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Mysterious Pianos Popping Up Around South Orange

By DAVID LACKEY

August 23, 2013 at 8:50 AM

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – You may have noticed some artfully decorated stray pianos scattered around town. The mysterious appearance of these wonderful instruments is the work of the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC).

On Saturday, Aug. 24 at noon, the pianos will be unveiled as a public art and performance happening.  Anyone may step up and play the instruments, which will be in place through October.

The pianos have been painted by artists Russell Christian,
 Dan Fenelon, 
Mikel Frank,
 Marie Glynn,
 Susan C. Harris, and
 The Students of Greek Life at Seton Hall University. 



The piano locations are:


Sloan Street Gazebo (Sloan and 1st Streets)


Irvington Avenue (and West Fairview Avenue)


Spiotta Park (South Orange Ave & Village Plaza)


Meadowland Park – Duck Pond (North Ridgewood Ave and Mead Street)


Seton Hall University (University Green)