“Colors in the Brownfield” On View at Fairleigh Dickinson Library

Teaneck, NJ – (September 11, 2006) – A photography exhibit, “Colors in the Brownfield,” featuring the natural habitat of the renewed Teaneck Creek, will be on exhibit at the Weiner Library, on the Metropolitan Campus of Farleigh Dickinson University from Sunday, October 6 to Friday, November 10.

Led by photographer and artist Rachel Banai, more than 20 dedicated photographers have documented the renewal of the Teaneck Creek Park. They are members of a photography club sponsored by the Teaneck Creek Conservancy and the Puffin Foundation.

Participants of the photography club have been studying the art of nature photography while discovering the hidden beauty of what many would see as a useless brownfield. Their work has become part of a larger project to document the damage, and now, the renewal of this important wetland.

A former dumpsite located in 46 acres of wetlands near the heavily urbanized area of the New Jersey Turnpike and Interstate Route 80, it now has been established as an environmental/cultural park by the Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Inc. in partnership with Bergen County, the Township of Teaneck and the Puffin Foundation Ltd.

Any one interested in joining the photography class may call The Puffin Cultural Forum Director Tim Blunk at 201-836-8923.

The public is invited to this free exhibit at FDU and to the opening reception on Sunday, October 8, from 2-4 p.m. The exhibit is available for viewing during library hours. Please call 201-692-2279.

Metropolitan Campus

Lillian Lukac

Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Mailstop H-DH3-15
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-7032

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Mailstop M-MS0-01
Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 443-8661

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