Art Unveiling in Englewood on December 17

Art Unveiling in Englewood on December 17

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation invites the public to attend the unveiling of five large-scale art collages exploring the theme of the ideal community on Monday, December 17 at 1:00 p.m..  The collages, created by senior citizens, comprise the exhibit Build A Village.  The event, hosted by the Englewood Chamber of Commerce, takes place at Palisades Court at the intersection of North Van Brunt Street and Daisy Place in Englewood, New Jersey.  Passersby may also see the exhibit on display through June 2019.

Senior citizens from Bergen County, New Jersey participated in free public art workshops to create the collages seen in the exhibit. Furthermore, professional teaching artist/muralist Dan Fenelon led the workshops, bringing together participants to explore creating a vision of community through art.

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's public art project, Build A Village, was created by senior citizens from Bergen County in New Jersey.

Senior citizens participate in the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s public art project, Build A Village.

In addition, the project addressed the public health need of senior citizens experiencing loneliness and isolation. Senior citizens used their imagination and connected with others via the arts. Throughout the series, they also made new friends.

Support Public Art: Build A Village

NNJCF welcomes support from individuals and businesses for this pilot project and their help replicating the project.  Contribute a tax-deductible donation, as permitted by law. Donations may be made online under the tab, The Creative Placemaking Fund. Contributions may also be sent by check made out to ‘The Northern N.J. Community Foundation’.  In addition, enter ‘Build a Village’ in the memo line. 
Send checks to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 128, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601. To date, partial funding for the project is provided by Age-Friendly Englewood in New Jersey.

Creative Placemaking

During its 20th anniversary year, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation asks, What can we do together that we can’t do alone?. The NNJCF is a leader in creative placemaking.  This is the practice of integrating arts and culture into the fabric of a region, town, or city block. Build a Village is the NNJCF’s ArtsBergen initiative’s latest creative placemaking project implemented in Bergen County.

For further information about the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, contact or call 201-568-5608.


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