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Margaret Fanning: Snapshots

April 12 - June 8
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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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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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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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Tour of Somerville

May 27
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Free

Since 1940, Memorial Day in Somerville, New Jersey has become synonymous with the Tour of Somerville. As the oldest continuously run major bicycle race in the United States (except for the 4 years not run during World War II), this event is regarded as the “Kentucky Derby of Cycling” and is one of the most prestigious cycling events in America. It is not only a bike race, but a festival, resident picnics, and a giant family reunion rolled into one, honoring American heroes on Memorial Day. The Tour of Somerville bike race attracts over 1,000 professional and amateur cyclists, including Olympians and cyclists from around the world. Tens of thousands of people converge on the tree-lined streets of Somerville to cheer cyclists as they speed by at 40 mph past Victorian homes and Main Street storefronts in the borough's downtown district.Free admission encourages the spectators to stroll the streets enjoying kids’ activities, music, entertainment, and great food. Even as the Tour has grown, it has maintained its homegrown hometown image and feel. Th e day’s highlights are both the cycling and the opportunity to show community pride in the town of Somerville. Many organizations work together to make the event Learn More ...

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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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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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