May 2018
Summit Public Art Update
The mission of Summit Public Art (SPA) is bringing art to public spaces in Summit . We hope you'll find within these emails something that piques your interest, or helps you see the art around town with fresh eyes. If you find the information in this email of value, please forward to your Summit-area friends. Thank you for your support of public art in our community.
A Warm Thank You to Summit's 2017 Public Art Sponsors & Donors
The Summit Public Art committee dedicates this month's email to our patrons, a group of art appreciators, several seen here, whose generosity benefits our community and everyone else who works, shops, or plays in Summit. As a committee we understand the unique role of art as a means of enhancing and beautifying our world, but we couldn't act on our mission without the generous support of site sponsors and donors. From us to you, thank you for all you've done to bring art to public places in Summit.
From left: Mike McTernan, David Naidu, artist Emil Alzamora, and Mary Ogden
Big Sister by Ellie Murphy; Site sponsors: Lacey & Ed Rzeszowski
There Are Holes in My Perception of the Rainforest by Wendy Letven; Site sponsors: Vivian Furman Rubin & Julian Rubin
Vivian Furman Rubin (on left) and Estelle Fournier, co-chairs of Summit Public Art
Joseph William and Beth Little
Marie (SPA 2017 Gala Co-Chair) & Roy Cohen
Lacey (SPA) & Ed Rzeszowski
Debi (SPA 2017 Gala Co-Chair) & Fred Schwarzmann
Wallflowers by Paul Santoleri; Site sponsors: Laura & Jeffrey Schaffer, Nora & Rob Radest.
Hector's Return and Andromache by Emil Alzamora; Site sponsors:
 Michael & Julia McTernan, David Naidu,
and Mary & Henry Ogden.
From left: Laura Schaffer, Virginia Butera, Melanie Wilson and Lori Leiter
Kristy & Wally Gonzalez - Frank's Tree Service
We thank our 2017 patrons for helping us bring great art to Summit.
We couldn't do this without your support and generosity!

Summit Public Art – 2017 Sponsors

Art Angel ($5,000 and above)
Lacey & Ed Rzeszowski
Art Aficionado ($2,500 – $4,999)
Marie & Roy Cohen
Art Patron ($1,000- $2,499)
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Estelle Fournier & Alberto Lopez-Silvero
Vivian Furman Rubin & Julian Rubin
Frank & Elizabeth Gump
Investors Savings Bank
Keller Williams Realty
Joanne & Carlton Klapper
Jessica Oppenheim & Martin Burke
Nora & Rob Radest
Rubino OB/GYN Group
Laura & Jeff Schaffer
Debi & Fred Schwarzmann
Art supporter ($500- $999)
Alice & Greg Arms
Sharee & Jeff Danker
Frank’s Tree Service
Michael & Joan Gambro
Don & Lisa Grennon
Brett & Elizabeth Hougthon
Ruth Lipper
Lois Schneider Realtors
Lori & Al Leiter
Beth & Joseph William Little
Marketing Insights
Michael & Julia McTernan
MRY Associates
David Naidu
Mary & Henry Ogden
Partner in Art
Point View Wealth Management, Inc.
Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty
Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty - Cavazini-Dangler Team
Nancy & Brad Schrader
Amy and Stefan Shaffer
Sheila Srere
Theatre Circle- Broadway’s Theatre Shops
Claire Toth & David Dietz
Amy Weiss & Dan Reisen
West Elm
Woodward Properties
Update on RAMP UP
Summit Public Art's Rising Artist Mentorship Program, RAMP UP, has paired artist Dan Fenelon with student artists at Summit High School. After spending three months creating it, the students will be participating in the installation of their work on June 5, on the Village Green between the train station and Broad Street.
"Grounding Sky" by Tadashi Hashimoto Now on Village Green
Artist Tadashi Hashimoto arrived with "Grounding Sky" on the back of a flatbed truck last week. We got to watch the installation of the piece and saw all the work that goes into getting a sculpture in just the right place and at just the right angle. You can see "Grounding Sky" at the corner of Elm and Broad Streets on the Village Green. It adds a beautiful pop of color that shifts with the clouds and sun as the day progresses.
Join us at the 2018 Gala
Summit Public Art’s 15th Anniversary Gala will be on Saturday evening, September 22, 2018. Look for more information on this spectacular, art-lovers event in the coming months.
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