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
SUNDAY MAY 1st marks the start of the weekly Farmers Market at Duke Farms, every Sunday from 10am - 2pm! The market is rain or shine and be sure to come out and support all of your favorite local farms and small businesses! Please keep in mind: trails are closed during the farmers' market! 2022 Weekly Participating Vendor List: Sundays Duke Farms Market * = A - Week (bi-weekly starting 5/1) ** = B-Week (bi weekly starting 5/8) * Ambee Coffee Co.(Lucid Coffee Co.) - all things coffee AquaSprout Farms LLC - aquaponically grown greens & more Alstede Farms - farm fresh veggies & fruits + baked goods America's Kettle Corn - fresh popped kettle corn * Baresoaps - soaps + flower bar Bon Nut Butters & Sweets - stone ground nut butters & more Bountiful Gardens - fresh flower bouquets & all things plants! CALDO Sauce / Hot Sauce 4 Good - local hot sauce & steak sauce Dogwood Farms NJ - farm fresh veggies, meats & locally made products FreeSpir Chocolates - chocolates bars The Foraged Feast - mushrooms + tinctures & more Gorgeous Goat Creamery & Soap - goat milk, cheese, soap & pottery The Healthy
Improve your paddling skills by practicing on Branta Pond – remember; practice makes perfect or at least progress! This will be a super fun session and you will be amazed at how much better and more comfortable you will feel after these two hours. Participants will meet at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. $20 per person
Wallace House opened as an historic house museum in 1897 during Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. This year we mark 125 years of historic preservation at Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage on the occasion Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee. This historic houses tour explores the history of the preservation of Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage from the Wallace House's opening by the Revolutionary Memorial Society of New Jersey in 1897 and Sen. Joseph S. Frelinghuysen, Sr.'s relocation of Old Dutch Parsonage in 1913 to their donation to the State of New Jersey in 1947 and the ongoing work of the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association today as we prepare for the 250th anniversaries of New Jersey's first Constitution and the American Revolution in New Jersey in 2026.