WARREN, NJ – The Warrenbrook Senior Center/Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, in conjuction with the Warren Township Library, hosted a reception for the Warrenbrook Senior Center art students on Thursday, May 15 at the library.
Acclaimed portrait artist and Warren resident, Ralph Garafola, addressed the artists. Garafola said that he was"blown away by the talent."
The first art class providing instruction in painting with watercolors was offered at Warrenbrook in January,2013. Robin Kaufman, a former volunteer at the Warrenbrook Senior Center and a graduate of the Summit School of Fine Arts, taught the watercolor class.
First time artists, painters who had not painted in years and skilled painters all honed their skills.
Due to the popularity of the class and a huge waitlist, Warrenbrook quickly added a second class to the schedule. Currently, artists meet on Mondays and Thursdays.
The artwork is expected to be on display in the adult services reading room at the Warren Library for the months of May and June and will be exhibited on a rotating schedule with new pieces to be displayed in early June.
The public is encouraged to view the progress these seniors have made in the last year upstairs during library hours.