The Chester Public Library is proud to welcome artist David John Rush with his tribute to the patriots in his exhibit entitled,  Freedom…13 Paintings for the Flag.  “July, the patriot’s month, inspired many of my paintings,” commented Mr. Rush.  “History tells us of their daily trials and struggles and the growth and progression that came with it.  They built monuments then, “ added Mr. Rush, “in the form of mills, barns and houses that would stand the test of time and be a reminder to all of us that followed.  I try to preserve these images in my paintings and hopefully give the viewer a sense of the past and stir a little patriotism.”

An internationally- known artist, David Rush graduated from the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut with a BFA from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art.  He holds a degree in Technical Vocational Occupations from the Maryland Institute college of Art, and is a New Jersey certified teacher.  He was an instructor at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, Head of the Graphic Design Department and Co-chair of Fine Art at Sussex County Community College and has taught at Montclair State University, Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Design and William Paterson University.   His work has been exhibited at numerous museums, including the Newark Museum, Larry Aldridge Museum, Tredwell Museum in New York State, New Jersey State Museum, Philadelphia Museum, the Bayer AG Headquarters, Germany and the Bauhaus Museum and Archives in Berlin, Germany. Extremely popular, Mr. Rush has been invited to exhibit non-stop at various galleries, libraries and venues with future exhibits already being booked for 2014. Mr. Rush paints daily and is active in teaching and lecturing.

David Rush’s watercolors and oils can be seen at the Chester Library, 250 W. Main Street, Chester, N J 07930, Monday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 31.  The exhibit is free and can be viewed Monday-Thursday from 9am to 9pm, Friday  from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.  The library is closed on Sunday. 

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