sNAPshot June 2012
Artist SuVon Treece posing along with the subject
This year marked the Eighth Annual National Arts Program® Exhibition for the City of Detroit, Michigan. This year was a terrific display of art form the city employees and their family members. Coordinator Donna Miller did a very nice job of organizing the show and had wonderful feedback from those that took part. Of special note was the increase in participation this year, which Donna was able to raise by over thirty percent. The reception, which was held on April 28th at the Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library, had approximately 250 in attendance to celebrate.
Pictured above (L to R) Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, First Place Amateur Category Winner- Tiina Nummela, Freeholder Vernell Wright, and Freeholder Angel Estrada pose during the awards reception.
This was Coordinator Libby Reid’s eleventh year working on The National Arts Program® Exhibit in Union County. This year brought an unfortunate turn of events for the show as layoffs occurred across the board for city employees cutting nearly ten percent of the workforce. Although this did effect participation the show was nevertheless a beautiful collection of work by the employees and their talented families.
As always many Freeholders were in attendance at the May 9th reception and also helped to hand out the awards. The reception was also catered and included live music by the “Meant to Be” band. After the exhibit ended on May 30th the winning entries traveled to the Freeholders Gallery for display through July 16th.