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Margaret Fanning: Snapshots

April 12 - June 8
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 For artist and New Jersey native Margaret Fanning, art has been woven into her life from a young age. She has exhibited internationally and her art can be found in private collections throughout the U.S. “All the works in this show are based on snapshots. It’s these tiny moments – seemingly inconsequential, but very revealing – that motivate me.” – Margaret Fanning Opening Reception & Artist Talks: Friday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. Gallery Hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays The galleries are open during regular hours of operation and on evenings and weekends when classes and workshops are in session. Please call (908) 234-2345 with any questions.

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Marsha Goldberg: Reiterations – Paintings & Works on Paper

April 12 - June 8
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 Marsha Goldberg works primarily in painting, drawing, and printmaking, and has recently been making cyanotypes from ink-on-acetate drawings. In 2013, she received the NJ State Council for the Arts Fellowship in the category Works on Paper. In her current work, which combines cyanotype and drawing media, she continues her investigation into war-related images and their dissemination in news media. Opening Reception & Artist Talks: Friday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. Gallery Hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays The galleries are open during regular hours of operation and on evenings and weekends when classes and workshops are in session. Please call (908) 234-2345 with any questions.

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Auguste Elder: Sublunarians

April 12 - June 8
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 Auguste Elder graduated from The University of the Arts, and New York University, and has studied pottery independently in Philadelphia, Paris, and New York City. He focuses primarily on wood-firing vessels and urns inspired by Japanese and Etruscan wares. Opening Reception & Artist Talks: Friday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. Gallery Hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays The galleries are open during regular hours of operation and on evenings and weekends when classes and workshops are in session. Please call (908) 234-2345 with any questions.

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Ongoing

Lisa Madson’s Images on Display at Bernardsville Library in May

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
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Free

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present “From the Wild: Nature Impressed,” images by Lisa Madson, during the month of May. The show opens on May 1, and Ms. Madson will host a reception on Sunday, May 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm to which the public is invited. Illustrating the beauty, diversity and inter-connectedness of the natural world, Lisa Madson uses a variety of media in her work. Prominently featured is the steam transfer process called eco-dying in which leaves, ferns and other natural elements are printed using tannins, soot and ink over a steam tray. The prints are then colored and covered with an encaustic mix. Also shown are cyanotypes made using a traditional photographic process developed by the scientist John Herschel and later utilized to document botanicals by photographer Anna Atkins who is considered the first person to illustrate a book with photographic images. Other pieces included in the show utilize various other printing processes. An artist from an early age, Madson learned drawing from her mother while her father taught her geology. The works in this show reflect these early influences. Madson is a member of the international Nature Printing Society, the Frontline Arts community and Learn More ...

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9:30 am

Mother’s Day Buffet at the Olde Mill Inn & Grain House

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Plan now to take your Mom to our Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet for her special day. Don’t miss our Executive Chef’s delicious and creative menu that will make this holiday even more memorable! Seating 9:30am – 3:30pm Reservations Required 908-696-2335

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1:00 pm

Somerset Patriots vs. Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball Game

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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$10 – $26

- The first 1,000 Women in attendance will receive a special T-Shirt. - The game will feature a Breast Cancer Awareness and Women In Baseball event. - All the Somerset Patriots players and coaches will be wearing special themed jerseys in the style of the film A League Of Their Own in honor of Women In Baseball. - All the jerseys will be auctioned off during the game in a special DASH Online Auction, with all proceeds benefiting the Somerset Health Care Foundation. - Join us for our special Mother's Day Celebration at TD Bank Ballpark. - There will be a pre-game Mothers and Kids Catch down on the field beginning at 11:00 am. - The Somerset Patriots and Somerset Health Care Foundation will be hosting a Mother's Day Brunch in the Ballpark BBQ Picnic Area. - Brunch Tickets are $39 per person and includes an all-you-can-eat brunch for an hour and a half and a ticket to the game to enjoy for the Picnic Area. - The Brunch Package is also a fundraiser for the Steeple Chase Cancer Center at RWJBarnabas Health Somerset. - Come out to the ballpark early to meet and get autographs from all the Somerset Learn More ...

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Painting on the Passaic (Workshop) @ the Farmstead Arts Center

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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$40 – $45

Spend an afternoon enjoying a Sunday picnic in the bucolic setting of the Passaic River on the grounds of the Farmstead Arts Center! Have fun drawing or painting the surrounding landscape and buildings while exploring color, light, shadow, and perspective. No previous experience required. All materials provided, but bring your own lunch. Workshop guided by Farmstead teacher Doug Schiller. The Farmstead Arts Center operates under the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, a 501©3 organization. The Farmstead Arts Center hosts lectures, concerts, art classes, art shows, theater performances, and special events throughout the year. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

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2:00 pm

“Broadway and Beyond”

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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$10

Broadway & Beyond On May 12, the Brook Orchestra in residence at the Brook Arts Center will present “Broadway and Beyond”, an afternoon of music selections, from Broadway’s Les Misérables and West Side Story to Movie themes such as Jaws and Harry Potter, and much more. The Brook Orchestra, which started as community orchestra in 1974, consists of musicians from all walks of life, from professionals to students and is conducted by Craig Stanton, a music teacher at Westfield High School. The concerts are an affordable way for families to enjoy orchestra music and enhance your children’s interest in music and the wonders of playing a musical instrument. This special Mother’s Day performance will include a special gift and a 15% off coupon to Mama Rosina’s Ristorante, located one block from the theater. Admission $10 / Children under 12 Free Order tickets @ www.brookarts.org. The Brook Arts Center is located at 10 Hamilton St, Bound Brook .

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