Upcoming Workshops at Greenwood Gardens

The natural beauty of Greenwood Gardens is sure to inspire any artist!

Here are a few upcoming workshops – please contact  larainebrennan@aol.com for more details.

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En Plein Air Painters
Wednesday, July 30, 2014; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join the New Jersey Society of En Plein Air Artists for an afternoon of painting “in the open air”. All artists welcome! Free admission. Registration not required.

Garden Photography Workshop
Sunday, September 21, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
A hands-on workshop led by Joy Yagid uses Greenwood as an outdoor classroom. The workshop includes a tutorial on your camera functions, help with composition, and free email tech support with Joy.
$45 members; $55 non-members. Registration required.

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“Rotare” reinstated at Millburn Library

The severe winter we experienced necessitated removing  the sculpture to make repairs  on the  site of the Library Plaza.  Recently Lenny Shapiro, Laraine Barach, Judy Kramer and Donna Davis helped to support John Bace and the Milburn DPW Team and Passeri Granite Company accomplish the return of “Rotare”  to its pedestal outside the Library.  Two days of preparation and over 5 hours of positioning and lifting and securing this past week, and Rotare is back! To amaze and inspire!  Thank you to John Bace, Millburn DPW, Passeri Granite and Lenny Shapiro.

-Laraine Barach

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Judy Kramer, Laraine Barach, Donna Davis and sculptor Lenny Shapiro

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Scholarship Event: Thank you to our Sponsors

Senior award winner Anna Schott with her awards

Senior award winner Anna Schott with her awards at the ceremony on May 19

Art Advisory wants to thank this 2014 diverse group of supporters for helping to make our 9th Annual Scholarship Event a resounding success.  Your support is greatly appreciated:

  • Jerry’s Artist Outlet
  • American Express
  • Cathy Scorsese Productions
  • Staples
  • Kings Catering
  • Millburn-Short Hills Art Advisory Committee
  • Millburn Library
  • Jalm and Company
  • Elements of Style
  • Rizzo Art Framing of Chatham
  • Estee Lauder at Saks Fifth Avenue Short Hills Mall
  • RBA Hair Salon
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Art Advisory Member Oscar Peterson looks on as Jay Chopra receives his awards

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Greenwood Gardens Painting Workshop

Art Advisory Members enjoyed attending the Greenwood Gardens Painting Workshop on June 11,  joining the New Jersey Society of En Plein Air Artists for a day of painting “in the open air”.

Orna Greenberg's watercolor created at the workshop

Orna Greenberg’s watercolor created at the workshop

Oscar Peterson at the event

Oscar Peterson at the event

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Ninth Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony held at Millburn Library

From left to right Front row- Alexander Ordonez, Anna Schott,  Middle Row- Charles Ehrenfried, Alana Yeager, Jonathan Duan, Devika Kanagaraj, Michelle Belgrod, Olivia Chou, Jay Chopra, AP Art Teacher, Kathleen Harte Gilsenan Back Row- Eugene Zheng, Natasha Baskin, Angela Jin

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Front row-
Alexander Ordonez, Anna Schott,
Middle Row- Charles Ehrenfried, Alana Yeager, Jonathan Duan, Devika Kanagaraj, Michelle Belgrod, Olivia Chou, Jay Chopra, AP Art Teacher, Kathleen Harte Gilsenan
Back Row- Eugene Zheng, Natasha Baskin, Angela Jin

A selection of talented Millburn High School AP Studio Art students display their plaques designating their selection as award winners in this year’s Millburn Arts Advisory Committee Scholarship competition.

On May 19th, the committee, led by Chair, Laraine Barach, transformed the upstairs auditorium of the Millburn Public Library into an elegant reception venue to honor this year’s recipients.

Returning award winner alumni, Maren Less, was also honored as she displayed work from her senior thesis recently completed for her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Kenyon College.  Maren was an Arts Advisory award winner in both her junior and senior year at Millburn High School.

Art Advisory Committee: Andrew Permison, Donna Davis, Orna Greenberg, Amy McGovern, Laraine Barach (chair), Kathi Hecht, Judith Kramer, Eileen Becker, Oscar Peterson

Art Advisory Committee: Andrew Permison, Donna Davis, Orna Greenberg, Amy McGovern, Laraine Barach (chair), Kathi Hecht, Judith Kramer, Elaine Becker, Oscar Peterson

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Maren Less, former Art Advisory Scholarship Winner and Kathleen Harte Gilsenan, AP Art Instructor.

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Art Advisory Committee of Millburn-Short Hills: International Show and Art Scholars Honored

A month long spectacular exhibit is now at the Millburn Library.  All  the artists are from Millburn.  Many of their art pieces however, were inspired or created in far away places:  Spain, Ireland , Tibet, Germany, France and China.  Art residency abroad experienced by Millburn artists now makes them international competitors.  Oil paintings, art glass and ceramic, photography, ink and pen, monoprint, water color, gouache, sculpture –  all these mediums and exciting styles of art are on view  to dazzle the Library visitor .

