Peto’s Palette Pal’s – Children’s Art Program

Welcome to “Peto’s Palette Pals”, with a hands on artistic experience, children ages 6-12 learn to create art in the style of John F. Peto and other famous artists. The program gives children the opportunity to explore different areas of art and can be a life changing experience for them. This program is run on behalf of the John F. Peto Studio Museum, in Island Heights, NJ in conjunction with Historic Homes and Artists’ Studios.

Island Heights Documentary – By Peter Slack

Beautifully filmed documentary about the town of Island Heights, NJ, home to John Frederick Peto, renowned 19th century trompe l’oeil still-life artist.  Created by Peter Slack, NYC based photographer, and videographer.

Peto Museum Commentary with Jean Wetta – By Peter Slack 

The above piece is an excerpt from Peter Slack’s Island Heights documentary. Created by Peter Slack, NYC based photographer, and videographer.

Island Heights – “Wanamaker’s” excerpt from “Growing Up in Island Heights: a 1930’s Childhood.”

Eileen Olsen Fancher reads her story “Wanamaker’s” from her book Growing Up in Island Heights: a 1930’s Childhood. Footage from July 1938 home movie by former Wanamaker Organ Curator Henry A. Baecker of the John Wanamaker Commercial Institute at Camp Wanamaker in Island Heights, NJ.

New Jersey Trompe L’oeil artist, John Frederick Peto – by John Columbus

This project was created by Independent film maker and Island Height’s resident, John Columbus, featuring the permanent collection, as well as the museum’s Fall 2017 exhibit, “Gasser + Grabach, Masters of the Newark School”.