Original Artwork Stationary: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth Equine Science Center teams-up with 4-H members to create correspondence cards

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (January 24, 2012) – The Rutgers Equine Science Center has collaborated with state 4-H youth members to create a new set of correspondence cards featuring artwork submitted for competition in the annual 4-H Equine Art Contest. The cards will be placed in rotation immediately and serve as the official stationary of the Equine Science Center.  Thumbnail images of the artwork is embedded below.

“It gives me tremendous pride to write a note to supporters and friends of the Equine Science Center utilizing the new stationary featuring 4-H artwork,” said Karyn Malinowski, director of the Equine Science Center. “Besides recognizing the obvious artistic talent of these 4-H members, the collaboration also acknowledges the relationship between the Center and the Cooperative Extension Youth Development Program of Rutgers as a land grant university.”

With the help of Carol Ward, Rutgers Cooperative Extension County 4-H Agent, and Lillian Shupe, managing editor of Horse News, the Center reviewed almost 30 pieces of art entered into the contest. Six pieces of art were selected by the Equine Science Center staff for use by the Center. Artists chosen were: Maya Lundquist, Burlington County, Heather Koering, Cumberland County, Christina Czajkowski, Catherine Tistan, and Cecilia Floyd of Gloucester County, and Moira Krier, Ocean County.

“As the coordinator for the New Jersey 4-H Equine Programs, I am excited that the Equine Science Center chose to highlight some of the outstanding work that our 4-H members contribute to our State 4-H Equine Art Program,” said Ward. “The 4-H members are equally thrilled to see their work used as Thank you cards for the Center. What a great collaboration!”

In addition to using the 4-H designed cards as stationary, a full set of the six cards and envelopes will be mailed as a thank you item to donors making a gift of $100 or more to the Center.

For additional information about the correspondence cards, please contact Tiffany Cody at cody@aesop.rutgers.edu or call 848-932-9419.