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.
The 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
About 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 www.morrismuseum.org.
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