UNION, NJ – Young, budding artists from Hannah Caldwell Elementary School are currently exhibiting their work at the Les Malamut Gallery. 

“The arts have always been special,” said museum curator Leslie Jenkins.  “But in Union Township, it’s really exciting to see young artists use their creative juices.  They are just amazing.”

The artwork on display is by students from kindergarten to fourth grade.  “This is an amazing beginning,” said Jenkins.  Art includes two- and three-dimensional pieces, including drawings, paintings, pottery and fiber.

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“If I was a kid your age,” said Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo to some of the young artists at the opening last week, “I’d be so happy and proud that my art work would be on display at a gallery right here in town.  That is pretty cool.”

Young artist Selene said she made a flower “and a Jackson Pollack”. 

“Stop by and take a walk around the gallery.  You’d be amazed to see what our young people are doing,” said Figueiredo.

The Les Malamut Gallery is located at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Avenue.  The exhibit runs until May 31.