Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 26, 2017

Union County Freeholders Gallery Presents Paintings from the JCC Art Studio

Painting by Vera Lasser

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present Selected Paintings by adult students from the art studio of the JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains. The Freeholders Gallery is located on the 6thfloor of the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza, in downtown Elizabeth. Gallery hours are 9 am to 5 pm, weekdays. The exhibit will be displayed through May 24, 2017.

The exhibit presents diverse acrylic works painted by Allie Cohen, Susan Ebner, Sally Fenichel, Lydia Fogelman, Arlene Klemow, Vera I. Lasser and Laura Queller, in a class taught by artist Debbie Livingston at the JCC. The students range in age from their 30s to their 70s.

Most of those whose work is displayed had little to no previous art training before taking Debbie Livingston’s class. Each session begins with a “learning to see” exercise, and provides a relaxed creative atmosphere.

Many of the paintings are presented in sets, as a series of triptychs.

“These evocative paintings reflect each artist’s own unique style and vision,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Advisory Board.

The JCC offers a wide range of programs for people of all ages. For more information about the JCC of Central NJ, visit www.jccnj.org.

For further information, or to learn more about exhibiting at the Freeholders Gallery, 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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