April 22, 2015

All Fired Up

firemen art

Members of the independent artists group Art+10 will showcase their skills as part of Communiversity, April 26, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. with an open house demonstration of painting and photography at the Chestnut Street Firehouse, 13 Chestnut Street. The event highlights Princeton Engine Co. No. 1, which was founded in 1794. Artists will paint portraits of firefighters, fire trucks, equipment, and the building itself. Shown here is Jim Bongartz’s “Firemen Engine 3.” The Chestnut Street station has been home to the fire company since 1949 and houses memorabilia of a rich history and of the families that have served. On the rosters now you can find grandfathers, fathers, sons, daughters, in-laws, and cousins. The motto above the door is “We lead, let others follow.” The paintings will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Fire Company. (Image Courtesy of the Artist)