The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of photographs by Jacki Dickert in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. A selection of Dickert’s work entitled “Landscapes of Wonder” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until March 27. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“We are pleased to have Jacki Dickert’s photos on display,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Ms. Dickert is a talented photographer and through her work we can experience the beauty of our local landscapes and beyond.”

Union County photographer Jacki Dickert is passionate about the natural world. She enjoys traveling to exotic locations as well as exploring local areas to find and celebrate nature. Dickert’s photographs have been showcased in both solo and group shows at galleries throughout New Jersey.

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Current exhibits include the 2019 HEART Grant funded program, “Land, Water, and Light of the Rahway River Watershed” at the Rahway River Watershed Association's Education Center; and the Impressionist Series at Simply Art and Frames.

In addition, her work has been published in Backpacker, The Sun Magazine, numerous online blogs, and on book covers. She placed first in the Ansel Adams contest at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. As part of her mission as an “Ambassador of Wonder,” Jacki self-publishes the annual "World of Wonder" photography calendar.

A recently retired elementary school teacher, Ms. Dickert teaches extracurricular photography classes to children and adults. She is an active member of the Camera Naturalist Photo Club in Basking Ridge, NJ, and a delegate to the NJ Federation of Camera Clubs. She also volunteers for local environmental organizations and offers her art and skills for conservation purposes. To see more of her work, visit www.lightdance.org.

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