More information on Rosemary Cooley in “Art Jam”

"Fresh" by Rosemary Cooley, monoprint, 2010

Two days ago we mentioned Rosemary Cooley’s participation in the exhibition “Art Jam,” an arts event aimed at helping  the homeless of central New Jersey.  Rosemary provided us with a little more information on this interesting exhibit, which opened yesterday and runs through June 12:

Rosemary will have 6 works in the exhibtion, plus one more on silent auction.  Other works of note include paintings by the renowned architect, Michael Graves (designer of the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Library locally in Alexandria, VA, as well as international projects), and also Jon Sarkin, the doctor who, after brain surgery, became a compulsive artist and had to leave his medical practice behind.  Interesting side note–Tom Cruise’s film company has bought the rights to the movie about Jon Sarkin’s story.

Proceeds will help benefit ArtSpace of Homefront, a therapeutic art program that promotes socialization, self-confidence and self-expression among individuals who might have low self-esteem because of poverty, homelessness or abuse.  Rosemary was also happy to share that one of the individuals in ArtSpace won a scholarship to study at Parsons School of Design through the mentorship of the group, so you can really see how much good it is doing!

If you are interested in the exhibition or in ArtSpace Homefront, please click on the link above for more information.


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