From: "Lawrence Cappiello"

Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 4:11 PM
Subject: The Usual Suspects

Time for a line-up of... The Usual Suspects, of course!

     Friday May 2, 7:30 PM until... ???

     Meet, eat and greet artists and friends from the surrounding area at
Eat to the Beat Coffeehouse.

     Sip a coffee, talk about art or not, munch on a starving artist special
rigatoni and cheddar dinner for only 5 bucks courtesy of coffeehouse owners
Joe and Ray.

     The coffeehouse will be moving in a few months---  we'll keep you
posted on changes and interim venues.

   Some great opportunities for artists have been sent in that I want to
pass along to you.  Hope they help...

James Madison University, School of Art and Art History:  Outdoor Sculpture
The Galleries Committee of the School of Art and Art History
announces an invitational for one outdoor sculpture to be installed on the
campus of James Madison University.
Review of submissions will begin on August 24, 2003.  Announcement
of selection will be no later than September 14, 2003.  Installation of
sculpture will occur no later than October 31, 2003.  Sculpture will remain
on site for approximately two years (if work is sold during that time a
replacement can be substituted).
Honorarium of $1,000 is available to cover all costs (materials,
shipment of work, transportation, lodging) except site preparation which
will be covered by the university.  Informal public lecture will accompany
installation of sculpture.  Additional stipend of $500 is available for
deinstallation and return shipping of work at the end of the time period.
Send resume, slides (optional: mark up to three slides for our
permanent file), names of three references, and proposal (including
requirements for site preparation) to: Outdoor Sculpture Invitational,
Sawhill Gallery, MSC 7101, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.
Questions can be directed to Greg Stewart, Asst. Professor of
Sculpture, (540) 568-6816.

Caricature Work at the Zimmerli Museum
This may be a little late, but...
Looking for artists to do caricatures for Family Day, May 4 at the
Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers-New Brunswick from 12:30-4:30 PM.  Some pay.
Contact Judy Wray at or 732-254-7611

Save The Arts and History Rally
SAVE THE ARTS AND HISTORY RALLY in Trenton on Wednesday, May 14th.
The Plans are ambitious and we hope to make a statement that will influence
the legistlators to reinstate full funding for our outstanding Cultural
We want all the supporter of the arts and history to join us so that
our voices will be heard loudly and clearly that the arts and history are a
necessity in our state.  Many of our folks are already signing up to come in
buses.  We have at least 5 buses of people coming from throughout the state
with more being planned.
The day's activities begin at 9:30 AM. Our plan is to welcome all
rally participants at the Masonic Temple at this time.  The rally will end
around 1:30 PM.
It will be a fun day with a New Orleans style Jazz funeral, a
Chinese Dragon Dance, a parade and a few Jersey celebrities saying a few
words.  And we WILL make our voices heard.  Please join us.  You can
register for the rally via by clicking on ACTION.

At The Arts Guild until May 16:  VIEWS FROM THE REAL WORLD- Black and White
photos by Albert Neal and Glenn Podel: NOT a show to miss.  There are some
great pics in the exhibit.

For those new to this list- The Rahway Art Beat is an effort to bring
together a community of artists to keep their creativity alive, to meet with
their peers and exchange information about their work, their lives and
experiences and news of the arts from their area.

Artists of all and every kind are welcome to participate: Painters, Poets,
Sculptors, Filmmakers, Graphic Designers, Printmakers, Musicians, Dancers,
Actors, Playwrights etc.  There's room for hobbyists and art lovers too.

The Usual Suspects meetings are salon-type (think Cedar Tavern in the 50's!)
Get togethers for artists to meet in an informal setting and enjoy the
company of other artists, swap stories, gather inspiration and otherwise
hang out and enjoy.  There are no dues, no forms to fill out, no rules, no
demands.  Just come out for a fun night and chill.

I'd like to see some collaborative art ventures arise out of these meetings.
Writers, Poets, Musicians, Visual Artists, Designersworking together to
produce a truly wild and vibrant art event, activity, or multi-media piece.
Could be great!  And we'd have a helluva time doing it too!

Usual Suspects Meetings are first Fridays each month at Eat to the
Beat Coffeehouse, on the corner of Cherry and Irving Streets in Downtown
Rahway (look for the train trestle on Irving Street)  Need Info?  Need
Directions? offers answers to your queries.

Hope to see many of you on Friday, May 2, 7:30 PM until....

Pass this on to your artist friends!

Lawrence Cappiello
Rahway Art Beat