Dion Hitchings, Artist of the Month: Portraits on Recycled TrashNJ
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
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
125 Years of Historic Preservation at Wallace House & Old Dutch ParsonageNJ
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.
Live Music @ Burnt Mills CiderNJ
Come check out our amazingly talented local musicians. Blue Grass and Cider at Burnt Mills is always a blast on Thursdays.
Cruise Nights in Bound BrookNJ
Curb Appeal Car Club's Cruise Nights in Downtown Bound Brook are back! Classic cars of all decades will cruise their way into Bound Brook every Thursday from 6pm-9pm. Stop by, pick out your favorite every Thursday- you never know what cool cars will show up! Event location: NJ Transit Parking Lot at Main Street & Mountain Ave.
Classes @ Spotted Leaf Plant CompanyNJ
Take your pick from a variety of terrarium building classes from figurine to enclosed to open.