The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of photographic montages by Richard Earl of Westfield in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth.
A selection of his work entitled "A Time of Seeing Dangerously" is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until January 29, 2013. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
"We are pleased to have Mr. Earl's remarkable digital photo montages on display," said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. "The exhibit showcases Mr. Earl's uniquely beautiful and fascinating work."
Richard Earl has been a photographer since 1970. His resume includes: work in photo engraving, photo silk screening, portraiture, advertising, product shots, event photography, photo restoration, custom printing and fine art photography. He earned a BA from Rutgers University and aMAin art from Jersey City State College (now the New Jersey University). His graduate work was studio courses in drawing, painting, and photography. He completed a 30 year career in Elizabeth as a professional firefighter. Since his retirement, he has lived the life of an artist and is involved with the creation of artwork on a daily basis. He is also currently an instructor and coordinator of the Fire Science Department at Union County College in Cranford.
Richard Earl's 2012 exhibitions include: 25th Annual Skylands Regional Juried Art Exhibit, Sussex County, NJ; 11th Annual Exhibition of the National Arts Program in Union County, NJ, (awarded Honorable Mention); the Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit (awarded 2nd Place in Professional Photography); Annual Juried Photography and Graphics Exhibition for Non Members, Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY; Juried Photography Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft NJ; and 32nd Annual Mountain Juried Art Show, Bernardsville, NJ.
His published photographs and writings include: Anthology of Friends, an Original Collection,
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Union County artists (whose works can be hung on a wall) interested in exhibiting in the gallery space are welcome to apply. For more information about the Pearl Street Gallery or other programs please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl St., Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Telephone 908-558-2550. NJ Relay users can dial 711. E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.