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Dion Hitchings, Artist of the Month: Portraits on Recycled Trash

August 1 - August 31
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Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" series continues with an exhibition of mixed-media work by Milford, New Jersey-based artist Dion Hitchings, on view August 1 through 31. Admission is free, and the artist’s works are available for purchase. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, August 6, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Says Hitchings of his Portraits on Recycled Trash series, “Within my artwork I have found my own ‘unique world’ which has no rules or boundaries. My inspirations are varied and vast, everything from dreams and Indians, nuns and demons, the Jerry Springer Show and chickens to sins and celebrities. My world, and therefore my art, is guaranteed to be colorful, self-revealing, emotional, childlike and an ‘eye full’ to all who view it.” Hitchings creates sophisticated works with various children's art supplies including, crayons, magic markers, highlighters and colored pens. He explains, “Using consumer boxes, discarded furniture and ‘trash’ instead of traditional drawing surfaces has enabled me to break down pre-existing print, images, and textures while allowing the type and pictures from the recycled object to become organically part of the portrait.” He continues, “During the creative process, I discovered the need to deconstruct then reconstruct the

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2022 Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition & Sale

June 17 @ 9:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2022 Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition & Sale includes 91 pieces in all mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, photography, ceramics, mixed media and more. For more information visit our website. Pictured: “Boxed In” by Deborah Kozart Ludtke Gallery Hours Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 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. The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 Phone: (908) 234-2345 Fax: (908) 275-8828 Email: info@ccabedminster.org

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3:00 pm

Girl Scouts & Pioneer Family Success Center Present Crafts & Treats for a Cause at Bridgewater Commons

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free

Come join Girl Scouts Gold Award Candidates Julia and Briget, along with Pioneer Family Success Center, making environmentally friendly crafts in Community Hub on Main Level that will be gifted to children in foster care. This free and special event will include delicious Italian ice and more! Visit www.bridgewatercommons.com to learn more.

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4:30 pm

Watchung PTO Food Truck Fridays

August 5 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Friday, repeating until October 21, 2022

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Free

WATCHUNG PTO’S FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY RETURNS FOR ITS THIRD SEASON Food Truck Fridays, a weekly family-friendly outdoor food truck gathering and fundraiser, will return for its third season. Every Friday from 4:30-7:30 PM, a rotation of food trucks will vend directly to the community. The weekly event will run through Friday October 21, 2022. For further information on vendors, truck schedule, and the Watchung PTO, visit watchungpto.com (https://www.watchungpto.com/Whg/custompage.cfm?cpid=5935)

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6:00 pm

Cruise Nights in Downtown Somerville

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 2, 2022

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Friday Night Cruise Nights will be returning to Downtown Somerville for the 2022 summer season! For more than 30 years, Downtown Somerville has hosted the largest cruise night on the East coast. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, the coolest classic cars around line up along Main Street for you to check out as you stroll. Don't miss out on the annual tradition!

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8:00 pm

“Deathtrap” at Somerset Valley Players

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 7, 2022

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July 22 - August 7 Friday & Saturday - 8PM Sunday - 2PM Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18 Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney's plan, devised with his wife's help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it?

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