Wanting some artwork of Morris County to display in his Randolph office, Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (25th District Morris County) contacted Kadie Dempsey of Morris Arts, whose mission is to make connections that promote the arts in Morris County. To meet Bucco's goal, Dempsey turned to the Visual Arts department at County College of Morris (CCM) and presented an offer for students to display their work.
Todd Doney, assistant professor of Fine Arts, took on the assignment and asked his Drawing II students to create pastel landscapes representing scenes from Morris County. The work of eight students was selected to be displayed in the reception area of Bucco’s office. Those students are Emma Ghezzi of Denville, Nozila Abdul of Towaco, Tommy Carrol of Newton, Nina Charuza of Montville, Matt Shaw of Madison, Alexa Buonpastore of Wayne, John Bennett of Stockholm and Pat McCartney of Denville.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain experience exhibiting their work,” noted Doney. “It’s also a wonderful chance for the community to view the high-quality work produced by CCM students and perhaps purchase a painting of a local setting if they wish.”
An opening reception will be held to celebrate the students’ work on Wednesday, March 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition, which will be on display through July, represents the first step in a partnership established between Bucco and the Visual Arts department to continue to display CCM student artwork in the assemblyman’s office.