FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 19, 2008

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Photographs by Greg Cummings of Fanwood on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery

Photographs by Greg Cummings of Fanwood in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. A selection of his photographs entitled “Reflections” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until October 2. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of
Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit
of photographs by Greg Cummings of Fanwood in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. A selection of his photographs entitled “Reflections” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until October 2. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Cummings’s beautiful photographs on display,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “I hope this work by a talented Union County artist will attract a new audience to
the fine programs available through the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.”

Greg Cummings exhibits his photographs in solo and group shows in New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. He has received many awards for his work, including First Place in the 2008 Union County Senior Art Show, and Best in Show and First Place in previous years.

Cummings also earned a Best in Show in the Friends of Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island Photo Contest, as well as awards in the Wickford Art Association Juried Shows in
Rhode Island.

“The most important feature of all my cameras is the viewfinder,” Cummings said of his work.
“I simply shoot what I see.”

Mr. Cummings photographs with 35mm film and digital cameras. Except for a polarizing filter, none of his images have been manipulated or altered. His business travels throughout the United States and Europe give him ample opportunity to find interesting subjects to explore through his viewfinder. Back home, Cummings chairs the Fanwood Planning and Zoning Board, a volunteer position he has held for 12 years.

The exhibit of photographs titled “Reflections” offers a wide experience of his reflected images. Visit his photography online at www.gregcummingsphotography.com.

“I like to incorporate reflections into my images; they add visual dimension, generate curiosity and evoke emotion,” Cummings said. “Reflections add a unique element that draws the viewer to become an active participant in the creative experience.”

Union County artists (whose works can be hung on a wall) interested in exhibiting in the
gallery space are welcome to apply. For more information about the Pearl Street Gallery
or other programs please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs,
633 Pearl St., Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Telephone (908) 558-2550. NJ Relay users can
dial 711. E-mail to: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.