“Landmarks” reception at the Millburn Library

Sunday, October 22:   A reception was held in the Millburn Library Gallery this afternoon to celebrate the current Art Advisory Committee curated show, “Landmarks”.  The show will remain on display until October 30.

“Landmarks” Art Show
Millburn Free Public Library
200 Glen Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) 376-1006

Here are Mayor Cheryl Bernstein and Ben Rizzo discussing his richly decorated maps of Newark, part of this year’s Landmarks Show at Millburn Library.

AAC members Michelle San Fillipo and Amy McGovern

Former AAC scholarship winner Morgan Gruer in front of her screenprints.

AAC chair Laraine Barach with Maor Cheryl Bernstein

A visitor to the reception was Craig Mierop (R), pictured in this photo with Orna Greenberg, and Nicholas and Brenda Rizzo. The Rizzos are helping print his digital file of 200 photos. We were thrilled to meet this wonderful New Jersey historian.

Brenda Rizzo presenting flower gift to Laraine Barach



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Landmarks Art Show: up for 2 more weeks

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.

Harold Lefkowitz and Nick Rizzo

Donna Davis, Orna Greenberg, Harold Lefkowitz, and Kathi Hecht

Donna Davis, Orna Greenberg and Nick Rizzo

Orna Greenberg, Laraine Barach and Amy McGovern

Kathi Hecht’s Fused Glass on display

Laraine Barach and Amy McGovern

Orna Greenberg and Amy McGovern flanking “Market Street” by William F. Cone

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Nineteenth Annual “Landmarks” Art Show at Millburn Library Art Gallery, October 2-30

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.

William F. Cone, Market Street
Newark, New Jersey 1912

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.




Amy McGovern, French Sunflower Field


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.

Kathi Hecht, Fused Glass

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
(973) 376-1006


Ben Rizzo, Newark Map, colored pencil and ink

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Landmarks show opens October 2nd at Millburn Library

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.

October 2-30
Millburn Library Gallery
200 Glen Avenue, Millburn

open during library hours

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AAC visits Seven Bridges for Daniel Greene lecture

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.

Emma Quong ,Art Advisory Colleague and Filmmaker, Judy Kramer AAC Member, Chairperson Laraine Barach, and AAC Summer Intern, Shirley Zhang, Millburn Graduate 2012 enjoying scenic area outside Gallery 1 at Seven Bridges Art museum/Galleries, in Greenwich

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Art Advisory Contributor Erin Barach Celebrated

Erin Barach

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

In front of the Cornelia Street Cafe

Cathy Scorcese, Kathi Hecht, Laraine Barach, Erin Barach, Emma Quong and David Koh

Photos courtesy Steve Booth and Steven Barach

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12th Annual “Point of Origin” Scholarship Dinner Gala at the Millburn Free Public Library

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”

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