FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2014
Public Contact: Cultural & Heritage Affairs, 908-558-2550
Email: culturalinfo@ucnj.org

Media Contact Only: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746


“Art from the HEART” Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery through Jan. 31


ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of artworks from the “Art from the HEART” fine arts program. The exhibition is a partnership between The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and Sage Eldercare in Summit, NJ. The Freeholders Gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The exhibit will run through Friday, January 31.

The “Art from the HEART” is in its thirteenth year. Led by instructor Lela Kometiani, the program encourages self-expression, increases self-esteem by recapturing the joy of creativity, and helps keep participants’ minds sharp. “Art from the HEART” is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Additional funding is provided by the Summit Area Public Foundation.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is the state’s largest institution dedicated exclusively to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art, comprising a renowned studio art school and a thriving education, exhibition and programming schedule. Its service mission includes a commitment to creating access to the arts for a range of constituents, from at-risk children and youth to people with special needs and senior adults. To learn more about Art Center programs, visit www.artcenternj.org or call 908-273-9121.

SAGE Eldercare supports the independence, well-being and quality of life of older adults, their families and caregivers, through the provision of client-centered health, social and support services. SAGE is proud to offer a wide range of programs and services that support seniors in the challenges they face during the later stages of life. For more information about SAGE, visit www.sageeldercare.org or call 908-273-5550.

For further information about this exhibit or to find out about exhibiting at the Freeholders Gallery, please contact the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202; telephone, 908-558-2550; or email: culturalinfo@ucnj.org. NJ Relay users may dial 711.

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