Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Through The Looking Glass23rd ANNUAL FRESH PERSPECTIVES
A Juried High School Art Exhibition

WHEN: April 5 – May 27, 2012
WHERE: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown

(Morristown, NJ)— Over fifty outstanding artworks by talented New Jersey high school artists will be on view in the 23nd annual Fresh Perspectives exhibition. All artists selected for Fresh Perspectives will be awarded a certificate of participation at an opening reception on Wednesday, April 18, from 6:00- 8:00 PM.

ExtraExtraOrsiniThe annual Fresh Perspectives juried exhibition began in 1989 to give artistically accomplished high school students a professionally organized museum exhibition experience and to recognize art teachers for their encouragement and the effective teaching of these talented student artists. An exhibition catalog will be available with the names of student artists, as well as the names of their teachers.

This year’s judges were M. Teresa Rodriguez, director of the George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University; and Todd L.W. Doney, MFA, art professor at County College of Morris, and illustrator and painter.  More than 130 teachers from 35 high schools participated; 366 works were submitted, and 52 were selected for exhibition.

The high school artists’ works are in a variety of mediums, from classics such as painting, drawing, and sculpture to more contemporary media using computer-based graphic design and found objects.

Selected artists for the 2012 Fresh Perspectives exhibition: (Alphabetical by school name/artist name)

Bayonne High School: Kassandra Sanchez

Boonton High School: Emily DiLaura

Bridgewater-Raritan High School: Damien Dodds, Nicole Koplitz, Lauren Pelletier, Mariah Xu

Emerson Junior-Senior High School: Gary Parzych

Gill Saint Bernard’s: Sarah Hassett, Harrison Loomis

Governor Livingston High School: Grace Boyle

Kearny High School: Mercedes Lois, Agata Patola

Leonia High School: David Moses

Livingston High School: Andrea Cao, Allison Friedman, Laura Lin

Millburn High School: Patricia Chau, Joshua Klieger

Montville Township High School: Dillon Chen

Morristown High School: Charlotte Antoni, Monica Argenio, Olivia Hu

Newark Academy: Katie Charney, Brendan James

North Brunswick Township High School: Sable Arias

Oratory Preparatory School: Alex McDonald

Passaic Valley Regional High School: Giancarlo Medina

Pequannock Township High School: Meghan Hallisey

The Pingry School: Caroline Freinberg, Jonathan Freinberg, James Ross

Piscataway High School: Shiza Chaudhary, Stacey Tindaan

Randolph High School: Laura Claas

Ridge High School: Chris DeLorenzo, Gia Farooqi, Kathleen Lau, Rachel Velasquez, Maja Wittrod

River Dell High School: Helen Bang, Agratta Sharma

Saddle Brook High School: Alexia Russo

Watchung Hills Regional: Zoe Ambinder, Jesse Kakuchka-Doney

West Morris Mendham High School: Dana Barlock, Emily Niehoff, Sarah Tasch
Westwood Regional Junior Senior High School: Kevin Brennan, Brenda Delgado, Lea Orsini, Lissa Urena

clip_image002About the Morris Museum The Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through the presentation of high caliber permanent and changing exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities. The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards. In 2013 the museum will celebrate its Centennial Anniversary. This program was made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the F.M. Kirby Foundation and the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

The Museum is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM; Thursday, 11 AM to 8 PM; and Sunday, 1-5 PM. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for museum members and is free to the public every Thursday between 5 and 8 PM. For more information, call 973-971-3700, or visit

TOP: Through the Looking Glass, by Rachel Velasquez, Ridge High School, Teacher: Carla Falb

BOTTOM: Extra Extra by Lea Orsini, Westwood Regional Junior Senior High School, Teacher: Michelle Stoute