Inside Hillsborough Township's municipal courtroom hang several large, original portraits of notable individuals who called our town home. Conceived almost a decade ago by Hillsborough's Cultural Arts Commission, the series of paintings were commissions awarded to student winners of the annual art show. The works celebrate both the artistic talent of our youth, and the lives of the memorable people depicted - two politicians, a couple of athletes, a famous opera soprano, and one of the world's most well known philanthropists.
|6 February 1977 Home News|
What we can't find looking down at us from the walls of the courtroom is someone to represent what Hillsborough was most known for throughout its 300 year history - farming.
I spent four years on the Cultural Arts Commission at the end of the last decade, and was pleased to have the opportunity to help get the portrait program up and running. The first three portraits - Pete Biondi, Anna Case Mackay, and Doris Duke - were all terrific choices. Still, I am disappointed that after my departure in 2011, the commission never got around to implementing my next choice - a Hillsborough farmer.
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