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Giclee Prints by Miriam Jarney of Cranford
on Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery until June 1

“Images of Your Neighborhood Parks” by Cranford photographer Miriam Jarney

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of giclée prints entitled “Images of Your Neighborhood Parks” by Cranford photographer Miriam Jarney. The exhibit is on display through June 1st in the Freeholders Gallery, located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth. The Gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.

Miriam Jarney graduated from Stevens Tech with a degree in Computer Science. After a long career in the software field, she enrolled at the New York Photography Institute and joined the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

Armed with a digital camera, Ms. Jarney works full-time creating images of fascinating scenes that she sees around her, complete with the colors, textures and moods they evoke. She turned to digital imaging to exceed the limitations of film. Miriam utilizes Photoshop and Painter X to turn what the camera sees into what her mind’s eye sees in order to create an image all her own.

“Miriam Jarney’s images depicting different seasons of the year help us to appreciate the beauty of the trees and lush vegetation of our local parks,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Her wonderful prints display the exuberant colors of spring, summer and fall, and the serenity of winter. Let’s enjoy them.”

Giclée (pronounced zhee-klay) is a French term meaning to spray or squirt, which is how an inkjet printer works. Much larger and not the same as a desktop inkjet printer, a giclee printer uses special light-fast inks that reproduce all the tonal values and hues of the original. In giclée printing no screen or other mechanical devices are used, so there is no visible dot screen pattern on the surface. Giclée can be produced on any kind of paper and also on canvas, which is more durable than paper. Canvas can also be rolled without causing creases on the print.

The exhibits at the Freeholders Gallery are coordinated by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs/Department of Parks and Community Renewal. 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 NJ Relay users dial 711.