Art Advisory Committee “Point of Origin” Reception Honors AP Art Students

On May 23, 2013,  the “Point of Origin” scholarship reception was held at Contemporary Art and Editions Gallery in Millburn.  At this celebratory event , awards were presented to Millburn High School A.P. Art students by the Millburn-Short Hills Art Advisory Committee.   Four seniors and four juniors received prizes consisting of generous donations from sponsors as well as a plaque from the township.

The festive event showcased the students’ winning works to a high-spirited crowd.  In remarks given by Laraine Barach, chairwoman of the Art Advisory Committee, the young artists were lauded for their artistic achievements and encouraged to remember their “Point of Origin” as they make their way in life.  Mayor Sandy Haimoff also addressed the crowd.  Kathleen Harte Gilsenan, A.P. Art Instructor, was recognized as a key influence on the students and also spoke to the assembled group.

Scholarship winners were:

Seniors: Lily Blum, Chloe Chan, Viraj Khetani and Carly Pancer

Juniors: Natasha Baskin, Jonathan Duan, Charles Ehrenfried, and Devika Kanagraj

The event was hosted by Greg Smith of Contemporary Art and Editions Gallery and the Millburn-Short Hills Art Advisory Committee, with catering provided by Kings and La Strada.  Scholarship sponsors included Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Rotary, CSM Frame and Design, Caryn Krueger, Cathy Scorsese, David Gary Gallery, Steve Suskauer, Contemporary Art and Editions, Greg Smith, Jalm &Co, Stahl Del Ducca Florists, Rizzo Gallery, Andrew Permison, KINGS Market of Short Hills, La Strada, Staples Print Center,  Jennine Maher/Molly Too!, and Steven Barach Graphics.

front row: Lily BLum, Carly Pancer, Viraj Khetani, Jonathan Duan, Devikia Kanagaraj, Natasha Baskin, Chloe Chan back row: Kathleen Harte Gilsenan - AP Art Instructor, Art Advisory Committee Members Amy McGovern, Victoria Plummer, Oscar Peterson, Elaine Becker, Andrew Permison, LAraine Barach (chair), David Klein, Ilene Lasky Klein, Donna Davis

front row: Lily Blum, Carly Pancer, Viraj Khetani, Jonathan Duan, Devikia Kanagaraj, Natasha Baskin, Chloe Chan
back row: Kathleen Harte Gilsenan – AP Art Instructor, Art Advisory Committee Members Amy McGovern, Victoria Plummer, Oscar Peterson, Elaine Becker, Andrew Permison, Laraine Barach (chair), David Klein, Ilene Lasky Klein, Donna Davis

Art Advisory Committee Chair Laraine Barach, Committee Member Judith Kramer, Mayor Sandy Haimoff, Committee Member Donna Davis

Art Advisory Committee Chair Laraine Barach, Committee Member Judith Kramer, Mayor Sandy Haimoff, Committee Member Donna Davis

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Art Advisory Committee Judtih Kramer (r) with friend

Art Advisory Committee Member Judtih Kramer (r) with friend

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Previous scholarship recipient Jacqueline San Fillipo returned and showed some recent works

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Previous winner Pascale Baldamenti returned to show recent works at the reception

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Viraj Khetani with her artwork

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Viraj Khetani and family

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Kathleen Harte Gilsenan, AP Art Instructor

Kathleen Harte Gilsenan, AP Art Instructor

Lilly Blum, Carly Pancer, Viraj Khetani, Chloe Chan

Lilly Blum, Carly Pancer, Viraj Khetani, Chloe Chan

Art Advisory Committee Members Donna Davis, Judith Kramer, Victoria Plummer, Mayor Sandy Haimoff

Art Advisory Committee Members Donna Davis, Judith Kramer, Victoria Plummer, Mayor Sandy Haimoff

Art Advisory Committee Members Elaine Becker, Andrew Permison, Chair LAraine Barach, Orna Greenberg

Art Advisory Committee Members Elaine Becker, Andrew Permison, Chair LAraine Barach, Orna Greenberg

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Winners Divikia Karagaraj, Natasha Baskin and Jonathan Duan

Winners Chloe Chan, Lily BLum, Viraj Khetani, Carly Pancer

Winners Chloe Chan, Lily BLum, Viraj Khetani, Carly Pancer

Winners Devikia Kanagaraj, Natasha Baskin

Winners Devikia Kanagaraj, Natasha Baskin

photos by Steve Barach and Amy McGovern

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About Millburn-Short Hills Arts Advisory Committee

The Millburn-Short Hills Arts Advisory Committee, a volunteer non-profit, has been in existence since 1998. We are a group of township residents and local advisors who are committed to enhancing the arts in Millburn Township.
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