Residents Win At Senior Art Show


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Three Verona residents were among the 30 Essex County artists who received awards this week in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show.

Kay Luzzi won first place in the professional acrylic painting category for “1787 Chateau Lafite”, Bill Wood won first place in the professional print category for “Egret”, and Ronnie Horn won first place in the non-professional category for “Breakfast with Pop.” There were 94 pieces of artwork entered in this year’s county contest, which was open to all professional and non-professional artists ages 60 and older. Art work was judged on originality, composition, style, and quality and creativity.

The Verona works, and those of the other winners, will be on display in the lobby of the Essex County Hospital Center at 204 Grove Avenue (between Bradford and Pompton) through Thursday, September 16. They are also eligible to have their artwork entered into the New Jersey State Senior Citizens Art Show, which will be from September 27 to October 28 in East Windsor.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Freeholder Patricia Sebold (in back) congratulate (from left) Bill Wood from Verona, Nancy Zeim from Cedar Grove, Frances Hall from Cedar Grove, Ronnie Horn from Verona and Art Ballinger from Cedar Grove representing his wife Jane for receiving awards in the Annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. (Photo by Glen Frieson)

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]



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