Saturday October 12 brought a large group to the Millburn Library to celebrate the addition of the sculpture “Rotare” by Lenny Shapiro to the library’s outdoor sculpture garden. Guests mingled and enjoyed refreshments provided by King’s Catering, flowers by Stahl Del Duca Florists, and special paper goods from the Paper Pedlar before the ceremony.
In dedicating the sculpture, Art Advisory Chair Laraine Barach officially passed ownership of “Rotare” to the town, and said a few words about the history of the project. She reflected upon seeing the pedestrian walkway at the Chicago Contemporary Arts, and thinking a similar sculpture walk would be a great addition to Millburn. As the dream has come to reality with the addition of the first sculpture “Inspiration” in 2010, now it comes closer to completion with “Rotare”. Barach and Mayor Sandy Haimoff thanked Lenny Shapiro for his generosity in sharing the sculpture with the township.
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Mayor Sandy Haimoff, Art Advisory Chair Laraine Barach and sculptor Lenny Shapiro
The reception then moved outdoors for the unveiling of “Rotare”. As the town’s public works department continues work on the courtyard, it is hoped that everything will be completed before winter.
The Art Advisory Committee would like to thank everyone involved in the event. Your help and hard work is much appreciated:
Sandy Haimoff, for her friendship and support; Lenny and Susan Shapiro for their generosity; event and project planners/committee members Amy McGovern, Orna Greenberg, Victoria Plummer, Elaine Becker, Andrew Permison and Jackie San Filippo; Steve Barach; Jan Saltiel Rafel, Landscape Designer; The Library Staff; The Library Board; Michael Banick, Library Director; John Bace, Director of Public Works; Kimberly Sullivan and her Team at King’s Catering; Stahl Del Duca Florists, the Paper Pedlar, Springfield and Charles at Staples of Summit.