The Highland Park Arts Commission is presenting an exhibit on artists raised on New Jersey chicken farms at the Highland Park Public Library from April 4 through May 27, 2019. An artists reception will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 6:00 PM in the meeting room.
A surprising number of artists were raised on these farms and live in Highland Park and the surrounding community. The Highland Park Arts Commission will also screen The Land was Theirs (1993) at 7:30 PM about the experience of growing up on the farms.
A panel of artists including Rena Segal, Marion Munk, Phil Orenstein, Jerry Hirniak, Raphael Ortiz, Bill Giacalone, and Ellen Rebarber will talk about growing up on the farms and their art work. They will also discuss Neo-Dada, Fluxus, George Segal, Happenings, and the influence of Rutgers Mason Gross on the NYC art scene.
These artists will also be exhibiting their work throughout the month of April in the meeting room and main hall display case.