JACKSON – Dominic V. Angelini, a resident at The Orchards Assisted Living, in Jackson, will be recognized in the upcoming “Works of Heart” calendar which is published annually by the Health Care Association of New Jersey (HCANJ). This year Mr. Angelini submitted a piece of artwork named “Bird on Branch” which was selected alongside 11 other submissions to make up the annual Works of Heart calendar. Mr. Angelini’s artwork will be featured in the month of November in the 2018 calendar.
Angelini served in the army during WWII in the European theater. Upon his return, he married his wife, Concetta, and began a career in the construction industry building homes. Edward Marshall Boehm, the renowned sculptor, employed Angelini to build aviaries to house the exotic birds that the sculptor used for his subjects. He worked for Boehm until retiring, supervising the porcelain plant, and doing fine woodworking projects, including exact reproductions of American antiques. Angelini’s wood replications have been featured in the White House.
Angelini opened The Church Galleries in Brick specializing in fine art, gifts, and porcelain repair. Mr. Angelini has been a resident at The Orchards for nearly two years and has been able to maintain his lifelong interest in birds, and still paints them to this day, as well as sculpting. The Orchards strives to create opportunities for each resident to pursue their interests and passions, such as Angelini’s, while also offering many programs for residents to use their creativity through artwork.