As if this were not enough, the exhibit showcases 12 works by 2014 Township Scholarship recipients.  12 AP Art scholars whose second and third year portfolios won the admiration of the Art Advisory Committee professionals who judge the portfolios each year. Now in its 9th year, the Millburn AP Scholarship sends senior art scholars  off to college with art supplies for college from Jerry’s Artists Outlet, Gift certificates from Art Advisory, free framing, Rizzo Art and Frame, Special Printing supplies and Gifts from Staples, and merchandise donated by local merchants, Jalm and Co., and Elements of Style.

On May 19th Art Advisory will honor Millburn Art Scholars at a reception for friends and family at the Millburn Library.  The internationally inspired show runs at the Library Gallery till May 30th.

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(Left to right, Art Advisory Artists: Amy Mc Govern, Orna Greenberg, Donna Davis, Laraine Barach, Oscar Peterson, Kathi Hecht. Not pictured, contributing artists Victoria Plummer and Andrew Permison, and Maren Less)

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The show on display at the Millburn Free Public Library

Kathi Hecht and her glazed Art a Glass "sun"

Kathi Hecht and her glazed Art a Glass “sun”

 

"This  Stunning Visual of Oscar Peterson's is why he won a prestigious award to study abroad from The New York Arts Student League. The Award and his studies in Madrid, led him to give back to Millburn, His" Point of Origin"  and become a member  volunteer   with Art Advisory.Oscar's art residencies  led him to make exciting Art choices. As an Artist  and Dad,  Oscar Peterson lives and works mostly in Millburn where he raised his family. We are so fortunate  to have such an inspired Volunteer and gifted artist on Art advisory Committee." Laraine Barach Chair/Art Advisory Committee

“This stunning visual of Oscar Peterson’s is why he won a prestigious award to study abroad from The New York Arts Student League. The Award and his studies in Madrid, led him to give back to Millburn, his “Point of Origin” and become a member volunteer with Art Advisory.  Oscar’s art residencies led him to make exciting art choices. As an Artist and Dad, Oscar Peterson lives and works mostly in Millburn where he raised his family. We are so fortunate to have such an inspired Volunteer and gifted artist on Art advisory Committee.”
Laraine Barach
Chair/Art Advisory Committee

 

 

Orna Greenberg and her oil  "Tibetan Man"

Orna Greenberg and her oil “Tibetan Man”

Art Advisory Members Andrew Permison, Chair Laraine Barach and Judy Kramer

Art Advisory Members Andrew Permison, Chair Laraine Barach and Judy Kramer

Michelle Belgrod with her artwork “Underground Munich”

Michelle Belgrod with her artwork “Underground Munich” 

 

 

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Art Advisory Committee Announces 2014 Winners for Millburn-Short Hills AP Scholarships

Millburn-Short Hills Art Advisory Committee has picked this year’s Senior Award of Merit AP Art winners and the Honorable Mention AP Art Students. Twelve students will be honored on May 19th 2014.

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Front Row, Left to Right: Angela Jin, Charlie Ehrenfried, Anna Schott, Michelle Belgrod, Olivia Chou, Jay Chopra Back Row, Left to Right: Devika Kanagaraj, Jon Duan, Eugene Zeng, Natasha Baskin, Alana Yeager, Alex Ordonez

At the reception in their honor at the Millburn Free Public Library, friends and family will join the Committee in celebrating these AP candidates and their body of work. Artwork from their portfolios will be displayed at the library gallery for the month of May for the community to admire.

The Committee celebrates the AP Program and hopes in its 9th year that the people of Millburn join in support of the wisdom of this joint effort to celebrate Emerging Artists.

As always special thanks goes to the Committee Artists who judge each year, including Orna Greenberg, Amelia Mc Govern, Victoria Plummer, Andrew Permison, Oscar Peterson, Supporting Committee members; Judy Kramer, Donna Davis and Kathi Hecht; Senior Advisors Sandy Haimoff and Elaine Becker, Chairwoman,Laraine Barach and AP Teacher Kathleen Harte Gilsenan.

The winners in the three categories are:

Senior Scholarship Award:

Anna Schott     “An Audience is an Audience”

Jon Duan “Do You Do This Out of Love?”

Devika Kanagara “Plein Air #8″,

Natasha Baskin “Outdoor Still Life”

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Senior Honorable Mention:

Eugene Zeng   “Millburn”

Charlie Ehrenfried “Corey”

Alana Yeager “Book Series”

Michele Belgrod “Underground Munich”

Olivia Chou “Peeping Tom”

Junior Honorable Mention:

Alexander Ordonez   “George Washington Bridge”

Jay Chopra “Self Portrait”

Angela Jing “The Game” and “It’s 2AM again”

 

 

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