Monday, August 6, 2018

FARMSTEAD ARTS HOSTS EXHIBITION OF FACULTY, STUDENTS & STUDIO ARTISTS

Margaret Fanning_TeddySpectrum II Art Exhibit

WHEN: August 12 to September 23, with an opening reception offering refreshments and free art workshops on Sunday, August 12th from 1:00 – 4:30pm.
WHERE:
Farmhouse Galleries, Farmstead Arts is located at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge. The Farmhouse is wheelchair accessible.
ADMISSION: Free
Gallery hours will be Sundays 1:00 – 4:00 and Monday – Wednesdays 10:00 -1:00 through September 23.   For information contact Farmstead Director Kathy Harris at 908-636-7576 or by email: admin@farmsteadarts.org.

Doug Schiller_The Great Swamp in Winter 2

Spectrum II is the 2nd annual exhibition that brings the diverse works of Farmstead Arts’ talented faculty, students and studio artists together and showcases a variety of art mediums. Among the artists exhibiting are Ed Walter and Tina White from Basking Ridge, Stefano Junior of North Plainfield, Millburn resident Oscar Peterson, Harmony Dougher of Berkeley Heights, and Warren residents Margaret Fanning, Doug Schiller, Gretchen Thomas, and Debbie Limoli. (Top: Margaret Fanning “Teddy.” Above: Doug Schiller “The Great Swamp 2”)

The teaching artists will lead a series of 30-minute free workshops at the August 12 opening.  The workshops, which include mini-classes on drawing, painting, and ceramics, will start at 2PM. All ages and levels are welcome to participate, and all supplies will be provided.

Debbie Limoli - FoxSays artist/curator Margaret Fanning: “This exhibition seeks to tear down the barriers ‘style’, ‘media’, ‘subject matter’, and ‘color palette’ that are usually used to keep art branded and categorized.  What draws the work together is the artists’ connection with Farmstead Arts and the freedom of expression it helps promote.” 

Most works are for sale and many of the artists will be present at the opening reception.  (Above: Debbie Limoli “Fox”)

Farmstead Arts Center is a center for fine, performing and practical arts located in Basking Ridge, NJ on the historic grounds of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead.  Farmstead Arts offers art classes, workshops, art exhibits, theater, concerts, dance, children’s activities, and lectures in history and the arts.

Funds for this event 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.