WHO IS WHO
In 2019, a group of local artists and art enthusiasts came together to form Verona Arts. Our goal is to raise arts access and appreciation to the level of athletic and musical prevalence already enjoyed in Verona, New Jersey.
We want to work as a community organization to encourage town beautification and arts empowerment for all ages. Our committee brings a diverse set of artistic and organizational skills to this mission.
RENEE POWLEY / CHAIR
Renée is an artist and consulting registrar. As registrar of the Montclair Art Museum she was instrumental in exhibiting and caring for works by masters such as Sargent, Warhol, O’Keeffe and Cézanne. She hopes VA will inspire artists of all ages to explore their own creativity and support the arts in our community.
STEVE NEALE / COMMUNITY LIAISON
Steve is the director of administration and economic development, chair of Sustainable Verona, a volunteer firefighter and a lifelong Verona resident. He's an avid photographer and enjoys black and white photography.
LAURA MOROWITZ / SCHOOLS
Laura is professor of art history at Wagner College. She is the author of numerous books, articles and reviews on European and American artists. In 2016 she received a National Endowment for the Humanities Award.
SARAH DAGGS / GRAPHICS
Sarah is a graphic designer and painter, as well as a typography and street art lover. She holds a bachelor's degree in art history from Rutgers University, and has a professional background in marketing and graphic design.
JAYME LIM BEAUBOUEF / PHOTOGRAPHY
Jayme is a Verona-based photographer who specializes in portraiture, family and newborn photography. She loves beautiful light and capturing moments that may otherwise be forgotten.
Bruce works in digital media as an artist, writer and musician. His creative projects span contemporary art, mathematics, contemporary American folk art themes and more. His books are Art of the Digital Age and Digital Creativity.