MSH Art Advisory Committee was asked to participate in a holiday window decorating project, “Winter Windows 2020” by Mayor Jackie Lieberberg and the Explore Millburn Short Hills Group.
AAC reached out to our AP Scholarship winners to see who had time to help. High school seniors Olivia Regan and Katherine Regan (2020 Junior Art Advisory AP Scholarship Winners) and Betty Zheng (2019 Senior Art Advisory AP Scholarship Winner) took the challenge.
The holiday decorations included window paintings as well as custom-designed posters.
For King’s Short Hills, Betty Zheng, now a Rutgers student, created 5-foot tall colorful snowflakes. She also designed a “snow people” poster. Katie and Olivia Regan created custom posters. All these contributions can be seen in the front windows of King’s.
At Studio 1200 Architecture and Design Firm, Katie and Olivia Regan’s poster is on display.
At the Millburn Pet Shop, Katie and Olivia Regan painted snowflakes on the store’s windows.
The AAC included the Millburn Free Public Library and donated a Betty Zheng poster to the lobby.
Jerry’s Artist Outlet of West Orange provided expert advice on glass-friendly paint products and generously discounted products for producing the artworks. Print-Media of Springfield provided printing for the posters, and town residents Nick and Brenda Rizzo of Rizzo Fine Arts donated framing assistance as well.
This was a gratifying and festive experience for our artists. We wish all of Millburn-Short Hills Happy Holidays!