Gallery at the Park in Union City has re-opened It features…

first_img ×  1 / 3  Figures at the Parthenon, by Cara London; Oil and charcoal on canvas, 48×60  2 / 3  Leon’s Seltzer, by Cara London; Acrylic on canvas, 24×24  3 / 3  Nike, by Cara London; Oil on canvas, 30×40 ❮ ❯ Gallery hours during the first two weeks are as follows: Wed. Sept 30, 3-8 PM; Thurs. Oct. 1, 3-8 PM; Fri. Oct. 2, 12-5 PM, Wed. Oct 7, 3-8 PM; Thurs. Oct. 8, 3-8 PM; Fri. Oct. 9, 12-5 PM. For the time being, specific days and hours will be posted and updated on our website.For everyone’s protection, entrance to the gallery is by appointment only, so please call ahead (201) 565-3630, or email [email protected] Masks must be worn, and social distancing guidelines will be followed.Cara London earned a BA in Art History from Brandeis University and an MFA from Parsons School of Design. She studied sculpture at the New York Studio School and painting with John Adams Griefen, which profoundly shaped her direction as an artist. London has attended numerous international professional workshops, including Triangle Artists’ Workshop, Vermont Studio School, Emma Lake the Leighton Foundation and most recently Chateau Orquevaux, where she received the Diderot Artist-in-Residence grant.She was a founding member of SOMI Fine Art Gallery in Flemington. She has exhibited her work regularly and is in numerous collections. She also teaches drawing and painting to students of all ages and levels of experience. Ms. London is known for her painterly representational work. (website: Park Theatre, a 1400 seat house was built in 1931 and had been an active performing arts venue for many years. The space also once housed a museum highlighting the history of embroidery in northern NJ. In recent years the Park had fallen into disuse and in need of restoration.Under the management of John Lant, the Park Theatre (Park Performing Arts Center) is currently being refurbished, and is again becoming an active arts center.In March, the Park opened its doors with an open-house and art gallery opening reception, only to close a few days later due to COVID-19.While performances in the theatre will have to wait until sometime in 2021 when it is safe to do so, the gallery is re-opening following COVID guidelines. If you are interested in future booking of the Park Theatre for a performance or event, please contact John Lant at [email protected] The Gallery at the Park, a new art gallery at the newly renovated Park Theatre in Union City, re-opened on Sept. 30. It features an exhibition of paintings by New Jersey artist Cara London, which had opened in March, days before COVID-19 shut everything down.The gallery is located at 560 32nd St in Union City, on the 2nd floor at the Park Theatre (also known as the Park Performing Arts Center).center_img 1 / 3  Figures at the Parthenon, by Cara London; Oil and charcoal on canvas, 48×60  2 / 3  Leon’s Seltzer, by Cara London; Acrylic on canvas, 24×24  3 / 3  Nike, by Cara London; Oil on canvas, 30×40 ❮ ❯last_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Renée Sattiewhite – Let’s be clear (#52)

first_imgWelcome to episode 52 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of In this episode Randy welcomes Renée Sattiewhite to the show. Renée is the President and CEO of the African-American Credit Union Coalition. Randy and Renée both attended the 20th SACCA Congress in Mombasa, Kenya, where they got to spend a little time together. Listen as they talk about everything that’s going on at the African American Credit Union Coalition, some of the ideas they have come up with, and the opportunities that exist.Renée speaks about why the AACUC attends conferences even when they are far away, their partnership with ACCOSCA, and how mission-driven the SOCCO’s are in Africa. She also talks about the mission of AACUC, DEI, and how the credit union movement can move forward in the coming years.She also discusses the events that the AACUC organizes, her inspiration to take the position as CEO, and what they are doing to get more young leaders involved with the credit union movement. She believes that to lead in credit unions today, you must show the three characteristics of the titans in the industry, integrity, purpose, and a heart for service and leadership.Renée talks about the line between ego and confidence, young leaders needing balance, and the advice she has been given over the years that she still uses today. Don’t miss this exciting conversation, Renee has seen it all and is ready to share with us. Get your pen and paper ready because Renée drops nuggets of great information through the whole episode. Enjoy!Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, StitcherHow to find Renée:Renée Sattiewhite, President and CEO of the African-American Credit Union [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook | Vimeo Show notes from this episode:Check out the inspiring work Renée and the AACUC are doing for credit unions here.Also check out Renée’s company Sattiewhite Training Productions Inc.Shout-out: George OmbadoShout-out: Bert J. Hash Jr.Shout-out: Sheilah MontgomeryShout-out: To the DE network far and wide. Become one. You won’t regret it.Shout-out: Maureen and Betty Rose at ACCOSCAShout-out: Lynette Smith, Maurice Smith, Adrian JohnsonShout-out: Jill NowackiMovie mentioned: HarrietShout-out: Chuck Fagan and PSCUCredit unions mentioned and appreciated: SECU, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Local Government Federal Credit Union, MECU, Together Credit UnionShout-out: Doug Leighton and VISAShout-out: CUNA – Lauren Williams, Jamar Jemison, Ron JoossCredit union mentioned: United Nations FCUShout-out: Filene – You can listen to the podcast Renée mentioned here.Shout-out: Bill Cheney and Crissy CheneyShout-out: Maurice Smith and the 8th Cooperative Principles article he wrote earlier this year.Shout-out: Hubert Hoosman, Pete Crear, Michael HaleShout-out: United Way of Greater Atlanta VIP ProgramShout-out: Shirley Jenkins, Rita Haynes, Helen Godfrey-SmithShout-out: Bill PorterShout-out: Marsha MajorsShout-out: Lois KitschShout-out: Bob Trunzo and CUNA Mutual GroupShout-out: Mark Meyer, Gigi Hyland, Hannibal BrumskineShout-out: Jim Blaine, Chairman Rodney HoodShout-out: Timothy AndersonCheck out Renée’s line of motivational posters: Sattiewhite Must Do’sShout-out: Merry PeteukAlbum mentioned: Wild and Peaceful by Teena MarieBook mentioned: Sowing Seeds: Life Lessons from My Father by Maurice R. SmithBook mentioned: The Purpose Driven Life by Rick WarrenBook mentioned: The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce H. WilkinsonBook mentioned: The Secret by Rhonda ByrneShout-out: Ed Presnell, Adam Lee, Cathie MahonShout-out: Tracey JacksonCheck out the AACUC Reaching Towards the Future internship program.Previous guests mentioned in this episode: George Ombado, Lynette Smith, Maurice Smith, Adrian Johnson, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18 & 37), Chuck Fagan, Doug Leighton, Bill Cheney,  Lois Kitsch, Bob Trunzo, Gigi HylandYou can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here. In This Episode:[01:37] – Welcome to the show, Renee![02:26] – Renee talks about why they need to participate in events even when they are halfway around the world and their partnership with ACCOSCA.[03:39] – They discuss how mission-driven the credit unions are in Africa.[05:50] – What is the mission statement for the AACUC? Why was the organization set up?[07:16] – Renee speaks about walking a mile in her and things forward in the credit union industry.[12:11] – She says that credit unions need to embrace the eighth cooperative principle for the industry to stay relevant.[13:33] – What inspired you to take the position at AACUC?[17:49] – The inspiration has to become more humble, more of service, and to get out her way and listen more.[23:21] – Renee speaks about what needs to be done to get the young leaders into the credit union movement.[24:59] – She believes that young leaders need to find balance on the four quadrants; personal and professional life, mental and physical stability.[26:45] – How do you draw the line between ego and confidence?[27:13] – Let’s be clear, and by when and give up the need to be right are things the people around her hear all the time.[28:28] – What piece of advice were you given that you go back to all of the time?[31:26] – How do you keep your message fresh?[32:28] – When she has a day off, she likes to crochet and shop.[34:01] – She was suspended from school two times once in second grade and once in sixth grade.[35:10] – Renee tells us she does a daily devotional every day before she goes to work.[36:02] – What is your favorite album?[36:55] – What is your favorite book or the one you give out to people a lot?[39:02] – The opinion of others has become less important to her, and her health and family are most important.[41:19] – Maurice Smith is who she thinks about when she hears the word success.[45:52] – Her final thoughts are about Reaching Toward the Future Internship Program with Tracy Jackson. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Detailslast_img read more