October 2019
Celebrating Public Art in Summit
2019 Art After Dark Gala Success!
for helping us raise the funds needed to
bring public art to Summit.

We could not do it without the generous support of our event sponsors, our donors and all the people who were in attendance who help us fulfill our mission of bringing public art to public spaces in Summit.
Julio Botti and his jazz tango trio
Top rated wines, an impressive menu of delicious light and heavy hors d'oeuvres, a Grammy nominated musician, and the opportunity to be an integral part of bringing public art to Summit.

On the evening of September 21st, Summit Public Art celebrated another successful year with a fundraising gala on the rooftop terrace at One Deforest Avenue.
Artist Hellbent with Mary O'Hara and Ken Caruso
Auctioneer Pat Tully with Artists Andy Moerlin & Donna Dodson
Guests enjoyed a variety of fine wines, appetizing treats, and the music of saxophonist Julio Botti and his jazz tango trio. Among those attending were artists Andy Moerlin and Donna Dodson, whose pair of cardinal sculptures (“Love Long Last”) can currently be seen on the Village Green, and JMikal Davis (a.k.a. Hellbent), creator of the colorful four-story mural (“Walk the Streets”) that graces the Springfield Avenue parking deck. Also on hand were Common Council member Greg Vartan, Council president David Naidu, Summit Mayor Nora Radest, and a host of other friends and patrons.
Co-Chair of Summit Public Art, Estelle Fournier shows off sculptures by Artist Emil Alzamora.
Auctioneer Pat Tully shares the stage with Artist Hellbent in the Live Art Auction
Cocktail hour was followed by a lively auction led by the always entertaining Pat Tully, which helped to raise money for current and future public artworks and provide support for the student-centered RAMP UP program at Summit High School. Included in the auction were two original sculptures by Emil Alzamora and a painting by Hellbent.
Committee Members of the Mayors Partnership for Summit Public Art: Taylor Kendra, Ellen de Havilland, Shally Saini, Dori Eldridge, Vivian Furman Rubin, Estelle Fournier, Vicki Lederman, Tijana Hitchon, Marie Cohen, Deborah Schwarzmann, Brian Carpenter (not pictured - Alice Arms, Rob Hahn, Jessica Oppenheim, Lainey Brooke Segear, Nancy Adams, Melanie Cohn, Mike McTernan, Catie Totman, Mayor Nora Radest)

Co-chair Vivian Furman also marked the occasion by announcing plans to honor the memory of former SPA board member and Council member Matt Gould by dedicating the Silver Sentinel tree sculpture at the city’s Broad Street entrance in his honor.
See more photos of Art After Dark 2019 HERE !
See Drone Footage of some of the pieces
of our 2019 season HERE!
(Video generously created for Summit Public Art by Birch & Willow Productions .)
Thank You 2019 Sponsors & Friends of
Summit Public Art

Art Angel:
Richard and Kayla Pechter

Art Benefactor:
Tijana and Jon Hitchon
Marie & Roy Cohen

Art Patrons:
Nora & Robert Radest
Vivian Furman Rubin & Julian Rubin
Fred & Debi Schwarzmann
Barbara Wallace
Art Supporters:
Jessica Oppenheim & Martin Burke
Christie's International Real Estate NNJ Inc
Elizabeth & Frank Gump
Keller Williams Realty, Cara Moxley & Howard Bunn   
Joanne & Carlton Klapper
Mission Peak Capital
Lauren and Peter Pardo
Partner in Art - Estelle Fournier
Laura and Jeff Schaffer
Theatre Circle - Broadway’s Theatre Shops

  Friends of Summit Public Art:
Mark Yager, MRY Associates
Julia & Michael McTernan
Andrea Stein & David Naidu
Cheryl Barr & Tom O’Flynn
Alexis & Gustavo Pesquin
Rasika Reddy
Angela & Jeff Schroeder
Supporting Public Art in Summit

We rely on the generosity of Summit residents to provide the public art that you, your families, and visitors to our town enjoy on a daily basis. Donations are accepted (and appreciated!) year-round, and are tax-deductible.
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