SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Public Art (SPA) and the Summit Park Line Foundation are inviting the community to attend a reception celebrating the completion of 'Togetherness Trail' by Sarah Langsam, SPA's Summit Public Art's newest installation located at lower Overlook Road and Morris Avenue.
The event will be held on November 16 and begins at 11 a.m.
Langsam is a sculptor and installation artist who grew up in Northern New Jersey in an especially diverse, liberal community that greatly valued the arts. She originally aspired to become a graphic designer but found her true passion in sculpting while attending the University of Delaware, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2013.
Having exhibited creations across the country, most notably at the John F. Kennedy Center in the nation's capital, Langsam's organic material arrangements have earned multiple awards and residencies. This past spring, she exhibited her first solo show at Allen’s Lane Art Center in Philadelphia and followed that up by bringing her collaborative art making processes to a residency in Colorado. There she worked with the community to create and install a public art piece for the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.
Those attending the reception will have the opportunity to meet the artist, learn about the exhibit, find out information about the Park Line, and walk the trail. Light refreshments will be served.
Street parking is available along Morris Avenue by the hospital, and on William and Sayre Streets. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held on November 17.
Established in 2002, the Mayor’s Partnership for Public Art (Summit Public Art) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization whose goal is to enhance the beauty of Summit's downtown -- and areas in and around the City -- by infusing it with various pieces of contemporary art, loaned for a short period, by renowned local and national artists. Although it is a City entity, Summit Public Art receives no funding from the City, and relies on personal donations along with public and private grants to fund acquisitions and operations.