FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2012
Contact: Tom Plante, (908) 527-4746
Sebastian D’Elia, (908) 527-4419

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


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 “The Shore and More” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until December 3. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Cummings’ intriguing photographs on display,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “The exhibit features images of the Jersey Shore and other local areas that highlight the beauty and uniqueness of New Jersey.”

A long-time Fanwood resident and avid photographer, Cummings has earned numerousawards for his photographs from juried shows in New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. His photo “Blue Beach Cruisers” was recently published in the Asbury Park Press book titled “The Real Jersey Shore.” It was one of only 200 photographs that were accepted out of more than 31,000 photos that were entered in the contest. Cummings won first place in non-pro photography in the 2012 Union County Senior Art Show and his winning picture is on exhibit in the 46th Annual New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show at Meadow Lakes in East Windsor.

Greg’s photographic images have been in solo exhibits at Les Malamut Gallery in Union; the Barnegat Public Library; and the Charlestown, Rhode Island Public Library. Visit his photography online at www.gregcummingsphotography.com.

Cummings has been an active volunteer in Fanwood for many years, serving on the Holiday Celebration, Clean Communities, and Historic Preservation committees. He recently stepped down as Chairman of the Fanwood Planning Board after more than 20 years of service.

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.