Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 14, 2011

Photographs by Heather Cajamarca of Roselle Park on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of photographs by Heather Cajamarca of Roselle Park in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. A selection of Cajamarca’s photographs entitled “In Love with New York” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until August 1. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“The talent and diversity of our county artists ensure an inspiring and interesting variety of exhibitions at the Pearl Street Gallery,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “We are pleased to display this exhibit of beautiful urban landscape photographs by Heather Cajamarca.”

Ms. Cajamarca had a solo exhibit of her photographs, “New York in
 Black & White,” at the Casano Community Center Art Gallery in Roselle Park and a two-artist exhibit, “Tristate,” at the Scotch Plains Library in 2009. Recent exhibits include: “Stop and Smell the Flowers” at the Cranford Library; “For the Love of Water” in the Gallery on the Boulevard at the Kenilworth Library; “That Summer Feeling” at the Scotch Plains Library; and an exhibit called “Discovering New Jersey” with seven artists at the New Jersey Blood Center in New Brunswick last year.

Heather Cajamarca was born in Wisconsin and raised in a small town north of Green Bay. Six years ago, she and her husband opened a new chapter in their lives by moving to Roselle Park. Photography has always been a part of her life and the purchase of her first DSLR camera made it her true passion. Heather works in New York City and enjoys photographing its landmarks and architecture. She uses black and white photography to capture an unusual perspective of familiar New York scenes.

“I love taking pictures of everything: food, nature, flowers, people, architecture – I love it all!” Ms. Cajamarca said. “I feel that our journeys are represented by the images we capture – and life is worth capturing.”

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 to learn about other programs and services please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Telephone (908) 558-2550. NJ Relay users dial 711. E-mail to: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.

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