From April 3, to June 30, 2017,
the Rotunda Gallery at Borough Hall in Metuchen NJ will be featuring the work of award winning artist, Kat Block with her exhibition entitled, "Mania". This exhibition is composed of a variety of media, including mixed media collage, watercolor and graphite. Kat's main sources of inspiration are: nature, colors and color combinations, and varied patterns and surfaces.
Despite the complexity of her pieces, one comes away from viewing them feeling serene due to her meticulous and beautiful compositions.
In addition to being an accomplished career artist, Kat is a sought after art educator. She currently teaches at the du Cret School of Art, the Visual Art Center of NJ, the Institute of Music for Children, and Arts Middle School in both Middlesex and Monmouth Counties. She also conducts workshops throughout the state, and has private students of all ages, some of whom have gone on to win their own awards.
There will be an opening reception for "Mania" on April 9 2017 from 2 to 4 which is open and free to the public at the Rotunda Gallery, 500 Main Street, Metuchen. The exhibition can also be viewed from Monday to Friday when the municipal building is open.
Annual Chili competition to raise funds for our MHS Scholarship! 13 chefs and a whole lotta flavor!
**2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT**
Incredible competition today! Our lucky 13 chefs brought the flavor and the heat! For anyone that could not stay to the end, here is our list of winners!
1st Place: #1 - Southern Yankee by Danielle Leone McMahan
2nd Place: #6 - Last Minute Holy Mole Chili by Ryan Dumapit
3rd Place: #13 - New Texas Chili by Dan Boutureira
1st Place: #1 - Southern Yankee by Danielle Leone McMahan (64 votes)
2nd Place: #9 - Monster Chili by Sarah Teti and Steve Teti (43 votes)
3rd Place: #13 - New Texas Chili by Dan Boutureira (34 votes)
Sweathog Award for Hottest Chili:
1st Place: #10 - Diabla's Revenge by Deborah Zupan
2nd Place TIE: #6 Last Minute Holy Mole Chili by Ryan Dumapit AND #11- Holy Smoke Red by Doug Dickman
Best Table Display: #3 - RG3's Chili by Richard Green III with his creative District 11 hunger games theme. "May the odds be ever in your favor!"
And our big 50/50 winner was Metuchen Councilman Jay Muldoon who graciously donated his winnings back to the scholarship fund!
Thank you to our judges and all the volunteers! I could not pull off this event without you!
Thank you everyone for coming out! We sold out of tickets and everyone left with a full belly! You all helped the Borough Improvement League provide a scholarship to a deserving MHS student for its 87th YEAR! --Angela Sielski, 2017 Chairwoman