The Monmouth County Library Commission takes great pleasure in announcing the Library will acquire Identity, an art collage created by teen artists from the Monmouth County Arts Council, to add to the Library's permanent art collection.
"The Library as a community anchor, a gathering place to sharpen our educational experience and a platform for creativity, is acquiring Identity, an artwork created by Monmouth County teen artists that speaks of joy, of youth, of energy and of imagination," said Renee B. Swartz, Monmouth County Library Commission Chair. "Come enjoy this home-grown Picasso now on permanent display at Eastern Branch and feel enriched by its inspiration!"
"The Library has been a staunch supporter of the Monmouth Arts Council and its Teen Arts Festival, and we are pleased to give Identity a permanent home," said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Monmouth County Library. "The core theme of Identity is 'Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.' And it's encouraging to see the creativity and imagination and the talent of our teen artists on display."
Identity has been on display to the enjoyment and delight of patrons at the Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury for most of the past year, and the Eastern Branch will now have the artwork on permanent display.
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