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


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


2022 Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition & Sale


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


Watershed University for High School Students


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!

Seed Bombs for Monarchs


Help protect this endangered species! About this event It’s always the right time to help support the monarchs by establishing new milkweed plants. Using organic materials*, we will make milkweed seed bombs. Take some with you and also feel to add a few to our meadows. Did you know that monarchs and other pollinators are in peril? *For extra launch power, we will be incorporating some “secret” technology! Please check in just outside the front entrance of the Farm Barn Orientation Center. Meet in front of the Farm Barn Orientation Center for check-in. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before the start of class. We cannot accommodate late arrivals and the class will depart on time.

Event Series Sunflower Maze @ Snyder’s Farm

Sunflower Maze @ Snyder’s Farm


Opening day for the sunflower maze is Friday August 12th Hours: 4pm to 8pm Hours after August 12th will be: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 4pm to 8pm Weekends: 8am to 3pm Please note days in red that we will have different hours PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday AUG.13th the Sunflower maze hours are 8am to 2 pm, and the last car at 1pm, due to a private event. *The roadside stand will still be open* AUG.20th we are having a food truck festival, if you wish to enter the food truck festival the entry fee is $5 Come join us for a relaxing stroll through the sunflowers and grab some fun pics in our photo op areas along the way. The U-Pick flower and tomato field will be open for you to pick your own beautiful summer bouquets and tasty tomatoes. Ask about our homemade ice cream and stop by our roadside stand to pick up some freshly picked veggies on the way home (roadside stand closes at 6pm during the week & 4pm on weekends) Saturday the 13th Playa Bowls will be joining us for the day and Sunday the 14th Playa bowls & Sweet Concessions will be here with food options. Sunflower maze –

Event Series Hillsborough Rotary Fair

Hillsborough Rotary Fair


Beginning Tuesday, August 16th, the annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair and Business Expo will once again transform the Hillsborough Promenade (315 Route 206) into a classic carnival with a colorful midway, over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, fireworks, food vendors, and an exposition of local businesses. The Hillsborough Rotary Fair will open for five days beginning Tuesday, August 16th. Fair hours are 6 – 10 PM on Tuesday through Thursday and 6 – 11 PM on Friday and Saturday. In addition to the Fair’s classic thrill rides, food vendors, games of chance, and an exposition of local businesses, a spectacular firework display by Interstate Fireworks and sponsored by Petrock’s Bar & Grille and Petrock’s Liquors, will light up Hillsborough skies on Friday evening, August 19th, at approximately 10 PM.

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