Thursday, February 5, 2009

Beholden to Beauty

Painter, educator uses art to offer children hope, healing

Jude Vereb Harzer, a painter and educator, believes one of her greatest gifts is the ability to discover beauty in places where it seems the most difficult to find.

The Millstone native, who graduated valedictorian of the Allentown High School class of 1981, grew up in a single parent household as one of six children. In a house "filled with noise," quests for quiet and beauty were constant, necessary pursuits for her. Read Full Article Here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Flashes of Hope

There is timelessness in a portrait. It is a memorial to a moment of personal history, where a telling expression speaks for a life. The Mona Lisa's smile. Albert Einstein's eyes....Please click on the link to read the article in this past Sunday's Star Ledger about AAG Member Jeff Martin's work with Flashes of Hope. Read the full article here.

. Professional photographer Jeff Martin of Allentown, above, shows patient Ja'Nora Evans of Milltown one of the pictures he took of her Wednesday at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital in New Brunswick. Below, patient Ricky Rodriquez of Perth Amboy, with his mother, Ynocenia, during a shoot with Marin, who is one of the photographers for Flashes of Hope, an organization that makes images of young people with life-threatening illnesses.