Honoring Island Heights
March 20, 2019 • Leave a Comment
About a week ago I was pleased to donate a framed color photograph of mine entitled "Boardwalk Sunset," which was taken in Island Heights, to Mayor Steve Doyle, the municipal council, and the people of this great town. The donation came about after a recent conversation I had with Mayor Doyle, who is a close personal friend, about the artwork held by the borough and the need for more of it. The town has a very rich cultural and artistic heritage. It is currently the site of the Ocean County Artists' Guild and was the home of the famous 19th century American trompe l'oeil (fool the eye) artist John F. Peto. (His house is a museum in town and a very active center for the arts in New Jersey.) That is a strength that should, in my view and the mayor's view, receive more attention and cheer. Roads and clean water are certainly essential priorities for any town, but honoring a town's cultural history and vitality are also very important, in my opinion. I am very honored that my work will now be added to the other wonderful art donated to the town by distinguished artists, including Peto and John A. English.
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