Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2015

“Art from the HEART” Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

Art from the heart Union County NJ

A detail from the Art from the Heart exhibit.

“Art from the HEART” Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of artworks from the “Art from the HEART” fine arts program. The exhibition is a partnership between The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and Sage Eldercare in Summit, NJ. The Freeholders Gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. The exhibit will run through Monday, February 2.

“Art from the HEART” is in its fourteenth year. Led by art therapist Rita Kennelly, the program encourages self-expression, increases self-esteem and helps keep participants’ minds sharp by recapturing the joy of creativity. The “Art from the HEART” program is made possible in part by a HEART Grant (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Additional funding is provided by the Summit Area Public Foundation. 

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is the state’s largest institution dedicated exclusively to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art, comprising a renowned studio art school and a thriving education, exhibition and programming schedule. Its service mission includes a commitment to creating access to the arts for a range of constituents, from at-risk children and youth to people with special needs and senior adults. To learn more about Visual Arts Center programs, visit www.artcenternj.org or call 908-273-9121.

SAGE Eldercare supports the independence, well-being and quality of life of older adults, their families and caregivers, through the provision of client-centered health, social and support services. SAGE is proud to offer a wide range of programs and services that support seniors in the challenges they face during the later stages of life. For more information, visit www.sageeldercare.org or call 908-273-5550.

For further information and to learn more about exhibiting at the Freeholders Gallery, please contact the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202; telephone, 908-558-2550; or email culturalinfo@ucnj.org. NJ Relay users may dial 711.

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