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At left: former Co-op parent Julianne Fenhagen, in charge of decoration for the Montclair Film Festival, Center; Co-op art teacher Debbie Harner; Right: John Sherman (Co-op alum parent) whose structure made it all come together.

At left: former Co-op parent Julianne Fenhagen, in charge of decoration for the Montclair Film Festival, Center; Co-op art teacher Debbie Harner; Right: John Sherman (Co-op parent alum) whose structure made it all come together.

The Montclair Film Festival and the Montclair Cooperative School co-hosted a reception to celebrate an Immigration Art Installation designed by students to reflect our country’s collective immigration roots. The reception took place on May 1st at the festival’s Audible Lounge. The installation will remain in place for the duration of the festival after which the art will be auctioned off. The Audible Lounge is located on 544 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey.








After 58 salvaged windows, 73 participants, 46 2x4s, 160 2×2 corner braces, 60 mending plates, 1,000 screws, 3 free street art workshops and a lot of support the immigration art project has been installed! Thank you to Sue Hollenberg, Julianne Fenhagen and the Montclair Film Festival, Rebecca Novalis, Shaun Edwards, Mary Wade, Steve Schaller and the Co-op families who donated the windows. And a special thank you to John Sherman of ZZZ Carpentry Inc. for donating his time and materials to construct this wall.

- Debbie Harner, Co-op art teacher and the inspiration and driving force behind the project.