The Scotch Plains Fanwood Arts Association will start off its 2013-2014 season on Thursday with a meet and greet with the new president, Sandra Cerchio.
Cerchio started as a self-taught portrait artist working in graphic and pastel. Her background profession in architectural and engineering drafting gives her work a technical precision while maintaining grace and originality. Cerchio studied oils at a private studio in Jersey City and then at Saint Peter’s college under Oscar Magnan, the director of the Fine Arts Department. She has taught as an ad-hoc instructor in the local community schools. Today she teaches semi-private art classes to both children and adults.
The meet and greet will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center, which is located on the grounds of Fanwood’s Borough Hall, facing Watson Road, Fanwood. There is ample parking at the Carriage House Pocket Park directly across the street on Watson Road. For additional information contact Sandra Cerchio (908) 889 9504. Or write us at P.O. Box 151, Fanwood, NJ 07023.
There will be light refreshments and an art materials swap.
SPFAA will meet monthly, on the third Thursday of the month. There will be hands-on workshops, demonstrations and bus trips.
The Scotch Plains & Fanwood Arts Association was established in 1966 by Howard Arnold, who also created the SPFAA logo. In the logo the thistle represents Scotch Plains and the four oak leaves and acorn represent Fanwood. The goal of SPFAA is to promote and foster an appreciation of the arts.
The Scotch Plains & Fanwood Arts Association can be found online at spfaa.org.
All of the group's meetings, demonstrations and workshops are free and open to the public.