May 2016 Web Exclusive Article
 Mixed-media show opens at Morristown Medical Center

A map of New Jersey by Julius Bien, 1826-1909, from The Geographical Atlas of New Jersey.
The idea for Jersey Strong, a new mixed-media show celebrating the Garden State at the Morristown Medical Center, came to Danielle Anne Millican one day while she and her husband were driving through the state enjoying the natural surroundings. “New Jersey is beautiful,” says Millican, principal of Danielle Ann Millican at R House Inc. in Florham Park, “and people sometimes forget that.”

Millican kept that thought close when developing Jersey Strongto raise funds on behalf of the Women’s Association at Medical Center as well as to lift the spirits of patients, visitors and staff at the hospital.

On display now through June 4, Jersey Strong features modern-day images of New Jersey by photographers Gina Bellando, John L. DeChiara, Rick Hauser, Gerald Hilden and Suzanne Kuziola.

Complementing the modern-day photography are original 18th and 19th century works on paper illustrating some of New Jersey’s historical landmarks, natural history subjects and everyday events from Danielle Ann Millican Inc., which curates one of the country’s premier collections of museum-quality antique prints, including woodcuts, engravings and lithographs. Anchored by 19th century maps by renowned American cartographer Julius Bien, the exhibit explores the coastlines, mountains, valleys and streams of New Jersey, including Revolutionary War operations in Monmouth, Princeton and Trenton. Horticultural works include one on violets, the state flower, published in 1613. Rounding out the show are works illustrating apples, pears, chickens and fish.

“Placing art along the vast entrance corridor at Morristown Medical Center creates a scenic path for the staff, patients and visitors,” Millican says. “Jersey Strong shares memories of times and/or places in our great state. Whether stopping to explore a map or gaze at a familiar scene, viewers all take it personally – bringing a bit of their life into the framed image.
“Too often we forget about what is right outside our window or just down the street (okay, Parkway).”   
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MAY 5, 2016   |   AUTHOR: HEATHER ZACHARIAH          
Too often we forget about what is right out our window, or just down the street (okay, Parkway),” explains Curator Danielle Ann Millican.  Jersey Strong is a mixed-media show celebrating the Garden State with works by five Jersey born-and-bred photographers. compliment original 18th and 19th century works on paper, illustrating historical landmarks, natural history subjects, and everyday events.  Anchored by a series of important 19thCentury maps by the renowned American cartographer, Julius Bien, we explore the coastlines, mountains, valleys, and streams.
 
Our historical collection of maps includes Revolutionary War operations in Monmouth, Trenton, Princeton and Trenton. Our vast horticultural collection includes an original work on violets, the state flower, from 1613.  Apples, pears, chickens, and fish round out the exhibit.  These works, among the most important works of academia, include many everyday images found in this great state.
This show is possible through the hard work of the WAMMC (Women’s Association of Morris Medical Center). The WAMMC has a dedicated committee member, June Meehan, who selects various art shows throughout the year for both MMC and ARI (Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute).  The pieces are all for sale through the Gift Shop and a portion of the proceeds goes to MMC.
The 5 photographers in the show:

Gina Bellando is a successful business woman, award winning photographer, and a pinball wizard.
John DeChiara, Director of Engineering weekdays, carries a rod, reel, and camera most every weekend.
Rick Hauser sees things “OverHead”, at “EyeLevel”, and “UnderFoot” as titled in his one-man shows.
Gerald Hilden, working in the photographic medium, is experiencing a new phase in his artistic odyssey.
Suzanne Kuziola, homemaker and mother of 3, turned her talent for crafts into an eye for photography.
Danielle Ann Millican (Curator) building world class collections in art and design on 3 continents, has boundless energy and enthusiasm.
 
At Morristown Medical Center, 100 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960.
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An array of original botanical engravings and woodblocks highlight a Winter Garden Room created by Danielle.

GLYNALLYN Danielle and designers 'Storming the Castle'!

Danielle at Sheep's Run surrounded by 19th century equestrian lithographs.

Danielle on "Becoming a Collector".

Danielle in the workroom with Besler and Thornton.

Danielle and Linda Miller, Curator, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Danielle & Brit Lusardi.

Basil Besler "Iris" from the Danielle Ann Millican collection reflected in mirror from Constantin Gorges.