FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2013 Contact: Assemblyman Anthony M.

Bucco / 201-924-9315

BUCCO TEAMS WITH CCM ARTS DEPARTMENT & MORRIS ARTS COUNCIL
OPENING OF LOCAL ARTWORK AT ASSEMBLYMAN’S DISTRICT OFFICE A SUCCESS

Randolph: Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R- Morris and Somerset) opened his office to student artists at the County College of Morris and will display their work for the next 12 weeks in an effort to promote the visual arts. Bucco met Kadie Dempsey of the Morris Arts Council and she introduced him to Clayton Allen the Chairperson of the Visual Arts Department and Todd Doney, Assistant Professor of the Visual Arts Department at CCM. The Assemblyman inquired about the possibility of displaying art at his district office and the group worked together on the project. “The arts are an important part of life and when I looked around my legislative office, I thought that this would be a perfect place to exhibit some local talent”, said Bucco. “When I brought the idea to Todd, he was excited about the possibility of presenting his student’s work for the general public on an on-going basis,” he added. Teaming up with the Morris Arts Council and the CCM students is Morris County photographer Sherb Naulty. Mr. Naulty has displayed pieces featuring locations in Morris, Somerset and Sussex Counties; including the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Morris County.

The display will be open to the public during business hours at Assemblyman Bucco’s District Office at 1040, Route 10 West, Suite 104, Randolph for the next 12 weeks. At which time, the artwork will be exchanged for another group of CCM students’ work. “Assemblyman Bucco’s offer to showcase some of our students talent is fantastic for the art program as well as the individual artists that are selected,” Doney stated. “This gives our students a boost and recognizes the great value in the arts.” ###