FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2014
Public Contact: Cultural & Heritage Affairs, 908-558-2550
E-mail: culturalinfo@ucnj.org

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


Occupational Center of Union County Exhibits Artwork at Freeholders Gallery


ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to present artworks by participants in the “Art for Adults with Disabilities Project” of the Occupational Center of Union County in an exhibit at the Freeholders Gallery. The gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza at Rahway Avenue, in Elizabeth. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the exhibit will be on display until April 11.

This art program is made possible by a HEART Grant (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. HEART grants serve as a way to strengthen Union County’s non-profit organizations, artists and scholars, so they can provide innovative projects related to the arts, humanities, and history.

The Occupational Center of Union County, a not-for-profit organization, provides an environment where individuals with disabilities can develop and become productive and employable. Making works of art provides a therapeutic and creative outlet for the participants. The artists share their inner talents using a wide range of media, such as acrylic, watercolor, crayon, pastel, pen, and pencil. The center started this art program in 2003 and continues to achieve great success.

The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, part of the Department of Parks and Recreation, coordinates the exhibits displayed at the Freeholders Gallery. For further information about this and other programs and services related to the arts and history in Union County, please contact the Office at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202; telephone: 908-558-2550; NJ relay users dial 711; or E-mail: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.


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