The Language Project Town Portal and Adirondack Chairs

The Metuchen Downtown Alliance Public Art LANGUAGE PROJECT looks to our burgeoning multicultural community with welcome and inclusion by way of LANGUAGE as a medium of art.

The visual arts are present in a Town Portal, designed and fabricated by Robert Russo, and ten Adirondack chairs designed by artists from around the state.

Pairs of chairs will be at each of the following locations:

  • Schwartz Design Showroom 287 Amboy Ave (Bonnie Eggenburg and Ellen Avigliano)
  • Mangia Toscano 422 Main St (Jennifer Strauser and Elina Rosenblum)
  • Manasquan Savings at the corner of New St & Main St (Joseph LaMattina and Lauren Rabinowitz)
  • CVS at the corner of New St and Pearl St (Kim Adlerman and Margaret Cohen)
  • Classic Travel 443 Main St, near Imagination Alley (Jessica Wu and Joseph Castronova)

Our hope is that the Town Portal will be the epicenter for the arts in Metuchen July through September, providing inspiration and a place to be inspired…a nexus of creativity.

Aside from the scheduled Friday evening performance events, we hope that parents will make use of the Town Portal to read to their own children and others, that musicians will spend time in that protected space, and poets might both write and share work there. All are welcome!

The Metuchen Downtown Alliance Public Art LANGUAGE PROJECT is a direct result of community input into the role of public art in Metuchen, and we thank all of those who participated in these discussions.

The final component of the Project will be the auction of the Chairs in early October to fund further Public Art Projects in Metuchen.

Grant Funding has been provided by Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of Department of State.