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Bridgeway Students Exhibit Artwork at Freeholders Gallery

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibition of artworks called “Oil, Inkpot & Graphite: A Celebration of Talent,” by participants in the Bridgeway Fine Art Instruction Program, at the Freeholders Gallery, located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ. The exhibit is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 12.

Bridgeway, a non-profit mental health services agency located in Elizabeth, assists Central and Northern New Jersey adults experiencing mental illness by providing them with training and skills necessary to live more independently and successfully in the community. The agency’s Creative Arts Unit provides opportunities for people to experience various forms of artistic expression.

The Fine Art Instruction Program allows novice artists to explore their creative abilities and more advanced artists to increase their skills by offering a series of weekly instruction sessions. Bridgeway’s staff supports and encourages individuals whose artistic inclinations lead them to pursue creative endeavors. Artist-instructors teach drawing and painting and help students gain an understanding of the importance and benefits of becoming involved in the arts.

Funding for this exhibit has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

For further information about Bridgeway and its programs go to and/or please contact Kathy Smith at 908-355-7886. To learn about exhibiting at the Freeholders Gallery, please contact the curator, Teya David, at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, telephone 908-558-2550 or email