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Hunterdon County Historic Court House - Watercolor Painting by Katie Attinello

Presentation of the Historic Court House Painting
by Katie Attinello

At the July 24, 2001 Freeholder meeting, the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders unveiled a watercolor of the Historic County Court House which was painted by Katie Attinello.

Freeholder George Muller was so impressed by Katie's artisitic abilities at the June 13, 2000 Freeholder meeting, where she submitted and won 1st Place for the 2000 Public Health and Me Poster Contest, he asked Katie to paint a rendering of the County Court House after the 2000 preservation project was completed on the historic site.

Young Artist Katie AttinelloKatie is a student at Kingwood Township School and she will be entering the 5th Grade this coming school year. She explained that she and her father took photos of the Courthouse in the fall of 2000, when the foliage of the trees had fallen so that they could get the best view possible of the structure. She then painted in the trees as seen in the portait, eliminating some of the trees so that the court house was more visible. Katie also, added a self portait of herself painting the courthouse in the lower right hand corner of the artwork. The other figure depicted is her little brother standing next to her.

Freeholder Mueller stated that he will have the artwork framed and a plague will be made with Katie's name on it. He announced that it will be hung in the Freeholder's office. When the County Administration building renovations are completed on Main Street in Flemington (next to the historic Court House), the Freeholder Board will proudly hand the painting in the Freeholder's meeting room. The Freeholders also presented Katie with a $100 Savings Bond to thank her for her beautiful artwork.

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