Montclair Mobile Art Museum Visits Cedar Crest

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Many people take the trip to a museum for the day to see the beauty that the art world has, but what about art taking a trip to see the beauty people have to offer?

That's exactly what happened when the kind folks from the Montclair Art Museum traveled to Cedar Crest in their Mobile Art Museum! The "moving museum" is a mobile open studio, housed in a retrofitted ice cream truck, that offers free art projects and lessons to the public, Cedar Crest residents included. Instructors also provided residents with a watercolor class which provided participants with the chance to learn a new hobby. "There are so many talented artists at Cedar Crest who love to write, play music, paint, draw and sculpt. You name it, they do it while taking part in many of the 184 different groups, clubs and activities we have," said Cedar Crest Executive Director Lou Varella. "We are very thankful that the Montclair Art Museum sent their mobile unit to our community to share works of art and give them the ability to create something special." About Cedar Crest:  Cedar Crest is one of 17 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 104 acre campus is located in Pompton Plains, New Jersey and is home to more than 2,000 residents. Cedar Crest is the perfect northern New Jersey retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure. # # # [caption id="attachment_121970" align="alignnone" width="204"] Cedar Crest resident artist May Fisher tries her hand at watercolor.[/caption]