Driving America's Art Scene - Hunterdon County, NJ USA

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Hunterdon Art Museum

Join us for a Kick-Off Event Friday evening, May 5th from 7-9 PM.

Food from BEX kitchen, wine from Beneduce Vineyards and Music from The Opera Project You will have the opportunity to meet the artists, to see a preview of each artists work all together in one place, and a chance to purchase the work. Sales of the work will be split 50-50 between the artist and THAT to help begin our funding of next year’s THAT tour.

After serving as a grist mill for more than a century, the Dunham-Parry Mill was purchased by a group of local residents with a vision of creating an arts center. In the twenty-first century the Hunterdon Art Museum continues to produce programs of excellence, to expand its educational mission, and to bring nationally and locally significant artists to the attention of our visitors. The museum now offers more than 300 classes and workshops annually for children and adults and provides an artist-in-residence program to area schools. A tagline, “center for art, craft & design,” was developed for the museum to express the museum’s unique focus on those areas and their intersection.

wheel chair accessible

At the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ

2 Events on Saturday Evening, May 6th. “THIS’nTHAT” is at the Red Saw Mill and the Raritan River Music Festival is in the Mill. Check out the website for Prallsville Mill as well as the Raritan River Music Festival.

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28th RARITAN RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL:  at 33 Risler Street, Stockton 08559

The award-winning Raritan River Music Festival brings world-renowned performers to the Prallsville Mill.

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo
Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
Edward, Virginia, and Diana Brewer (harpsichord, oboe, soprano)

Along with Artwork by Erika Steffen and Maria Czarnecki there will be a POETRY READING of these Hunterdon poets:

Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 pm.  Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Erika Steffen is poet and visual artist working with paint on paper, photography and found materials to describe an intimate personal imagery. She has exhibited her work and performed poetry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before moving to Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Frontignan de Comminges, France. The SFA Gallery will exhibit “Dreamscapes”, a series of archival prints that describe the artist’s travels through mystical imagery to find a magical and unsettling beauty outside of time or place.

Maria Czarnecki’s preferred medium is mixed medium on varied surfaces including printmaking. The fluidity of using many mediums including watercolor, gouache, oil, pastel and wax, keeps her work wide open for a range creative expressions in color as well as design.Her printmaking counterproofs are done by hand using stones from the Delaware River and rolling pins handed down from her grandmother– another area of unexpected inspiration. Born and raised in Brooklyn NY moving to Frenchtown New Jersey several years ago her work embodies the beauty of nature around her as well as incorporating her architectural and interior design background.

Schmidtberger Fine Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Frenchtown, NJ. Founded by painter John Schmidtberger, the gallery showcases mid to late-career artists in a variety of styles.  Check back often for openings, pop-up shows and other events! Hours: Wed-Sunday 11-5, by chance, and by appointment. Address: 10 Bridge Street, Suite 7, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

ArtYard

CURRENT SHOW
MARCH 25th – JUNE 11th, 2017
CURATED BY MAGDA GONZALEZ-MORA

ArtYard is a contemporary art center founded by a group of artists, filmmakers, curators, and writers. Located in Frenchtown, NJ, we are about an hour’s drive from NYC and Philadelphia. Construction of a theater and renovation of our buildings will be our primary focus in the coming year. Interim film, performance and art adventures will take place in a designated space until construction is complete. Here are more details about our campus. Here is the story about how ArtYard was born..

Wheel Chair Accessible.

Kissimmee River Pottery Spring Student Pottery Sale

http://riverpots.com
50 Mine St Flemington, NJ 08822

Spring Student Pottery Sale   Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.

Kissimmee River Pottery is owned and operated by John Fulwood. Located in the historic Stangl Factory, the studio features pottery classes for adults, a Summer Pottery Camp for kids and a gallery of functional and decorative pottery made by John.

The Studio will feature our Spring Student Pottery Sale as well as pottery making demonstrations Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.

Kissimmee River Pottery is more than a pottery studio. It is a community of wonderful people from all walks of life who come together to make pots and share ideas and laughter. Our classes are eight weeks and meet once per week for 3 hours. The focus of our classes is making pottery on the potter’s wheel.

Beginners are always welcome. Beginning students will learn the basics of throwing on the wheel, finishing techniques, attaching handles and basic glazing techniques. You will come away from class with fifteen to twenty finished pots, a sense of center and a little more patience.

Moorland Studios

Constance Bassett painter, sculptor and her husband David Cann a sculptor, furniture and lighting designer live in Stockton, NJ. She and her husband are partners in Moorland Studios, a company providing conservation for many well known Public Art Monuments and sculptures as well as fine decorative metalwork to commercial and private clients.

Constance attended the Art Students League, Parson’s school of design and the University of S.C. The focus of her painting is to capture the “spirit of place”. The paintings provide a continual reminder of this amazing place, the Delaware Valley and the opportunity to study its changes. Her sculpture in bronze and ceramic, figurative in nature. Recent work has included the Madonna series in bronze, endangered whales in ceramic, and currently a series of four heroic size busts of muses.

