CHAS aDDAMS & FRIENDS ART EXHIBIT
AN EXHIBIT OF ORIGINAL CHARLES ADDAMS AND WESTFIELD STUDENT ART
October 15 - October 23
Weekdays (October 15-18, October 21-23): 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, October 19: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, October 20: 11:00am - 8:30pm
Weekday Group Tours by Appointment (October 16-18, 21-23): 9:00am - 2:00pm
The James Ward Mansion, 169 east Broad Street
Cartoonist Charles Addams had a knack for turning the mundane into the macabre. The Westfield native’s work brims with unexpected takes on everyday relationships, whether they be characters as extraordinary as The Addams Family or as ordinary as an unhappily married couple. AddamsFest is proud to showcase original Charles Addams masterpieces, never before seen in Westfield, along with treasured reproductions, generously on loan from the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation.
WESTFIELD STUDENT CARTOON CONTEST
Known as “Chil” to his childhood friends, Addams’ love of art began as a student in the Westfield, NJ school district. So it’s only fitting that the master’s art will be accompanied by finalists from the Charles Addams Cartoon Contest, open to all Westfield area middle and high school-aged students. Addams-inspired cartoons from the Top 25 finalists will be on display.
WELCOME BACK Dudley
Back by popular demand, “Dudley,” a life-sized Addams original drawn during his Westfield childhood, will return to this year’s exhibit. After spending almost a hundred years on the second floor of a barn on East Dudley Avenue, the Town of Westfield emancipated the skeleton artwork in 2018 thanks to current homeowners Jennifer and Samuel Khichi’s generosity.
Tickets for the exhibit will be available online in October, and on site (cash only) during exhibit hours at the James Ward Mansion.
Suggested donation is $5-$10, and a portion will go towards the Charles Addams Fund, which provides scholarships to Westfield High School seniors pursuing a career in the arts.
Weekday group tours are available by appointment only, 9:00AM – 2:00PM, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elevator access is available in rear of building via Elm Street. Please ask docents at front entrance for assistance.
Graciously hosted by The James Ward Mansion