The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of creations by the members of the Roselle Art Association. The artworks of various mediums are available for viewing at the Freeholders Gallery, located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth. The exhibit will run through October 4. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"The Roselle Art Association meets weekly in an open studio that encourages creative exploration by friendly artists from neighboring communities," said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. "We are delighted to host a selection of their recent works for the enjoyment of a wider audience at the Freeholders Gallery."

Taking part in the exhibit are Roselle Art Association member artists from Elizabeth: Susan Farkas, Jane Hasson, Marilyn Savidge; Kenilworth: Rita Iannarilli, Carolyn Rohal; Linden: Beth Simonelli; Roselle: Nettie Bizelia, Dot Chorazak, Barbara Dixon, Sylvia Weidemann; Scotch Plains: Sonia Ash; Union: Carol Norman, Anne Szabo; Westfield: Elizabeth Sturges, and Victor M. Mankowski.

The Roselle Art Association meets every Tuesday morning from 10:00 until noon at the Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Ave., Roselle. Members are senior citizens interested in creating art work in the company of other like-minded individuals. Artists bring their own art supplies and draw or paint with oil, acrylics, pastels or watercolor. Bring your own still life set-up or photographs to work from or just paint what's in your imagination. This is not a class, though on occasion Laura Brown of Westfield, a fine arts instructor at the Arts Guild of New Jersey, drops by to donate her time and technical advice to artists who request a critique.

For further information about the Roselle Art Association, please contact Sylvia Weidemann, president of the association, at 908-241-8998.

To learn about exhibiting at the Freeholders Gallery, please contact the curator, Teya David, at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, telephone 908-558-2550 or email