RP Artists Welcomed To Submit Works For Vacant Space Galleries

At the January 18th Mayor & Council meeting, Fifth Ward Councilman and Arts Committee liaison Thomas ‘Thos’ Shipley announced plans to have works from local Roselle Park artists be part of a windows display art exhibit.

The Roselle Park Arts Committee has proposed a movable gallery with its initial event to be held at the former Wells Fargo Bank building at the corner of Westfield Avenue and Chestnut Street. The idea is to have an art display space while a property is vacant in order to draw positive attention as well as highlight the property as being available for lease.

“We’re looking at the first week in April and we wish to firm up the date and request formal council approval at the next meeting,” stated Councilman Shipley during his report at the municipal meeting.

Interested local artists are asked to contact the councilman or the Arts Committee. The committee will consider all submissions and notify those whose work or works have been approved to part of the exhibit with further details along with an artist indemnity agreement.

Anyone needing more information or those wishing to submit works for consideration can contact the Roselle Park Arts Committee at artscommittee[@]rosellepark.net or Councilman Shipley at tshipley[@]rosellepark.net.

(Note: The artwork featured in the article is “Alamo” from award-winning artist and sculptor Allen Higbee who was a resident of the borough and passed away in 2010.)