HAWTHORNE, NJ - Dorothy Mae Morton has been delighted by creative expression since she was a little girl playing with crayons.  Now, the "born and raised" Hawthorne resident is hosting a new exhibition called "Life in Faces, A Collection of Portraits" that will be running throughout September and October at the library.

On September 12, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Morton will be hosting a "Meet the Artist" reception at the library to talk to people about her work.  The exhibition is a collection of her pencil portraits, including less familiar visages "to tell the story of the stages of life from birth on," to celebrities such as Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Marley, and others.

"I started this series almost by accident," Morton said. "I drew a picture of a face that made me feel something when I looked at it.  I loved the way it turned out, so I kept looking for faces to draw. I enjoy thinking of the many possible stories that create from their expressions."

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In addition, the following local businesses have sponsored the exhibition, providing refreshments:Andy’s Corner, Baking Grace, Cake Specialty, Franco’s Pizza, Hawthorne Diner, Inserra’s Famous Pizza, Puzo’s Family Restaurant, Tastee Pizza, and Villa Rosa Restaurant.

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