Puffin Cultural Forum presents a selection of images from several of our past gallery exhibitions. We strive to bring thoughtful, socially-relevant, and provocative arts programming to all of the surrounding communities of our diverse area in the form of art exhibitions, music, dance, theater, author interviews, workshops, film series, lectures, and dialogues. We're pleased to share these online galleries with you.
Puffin Cultural Forum's Mission: Our work takes place at the intersection of the arts and the struggle for human rights as we seek to realize in our local community the Foundation’s governing motto: “…continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people”. We deeply believe in the crucial role that the arts play in shaping our consciousness, and the role of artists as agents of social change.
February 12, 2016
We look back on the tumultuous dialogue of recent discussion on race and progress, or lack thereof. Curated by artist and curator Lehna Huie and Puffin Cultural Forum’s Andrew Lee, Conversations presents a mosaic of expressions, ideas, and emotions by contemporary Black artists. Exhibition features many artworks newly created and Read More
September 18, 2015
The first time the Puffin Cultural Forum held an exhibition in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Spanish speaking population in Teaneck was cited as 10%. According to the 2010 U.S. Census records, that percentage now stands at 16.5%. As we seek to continue our tradition of crossing boundaries we Read More
June 7, 2015
Exhibition features poetry, paintings, drawings and artwork created by students from grades 2 to 7 as part of Bergen County Audubon Society’s Annual Art Contest. Participating students were asked to express their creativity on the plight of pollinators as well as exploring potential solutions. The National Pollinator Week is June 15th Read More
May 9, 2015
Passionate and dedicated members of the Puffin Camera Club present Four Seasons, a photography exhibition featuring the flora and fauna of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. Now in their 12th year, the Puffin Camera Club have been honing their skills under the guidance and leadership of internationally renowned photographer Rachel Banai. Read More
March 7, 2015
The exhibition features a series of story-telling paintings by Nina Talbot titled “Veterans.” Talbot’s vision for crafting paintings of men and women who served in the military from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan, is to “reveal how each individual veteran forever lives in the shadow of war…” The Read More
January 17, 2015
Much of Hak Vogrin’s personal artwork expresses deep personal pain and outrage at the extinction of species, the destruction of the environment, wars, torture, famine, racism, and discrimination. He was a pioneering underground cartoonist in the 60’s and 70’s with his illustrations appearing as covers for books and poetry illustrations. Read More
December 5, 2014
This exhibition is a two-part presentation of nature and environmental themes depicted in paintings and drawings in various sizes, media, and styles. The first component is a collection of artwork produced by artists who have participated in the Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) program. As a traveling exhibition, the Read More