The Art Advisory Committee has announced its annual “Point of Origin" celebration with a Master Artist Series at the Millburn Free Public Library.
This program will run for six months in Spring and Summer 2021 and feature artists with roots in Millburn offering their unique perspectives. Sessions are virtual on the Zoom platform and registration is required.
The series kicks off with “Oscar Peterson: How Art Changed My Life” on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Local esteemed artist Oscar Peterson discusses how art has taken him around the world and given him the opportunity to speak to people globally in a universal language. He creates art as a way to tell a story and intrigue the audience. Mr. Peterson will also give an oil painting demonstration during the presentation.
Oscar Peterson is a long-time resident of Millburn and is currently a Vice Chairman of the Millburn Short Hills Art Advisory Committee along with Amy McGovern. He has worked as a professional art director and designer/illustrator for various corporations and nonprofits, and as a commissioned fine arts painter specializing in portraiture. An alumnus of Pratt Institute and the Art Students League, he has studied with many leading realist painters, including Nelson Shanks, Dave Passalacqua, and Costa Vavagiakis.
Learn more about the supremely talented Oscar and his works, and register for the event at the link below.