GLEN ROCK, NJ – At Glen Rock’s recent 125th anniversary celebration, Sept. 14, the Arts Council of Glen Rock (ACGR) asked attendees of all ages to color one of 100 squares that when completed would create an artistic rendering of the 125th anniversary logo. That completed work, along with a list of those who participated, is now on display at the Glen Rock Public Library through December 31.
Michele Keller, an art teacher at Westwood Regional HS, Glen Rock resident and member of the Arts Council, designed the logo and was instrumental in bringing this endeavor to life. Work on the logo, rendered in crayon and colored pencil, and which resembles a quilt, took place in real time at a booth in Wilde Memorial Park the day of the celebration. (For photos, visitartscouncilgr.org/125th-arts-project---sept-14.html)
"We are excited to be acknowledging our town's anniversary with such a collaborative effort," said John Blackman, another ACGR member who help brainstorm and implement the project. " "As a new non-profit, we couldn’t be prouder of the hard work of our members and community participation in creating a truly beautiful piece of art,” noted ACGR Co-President Liza Arnao.
The finished piece – now framed – will eventually reside in Borough Hall.
The Arts Council of Glen Rock is a new nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, advancing and bringing to light artistic and creative endeavors in our town. Visit our website at www.artscouncilgr.org.