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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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11:00 am

Operation Paperclip: Germany’s Secret Wartime Technologies

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Free

SCLSNJ’s Manville Library branch, located at 100 South 10th Avenue in Manville Why were some of Germany's leading scientists smuggled into the United States after WWII? Bruce Tucker, from Rutgers' Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, will discuss this top secret operation. Registration Required.

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1:00 pm

Freezing & Dehydrating Workshop

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating indefinitely

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$10

Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS) invites you to attend its Home Preservation: Freezing & Dehydrating Workshop on Thursday, May 23 at 1:00-3:00 pm or 6:30-9:00 pm at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office, 310 Milltown Road in Bridgewater. In this workshop participants will learn safe and easy freezing methods for vegetables & fruit, and how to dehydrate herbs, vegetables and fruit, including using a food dehydrator. Participants will make freezer jam and take home a jar. Cost is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited! Register online at goo.gl/yPAUzF. Payment must be in advance and sent to Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office by May 20, 2018. For more information call 908-526-6295. Family & Community Health Sciences combines research and practical advice to encourage families and individuals to learn more about staying healthy, being active and making personal choices to improve their overall health. Family & Communities Health Sciences is a program within Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE), which is a division within Human Services of Somerset County. Visit RCE at http://somerset.njaes.rutgers.edu. Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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6:35 pm

Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball Game

May 23 @ 6:35 pm - 9:35 pm
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$10 – $26

- Come out and enjoy Somerset Patriots Baseball followed by the Best FIREWORKS Show In New Jersey! - The game includes Team Wrestling Night with special recognition of local wrestling teams at the ballpark.

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