FFriday, January 11, 2002 the Visual Art's League Ocean show visited Laurel Van Leer's troop
no. 537 at Lawrence Brook School and the girls joined in on a mural project which has been underway since the summer of
2000 at the former Country Swim Club on Dutch Rd., East Brunswick. The property has since changed hands, but the project
has continued to be welcomed.
Fronting the club is a concrete wall approx. 300 ft wide and 8 ft high. The theme is the ocean and
"denizens of the deep, fish creatures, ooze and murk". The art works which inspired this were begun in 1995 by
a group of artists from around the country.
Rebecca Brenowitz of the East Brunswick Human Relations Association and also affiliated with
the Zimmerli Museum first took Judith Wray (artist) (President of the Visual Arts League) out to the swim club to view
the wall, with the hope that it would be irresistible!
Rebecca was right.
We saw an opportunity to resume a project
already begun and add to it bringing artists together with a community in a myriad
of ways including the use of new technology.
The web pages cover a five year period.
Sunday March 17th, Coleen Summer Hayes, the leader of troop no. 832, hosted another fish brick
painting session. Fifteen bricks were painted and two days latter they went up on the web site to join the others. We are getting ready to photograph them and cement them to the wall.