Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2018

Paintings by Alicia Flynn Cotter of Mountainside on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of paintings by Alicia Flynn Cotter of Mountainside in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. A selection of her work entitled “Spring Awakens” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until June 8. The gallery is open on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“Ms. Cotter is a talented artist and we are pleased to have her works exhibited at the Pearl Street Gallery,” said Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen, liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “The exhibit showcases Ms. Cotter’s fine skills as a painter of nature.”

Ms. Cotter says of her work, “As an artist I am inspired by nature with a focus on modernizing traditional subjects like a garden or beach through style and/or composition. My ideas stem from memory, personal photos from trips and everyday life.”

Alicia Flynn Cotter is an artist and calligrapher with a BFA from Kean University and BS from Boston College. As a member of the Contemporary Art Group, she participates in group shows at various venues in New Jersey including galleries at Overlook Hospital, the New Providence Public Library, and Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Ms. Cotter received Second Place in the Member Show at the Watchung Art Center in 2017, and an Honorable Mention in the Contemporary Art Group Member Show in 2016.

Union County artists interested in exhibiting in the gallery space are welcome to apply. Artists’ works must be able to be hung on a wall.

For more information about the Pearl Street Gallery or other programs, please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at culturalinfo@ucnj.org or call 908-558-2550. NJ Relay users can dial 711.

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