TRENTON — Environmental artist Pat Brentano, wife of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union County), has a new exhibit on display at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton.
“The Re-connection Project: Endangered Birds of New Jersey” will be on display until July 15. Brentano collaborated with a class at the Institute for Women’s leadership at Rutgers University. The students were instructed to spend 30 minutes sitting alone in nature without cell phones, computers or friends. The objective was to inspire thought and conversation about their relationship to the birds and their habitat.
At the end of the allotted time they completed a questionnaire about their experience and discussed it in class with the artist. Their observations were used to inspire the artist’s hand cut layered habitat hanging in the foyer gallery of the auditorium at the New Jersey State Museum.
More of Brentano ‘s work can be seen on her website, Patbrentano.com.
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