To Life:Illustrations by William Giacalone and Photos by Larry McCandlish and Bill Bonner will be on exhibit at the Highland Park Public Library in the meeting room and Main Hall display case from September 3 to September 30, 2019. An art reception will be held in their honor on Sunday, September 8 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All three are long time residents of Highland Park.
During the 1960s William Giacalone (Bill) illustrated a number of story books and Hebrew school books for young children. Three Stories by Sholom Aleichem, The Pitzel Holiday Book , The Shlimeels of Chelm by Sol Scharfstein, Draydel, Draydel, Draydel, Debbie In Dreamland-Her Holiday Adventures, and one of his favorites, The Schnitzel Book.
Giacalone, who has lived and painted in Highland Park for more than 50 years, is also a retired commercial art designer and was art director for the Remco Toy Corporation and other firms. He was a three-time winner of the Technicraft Corporation Competition. The lifelong area artist, who grew up on a chicken farm in Piscataway, received his art education at Cooper Union and the Art Students League, both in New York. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has been in exhibits with artist George Segal at the B’nai Brith Klutznick Museum in Washington, DC.
Bill Bonner is a freelance photographer who enjoys manipulating images with graphics software. His website, http://www.raritancanalphotos.org is related to his D& R Canal photojournalism project that he started in 2001. Larry McCandlish will also be exhibiting digitalized photos.