Here are a few images from the installation of the 19th Annual Landmarks show, on display in the Millburn Library Gallery until October 30th. Laraine Barach, chair of the Millburn- Short Hills Art Advisory Committee, begins planning the show one year in advance. Placement of the artworks is based on”SCENARIOS ” created with contributing Artists submissions.
The Art Advisory Committee of Millburn and Short Hills celebrates artists with its “Landmarks” show for the 19th year. Featuring artists who photograph, paint, fuse glass, work in clay, pastel, and graphite, the AAC curated show honors the talents of 19th and 20th century artists for one month at the Millburn Library, 200 Glen Ave, Millburn.
This year, daring and color splashed Maps by Ben Rizzo are contrasted against one dozen century-old black and white dramatic life size photos of New Jersey circa 1896-1920 by Photographer Captain William F. Cone.
In addition, destinations of artists’ real and imagined landmarks explore vibrant colors and life spilling out from William Cone’s urban scenes following into countryside magic. AAC honors the 10 artists and collectors who have lent their work to this show.
The show is up until October 30, and open during library hours.
“Landmarks” Art Show
Millburn Free Public Library
200 Glen Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041
Next week the Art Advisory Committee’s annual “Landmarks” show will go on display in the Millburn Library Gallery. This year’s show will feature some impressive new pieces; come see our 18th another year of Landmarks shows celebrating Millburn Art and Artists.
Millburn Library Gallery
200 Glen Avenue, Millburn
open during library hours
AAC members visited Seven Bridges Art Museum in Greenwich CT for a lecture by painter Daniel Green, renowned painter, on July 22, 2017.
This was the committee’s second visit to the Museum. The group took a tour in the summer of 2014.
Art Advisory contributor Erin Barach has a series of 11 original works on exhibition in a solo show at New York’s Greenwich Village Landmark The Historic Cornelia Cafe.
50 guests joined Erin at a reception Tuesday night hosted by cafe owner Robin Hirsch. The cafe not only boasts a beautiful gallery room, but also has a performance space. The performance space is now an official non-profit in its own right.
AAC members, advisors, and previous scholarship winners Kathi Hecht, Cathy Scorsese, Laraine Barach, David Koh, and Emma Quong joined with colleagues in the New York and New Jersey art communities at the event.
The exhibition will be up until August 29.
Erin Barach Solo Show
Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street, NYC
Photos courtesy Steve Booth and Steven Barach
The Millburn-Short Hills Arts Advisory Committee Millburn held its 12th Annual Scholarship Awards ceremony on Monday, May 22 at the Millburn Library. At the sophisticated and heartfelt celebration of Millburn High School art, The Art Advisory Committee proudly awarded scholarships to 9 Advanced Placement Art Students. The gala event was coordinated to occur while the “Point of Origin” show hangs in the library gallery, displaying winning artworks alongside the works of local mentor artists. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, sparkling piano playing, and a chance to mingle with other artists, friends, township committee members, HS Faculty and Staff, and returning scholarship winners. Three short films by previous scholarship winners were shown before chair Laraine Barach, assisted by members of the committee, made the presentations of scholarships.
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“This AAC Point of Origin Event 2017 struck such an amazing positive chord with all concerned: artists, mentors friends, family and sponsors. We are all grateful for the incredible creative gifts we celebrated on May 22, 2017 at our Awards Presentation Dinner and Film Screening.
Perhaps the world is only at its best when we explore its beauty; artists learn quickly to share unique images of emotion and beauty with an audience. We offer a special thank you to
Emma Quong, David Koh, and Morgan Gruer for the opportunity to screen their wonderful films at the event.
Art Advisory for twelve years has advanced the Art experience in Millburn-Short Hills by giving the opportunity to the whole community through the Millburn Library Gallery a view of Fine Art that might not otherwise be seen.
We bring outstanding young AP Artist-Scholars to public view in the Free Public Library Exhibitions that hundreds of residents pass through every week. Art Advisory opens a view to dedicated volunteers and artists who team to create art their whole lives, and pass along true art wisdom to all who visit our gallery space.
Inspiration, beauty, invention – all on display to educate the community to the “Possible”. Art Advisory brings the hearts and souls of artists into people’s everyday lives at the Millburn Public Library, and we as communicators are always excited to have that opportunity.
We look forward to our next visit at the Library Gallery.
Laraine Brennan Barach”
AAC announces its 12th year of the “Point of Origin” show. This is 12 years of joining mentors’ art and AP scholarship winners pieces in a shared exhibition, with an awards presentation event taking place at Millburn Library later this month. The show will be on display for the month of May in the library gallery,
Chair of the Art Advisory Committee Laraine Barach gives this overview of the multi-faceted show:
Visit our marvelous award-winning photos of joy, architectural spaces, nature, and New Jersey landscapes. Our artists include photographers Amy McGovern, David Koh, and Laura San Filippo.
Oscar Peterson loves realism and tells us tales of mythology in modern forms.
Mixed media magic is evoked by collages from Maren Less and Erin Barach, and AP student Sindu Shanmugadas. (Maren Less – AP Scholarship winner 2010; Advisor Member: Erin Barach – MFA,From MICA, AAC Intern, Graduate Millburn 2001)
Painted works from Victor Wu of Millburn display minute detail, as do the designs of Erica Einhorn.
Darice Lee takes dressing, soft sculpture with wearable art to new heights, and Kathleen Gao shows animals in modern settings that are both funny and intriguing.
Abby Ow’s “Didi” is pure feminine expression. Abby’s artist eye is a pristine vision on canvas.
Jessica Li shows in a “Stranger Friend”, her turtle painting, the poignant and possible uncertain future of a beautiful endangered species. Her homage to “Tea Time” is perfection.
Jennifer Guo’s skilled contrast in black and white reveals delicate transparency.
Jonathan Karlin reveals detailed mountain views at evening.
Kathi Hect’s fused glass pieces burst forth in color and transport us to unique destinations. Donna Davis’ exquisite ceramics speak a universal language of balance, function, and beauty.