Beneduce Vineyards

May 6th: PINK PARTY – A Night Supporting National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Save the date for this special Group Therapy from 6-9pm where Beneduce Vineyards will donate $5 of every cover charge and $2 for every bottle purchased to this amazing charity. The NBCF provides help to those affected by breast cancer through free screenings, education and support services. We’ll be releasing our much anticipated 2016 Row’s End Dry Rosé, and the 13th Hour Band will be playing an entire set of Pink Floyd hits in their entirety. We encourage all of our guests to wear something pink in support of this cause. Reservations can be made for an additional $10/person by calling us at 908-996-DUCE. If the event of inclement weather, space will be limited to the first 150 reservations.

5/7- Barleywine

As a family rooted in farming, we truly believe that great wines are made in the vineyard. Our ultimate goal at Beneduce Vineyards is to produce the highest quality wine possible from our family’s land. That means no cutting corners. We use innovative techniques that our Vineyard Manager learned while studying cool-climate grape growing at Cornell University. We do everything by hand so we know it’s done with care and it’s done right. And we do it sustainably so we know we’ll pass on healthy land to future generations.

Sunflower Glass Studio

A Pot of Gold” might be overstating it a bit, but it was a shared love of rainbows that inspired Karen and Geoff Caldwell to open Sunflower Glass Studio in 1978 and turn their fascination with beveled and colored glass into a successful artistic business. Karen is the designer and Geoff is the craftsman, and together they create beautiful windows and panels for houses and churches, as well as a unique gift line, and decorative hangings, among other designs. Karen is has always been inspired by nature and gardening and turned this love into beautiful hangings with the delicate use of fused glass. The detail and dimension that is formed through glass powders and frit allows the light to make flowers come alive.

Friends of Sunflower will also be at the studio location. Diana Contine of Dakota Moon Design creates artistic jewelry inspired from nature. She makes her own silver pendants from molds with themes of bees, dragonflies, celestial motifs and hearts, and joins them to a series of gems and stones using an adventurous sense of color combining unexpected textures.

Sheila Watson Coutin of Sandbrook Pottery makes both functional and sculptural pottery, frequently with wave and fish forms decorating her pots and bowls. Sheila is intrigued by how the human form is connected with forms from nature.

Bernard Hohlfeld of Roundwood Studio makes a large variety of turned salad bowls, natural edge bowls and artistic hollow forms, and his recent work has been with gilding and chemical patination on turned objects.

Teri Nalbone uses quilting as her art form with old linens that are torn, dyed, cut and stitched. Her love of nature and belief in the dignity of animals is represented through simple silhouettes, surrounded by vibrant color combinations and appliqued flourishes.

Amy Turner is a spinner and weaver making one-of-a-kind pieces on 7 active looms. Her most recent work includes hand dyed scarves and shawls with beading or tapestry, many with beaded fringes.

BEX eatery & catering co.

Exhibiting the work of Sarah Roche

“Simple” is the word most associated with what we do at BEX Kitchen.  We use simple fresh ingredients every day to bring you the best meals for all occasions. We support local farms and use seasonal produce to ensure our meals are fresh & delicious.  Our team has over 25 years experience catering to corporate & private clients in the tri-state area.  Our goal is to take your vision and make it a reality with great food & service.    908/975-3334

 

The Takaezu Studio

Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011), born in Hawaii of Japanese descent, worked in clay for over forty years. Her work developed steadily throughout her career as she has moved from producing functional vessels to abstract sculptural forms. Over the years she continued to draw on a combination of Eastern and Western techniques and aesthetics, as well as her love of the natural world. For Toshiko, the practice of building vessels in clay was intimately linked to everyday life.

Tucked away in Quakertown, NJ, Toshiko Takaezu’s studio continues in the tradition of welcoming ceramic artists to work in the same great space where Toshiko created some of her greatest masterpieces. Periodic open houses welcome everyone to come and view her work as well as the work of other artists who have worked at the studio.

Wheel Chair Accessible

The Clean Plate Kitchen

SHOWING THE WORK OF Leigh Marino!

We decided to commit to eating clean to increase our overall health and vitality. Our quality of sleep has improved, as have our mood and energy levels. The increased energy we have experienced has resulted in better athletic performances and the pursuit of new activities. Eating healthy gives your immunity a boost.

Our palate and appreciation of every bite of food is amazing.

Mosaic Center

I invite you to step into the Mosaic center, a place for you to connect to your highest self through play, discovery, JOY and to create the mosaic of you.Mosaic Center’s mission is to offer a vibrant joyful place that celebrates creativity and community as an integral part of life. The philosophy is simple… creating is medicine for the body, mind, soul and spirit. Connecting with JOY, our life force, is essential to health and wellbeing. The programs offered at Mosaic weave a colorful tapestry with  common threads of beauty, discovery, self mastery and heart centered engagement all presented in a warm inviting ecology. The mission and vision of Mosaic is enriched  by the talents and skills of community practitioners offering their gifts. And most of all it is enriched by all of you who will enter through the doorway toward creativity, compassion and connection. I look forward to meeting you here!

In Joy,
Autumn

Exhibiting the Work of:    Deborah Conti   &   Mary Schwartzenberger

Small Joys Studio

I feel very lucky to be in the heart of the vibrant art community here, in historic Flemington, NJ. My studio is a primarily working space. Here I design and createone-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces in metal, enamels, beads and gemstones. Having worked as a research scientist for more than 25 years, I was always inspired by nature. My work is a joyful reflection of the forms and colors found in the world around us.