Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2014

Bridgeway Creative Arts Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery through Nov. 7

An example of the artwork now on display at the Freeholders Gallery, located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ.

An example of the artwork now on display at the Freeholders Gallery, located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ.

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present “Kevin’s Legacy,” an exhibit of artwork by the participants of the Bridgeway Fine Arts Instruction Program. The Freeholders Gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ, and is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit will run through November 7.

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.

Bridgeway’s Creative Arts Unit provides opportunities to experience all forms of artistic expression. Its staff supports and encourages individuals whose artistic inclinations lead them to pursue creative endeavors. This program allows novice artists to explore their creative abilities and more advanced artists to increase their creative talents by offering a series of ongoing weekly instruction sessions. Artist-instructors teach drawing and painting and help students gain an understanding of the importance and benefits of becoming involved in the arts. Some of the results of this important project are displayed in this exhibition.

Funding 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 more information about Bridgeway and its programs, please go to www.bridgewayrehab.com and contact Kathy Smith at 908-355-7886. To learn about exhibiting at the Freeholders Gallery, please contact the curator, Nicole DeAugustine, at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, telephone 908-558-2550 or email culturalinfo@ucnj.org.

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