I’m posting the press release announcement for our town’s quasi-annual Art Walk tour of artist’s studios. At some point in the next week or so, the Roosevelt Arts Project’s web site (see the link, below) will be updated with more info about the walk, but for now, here are the basics:
Sunday November 16
12 Noon to 5 PM (Mural talk at 11 AM at the Roosevelt Public School)
ROOSEVELT OPEN ARTIST STUDIOS
The Roosevelt Arts Project (RAP) invites you to visit the studios and homes of local artists and fine craftspeople in our historic New Deal town. Since the town’s inception in the 1930s Roosevelt has had a strong tradition rooted in the creative arts, and RAP curates arts events throughout the year to showcase local artists.
This year some of our artists are opening their studios to the public for a pre-holiday show and sale. Participants include visual artists Barbara Atwood, Naomi Brahinsky, Gary Edelstein, Sheila Linz, Jill Lipoti, Heidi Monteleone, Pat Monteleone, and Ellen Silverman. Art and craft works on view and for sale include paintings, drawings, sculptures, fine woodworking, pottery, and photography. The event begins at 11 AM at the Roosevelt Public School on Route 571, where local art historian Alan Mallach will deliver an informative talk about the school’s 45-foot-long fresco mural created in 1937 by internationally acclaimed artist Ben Shahn. Guests are then encouraged to walk around the picturesque town at their leisure to visit the studios and converse with the artists.
Roosevelt is located on Route 571 (ZIP code 08555), 5 miles south of Hightstown, NJ. Studio maps will be available at the Roosevelt Post Office bulletin board and at the school. A donation of $5 is recommended. Maps and more information can also be found online at the RAP website:
For more information call 609-443-1898