SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - The Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association is hosting a trip to The Frick Collection in Manhattan this December to view the Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals Masterpieces of Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis exhibit. Vermeer’s The Girl With the Pearl Earing is one of 15 paintings in the exhibit of Dutch masterpieces from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis.

The trip is scheduled for Thursday, December 12, 2013. The cost is $30 per person, which covers transportation from Scotch Plains-Fanwood to the museum and back. Entrance to the Frick Collection is $20. $15 for seniors 65 and older. The bus leaves Scotch Plains-Fanwood at 8:30, from in front of the municipal building. The reservation to the museum is 11:00. Please send your check for $30 to SPFAA, P.O. Box 151, Fanwood, NJ 07023. Check must be submitted by November 21st.

Members of the Arts Association are currently reading The Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. At the November meeting there will be a discussion of the book and the period in which Vermeer painted.

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The Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association is a group of fine artists, crafters, photographers and sculptors forming a social group to express and enjoy their talents. All are welcome who want to use their creative skills to share, appreciate and grow with others.

A main goal of the Arts Association is the integration of the arts into daily life. We strive to achieve this through informative demonstrations, discussions and group trips.

The Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association’s mission is to promote and foster an appreciation of the arts and related cultural activities, and to provide an organization for local artist to meet and share their talents while providing an atmosphere of collaboration and empowerment.

The Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at the Kuran Cultural Arts Center. Please see the website: The 2013-2014 season launched in September, with a meet and greet with the new President, Sandra Cerchio. Membership applications can be found on the website. Please call with any questions: (908) 868-8909.