Bernards Township: Farmstead Arts is welcoming spring with exciting new classes and events including a free playing reading group starting on March 4, a Celtic concert on March 17, photography workshops and a Ridge High School photography and art show on March 3,10 and 17. All events, except the March 30 photography class, will take place at Farmstead Arts, a nonprofit arts center, located at the Historic Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge.
Starting March 4, Farmstead Arts will host the first play reading group in the Somerset Hills area. The group is coordinated by Basking Ridge resident William Ward who has extensive experience as a professional actor, stage manager and set designer. The group is free and open to the public, as participants or observers, and will meet the first Monday of each month in the Farmhouse. The Group’s first staged play reading will be George Bernard Shaw’s classic, The Devil’s Disciple on Monday, March 4 from 7:30 – 9 PM in the farmhouse. To participate, or for questions, contact William Ward at email@example.com.
Farmstead Arts welcomes new faculty member, Stephen Harris who will teach a variety of one-day photography workshops in March. Students will explore the grounds of the Farmstead, while learning how to take beautiful photographs. Classes are offered Sunday, March 3 from 9 AM -12 PM or Tuesday March 12 from 3:30-6 PM. A class for teens only will be held Tuesday, March 19 from 3:00-6 PM. Harris will also lead a creative composition photography workshop at the Duke Farms Greenhouse in Somerset NJ on Saturday, March 30from 9:30 AM-12 PM with a second class from 1-3:30 PM.
Photography and art by advanced placement art students at Ridge High School will be on display at the Farmstead gallery Sundays, March 3, 10 and 17 from 1 – 4 PM, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 28 from 5 – 7 PM. The works are inspired by observations of commuter life, local train stations and the iconic Grand Central Terminal in NYC. The show and opening reception are free and open to the public.
On St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17, singer/guitarist Heather Mulvey will perform a Celtic concert at 2 PM at the Farmhouse. Tickets are $10 and will include light refreshments.
For a complete list of Farmstead Arts events and classes and to register for classes or purchase concert tickets, visit www.farmsteadartscenter.org, or visit Facebook. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-347-927-8748.
The farmhouse is wheelchair accessible. Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services is requested to make a request by sending an
e-mail to the email@example.com at least three weeks in advance.
Funds for these events have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.