Friday, April 18, 2014



Blood-Orchid-by-Katrina-Utkina[1]Fresh Perspectives: A Juried High School Art Exhibition
WHEN: April 10 – June 1, 2014
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
ADMISSION: 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 second and third Thursday of the month between 4:00 and 8:00 PM. For more information, call 973.971.3700, or visit

Fifty outstanding artworks by talented New Jersey high school students will be on view in the 25th Annual Fresh Perspectives exhibition at the Morris Museum. (Above: Katrina Utkina, Blood Orchid, Fresh Perspectives 2005)

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 with the names of all of the students, as well as the names of their teachers, will be available.

This year, 144 teachers from 40 schools representing 10 New Jersey counties submitted 446 works of art created by high school studentsFifty of these works were selected by the judges for inclusion in the exhibition. Fresh Perspectives includes examples of painting, drawing, sculpture, computer-based graphic design and works made with found objects.

Brock Danner and Dan Fenelon served as the judges for this year’s exhibition.  Danner is the founder and creative director of Design Made Inc., an agency that specializes in brand creation and customer experience design. He is also an architect and designer that has designed award-winning projects in retail, broadcast, visual identity, graphics, and customer experience. 

Fenelon is talented graphic designer and illustrator with over twenty years of experience. 

This program is 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; and the F.M. Kirby Foundation

About the Morris Museum

Celebrating 100 years, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high caliber 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. The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in 2013 by the American Alliance of Museums. 

The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 PM. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on the second and third Thursday of the month.