity

By Amanda Cirocco

It’s no secret that reading and art-making provide health benefits for our overall mental health. Luckily, there’s a huge market and demand for contemporary art books. Reading books about art allows other ways of thinking, new theory concepts, understanding different views and critique. Whether you’re at a road block or…

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One River School Spotlight: Carol Ward

By Amanda Cirocco

Carol Ward joined the One River School team as the Director for the Larchmont school back in November. Prior to her role with One River, Ward served as the Director of Education and Executive Director at Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house for nine-and-a-half years. She graduated from the University of…

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“The Best Place to Work in the Arts”

By Amanda Cirocco

One River School of Art + Design is changing the landscape for careers in the visual arts. Working in the arts is often misrepresented; the stigma that artists, and those who are passionate about art education, aren’t able to find a “real” career has been broken. Over the past five…

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