FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 22, 2007

CONTACT: Tom Plante, (908) 527-4746
Sebastian D’Elia, (908) 527-4419

 

Union County Employee Artists
Show Work at Freeholders Gallery

turkish delight
“Turkish Delight” by photographer Jim Lowney is one of 15 award-winning works
of art on exhibit at the Freeholders Gallery in the Union County Administration Building in Elizabeth through July 23. Lowney’s photograph earned a second place award in the Professional category at the sixth annual “National Arts Program Exhibit and Contest” for Union County employees and their relatives.
The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. For more information about this exhibit and other programs and services related to the arts and
Union County history, contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at (908) 558-2550 or e-mail: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the prize-winning art work of Union County employees or their relatives is on display through July 23 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 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.

The art display presents selected work from the recent sixth annual “National Arts Program Exhibit and Contest for Union County Employees and Their Relatives.” The exhibit and contest is a result of a partnership with the National Arts Program Foundation which provides prize money and valuable support to display the work of talented artists.

“The artistic talent of our Union County employees is very impressive,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “We have artists who excel in painting, photography, and other visual arts, and we are proud to put their work on display.”

Listed alphabetically by town are the employee artists (or their relatives) whose work is on display, and the awards they won at the original exhibit. Brooklyn: Mauricio Trenard (Third Place, Professional). Cranford: Allison Barry (First Place, Youth under 12). Elizabeth: Jim Lowney (Second Place, Professional); Katherine Lynn Sisco (Second Place, Intermediate). Linden: Angelito David (Best in Show, Professional); Emily Roman (Second Place, Youth under 12); Jaqueline Twaddle (Third Place, Youth 12-18). Martinsville: Shayna Stasil (Third Place, Youth under12). Roselle: Linda Brazaitis (Second Place, Amateur); Naima Ricks (First Place, Youth 12-18). Scotch Plains: Millie Marinaro (Third Place, Intermediate). Teaneck: Deborah S. Pires (First Place, Amateur). Union: Chanell Riley (First Pace, Intermediate). Westfield: Emily Gluck (Second Place, Youth 12-18); Mary Paynter (First Place, Professional); Cali Skrnich (Third Place, Amateur).
Additional support for this event was provided by grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Exhibits at the Freeholders Gallery are coordinated by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

For more information about this exhibit and other programs and services related to the arts and Union County history, contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth NJ 07202. Telephone: (908) 558-2550. NJ Relay users dial 711. Or send
E-mail to: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.