Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 21, 2011

Photographs by Sherman Feller 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 Sherman Feller in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. A selection of Feller’s photographs entitled “Doors &Windows around the World” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until Dec. 2nd. 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 fascinating and beautiful photographs by Sherman Feller.”

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Mr. Feller graduated from Queens College of New York with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. His interest in photography started as a teenager in New York City, using a Brownie camera, reading photography magazines and experimenting with darkroom techniques. He shot photographs using medium format and 35 mm cameras and gained darkroom experience in the U.S. Army. Later he utilized microphotography and other photographic processes in his career as a chemist. Feller retired as an Analytical Chemist with Union Carbide Corporation.

Since 2007, Feller has had many solo exhibits: Scotch Plains Library, Westfield Library, Les Malamut Art Gallery in the Union Library, and Kenilworth Library. As an active participant in the Unique Vision Workshop (associated with New Jersey Photography Forum), he displayed over a dozen photographs in their annual exhibits in the last seven years. Feller’s photographs have been in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times and the Suburban News, on The New York Times website, and he is a contract photographer for the Patch.com website.

Sherman Feller has 55 years of photography experience using medium format and 35 mm cameras. Currently he works with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i digital camera, and Canon IP 4700 Photo Printer. He has lived in Fanwood for 45 years where he and his wife raised their three children.

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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