The 4th Annual George Miller Art Show To Be Held Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tue Apr 2, 2013 11:02pm EDT

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NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J.,  April 2, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the 4th
Annual George Miller Art Show (GMAS) have announced that they will award more
than  $5000  in scholarship money to  North Arlington  art students at this
year's event. Created as a non-profit charity to honor the 30-year career of one
of North Arlington High School's most beloved teachers, the GMAS will be held on
 Thursday, April 4, 2013  in the North Arlington Public Library.

Established in 2009 by  Andrea Jennings  and  Daniel Marck, former NAHS students
of Mr. Miller, GMAS features the fine art and sculpture work of current
elementary, middle and high school students in  North Arlington. It also
supports the George Miller Art Scholarship Program, funded by donations from
parents and NJ businesses. In addition to showcasing the art of  North Arlington
 students, the GMAS will also hold a silent auction so attendees can purchase
original student art pieces. 

"The growth of the George Miller Art Show has been a welcome development but not
a total surprise," says Mr. Marck, one of the GMAS founders. "George was so
loved, and his spirit was so generous, the people who knew him are determined to
keep his legacy alive and thriving."   

Mr. Miller taught at NAHS from 1962 until 1993, the year that he died. He was an
accomplished painter himself, and his artwork, often incorporating the Egyptian
"ankh" symbol, is used to guide themes for the annual art shows.

This year's GMAS will also feature two prominent guest speakers:Dr.  Tina H.
Snider, Owner and Director of the Chatham Mental Health Center, and  Patricia
Flicker Addiss, a well-known Broadway producer whose most recent production was 
A Christmas Story - The Musical.  Dr. Snider will speak on the importance of art
in our schools and its impact on building a child's self-esteem. Ms. Addiss will
discuss the role of arts in our society and how it deeply enriches the lives of
children and adults. Ms. Addiss is also involved in anti-bullying initiatives
and will briefly touch on ways that promotion of the arts increases tolerance.  

Beyond touching the lives of art students in  North Arlington  and neighboring
communities, event organizers have ambitious hopes for the future of GMAS. Plans
are already being made for the creation of The George Miller Center for the
Arts. The center will be become a focal point for cultural enrichment and art
education for students who intend to pursue a lifelong career in the arts.

"At a time when violence in our schools is a hard reality, the healing power of
art and the peaceful spirit of  George Miller  have inspired us to come together
once again for this positive community experience," says Ms. Jennings, who now
owns MadCreek Advertising, an  Upper Montclair  agency that helps sponsor the
GMAS. "We hope that everyone will come out to celebrate George's life and his
enormous contributions to our community, and to ensure a 4th successful GMAS."  

Jeanine Wilson

SOURCE  MadCreek Advertising

Jeanine Wilson,, 1-917-841-8565

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