News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Melonie Marano, Commissioner Deputy Director

Doug Singleterry, Commissioner | Sara Sooy, Commissioner | Paul Drake, Commissioner


March 15, 2022

Matheny Arts Exhibit on Display Through April 21

Cultural & Heritage Gallery in Somerville

SOMERVILLE – Commissioner Deputy Director Melonie Marano, Cultural & Heritage Commission liaison, invites residents to enjoy the artwork of the Matheny Arts Access Program currently on exhibit in the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Gallery, located on the first floor of the county administration building, 20 Grove St., Somerville, N.J. 08876.

The mission of the Arts Access Program is to enable people with disabilities to access, experience, create and participate in the fine arts. The exhibit is on display between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays and ends on Thursday, April 21.

“In honor of National Developmental Disabilities Month, we are proud to showcase this exhibit, which clearly demonstrates the imagination, creativity and talent of individuals in the Arts Access Program at Matheny,” said Deputy Director Marano. “It’s always a pleasure to see the original artwork produced by members of our community in the Cultural & Heritage Gallery. And the exhibits change on a regular basis so there’s always something new to see.”

Founded in 1993 by the Matheny Medical and Educational Center, the Arts Access Program empowers artists with disabilities and provides them with opportunities for creative self-expression.  Artists that utilize the Arts Access Program’s unique methodology can pursue their creative passions and define themselves by their artistic achievements and not by their disabilities.

To learn more about the Matheny Arts Access Program, visit

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