Monday, October 31, 2011


Positano_StormPhotography 11 
WHEN: November 5-27, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 PM
Farmstead Arts,  450 King George Road, Basking Ridge


Yosemite_Ltl_Tree247Featuring 28 photographers, the focus of Photography 11 Exhibit and Sale will be on SIZE with works having an image size of 11”x14”, according to Kristina Lloyd, of Basking Ridge and curator of the exhibit. Most of the photographs are in black and white. Photographers in the show include Katie Corrigan, Filip Everaert, Frank Gubernat, Cinder LeDell, Jean Leigh, Hilary Klimek, Lorraine Regan, Kathy and Patsy Ragonese, and Mahvash Saba of Basking Ridge; Jeff Bosie, Holly Fazelat, Nino Gjivoje, and Gail Mardfin of Bernardsville; Joanne Devine of Elizabeth, Michael Downey of Somerville, Kathleen Kirchner of Stanhope, Richard Koch of West Orange, Parvathi Kumar of Bridgewater, Gary Martin of Warren Township, Sher Weston Stec of Long Valley, Mary Staudmyer of Morristown, Judy Shanahan and her two children Abigail and Fiona of Warren, Mike Tesi of Madison, Joe Torres of Miami Florida and Diane Whitebay of Montclair. 

Parvathi Kumar p1In addition to photography, other artists will display their work.  Works include nature-themed votive candleholders by Patrick Healy of Bernardsville, ceramics by Susanna Kopchains and beaded jewelry by Kristina Lloyd of Basking Ridge, decorative handmade lampshades by Jon Martinez of Millington, and artistically interpreted and restored furniture by Andrea McKenna of Jersey City. 

On Sunday, November 6 from 1-4 PM, Holiday Family Portraits by professional photographer Hilary Klimek of Basking Ridge will be offered just in time for the holidays. Family portraits will be taken in front of a winter setting designed by Back-to-Nature of Basking Ridge. The $50 sitting fee includes three digital photos that will be e-mailed to participants. There is a limit to 5 people per sitting. Housebroken pets are welcome. Reservations are encouraged, however, drop-ins are welcome based on availability. Call 1.347.927.8748 to book an appointment.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAOn Saturday, November 12 from 1 – 5 PM there will be an Artists Boutique featuring live music by singer/songwriter Maura Glynn (right) and singer/instrumentalist Shannon Glynn of Bernardsville and affordable pottery, paintings, beaded jewelry, luminaries, candles, jewelry, furniture and photography for sale. Refreshments will be served.  

For a complete list of Farmstead Arts events and classes, visit, or visit Facebook.  For more information, e-mail, or call 1.347.927.8748.

The Farmstead Arts 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.

(Top: Positano Storm by Mike Tesi and Yosemite Ltl Tree by Mike Tesi; color photo by Parvathi Kumar)