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Friday, July 18, 2008

Hunterdon: Inside and Out

Florence Moonan's painting "Dorothy Fields and Me: Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" was accepted into the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission’s juried exhibition called Hunterdon: Inside and Out: The Artist Views Hunterdon County. The jurors were renowned artists Nessa Grainger and James Toogood. The piece was selected for the Stanley and Nancy Baron award for painting.

Dorothy Fields and Me: "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly"
14 x 25 x 9.5 inches
acrylic and mixed media collage by
Florence Moonan

Artists were "encouraged to think beyond the traditional pastoral landscape and to paint the mood of Hunterdon as well as its reality." This piece, completed in 2008, is devoted to my memories of St. John Terrell’s famed Lambertville Music Circus, a major cultural attraction in Hunterdon County from 1949 to 1970. Annie Get Your Gun was the first show in which my sister, Joyce, and I had minor roles. One side of this piece is dedicated to Dorothy Fields who wrote the libretto for Annie Get Your Gun, and the other records my experience with the Music Circus. This early connection with the theater has been a driving force for my creative endeavors as a visual artist.

This painting is a mixed media two-sided folding book on canvas and watercolor paper. (Six panels.)

Where: The Prallsville Mills, Route 29, Stockton, NJ
Exhibition: July 20 - July 31, 2008
Opening reception: Sunday, July 20, 4 - 7 p.m.
Open daily 12 – 5 p.m. – Free Admission


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