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”


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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