‘Studio Sneak Peek’ Features Artists’ Studios in Virtual Tour

Pianist Carolyn Enger joins artists in the Studio Sneak Peek.

Pianist Carolyn Enger joins artists in the Studio Sneak Peek. Photo Credit: Janette Beckman

Get a sneak peek of three artists’ work from their studios in the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation ArtsBergen initiative’s Connect the Dots on Wednesday, April 21. The Connect the Dots ‘Studio Sneak Peek’ showcases these established artists in their studios in pre-recorded videos: pianist Carolyn Enger, fine artist Paul Leibow, and mixed media artist Poramit Thantapalit via Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST.

The public may attend and get an inside look into the lives of three artists and how they work. The artists will discuss and demonstrate their creative process for a recent work, a current unfinished project or their practice in general. A live panel discussion follows, with Q and A in virtual breakout rooms with each artist and time for networking. Artists, community members, business owners, municipal leaders, developers, educators, and healthcare leaders are invited to attend, learn and connect with the regional arts community in this free event.

‘Studio Sneak Peek’: Featured Artists

Carolyn Enger. Pianist Carolyn Enger gained critical acclaim for her lyrical and dynamic playing, as well as her deeply felt interpretations of works from the 18th century to the present. In addition to an active performance schedule on two continents, Ms. Enger enjoys remarkable success as a recording artist. The New York Times selected her Naxos recording of intimate Ned Rorem miniatures, Piano Album I & Six Friends, as one of the newspaper’s “Best In Classical Recordings” for that year. Gramophone also declared, “Enger raises the miniatures to a higher level.”

Artist Paul Leibow will show his studio in the Studio Sneak Peek.

Artist Paul Leibow shows his studio. Photo Credit: Matt Dine

Paul Leibow. Artist Paul Leibow works in painting, sculpture, mix media and film. A documentary art video about his archival process was selected by the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ program for art on film. He also created art works for recording artist Bruce Springsteen for his world tour, including books and branded icons and logos utilized for his concerts. In 2019, he received an art residency at Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico. In addition, Mr. Leibow has two editions archived in the New Mexico Museum of Art. In 2020, his artworks were featured in Artmaze Magazine’s Winter Issue 16.

Poramit Thantapalit. A native of Thailand, Poramit Thantapalit holds over 15 years experience.  He is a graphic designer, artist and photographer with global marketing organizations. Mr. Thantapalit produces works in various mediums, such as recycled mixed media, photography, cyanotype print and installation arts. His works appeared at the Arcadia Earth Museum, National Academy Museum, and Passaic County Art Center.  Other work also appeared at IPCNY PrintFest at Robert Miller Gallery and Sodertalje Arts Gallery in Sweden, among many others. His poster designs exhibited in Spain, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Ecuador, Mexico and China.

Connect the Dots

Artist Poramit Thantapalit plans to provide a virtual tour of his studio in the Studio Sneak Peek.

Artist Poramit Thantapalit plans to provide a virtual tour of his studio.

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen initiative presents Connect the Dots, an ongoing series of networking events for the arts community and those interested in the arts. Connects the Dots diversifies its events holding them in different venues throughout Bergen County, New Jersey. During COVID-19, the initiative holds events virtually. Each event also presents a range of exciting activities and time to network. These activities include exhibitions, speakers, and unique, interactive arts experiences. Connect the Dots aims to create a safe and open environment. During these activities, artists and other community sector representatives spark relationships and collaborate. The program also strengthens and connects the arts community through professional development presentations.  They also share creative ideas, work, resources and talent.


Pre-registration is required and may be done online.  The event is free. The Foundation also welcomes donations to help offset the cost of producing the programs. Once registered, participants receive a link via the email they provided to the Connect the Dots: Studio Sneak Peek Zoom meeting registration online site closer to the event’s date. For further information about the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, ArtsBergen, or Connect the Dots, contact nnjcf@nnjcf.org or call 201-568-5608.


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