This unique stone farmhouse features rare architectural details and enables the telling of an important political story. The house combines German and English architectural elements. Its gable-end chimneys and center-hall plan are English, while its four rare ‘wattle and daub’ decorative ceilings are Germanic. During the American Revolution, its builder, Christoffel Vought and his son John opposed independence and led a group of loyalists from Hunterdon to join the British forces, for which the family farm was confiscated and sold. After the war the Voughts were exiled to Nova Scotia, then repatriated to the Albany area in the 1790s. This home contributes to the complex narrative of the American Revolution in New Jersey by bringing telling the stories of a family who actively resisted independence. The professional restoration of this house as a genuine mid-18th-century artifact began in early 2014. Public archaeology programs have located additional features that shed light on what life was like for the Vought family.
The business of artist John Spears. Site specific commission two dimensional art for health facilities, corporate and public buildings. See web sites for images and installations. Current local public works can be seen at the HMC Hunterdon Cancer Center, the County Justice Center and the new Platform One restaurant in Flemington. Also see video link at the bottom of the home page on the web sites to a retrospective show at the Beaver Brook Concourse Center.
Ability 2 Work is the revolutionary non-profit that operates Grateful Bites. 100% of the proceeds from Grateful Bites support the differently-abled in job sampling, training and employment. Every purchase and donation at Grateful Bites goes to supporting an inclusive approach to autism by Ability 2 Work. We don’t believe in “cures” or “limitations”. We believe that every child, young adult, and adult deserves the opportunity to show the world their intelligence, love, and skills. We truly believe in everyone’s right to thrive and be allowed to be contributing members of their community.
The ACME Screening Room is a non-profit weekly independent and documentary film series founded by Friends of Lambertville Library in 2008 in partnership with the Lambertville Free Public Library and the City of Lambertville in the City’s “Justice Center,” formerly the ACME Supermarket. The series regularly features guest speakers (authors, directors, activists), post-film discussion programs and/or exhibitions held in conjunction with a film. Our programs bring the world of film to life for our audience members and create a space to thoughtfully reflect on films by artists at all levels: from local filmmakers to nationally recognized professionals.
Films are screened using a state-of-the-art digital projection and surround sound system. The ACME Screening Room is a 501c3 nonprofit entity.
Act 2 Books is one of the State’s oldest , used and rare book shops. We boast 30,000 curated volumes on display. We feature one of the region’s largest collections of Local History, Americana and American History , Military , Railroad , Modern First Editions , Fine Bindings and Antiquarian Books , Books on Books , Sci-Fi , Best Sellers , Art and Literature. 1,000+ Books Under $2.
Adrienne Crombie painted three public murals in Hunterdon County; two murals in Frenchtown and one mural in Milford. She currently focuses her talents on building and beautifying Mad Lavender Farm.
Alexandria Park is a public park that features a playground for kids, riding arenas for horses, baseball fields, basketball courts, soccer/lacrosse fields, disc golf and a walking trail that spans just a little over a mile around the park.
All is Calm : The Christmas Truce of 1914 is being performed by Franklin Theatre Works at South Hunterdon. It is a musical evening recounting the events of Christmas Eve and Day in 1914 when both the German and Allied soldiers decided to call a cease-fire and celebrate Christmas together sharing what little they had with song and fraternity. These men did what the Pope could not do and what the commanders would not do. All is Calm is a tribute to and a celebration of our common humanity. This work is funded in part by the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Verizon is sponsoring the “Free Tickets to Veterans” program reserving seats at each performance for vets free of charge. Franklin Theatre Works is also running a Gift for a Veteran Drive at the show. Bring a gift and receive a ticket voucher to their next production.
I am a photographer primarily focused on capturing abstract images in urban landscapes, altering the image and reproducing it on canvas of all sizes. Current series of five canvases depicts aspects of the human condition.
We’re A Full Service Prop Rental House Props and Furniture from All Eras For Stage and Film.With four full warehouses, we have all the props and furniture you need. All the dressing you need for interiors: Rugs, lamps, chandeliers, tablewares, linens, knick-knacks, pictures and lots more set accessories as well as hand props.For your exterior stage or film scenes we have street lights, wagons and carriages and all kinds of barn yard and out door props.
Photo, sculpture, and engraving
The ArtYard Workshop, at 62A Trenton Avenue, was the original site of ArtYard from its inception until the completion of the main building at 13 Front Street.
From September 2016 until May 2021, this former electronics warehouse served as the testing ground for ArtYard’s identity and vision, hosting art exhibitions, theater, music, poetry, film, newly-scored silent films, chamber operas, jazz improvisation and communal events from memorial services for beloved townspeople to radio plays. There was poetry on-the-spot improvisation, cranky storytelling, picnic dinners, and more. The theater was built by hand of used risers and stacking chairs which were later upgraded to recycled upholstered seats scrounged from a Virginia Tech classroom for forty three cents a piece. There was no plan, only an exuberant series of improvisations that began to slowly make sense over time.
With the completion of the construction of our state-of-the-art facility at 13 Front, the old building has developed into workshop space for the nascent residency program.
ArtYard, a nonprofit contemporary art center and residency, has opened its newly completed 21,000-square-foot home with two floors of exhibition space, and a 162-seat state-of-the-art theater. This interdisciplinary art center is located at 13 Front Street in Frenchtown.
With its new art center, ArtYard aims to create a welcoming communal resource and deploy the power of art to unsettle, engage, bridge divides, and occasion moments of arresting beauty.
Hunterdon County’s last photographic retail store. Providing photographic printing from both film and digital mediums. We specialize in preserving family memories, transferring movie film, video tapes, slides, negatives and prints to a digital format. All work is done on-site. We offer large format digital fine art prints and copy work. Custom framing is also done on-site. Our location hosts a photographic darkroom that is available for rent. On a regular basis we hold lessons on photography, both digital and film. During the summer we hold a summer camp program for kids teaching them about film photography and the darkroom.
Morning outdoor exercise class, located along the Delaware River. Benefits of a daily outdoor exercise: fresh air, positive mental and physical results, strength, accountability though group exercise… class Monday through Friday 5:45 am to 6:45 am.
Philosophy Whether through individual or group therapy, mentoring, supervision, workshop or in classroom setting, I am interested in helping my clients/students to create an inspired life, using the creative process to illuminate insight, express thoughts and feelings in a visual way, and to learn how to use the art making process as a pathway to deepened self -awareness. The artwork becomes a coping skill, a strengthening of the self, and assistant to the journey and struggle, to identify the needs of the soul. And thus, be able to live a more satisfied life, working towards and fulfilling life’s goals and desires. Depression, grief/loss, struggles with relationships are all roadmaps that, through the use of the creative process, (art manifesting thoughts and feelings in a symbolic way) provide the creative, therapeutic information through the imagery, that when investigated into the deep nature of the many layers of meaning, helps to connect insight with action, as merely acquiring insight, does not necessarily manifest into achieving desired goals, but the art process gives us just that, a way to begin, and the parallel of altering and working with the art materials provides a safe place to move towards change, because we can see it outside of ourselves. Also, it is important to consider all aspects of the life, body, mind and spirit, to see ourselves, as complicated and multi-layered, and through the creative process do we often find the answers revealed about ourselves, along with strengths. These are then applied to the creation of a new lens with which to see themselves and the world around them, and the world of possibilities. Using the “artistic” brings objectivity and clarity to view the subjective and sometimes cloudy nature of ourselves. There are always new possibilities, and the art process leads us to those discoveries.