Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Neighborhood Journal Pop-Up Exhibit
and Sale

WHEN: May 14, 15, and 22 from 1-4 PM with works by 11 local artists.  On Sunday, May 15 the public is invited to a reception featuring music by Bernardsville guitarist Ariana Fazelat and refreshments.
WHERE: Farmstead house located at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge. 
TICKETS: The exhibit is free and open to the public.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         The Neighborhood Journal Pop-up Exhibit will highlight 47 works by artists who have exhibited at Farmstead Arts since it opened in October 2010. This “pop-up” exhibit was set up for the filming of Cablevision’s Neighborhood Journal program segment about the Farmstead.  The program will appear this month on Channel 118 and be available On Demand through Cablevision.  (left: Orchid Divine by artist Kristina Lloyd of Basking Ridge. One of the works to be shown at the Neighborhood Journal Pop-Up Exhibit and Sale.  Photo credit: Kristina Lloyd)

This exhibit will feature works a variety of media including paintings in acrylic, enamel, watercolor and oil; drawings, photography, jewelry, and sculpture by artists Kristina Lloyd, Serina Bocchino, Linda Arnold, Jody Jacobus, Cinder LeDell, Caren Frost Olmsted, and Hilary Klimek of Basking Ridge, Holly Fazelat and Gail Mardfin of Bernardsville, Abi Fellows of Budd Lake, and Kathleen Kirchner of Stanhope. According to artist Kristina Lloyd, who is the Farmstead’s volunteer Gallery Coordinator, “this is the best show to date.”

Ariana FazelatAriana Fazelat (right), a sophomore at Bernards High School, will perform improvisational acoustic guitar at the exhibit’s reception on May 15.  Ms. Fazelat has performed at a variety of venues and aspires to attend the Berklee College of Music. (Photo:  Holly Fazelat)

On Saturday, May 21, visit the Farmstead Arts’ booth at the Bernards Township’s Charter Day celebration from 11 AM to 5 PM. Preschool art teacher Marie Johnson will offer crafts for young artists in the morning, and Farmstead Artist-in-Residence, Michelle Marigliano will set up her loom to allow the community to create wind chimes in the afternoon. Both artists will offer summer camps for children over the summer. 

For more information on upcoming events at the Farmstead Arts, call 347.927.8748, visit, or join them on Facebook.

The farmhouse is wheelchair accessible.  Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services is requested to make a request by sending an e-mail to the at least three weeks in advance.

Funds for these events have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.