Around Town
Jayne S. Carmody School Dedication
Hubbard Park Real Estate Becomes Exclusive Leverage Global Partner for Rumson, NJ
Ranney School Day Open House
Ask The Experts
Ask The Expert - Cory Schifter of Casale Jewelers
AskThe Experts - Frank D'Aponte
Ask The Expert - Ann Hughes, M.D.
Bay Wellness
Bay Wellness - Genital Warts
Bay Wellness - Making Weight Loss a Family Affair
Bay Wellness - Physician Focus: Steven R. Berkman
Best Bets
The Guide 2015 - Nino's Italian Restaurant
The Guide 2015 - Gerald Peters Goldmine Jewelers
The Guide 2015 - AW Eurostile
Black Book
Cover Story
No Horsing Around
The Q Factor - Quincy Mumford
Breaking News - Brian Thompson
DayTripper: Northlandz
Day Tripper - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Day Tripper - Wild West City
Eats: Addison Park
Eat Beat - Holiday Buzz: Dining Out for the Holidays
Restaurant Guide - Osteria Cucina Rustica
Etc - The Endless Summer
Etc - The Facebook Situation
Etc - School Daze
Fall Guide
Fall Guide - Art of Wine
Fall Guide 2014 - Activities
Fall Guide 2014 - Museums
Featured Artist
Featured Artist - Amy Puccio
Featured Artist - Carol Bruno
Featured Artist - Tim Dorland: A Glass Act
Gift Guide
Best Bet - Forefront Homes
Best Bet - Eurowax
Gift Guide - Advanced Vascular Solutions
Health Talk
Health Talk - The Center for Bariatrics
South Shore Animal Hospital
Health Talk - Rockwell Dentistry
Health, Wellness & Beauty
HWB 2014 - Relief Source, LLC
Health Talk - Maria Nadelstumph - Brandywine Senior Living at Wall
Health - Retina Consultants
Holiday Buzz 2015
Holiday Buzz - Sights & Sounds of the Season
Restaurant Guide - Osteria Cucina Rustica
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Riverside Living
Living History On A Gentleman's Farm - The Griswolds
Tranquil & Spiritual
Warm Winter Wishes
Spring has Sprung!
Letter to Colts Neck: Falling Into Good Times
Living in Colts Neck
Writing a Legacy with Superintendent Dick Fitzpatrick
The Triple Crown
Gratitude in Guatemala
Newsletter Articles
Colts Neck Cares 1st Annual Benefit for Bella
The Home - H2o Bath & Kitchen Elegance - The Spa Experience
AMI Foundation Donates More Than 500 lbs. of Food from 6th Annual Food Drive
Our Picks
Health - Kensington Court
HWB 2015 - Advanced Surgical Healthcare Associates
Our Pick - Atlantic Fencing Academy
People On The Move
People On The Move - Terry and Faye Zealand
Kids On The Move - Josh Gilstein
Kids On The Move - Ray Wang
Summer Guide
Weigh In - What Annoys You Most About The Beach?
Summer Guide 2014 - Our Jersey Shore
Summer Guide - The Beach is Back
The Bay
The Bay - A Body In Motion
The Bay - National Stroke Awareness Month
The Bay - Could I Have Diabetes and Not Even Know it?
The Guide
The Guide 2015 - Tuscany Italian Specialty Foods
The Guide 2015 - Jeweled Studio
The Guide 2015 - Lindabury McCormick
The Home Guide
The Home Guide - Joey D’s
The Home Guide - Carpets With A Twist
The Home Guide - Top Line Appliance Center
Weigh In
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail or be injured?
If you had one hour to be invisible...
Weigh In - If you could invite anyone living or dead to...

Featured Artist - Leah Passafiume
08/30/2011 - By A.J. Perna

Featured Artist - Leah Passafiume

Leah Passafiume - Self Portraits and Fortune Cookies

While preparing for the portfolio review portion of the application and interview process for acceptance into the  University of the Arts in Philadelphia, recent Wall Township High School graduate and National Arts Honor Society  Member Leah Passafiume was leaving nothing to chance. While other applicants pick and choose some of their favorite pieces, Leah stacked the deck in her favor and presented every single project that she had completed throughout her  high school art career, and then some. That turned out to be the right move. Leah’s entire portfolio spans multiple  mediums and genres, but one thing is evident in each and every piece: Talent.

Throughout high school, Leah had received numerous awards and accolades for her artistic talents, but during her senior  year, one piece garnered her some serious attention. Every year, Brookdale College hosts a Teen Arts Show, featuring  the best and brightest at the Jersey Shore, naming just a handful of entries as “Best in Show”. This past year, the  TeenArts Competition chose John Lennon’s “Imagine” as the central theme. Leah’s lone entry was an interactive  sculpture, titled “Imagine Tree”. Her sculpture started with Leah making a life-size tape casting of herself that she then  plastered over. From there, she expanded and morphed her self-casting into the trunk and branches of a tree. The leaves  were fashioned from 200 tags, with “I imagine…” hand written on each one. One hundred of these tags were completed by Leah and a pen was left near the sculpture to allow visitors to the Teen Arts Show to finish the other one hundred  tags with things that they imagine.

Leah has always had a passion for art and cannot imagine doing anything else with her life. Starting this fall, Leah will be  attending her dream school on a scholarship. She is enormously excited to learn all she can at the University of the Arts  and to immerse herself completely into the Philadelphia art scene and community. But, it’s not just a future full of fine  art and gallery showings that Leah envisions for herself. In addition to expressing herself and beautifying the world, her art studies will have another purpose and goal. After four years at the University of the Arts, Leah plans to move on to  graduate school and earn a doctorate in art therapy.

Perusing Leah’s portfolio, two motifs crop up time and again - self portraits and fortune cookies. Makes perfect sense,  considering Leah is a very self-aware young lady who knows what she wants out of life and considers herself fortunate  to have her talent recognized and be afforded these wonderful opportunities.

Photo Gallery

Click here for Slideshow. You can also click on any of the photos to start slideshow.

Powered by eDirectory™