Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2019

“Art from the HEART” Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

Untitled work from the new Art from the HEART exhibit, now on display at the Freeholders Gallery in the Union County Administration Building.

Union County, NJ- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artwork from the Art from the HEART fine arts program on display at the Freeholders Gallery now until February 14. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, located at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth.

“The Art from the HEART program is an opportunity for seniors to express themselves creatively and freely, and the exhibit provides members of the public with a window into a unique and colorful world,” said Freeholder Chair Betty Jane Kowalski.

The Exhibition is a partnership between the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and SAGE Eldercare, in Summit. “Art from the HEART” is celebrating its 18th year, led by art therapist Janice Patrignani, the program encourages self-expression, increases self-esteem, and helps keep participants’ minds sharp.

The Art from the HEART exhibition is made possible in part by the 2018 HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Additional funding is provided by individual donors.

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 to senior adults. To learn more about Art Center programs, visit 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 sageeldercare.org or call 908-273-5550.

The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, part of the Department of Parks and Recreation, coordinates the exhibits displayed at the Freeholders Gallery.

For further information about this and other programs and services related to the arts and history in Union County, visit online at ucnj.org/cultural or contact the Office at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202, telephone (908) 558-2550, or e-mail culturalinfo@ucnj.org. NJ relay users dial 711.

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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