Submitted by: Stephanie Ohnegain
For its 60th Anniversary, TIC TOC hosted a special kids’ event called the “ARTboretum” on Sunday, September 30 at the Glen Rock Arboretum. While the ARTboretum concept started last year, this year’s event included special prizes and 60th Anniversary T-shirts. This year’s event drew over 150 participants, who explored the Arboretum in search of 12 pieces of art hidden among nature and embarked on seven interactive art stations, each of which involved the theme, “Freedom to…” They created masks inspired by TIC TOC’s African mask collection, they decorated T-shirts inspired by Keith Haring’s figures, they colored canvas inspired by Shane Evans, and they drew various pictures in their booklet inspired by Renoir, Faith Ringgold, and Wolf Kahn.
TIC TOC THEATRE & ART is a volunteer not-for-profit organization created to provide fine and performing arts experiences to students through an Art Docent Program and other special events. Established 60 years ago, TIC TOC currently has 17 member schools in Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Midland Park, Fair Lawn, and Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. Please visit http://www.tictoc.org for more information, to make a donation or to volunteer.
Friends of the Arboretum (FOGRA) is a volunteer group whose mission is to preserve and maintain the Thielke Arboretum of Glen Rock as an oasis for the enjoyment of nature and to provide opportunities for environmental awareness through education programs and community outreach. Residents of Glen Rock and the surrounding area use the Arboretum for hiking, fishing, photography, birding and relaxation. The Borough of Glen Rock purchased 11 acres of land along Doremus Avenue in 1954 and declared the area a park. In 1963, it was dedicated as an Arboretum. It was renamed the Thielke Arboretum in 2003 in honor of Glen Rock resident Carol Thielke, whose vision and dedication revitalized the area. Please visit http://www.glenrockarboretum.org for more information, to make a donation or to volunteer.