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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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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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Watershed University for High School Students

August 15 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 2:00 pm
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Location: Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, Bedminster This week-long certificate program with Raritan Headwaters is built for High School Students wishing to gain insights in the environmental field, make impactful change, and serve their communities. Each day includes a speaker, hands-on scientific exploration, and team building, making for an experience designed to inspire and empower. Dates: Two weeks to choose from: June 27-July 1 or August 15-19, 2022 Contact Lauren at ltheis@raritanheadwaters.org to learn more!

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