Brightening up the workplace

Jess Evans with Tim Peters and her painting, “Spiderweb.”

Several years ago, Tim Peters, president of Peapack, NJ-based Tim Peters and Company and LLC, purchased a painting by one of Matheny’s Arts Access artists at a silent auction. “Everyone who comes into the office loves the picture and comments on it,” he says. “We love how it looks in our office. It brightens up our day.”

More recently, Peters was reading the Winter 2015 issue of Matheny Matters, Matheny’s newsletter, when he spotted an article about a visit to the Visiting Nurse Association of the Somerset Hills in Basking Ridge, NJ, by two Arts Access artists. At the bottom of the page were images of two Arts Access paintings, “Spiderweb” by Jess Evans and an untitled piece by T.J. Christian. Peters contacted Arts Access and purchased both. Then, when he came to pick up the paintings, he met with both artists, who told Peters they would like to visit his office so they can see their paintings hanging. Plans are already in the works for these visits.

Arts Access enables artists with disabilities to create art without boundaries. Tim Peters and Company creates innovative print and software-based programs for the healthcare community. The firm has been on Peapack’s Main Street for more than 30 years.

Tim Peters with TJ Christian and his untitled painting.

Helping spread the Miles message

East Coast staff members, John Schnyderite, left, and Andy Fresco recently visited with group home resident Chet Cheesman at Matheny’s Adult Learning Center in Hillsborough.

A big thank you goes to East Coast Media, a community sponsor at Miles for Matheny, the fundraiser and community event being held Sunday, April 22, at Liberty Park in downtown Peapack, NJ. The Hillsborough, NJ-based printing and graphics company donated design work for all promotional materials utilized to promote the event. East Coast also prints Matheny Matters, Matheny’s newsletter, and hosts our website,

Miles for Matheny features several activities including a 5K Race, five Cycling Courses, a Kids Fun Run and the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk in which more than 100 wheelchair participants, with walking partners, travel 1.5 miles around town. All funds raised help support the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, which provides medical, dental and therapy services to Matheny inpatients and to people with disabilities in the community.

For more information or to register, log onto or call (908) 234-0011, ext. 260.