Arts Council of Livingston Celebrates New Location with Ribbon-Cutting
Monday, October 7, 2013 • 1:01pm
LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Arts Council of Livingston (ACL) recently moved to its new gallery location in town center and on Friday, Oct. 4, the Livingston Chamber of Commerce and members of the town preformed their official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
The ACL Art Gallery is open to the public on a daily basis. Each month, a committee of the gallery will chose a new selection of art work, created by local artists, to be put on display.
“It kinda takes me back to walking the streets of New York City,” said Livingston Chamber President, Luis Urban. “The outside space is conducive to seeing inside the windows and it shows the artwork off really well.”
“It’s stunning, you are one with the artwork,” added Mary Ann Beltz, Livingston Chamber Board Member.
ACL President Vivian Olshen was in attendance, along with other ACL members welcoming guests and showing off the gallery’s first display. “The new opening will be the impetus for our community to buy art,” said Olshen.
“This is a wonderful space,” said Mayor Rudy Fernandez. “We have such talented people on our ACL. Just look at the quality of work that is here. I was speaking to a friend of mine who attended Art at the Oval and also attended an event in Millburn that same day. He said both were very nice events but one of the things he commented upon was the quality of artists that we have here in Livingston. Just, if you look around this room I think you’ll agree.”
The Arts Council of Livingston was founded in 1990 as an arm of the Township Council. It acts as an umbrella group to member organizations which include: Livingston Arts Association, Livingston Camera Club, Livingston Community Players, Livingston Symphony Orchestra, Riker Hill Art Park, Ruth L. Rockwood Memorial Library, New Jersey State Opera Guild, West Essex Chapter, New Jersey Ballet Company and Children’s Theatre of Livingston.
Throughout the year the ACL sponsors several events. For more information contact Vivian Olshen at (973) 992-1950