Upcoming Events

April 7 at Greenwood Gardens

Saturday, April 7
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Art Forms in Nature – an inspiring workshop by teaching artist and designer Karen Fuchs. The beauty, design and function of forms in the natural world such as branching, the Fibonacci spiral, and star-radial will be explored. Participants will observe and study these growth patterns, draw from specimens and images, and create an art project based on these concepts. Registration required. $25 members; $35 non-members.

More information at: http://greenwoodgardens.org/art-forms-in-nature-a-series-of-3-workshops/

Erin Barach Show in Baltimore

From AAC Advisor Erin Barach: I’m excited to share I have a last minute solo show Markmaking opening at movement space AsanaRoots, down the street from the Charles Theater in Baltimore. It’s a BEAUTIFUL space. I can’t wait to share my drawings and collage somewhere viewers will already be thinking about their bodies and our nature as physical beings with boundaries and boundless energy. 

During the opening, I’ll be working on a collaborative collage using imagery of found marks from the AsanaRoots space. Visitors are invited to observe and participate in the process! AsanaRoots is located at 1707 N. Charles Street on the Second Floor. The opening is on Friday, April 6th at 7:30. You can check out the facebook event here

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Image by Erin Barach, Reaching, detail, 2016

Image by Erin Barach, Reaching, detail, 2016

New Adult Coloring Class 

Wednesdays, January 24, February 7, March 14 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m

Escape the winter doldrums. Relax and unleash your inner artist while enjoying a glass of wine and conversation. All supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring your own. Registration required. Free to members; $10 non-members. Register for all 3 sessions: $25

Please register online at greenwoodgardens.org

December Events at Greenwood Gardens

Come enjoy cookies and story time with Santa

Saturday, December 2
 Family Photos with the Grinch! 
Sunday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m – 2 p.m.
Click here to register: $25 per family  

Visit our website to register for daily programming with
Stephanie Murphy, Manager, Programs and Public Engagement:

Monday, December 4:

How to “spruce” up your Christmas Tree  11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Create a Hanukkah decoration  Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5:

All wrapped up: creative ways to wrap presents 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6:

Holiday garland demonstration 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 7:  

Cookie swap. Limited to 12 per session

Bring a dozen cookies along with the recipe

First session: 11:00 a.m.

Second session: 2:00 p.m.

Friday, December 8:

Mantel piece swag demonstration  11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

We are pleased to participate with the
Essex County Holiday House Tour
Saturday-Sunday, December 1 & 2.
For more information please visit essexcountynj.org.

Oscar Peterson’s art on display this summer


A diptych (titled: Eyes on You) will be in the Hunterdon Art Museum Faculty Exhibition (7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ). That show runs June 17 to September 3, with the opening reception Saturday June 17, from 2:00 to 4:00PM. The event is free and open to the public. For more info please see the museum’s website: hunterdonartmuseum.org.

Detail: Eyes on You, Oscar Peterson

Also, his drawing “Classic Pose” will be part of the Center for Contemporary Art’s summer art auction. The piece will be in the Member’s Exhibition & Sale (June 23 — September 7), with the auction taking place during the closing reception on September 7. For more information (and how to bid), please contact ccabedminster.org.

Classic Pose, Oscar Peterson


AAC Members Orna Greenberg and Oscar Peterson featured in Art Shows May – June 2017


Long-time Art Advisory members Orna Greenberg and Oscar Peterson, both painters, will be exhibiting in the upcoming months.

Orna Greenberg:

Solo show: New Work in Oil and Watercolor
May 1 -31
43 Canal Studio
43 Ridge Street, New Hope, PA
Opening Reception: Saturday May 6, 6-8 pm

Solo Show: Ordinary People and Special Places
May 3-31
Watchung Art Center, 18 Stirling Rd, Watchung NJ
Opening Reception: Sunday May 7, 2-4 pm

Group show: Stolen Identity
April 29- May 26
1978 Maplewood Art Center, 1978 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood
Opening Reception: Friday May 12, 6-8 pm

Artworks below by Orna Greenberg:


Oscar Peterson:

I’ll have a diptych (titled: Eyes on You) in the Hunterdon Art Museum Faculty Exhibition (7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ). That show runs June 17 to September 3, with the opening reception Saturday June 17, from 2:00 to 4:00PM. For more info contact hunterdonartmuseum.org.

Upcoming Events at Greenwood Gardens: March 2017

Botanical Art with Karen Fuchs Wednesdays, March 22 and 29, and Tuesday April 4, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. each sessionart-forms-in-nature

This series will focus on art forms in the natural world taught by teaching artist and designer Karen Fuchs. Participants will observe and learn about these growth patterns, draw from specimens and images, and create an art project based on these concepts. Register for one or all three workshops in this series. Registration required.

Please click here for information about the workshops.

