Point of Origin Master Artist Series: Unlocking the Doors to Creativity with Ben Rizzo

Join Millburn/Short Hills native Ben Rizzo in this two-part series with interactive prompts and exercises to unlocking your most creative self. This is the second event in the online series coordinated by the Millburn Library and the Art Advisory Committee.

Please register on the library’s website for these zoom events.

Session 1 – June 7: We will look at an overview of creativity: What is it, how do we get it, and is everyone creative? There will be several ‘creative’ exercises during this session. Be sure to bring a sketchbook and paper to participate! (Pen, pastels, paints or any other medium you wish to use are encouraged). Register >>

Session 2 – June 14: Building off session 1, we will narrow creativity and start to map out your personal path to a more creative life. How can you bring creativity into your life with a specific action plan? This session will help to map out the days, months, years to come. Register >>

From Ben’s Bio:

Ben Rizzo (B. 1990, New Jersey) is a visual artist living and working in downtown Manhattan New York. Mostly working in oils & acrylics His work exposes hidden societal barriers, beautifying that which is dead or discarded. Rizzo deconstructs traditional Hinderglas painting through a technique the artist calls pallet painting, in which paint is rendered from glass to canvas through a unique drying process. The subject is released. Rizzo’s melodic exploration of color combined with his definite use of shape-forms are arranged to create an experiential landscape of the afterlife. 


Most recently Rizzo has picked up watercolors and enjoys the softness that watercolors offer—“Watercolors speak to me because they move in the most eloquent way. There is no controlling them.” He is currently teaching online watercolor courses, has been painting for 10 years and teaching for more than 5. He holds a degree from James Madison University in Arts Education.

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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