AAC ushers in Arts and Humanities Month with new proclamation

Millburn-Short Hills Art Advisory Committee

Deputy Mayor Ian Mount with Art Advisory Committee members: Orna Greenberg (partially hidden), Laraine Barach (chair), Oscar Peterson, Elaine Becker, Judy Kramer.


Elaine Becker, Art Advisory Member, at podium, with Ian Mount, Deputy Mayor, and AAC members Orna Greenberg, Oscar Peterson, Judy Kramer, and Laraine Barach, chair.


AAC members: Oscar Peterson, Laraine Barach (chair), Elaine Becker and Judy Kramer


The October 5th Township Committee meeting

The Art Advisory Committee received recognition for its Arts and Humanities Activity this month with a proclamation declaring October as National Arts and Humanities Month in Millburn/Short Hills. This honor is part of a nationwide celebration and as well as a local community milestone.

On October 5th, the committee was honored at Town Hall during the Township Committee meeting, where the following proclamation was read:

Township Of Millburn Proclamation
WHEREAS, the arts and humanities enrich our lives and enhance our communities; and
WHEREAS, the arts and humanities affect every aspect of life in America today, including the economy, social problem solving, job creation, education, creativity and community livability; and
WHEREAS, a statewide coalition of over one thousand arts, history and humanities organizations, including the Art Advisory Committee of Millburn / Short Hills, now form a multi-year public awareness campaign on the availability of the arts and humanities to all Americans; and
WHEREAS, the arts and humanities in New Jersey and the Township of Millburn afford many opportunities for Millburn Township residents to avail themselves of the benefits of the arts and humanities, including the Millburn Township AP Art Scholarship, the Millburn / Short Hills Art Advisory Landmark Art Exhibit, the Greenwood Gardens, and Millburn Art Advisory Committee sponsored outdoor sculpture month to the benefit of our community; and
WHEREAS, the month of October, 2016, has been designated as the thirtieth year of annual Annual National Arts and Humanities Months;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, W. Theodore Bourke, Mayor of the Township of Millburn in The County of Essex, New Jersey hereby proclaim
in the Township of Millburn and encourage residents and others to celebrate and participate in cultural events.

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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