Birds We Love But Seldom See: Owls, Rails & Nightjars Tuesday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.owls_rails_nightjars_pete-800x400

Learn about New Jersey’s owls, nightjars and rails with Pete Bacinski of New Jersey Audubon So-ciety. Pete will present beautiful photographs of these fascinating birds while discussing their nat-ural history, where to find them and other interesting facts about these secretive and amazing avi-an creatures that seem to fascinate us all. $10 members; $15 non-members. Registration required.

GREENWOOD GARDENS ~ 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078 ~ 973.258.4026

Please register online at greenwoodgardens.org

Gardens Bee Day Event

Greenwood Gardens is having their 3rd Bee Day event on Saturday, July 23 from 11-2.  This year the focus is on bees, butterflies and birds.  The day is filled with family activities, lunch, treats, demonstrations, a butterfly release and more.

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Greenwood Gardens 3rd annual History and Harvest Celebration

Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Greenwood Gardens,   274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ,   07078



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En Plein Air Painters: Greenwood Gardens


Wednesday, June 10.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join New Jersey Society of En Plein Air Painters for a day of painting in the open air.  Please bring drop cloth.  Free admission.  Reservations are not required.

Greenwood Gardens    274 Old Short Hills Road            Short Hills, NJ         07078




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History and Harvest Celebration at Greenwood Gardens


“Art in Nature” Invitation: Greenwood Gardens

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“Art in Nature” Exhibit Reception at Greenwood Gardens

“Art In Nature” Sponsors get ready to tour the outdoor sculpture exhibit at Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills during the reception for Artists and Sponsors:


Andrew Permison (Art Advisory), Oscar Peterson (Art Advisory), Laraine Barach (Art Advisory, Chairwoman), Kim Kaminski (Investors Bank, Millburn), and Amy Mc Govern (Art Advisory)

This wonderful site-specific show will be up until November 2, 2014.


photos by Maren Less 

Next Film Festival starting January 18, 2014  

More details to come soon about the next series, “Weird Worlds”.  This film series for the family at the Millburn Library will be screened on the following Saturdays: January 18, February 15, March 15 and April 26 – at 2 pm each day.

October 2013: “Rotare” Installation Ceremony and “Millburn Landmarks” at the Millburn Library

Please check back for more details about the Lenny Shapiro “Rotare” Installation Celebration, scheduled for October 12th.

October also will feature the Art Advisory’s annual art show, “Millburn Landmarks” featuring works created by Millburn-Short Hills artists and owned by the township.  Scholarship winning pieces from last year’s high school AP Art students will be part of the show.  This artworks will be in the main lobby and  on display from October 1-31.

Lenny Shapiro and Laraine Barach in front of the installed "Rotare"

Lenny Shapiro and Laraine Barach in front of the installed “Rotare”

Six Week Film Festival “Around the World” Schedule Announced

In conjunction with the Millburn Free Public Library, the Arts Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the line up for the “Around the World” Screenings.

Sunday, January 20, 2013:  “My Neighbor Totoro”, Hiyako Miyzaki, dir

Saturday, January 26, 2013:  “Babies”, Thomas Balmes, dir.

Sunday, February 10, 2013:  Wallace and Gromit shorts:  “A Grand Day Out”, “The Wrong Trousers”, and “A Close Shave”, Nick Park, dir.

Sunday, March 3, 2013:  “Children of Heaven”, Maji Majidi, dir.

Saturday, March 9, 2013:  “Whale Rider”, Niko Caro, dir.

Sunday, April 21, 2013:  “Kirikou and the Sorceress”, Michael Ocelot, dir.

All screenings are free and will be at 1pm in the Millburn Library. Feel free to bring a friend and some popcorn!

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Six Week Film Festival to Return

The Six Week Film Festival will be returning to the Millburn Library on select Saturdays and Sunday in the fall and winter of 2012/2013.  Upcoming family friendly series are “Around the World” and “Classic Animation for Kids”.  Check back to see the full list of films and dates.


The Arts Advisory Committee will be hosting a gala at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston in the spring of 2013, date and time to be announced.  (This is rescheduled from November 29, 2012.)   $80 for individual ticket, $150 for pair to include buffet, wine, entertainment and dancing.  Stay tuned for more details.

Girls Night Out

The Arts Advisory Committee will have a table at Girls Night Out in the Millburn Town Hall parking lot on Thursday May 3, from 5- 9 pm.  We will have information available about our committee, and entries will be accepted for the Boardwalk Empire Poster Door Prize.  Entries will continue to be accepted until November.

Scholarship Winner Reception

The Millburn-Short Hills Arts Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the recognition of this year’s scholarship winners in a special event to be held on May 22, 2012 at the PaperMill Playhouse, Millburn.

For details, please email: larainebrennan@aol.com

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