The Randolph office of Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (25th District Morris County) received an aesthetic enhancement in March when he displayed artwork by eight County College of Morris (CCM) students. The artwork was so nice, Bucco decided to do it twice.
This time, students currently enrolled in Todd L.W. Doney’s watercolor painting class will have the honor of seeing their work adorn the assemblyman’s walls. A public opening reception will take place on Tuesday, July 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the district office at 1040 Route 10 West, Suite 104 in Randolph.
The 10 students whose works were selected are Vincenzina Baumann of Rockaway, Susan Brown of Morristown, Reychelle M. Corpuz of Lake Hiawatha, Nicholas J. Kiray of East Hanover, Amanda E. Lyons of Cedar Grove, Patrick McCartney of Denville, Maria E. Phillips of Morristown, Jason M. Sweeney of Mount Olive, Justine E. Van Rompaey of Landing and Elizabeth G. Westerman of Denville.
“It has been a pleasure to see the partnership between Assemblyman Bucco and the Visual Arts department produce two great artistic selections,” said Doney. “The receptions in particular give the community a chance to view the fine work produced by CCM students.”
Doney, assistant professor of Fine Arts, previously asked his Drawing II students during the Spring Semester to create pastel landscapes representing scenes from Morris County. Eight students had their work selected to be displayed in the reception area of Bucco’s office and were featured at an opening reception on March 27. The opportunity came to fruition after Bucco contacted Kadie Dempsey of Morris Arts, who promotes the arts in Morris County. Dempsey turned to the Visual Arts department at CCM and presented an offer for students to display their work.
Along with the opening reception, the public may also view the paintings during the office’s public hours on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Photo: The watercolor painting “Boonton Firehouse” will be displayed, along with nine others produced by County College of Morris students, at the Randolph office of Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (25th District Morris County). This painting was produced by CCM student Elizabeth G. Westerman of Denville.