7 Rockaway Road Oldwick, New Jersey 08833
THAT events on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Trails are OPEN every day from Dusk ’til Dawn.
Wear a Mask & Practice Social Distancing
Tri-county Artists en Plein Air (TAPA) Exhibit
Rosemary O’Rourke • Ann Cade • Robyn Cunningham
Carolyn Evans • Kathy Sheola • Arleen Szeliga
Sandy Ross, In-house Photographer, WhittemoreCCC
Unveiling of “Skyhook” by local sculptor
Jeff Mase – Saturday, May 1
David Horowitz, Director & Curator
The Sculpture Garden, WhittemoreCCC
Greetings from Carolyn Thow, President, Friends of Whittemore
Whittemore is at its core, a nature center. The earth, the soil, plant life, the physical land is the heart and soul of WCCC. At WCCC, actual physical seeds take root and grow. THAT is, as well “planting its own seeds”, connecting artists that live and work throughout Hunterdon County with each other and the community.
Our 180-acre preserve was bequeathed to Tewksbury Township by our beloved Helen A. Whittemore. She was a nature lover and diarist who wanted her land and house to be preserved so that others may be awed by the natural world and inspired by its beauty to preserve it.
Our preserve includes Whittemore House, Whittemore Meadows and 11 miles of trails for hiking, dog walking, and exploring, photographing and painting nature. Trails traverse mainly wooded areas with wetlands, ravines, and hilly terrain. The preserve also serves as the perfect stage for birders and nature lovers to view local avian species and other wildlife.
How does the beauty of Whittemore inspire you? We are so excited about the partnerships we have forged and the programming we have lined up. From talented painters, certified master gardeners, award winning musicians, children’s camps, environmentalists, and a whole host of talented professionals and enthusiasts, there are so many ways to explore the beauty of our own backyard. We can’t wait to see you!
About the Tri-county Artists en Plein Air (TAPA)
This group of artist friends gather in all seasons to paint together “en Plein Air” – in the open air. Some met through work, others in classes (including at Whittemore) and all through their mutual love of painting.
We are from the tri-county area of New Jersey – Hunterdon, Morris, and Somerset counties. We paint at various outdoor venues and parks including Whittemore, whenever the weather permits.
Covid closed many locales but Whittemore was our saving grace. The garden and grounds have been open throughout the pandemic. You may have seen us painting at Whittemore on many weekends or at events.
We would enjoy having more artists join us. If interested please leave your name and contact info on the signup sheet. Though we do not give lessons, we can recommend various teacher artists in the area.