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Clifton Arts Center Announces Its
6th Annual “Tea & Conversation” This Sunday

CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Arts Center will present its’ 6th annual “Tea & Conversation”. This special event will take place at the Upper Montclair Country Club on Sunday afternoon, October 19th at 1:00pm. There will be a three course luncheon along with a cash raffle and other raffle items. This year’s featured presentation will celebrate and commemorate the artist, Louis Bouché.

Louis George Bouché was born in New York City on March 18, 1896 and died on August 7, 1969 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was an American artist, muralist and decorator who grew up in Paris. He studied at Lysée Calneux, Academy Colorossi, and the Grande Chaumiere. He studied at the Art Students League of New York, with Dimitri Romanovsky and Frank Vincent DuMond.

In addition to painting the murals for Shulton, Bouché painted murals for the Pennsylvania Railroad and Radio City Music Hall. He was a member of the Federal Art Project. His art is showcased among the following; the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Phillips Collection. Bouché taught at the Art Students League in New York, University of Cincinnati, and Drake University. His papers are held by the Archives of American Art. In 1933, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellow and in 1960 was appointed an artist-in-residence fellowship at the American Academy in Rome.

For more information call 973-472-5499. Seating is limited.

The Clifton Arts Center Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday: 1 pm- 4 pm except on holidays and when shows are being installed. Group tours are available by appointment. Suggested donation fee is three dollars. For more information check the website at: www.cliftonnj.org.