Arts & Culture South Orange

South Orange Outdoor Art Installation Shines Light on Pride June 2-4

The following is from the South Orange Director of Cultural Affairs

From June 2-4, Pierro Outdoors presents Pride #6, a lighting installation by local artist Cat Tate Starmer at Cameron Field in South Orange. Taking inspiration from South Orange Village Center’s campaign: Everybody Belongs Here, Starmer aims to create a public art installation that both beautifies and popularizes South Orange’s public parks as a place for communion, inspiration and celebration of diversity.

A grove of trees near Cameron Field will be illuminated to represent the Pride Rainbow, creating a banner of light promoting the village’s commitment to maintaining a fully inclusive community, strengthened by its commitment to the arts. Three dark summer nights will be illuminated with a universal symbol of acceptance.

This event coincides with the North Jersey Pride Run and the Annual 2017 SOMA Artists Studio Tour. Cat Tate Starmer is a South Orange resident, a theatrical and architectural lighting designer, an artist, and an activist. More of her work can be seen in the Blue Scarf Collective art show, Art in the Time of Resistance currently on view at the Pierro Gallery in the Baird Center until June 17, 2017 and online at: and

The Pierro Gallery is open from Monday-Thursday, 11-4pm, and by appointment.

Founded in 1994, the Pierro Gallery of South Orange (PGOSO) presents the work of diverse, established, and emerging visual artists in a non-commercial, user-friendly venue. Through its programs and exhibitions, PGOSO enhances the cultural environment of South Orange and the surrounding communities aiming to educate, enrich and engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds. PGOSO is a facility of the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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