Artists choose their bears
SANDYSTON, NJ — The annual Black Bear Film Festival (BBFF) in Milford, PA wouldn’t be complete without gloriously painted and decorated bear sculptures created by local and regional artists. Last Saturday at artist Ricky Boscarino’s Sandyston home, 11 artists picked up their plain black bears, which they will turn into original works of art this summer. In August, the finished bears will go on display at local businesses, and during the film festival (October 17 through 19), they will be sold in a silent-auction fundraiser. Among this year’s artists are Todd Anderson, left, Julia Healy and Tamara D’Antoni. Artists not pictured are Richard D’Ambrosia, Gary Dodd, Robert Krause, Adrienne Butvinik, Sean Addy, Ricky Boscarino, Jimmy Sheehan, Kerry Jo Rizzo and Ricky Boscarino.