The Arts Council of Livingston Gallery upcoming show, "Art Strings," will come alive with the colorful sights of music.
A group of 10 violins painted by artists will be on view from 6 to 8 p.m. May 3 at the gallery, 1170 Town Center Way. The instruments are decorated with images or scenes inspired by notable musical composers or pieces.
Raffle tickets to purchase the instruments will be available for sale. The proceeds will go to music education programs run by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra of Newark. The violins will be displayed at concerts and local galleries throughout the year, culminating in a raffle drawing on June 18.
The "Art Strings" project has featured more than one-hundred violins over the past decade and it has raised more than $100,000, according to the symphony website.
The artists involved in this year's project include:
- Adrienne Yorinks, of Short Hills, who created "Prelude to the Afternoon of the Faun."
- Amy Appleton, of Oceanport, who created "Spanish Inspiration."
- Nina Douglas, of Middletown, who created "A Tribute to Gilbert and Sullivan."
- Lisa Ferrante, of Hackensack, who created "The Gypsy Spirit."
- Christopher Mulvey, of Ridgewood, who created "Playing with Fire."
- Ruth Bauer Newstadter, of Hackensack, who created "Hadyn's Fire Symphony."
- Paula Pearl, of Fanwood, who created "An American in Paris."
- Susan Philips, of Chatham, who created "A Valentine Treat."
- Christine Rotolo, of Morganville, who created "Shubert's 9: 'The Great.'"
- Lynne Tenten, of Gillette, who created "Watts Playing Brahms."
For more information about the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, visit its website or contact Renee Pachucki at 973-624-3717 ext. 270 or e-mail email@example.com
For more information about The Arts Council of Livingston Gallery, contact Vivian Olshen at 973-650-6374 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org