Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2018

Monoprints by Debra F. Livingston of Scotch Plains on Exhibit at the Pearl Street Gallery

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of monoprints by Debra F. Livingston of Scotch Plains 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 “Debra F. Livingston – Works on Paper” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery currently until October 19. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“We have many artistically talented individuals here in Union County and we are proud to have Debra Livingston’s monoprints on display,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “The exhibit showcases Ms. Livingston’s skills as a creative printmaker with a wonderful sense of design and use of color. “

Debra F. Livingston is an artist who specializes in creating monoprints and handmade books. She is a printmaker, teacher, docent and mentor. She teaches drawing and painting to adults at the JCC in Scotch Plains as well as printmaking at the Visual Arts Center of NJ and the Baird center in South Orange. Debra has also taught art to elementary students in Essex Fells and Summit for over 15 years. For many years Debra has taught monoprinting at the Union County Teen Arts Festival. She has a BFA in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design.

One of her monoprints recently won “Best in Show” in the Gaelen Juried art show in Whippany NJ. Over the past year Debra has exhibited her work in several shows in New Jersey, including the Pierro gallery, the Printmaking Center of NJ, the Visual Arts Center of NJ, and the Metrowest JCC gallery. Her work has also been in exhibitions in the Abecedarian gallery in Denver Colorado, the University of Denver library, and the Asheville BookWorks in Ashville, NC. She has had her handmade books in numerous shows throughout the country as well as in the permanent collections of the Tufts University Library, Newark Public Library and the Brooklyn Art library. She has been part of editions in the Museum of Modern Art Library, the National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, DC, and the Victoria and Albert Museum Book Collection, London, England.

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 other programs, please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl St., Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Telephone 908-558-2550. NJ Relay users can dial 711. E-mail to: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.

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