April 25, 2007

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Neil Molinaro Photo Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present a photo exhibit by Cranford resident Neil Molinaro. The exhibit is on display through May 16th in the Freeholders Gallery, located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza at Rahway Avenue in downtown Elizabeth. The Gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Mr. Molinaro was born in Newark on January 19, 1955, and later moved to Mountainside where he stayed until graduating from high school. After graduation, he moved to Manhattan where he worked as an assistant to a fashion photographer for 2 ½ years. He returned to New Jersey to open his first photographic studio to make a name for himself in the advertising industry. He has remained a resident of Cranford for the last 18 years.

Molinaro has conducted worldwide tours and workshops, bringing his expertise to other eager and avid photographers, both amateur and professional, throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. For the last several years, he has turned his attention to producing a body of work that he is now excited to share with the public.

“My photographic images are unmanipulated through any pre- or post-imaging enhancement techniques or electronic software,” Molinaro said. “The effect is solely the result of strict attention to a subject’s line and form, light and contrast, and most importantly, my or our combined movement.”


“We are pleased to exhibit Neil Molinaro’s work,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “His images reflect a unique point of view and artistic sensibility. I would urge visitors to take the time to appreciate them.”

The exhibits at the Freeholders Gallery are coordinated by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in the Department of Economic Development. For further information about this exhibit and other programs and services related to the arts and Union County history, contact the Office at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth NJ 07202; telephone (908) 558-2550; or E-mail: