Visual Artists Honored with Public Exhibit

Artwork hanging on office wallsAssemblywoman Aura Dunn has opened her Chester office for the third time to the work of six art students from College of Morris (CCM), giving the public the chance to view and enjoy the pastel landscapes of these talented artists.

Dunn is carrying on a tradition established by Senator Anthony M. Bucco in 2013. While serving as an assemblyman, he began showcasing the exceptional work of CCM artists. The Summer/Fall installation continues that longstanding relationship with students from Professor Todd Doney’s Drawing II class.

“Having our students show their work at Assemblywoman Dunn’s office is terrific vehicle to gain exposure for their work,” Doney said. “Many people go in and out of the Assemblywoman’s office on a daily basis and since the exhibit is in the waiting area, it is almost impossible to miss. We are all very happy to continue this partnership.”

The students were asked to explore and portray the beauty of Morris County in their work.  The current exhibit includes “Great Swamp” by Frederick Caracci of Morristown, “Landscape in New Jersey” by Yunjie Chen of Randolph, “Pink Sunset” by Elizabeth Frost of Great Meadows, “Beach/White Meadow Lake” by Cassidy Lazariuk of Rockaway, “Leaving Morris County” by Nate Quintero of Newton, and “Mooney Mountain” by Jessica Vassoler of Roxbury.

The exhibition will run through December at Councilwoman Dunn’s office at 191 Main Street, Suite D, in Chester. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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