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Meet Gabby

Doing what I do at One River, I come across many amazing students who exemplify the essence of One River School.  This week I would like to showcase Gabby, a very talented and inspirational student in our Teen Art Program. Last August, Gabby and her father Eduardo (whom we have grown to love as well)…

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Mollie And Agnes

I write every Monday about different topics that I think will provide some food for thought.  This week I want to brag.  My two Assistant Director’s, Mollie and Agnes, have helped me make One River a huge success in our first year and I thought I would devote today’s note to sharing my appreciation for the work…

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Blue Laws Stink

Call me crazy, but do the Blue Laws here drive you nuts?  Why can’t I buy something on Sunday?  Since most businesses in Englewood can’t transact, our town is dead on Sunday. Not this Sunday!  Live music all day from School of Rock and our coolest exhibition opening so far will take place this Sunday, September 15th from 11AM to 5PM….

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Story Telling

Monday Thoughts: Story Telling No matter what the medium, I am always searching for the underlying story.  Sometimes it hits you right in the face and other times it requires you to dig deeper.  Over the last few years, I have found myself more and more interested in documentary films, a medium where the film…

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Analog Vs. Digital

First of all, I am agnostic to which is better.  If it is good, it is good.  I’m not such a purist to rule out digitally created art or music because “it’s not the same.”  Nor am I all about listening to albums “because they sound warmer.”  Inevitably it comes down to the content: how…

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Art Vs. Music

To me it is all the same…somehow my brain processes art just like it processes music.  When a song or a painting are composed right, they both beg you to engage whether you’re listening or looking for rhythm. Last week we pushed our art limits by running our first music centric class: Electronic Music Production. …

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We Have Friends Worldwide

One of the great things about our business is we really get to know our customers.  During the recurring process of helping people learn to create things, we tap into what makes them tick and we get to spend time with them that helps to build real relationships.  This summer on the other hand, we…

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July 1st

July 1st is the 182nd day of the year and there are 183 days remaining until the end of 2013.  Why is this important?  Well, in some sense it isn’t because every day is just another day.  However, most people need to bake some significance into the mundane calendar to create goals and benchmark where they…

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James Gandolfini

What can I say that hasn’t been said?  The character James Gandolfini played, Tony Soprano, has become an icon of pop culture as the result of David Chase’s brilliant imagination and the one of a kind artistry of James Gandolfini.  A small town boy from Westwood, NJ, right here in the heart of Bergen County,…

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Game Changer

One of our adult students came up to me last week and said that One River was a “game changer.”  We work hard to keep our ego in check, but we are very proud to receive the praise and thought we needed to check in on what that exactly meant.Webster defines Game Changer as “a newly introduced…

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