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AppleFest Poster Created by Award-Winning Artist

September 13, 2013 at 9:54 AM

The poster for the Westfield Historical Society’s fifth annual AppleFest will feature an illustration by award-winning artist Danny Schwartz inspired by the festival’s setting – the newly restored Reeve House.

Using photos and advertisements from the early 1900’s as reference, Schwartz has painted a family of four, relaxing on an apple-themed picnic blanket, viewing a flock of very unusual “birds.”

“The AppleFest poster is one of my favorite projects,” says Schwartz, who is completing his 4th painting for the annual festival. “I grew up just a couple of blocks from the Reeve House, and the restoration is really inspiring,’ said Schwartz, who graduated from Westfield High School in 2006.

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A alumnus of Syracuse University, Schwartz’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angles Times, The Washington Post, Inside Jersey Magazine, the magazines for Rutgers University, Penn State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and other publications.

In addition to his illustration work, Schwartz is an adjunct professor at Syracuse University, teaching Editorial Illustration.

"We are extremely excited that Danny will be at Applefest this year and will have a booth full of his wonderful artwork for sale" commented Lee Perry, Applefest cochair. "The community has a unique opportunity since Danny's schedule rarely affords him the opportunity to display his artwork at Applefest"

Work on Reeve House, 314 Mountain Ave., is completed and it now serves as the historical society’s headquarters, a museum, and cultural center. Visitors to AppleFest will have an opportunity to tour the house with docents, and explore the society’s current exhibits at the Reeve History and Culture Center.

But AppleFest also offers scrumptious food, children’s & adult games, a treasurers and trinkets sale, an art sale, barbershop harmonies, pumpkin painting, a mum sale, and much more.   

The festival’s centerpiece is an apple pie baking contest and sale. Local groups and the community at large have been invited to participate in the contest.

Local celebrity chefs will judge an array of imaginative versions of this most American of desserts.

AppleFest will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 12 to 4 PM with a rain date of Sunday, October 6 12 to 4 PM.   

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