Fire museum receives 3-D art donation

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:44

Newton — The Newton Fire Museum will open for the 2009 season with a new addition to its collection donated by 3-D pop artist Charles Fazzino. Joseph Sapio, a member of the Newton Fire Department, was recently in contact with Fazzino’s gallery, Museum Editions, Ltd. After learning of the Newton Fire Museum’s efforts to attract more visitors, Fazzino donated “A Salute to the Most Brave,” a piece dedicated to America’s firefighters. “The museum is truly honored by Mr. Fazzino’s donation,” said Dan Finkle, director of the Newton Fire Museum. “Not only will our visitors enjoy his work, I’m sure that it will help attract a new audience to our museum as well.” Finkle cited some of the museum’s neighbors on Spring Street such as the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council’s gallery and the Gallery by the Green as places whose visitors might be interested in some of the pieces that the Fire Museum has on display. Fazzino is best known for his obsession for bright colors, the energy that infuses his artwork, and a special hand-assembled 3-D layering technique that brings his images to life. His 3-D pop artwork can be found in the private collections of Rosie O’Donnell, Michael Eisner, Hillary Clinton, Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, Paul McCartney and Roger Clemens. Fazzino has a long history of supporting America’s emergency services as well as charities and social causes in general. The Newton Fire Museum First opened in 1979, and is located in the historic Spring Street Firehouse, built in 1891. For hours and directions, call 973-383-0396 or visit