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6/18/2015 - Hamilton Free Public Library Benefit Raffle / Party in the Library



Hamilton Free Public Library Benefit Raffle / Party in the Library

Note: The raffle drawing is scheduled for July 1st


Hamilton- based artist Thomas Kelly has created an acrylic painting in his signature style, specifically commissioned to be raffled off to benefit the Hamilton Free Public Library. Kelly, who has held a library card since 1st grade, came up with the raffle idea with support of Susan Sternberg, the Library Director.  Kelly is an award winning, narrative painter who is represented by The Artful Deposit Gallery in Bordentown NJ. He has a strong local following and many greater Hamilton area collectors.


Kelly wished to do a small part to raise funds and awareness to keep the Hamilton Library strong and vital. Kelly always noticed a good crowd at the Hamilton Library and wished to support its continuing success.  The Hamilton Hibernians were brought on board to sponsor the raffle, for the benefit of the Library (License No. 098-15).


The acrylic on canvas painting titled Party in the Library will be raffled. The painting depicts an actual “Party in the Library.” The painting measures 36” x 42” and was completed in January 2015. The painting took almost 80 hours to complete. There are 16 figures and over 3000 books shown in the painting. The painting is valued at $2500.


The painting can be seen at the Library, 1 Justice Samuel Alito Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619. Raffle tickets are $5 apiece and can be purchased at:


The Hamilton Free Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel Alito Way, Hamilton NJ

The Artful Deposit Gallery, 142 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown,  NJ 609-298-6970

Carella’s Chocolates and Gifts, 2503 Nottingham Way Mercerville, NJ609-586-5136

The Hibernian Club of Trenton, AOH 2419 Kuser Road, Hamilton NJ 609-586-5982

Deserrie’s Salon, 2137 Rte 33 Hamilton NJ, 609-586-5353

Carella’s Shoes,  2431 Nottingham Way Mercerville NJ 609-587-5823

The Cross and Shamrock, 1669 Rote 33 Hamilton Square, NJ  609-586-9696

Fred and Pete’s Delicatessen, 336 Route 33, Hamilton NJ 609-586-7792