Arts & Entertainment

West Orange Arts Council Raises Funds and Spirits

(L-R) Carol Lemon Black , Lynette Sheard, Jann Carden, Susan McCartney, Patrecia West, Bill Cofone,Cynthia Hadley Bailey, Jane Stewart. Credits: Kaila DeRonde Photography
Artist George Tarr (front row, center) celebrates his ninety-ninth birthday surrounded by family and friends. Credits: Kaila DeRonde Photography
Ken and Janet Mandel. Credits: Kaila DeRonde Photography
Shadowbox Artist Robert Frees. Credits: Kaila DeRonde Photography
Photographer Sarah Canfield. Credits: Kaila DeRonde Photography
Photographer Heidi Sussman. Credits: Kaila DeRonde Photography
Guest, Frank Nicoletti, WOAC President Bill Cofone.   Credits: Kaila DeRonde Photography

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Arts Council "Home of our Own" event to raise funds to establish the Arts and Cultural Center of West Orange celebrated the talents of the artistic community. The fundraiser was held at the Wilshire Grand on Nov. 21.

Several notable West Orange artists, including jazz vocalist Jan Carden and singer Lynette Sheard, along with musicians Richard Reiter and Howard Hall, performed.  Photographers and print artists, including Heidi Sussman, Robert Frees and Sarah Canfield, displayed their work.  

Ken and Janet Mandel manned the West Orange Classic Film Festival table, and gave out some hints about what movies may be shown in the upcoming 2014 festival. 

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WOAC paid special tribute to artist George Tarr, who was celebrating his 99th birthday.  He sat surrounded by family and friends, enjoying the evening's events.

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