“Millburn Landmarks” at The Millburn Library for October 2014

The Art Advisory Committee has faithfully curated the “Millburn Landmarks” exhibit at the Millburn Library, now in its 16th year.  Chairwoman Laraine Barach renamed the Art Advisory Annual Show as “Millburn Landmarks” 12 years ago to emphasize the contribution of Millburn-Short Hills Fine Art in the community, which was inspired here, produced here, and those pieces of donated works from many different decades in the permanent collection.

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Former Mayor and committee member Elaine Becker, Art Advisory Chairwoman Laraine Barach and committee members Judith Kramer and Amy McGovern at the current “Millburn Landmarks” installation. (photo: Steve Barach)

Since we do not have a cultural center in Millburn or township gallery, Art Advisory is grateful to the Millburn Library for letting Art Advisory use their gallery wall in the library lobby.

The “Millburn Landmarks” shows are various media and micro themes, such as scholarship winners’ art, Greenwood Gardens inspired art, Millburn studios produced painting and photography and ceramics and of course sculpture, all under the canopy of Millburn Landmarks.

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(photos in slideshow above by Victoria Plummer)

On October 23, The Millburn Library, Art Advisory Committee, and Kings of Short Hills hosted a reception for current “Millburn Landmarks” artists. Maureen Ogden was the honored guest, celebrating her efforts to preserve art education funding and legislation in her long and successful career. Maureen Ogden proudly lent her Michael Graves original artwork depicting Millburn Railroad Building for the exhibit.

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(photos in slideshow above by Steve Barach)

Kim Kaminski, Manager of Investors Bank; Sheelagh Clarke, Rector of St. Stephens Church; Vera Colitti; former Mayors Sandy Haimoff and Elaine Becker; Historical Society Trustee and Past President, and Art Advisory Committee Member Andrew Permison; Historical Society Trustee and Past President Michelle Miller; Attorney and Art ADvisory Committee Member Judith Kramer; Millburn HS AP Art Teacher Kathleen Harte; Architect James Gilsanen; and artists Robert Beers, Oscar Peterson, Orna Greenberg, Amy McGovern, Donna Davis and Kathi Hecht were among the guests.

Chairwoman Laraine Barach first met Maureen Ogden in 1978. “What thrill to have Maureen as a supporter of Millburn Art. Jersey art education is in her debt!” – Laraine Brennan Barach

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Art Advisory Committee at Seven Bridges

Exterior of Gallery 2 that the Art Advisory Committee toured. This gallery featured glass art and photorealism pieces.

Exterior of Gallery 2 that the Art Advisory Committee toured. This gallery features glass art and photorealism pieces.

The fantastic art collection of Richard McKenzie at Seven Bridges in Greenwich CT was thoroughly enjoyed by the Art Advisory Committee on Monday July 14.  An expert tour by Linda Williams gave insight to highlights of the impressive artworks in the museum, as well as the sculpture garden outside.

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Committee members Harold Lefkowitz, Donna Davis, Judith Kramer, chair Laraine Barach, Victoria Plummer, Andrew Permison, Amy McGovern and Oscar Peterson flank a larger-than-life size sculpture at Seven Bridges.

Here is a slideshow of some of the art seen inside Gallery 2 and on the grounds at Seven Bridges.

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All art credits to Seven Bridges; photos taken by Amy McGovern and Victoria Plummer.

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Upcoming Workshops at Greenwood Gardens

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

Here are a few upcoming events – please contact  larainebrennan@aol.com for more details.  Art Advisory is a Proud Contributing Sponsor with Greenwood Gardens for The Art in Nature Sculpture Exhibition

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Art in Nature Sculpture Exhibition

August 3 through November 2

Greenwood is the venue for, “Art in Nature: A collaboration of Greenwood Gardens and Studio Montclair”. Known for their dedication to the promotion of the visual arts and emerging artists, Studio Montclair brings many years of art exhibition experience to the magnificent setting of Greenwood Gardens. Over 30 pieces will be on display throughout the garden and will feature the work of internationally and regionally recognized sculptors, William Tucker, Jon Isherwood, and Mia Westerlund Roosen.

Admission to the “Art in Nature” exhibit is included with Greenwood Garden general admission prices.

On Monday, September 29, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m, exhibition curator Karen Wilkin will lead a guided tour of “Art in Nature” Sculpture Exhibit.  Free admission. Registration required. To RSVP call 973-258-4026.

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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photos by Maren Less

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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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