CELEBRATING THE GARDEN STATE THROUGH ART

 
MAY 5, 2016   |   AUTHOR: HEATHER ZACHARIAH          
Too often we forget about what is right out our window, or just down the street (okay, Parkway),” explains Curator Danielle Ann Millican.  Jersey Strong is a mixed-media show celebrating the Garden State with works by five Jersey born-and-bred photographers. compliment original 18th and 19th century works on paper, illustrating historical landmarks, natural history subjects, and everyday events.  Anchored by a series of important 19thCentury maps by the renowned American cartographer, Julius Bien, we explore the coastlines, mountains, valleys, and streams.
 
Our historical collection of maps includes Revolutionary War operations in Monmouth, Trenton, Princeton and Trenton. Our vast horticultural collection includes an original work on violets, the state flower, from 1613.  Apples, pears, chickens, and fish round out the exhibit.  These works, among the most important works of academia, include many everyday images found in this great state.
This show is possible through the hard work of the WAMMC (Women’s Association of Morris Medical Center). The WAMMC has a dedicated committee member, June Meehan, who selects various art shows throughout the year for both MMC and ARI (Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute).  The pieces are all for sale through the Gift Shop and a portion of the proceeds goes to MMC.
The 5 photographers in the show:

Gina Bellando is a successful business woman, award winning photographer, and a pinball wizard.
John DeChiara, Director of Engineering weekdays, carries a rod, reel, and camera most every weekend.
Rick Hauser sees things “OverHead”, at “EyeLevel”, and “UnderFoot” as titled in his one-man shows.
Gerald Hilden, working in the photographic medium, is experiencing a new phase in his artistic odyssey.
Suzanne Kuziola, homemaker and mother of 3, turned her talent for crafts into an eye for photography.
Danielle Ann Millican (Curator) building world class collections in art and design on 3 continents, has boundless energy and enthusiasm.
 
At Morristown Medical Center, 100 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960.
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