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.
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.
(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.
(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