AAC Scholarship Gala enjoyed by Artists, Friends, Sponsors – and More

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May 25, 2016, Millburn Free Public Library. An upstairs meeting room in the library was transformed into a warm and sophisticated event space on Wednesday evening, where the seven 2016 AP Art scholarship winners were feted by the Millburn-Short Hills Art … Continue reading

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11th Annual Scholarship Winners on Display

Art Advisory Committee Members: Judy Kramer, Amy McGovern, Laraine Barach (chair), Kathi Hecht, Donna Davis, Orna Greenberg

Art Advisory Committee Members: Judy Kramer, Amy McGovern, Laraine Barach (chair), Kathi Hecht, Donna Davis, Orna Greenberg at the Millburn Library Gallery

The Millburn Library Gallery is currently showcasing the winning artworks of the Art Advisory Committee’s 11th Annual Scholarship awards. Also on display are works from previous scholarship winners and AAC members.  The show will continue through the end of May 2016.

Chosen from the AP portfolios of all junior and senior Millburn High School students, these pieces exemplify the depth of talent in the township’s students.  The winners will be receiving their awards at special gala event at the library later this month.

This year’s winners are:
Senior Scholarship Winner: Yael Bloom, Marleigh Friedman and Taylor Saporito
Senior Award of Merit: Madison Hermann, Anne Kramer
Junior Award of Merit: Erica Einhorn, Kathleen Gao

Winning Artworks: click to enlarge and get artist and artwork info

The scholarship event will include a catered dinner, music, and award ceremony.  Sponsored by the Millburn AAC, Kings, Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Jalm, Estee Lauder, Saks, RBA Millburn, and Catherine Scorsese productions, the event will continue in the tradition of a festive evening celebrating art in the township.
Images from the installed show in the Millburn Library Gallery:

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Art Advisory Committee Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners

Arts Advisory Committee Winners 2016

Front Row: Yael Bloom, Taylor Saporito, Marleigh Friedman. Back Row:  Anne Kramer, Madison Hermann, Kathleen Gao, Erica Einhron

The Millburn-Short Hills Art Advisory committee is proud to announce its 2016 Art scholarship awards. Now in its 11th year, the program honors outstanding Millburn High School AP Art students with a gala evening, and scholarships that include gift certificates for art supplies as well as many other items. The winning artworks are featured in the Millburn Library Gallery for the months of May.

The committee views every AP junior and seniors student’s portfolio, and selects those that contain not only impressive individual pieces, but demonstrate an overall progression and high achievement. Winners are encouraged to remember their artistic roots in Millburn Township, and previous winners return to share their stories and receive continued support from the committee.

Starting May 2nd 2016, the AAC scholarship winners artworks will be included in  the Art Advisory annual show at the Millburn Library gallery, Glenn Avenue, Millburn.

Scholarship winners will join advisory committee, family, friends, supporting contributors, township officials and honored guests for an evening gala reception in the Millburn Library.

This year’s winners are:

  • Senior Scholarhip Winner: Yael Bloom, Marleigh Friedman and Taylor Saporito
  • Senior Award of Merit: Madison Hermann, Anne Kramer
  • Junior Award of Merit: Erica Einhorn, Kathleen Gao


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Millburn High School Digital Arts video

Millburn High School Digital Arts video. Catch it before the 5th Annual Millburn Film Festival.

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Millburn Film Festival – 2016


The Arts Advisory Committee has just wrapped up judging the 36 films that were entered into this year’s festival.  Each year the number – and quality – of the pieces keeps going up.

Now we have to wait and see like everyone else who the winners are at the screening on Friday April 1 at Millburn High School. One thing we can tell you – it is going to be another great show!  Once again we were impressed by the talented students in this community.

For more information, including ticket purchases, please see: http://millburnfilmfest.com/

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Township Appreciation Dinner


Art Advisory Committee: clockwise from front – Chairwoman Laraine Barach, Donna Davis, Oscar Peterson, Kathi Hecht, Judy Kramer, Andrew Permison, Amy McGovern.

The Art Advisory Committee enjoyed the holiday recognition buffet dinner hosted by Millburn Township on Tuesday December 8 at Martini’s Bistro.

During the evening, Mayor Tillotson and Deputy Mayor Bourke commended several members of the township for their serivice. Committeewoman Sandy Haimoff was one of those honored.

Chairwoman of the AAC Laraine Barach gave a speech extolling the support Ms. Haimoff has provided for the committee during her years as committeewoman and mayor.  She presented Ms. Haimoff with a painting of the cherry trees in Taylor Park, painted by committee member Amy McGovern, in appreciation.

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Artist and committee member Amy McGovern with her painting, presented to Sandra Haimoff for her support of the AAC.

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Sandra Haimoff with Chairwoman Laraine Barach

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Committee members Judy Kramer and Andrew Permison

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Amy McGovern and Laraine Barach

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Committee members Victoria Plummer and Kathi Hecht

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Former Mayors at Art Advisory Show

A recent gathering at the Millburn Library for the Art Advisory Show “Safe Harbors”  had three former Mayors in attendance.  They posed for a photo in front of “Garden State” by Joseph Konopka, on public display for the first time, and loaned to the show by Maureen Ogden.

At the 2015 Millburn Landmarks Show “Safe Harbor”: Former Mayors Sandy Haimoff, Laraine Barach (Art Advisory Chair), Maureen Ogden, and Elaine Becker.

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