Fine Art Woodworker. Creating with an original method & technique with wood stain. Various species of woods are the canvas. This signature approach uses stain as a fine art medium, transporting natural grain into the composition of sepia-like translucent layers on live-edge slabs and furnishings.
Damian is a professional musician, a visual artist, and a teaching artist. He often plays in a trio, but also plays solo acoustic performances or leads a larger band with strings and horns. Primarily a guitarist, Damian also plays a 10-string instrument from Puerto Rico called the cuatro, keys and harmonica. Damian produces short animations, paints, and draws. He is an award-winning film composer, and mixes home-studio recordings. He is a Lincoln Center teaching artist in the NYC public schools, and gives lessons in guitar.
Dan Cass plays bass and is the lead singer in the band Mr. Revelator. The band plays gigs locally and in New York and Philly. He also coaches basketball and works part-time at Del Val high school.
I divide my time between Moorland Studios, a conservation company specializing in the repair, rebuilding and maintenance of sculpture, decorative objects, and studio time designing furniture , and lighting as well as making forged and fabricated sculpture.
The Delaware River is an incredible natural asset to our community that draws artists, visitors, etc. to our community.
A historic mill complex with event spaces and artist studios.
The Prallsville Mills complex is a significant surviving representation of the 18th, 19th and early 20th century American village industrial complex. It provides insight into the close interdependence of the development of farming and industrial manufacturing operations with improvements of transportation options spanning our nation’s history using the river, canal, roads and railways. The Prallsville Mills has been listed on the New Jersey State Register of Historic Places since 1976 and the National Register of Historic Places since 1979. The Prallsville Mills complex is located within the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park in Stockton, NJ.
At one time, the Delaware River region was dotted with mills of every size and variety. Our nation’s economic growth was strong because of the variety of industries these mills provided. It was a time when the prevalent technology meant that if you had water, you had a source of power. The very nature of this form of technology also carried its own risks; as all those mills were located in flood plains. It is not surprising, then, that not many of these grand mills that helped build the economic strength of the area still exist.
Today the Prallsville Mills is a resource for a wide variety of cultural, arts and community activities while also providing docent tours of the Mill Complex. The Prallsville Mills site is a perfect example of how our historic sites can remain an active asset to the community today while preserving and explaining or country’s story of economic growth in relation our natural resources, transportation development and technology.
WHEN: Biennially when funding available
The Delaware Valley Poetry Festival mission is to provide local area residents the opportunity to attend a biennial poetry reading of nationally ranked poets, including U.S. Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners, free of charge.
Books, screenplays, publishing consultation, editorial services.
Reiki Sessions, Intuitive Readings and classes.
In service to the community, EPIC Hands, LLC, owner, Emily P Chang of Hunterdon County, NJ offers a variety of support including:
-Tutoring in maths, sciences, and Literacy
East Amwell Historical Society/East Amwell Museum After much effort, the Clawson House has been restored. It now serves as the East Amwell Museum and the home of the East Amwell Historical Society. It is decorated to reflect the period of 1880-1920. The museum in the former Clawson House features two exhibit rooms, several furnished rooms – including a Victorian era bedroom, living room and 1920’s era kitchen complete with a Hoosier cabinet, icebox and many antique kitchen items.
There are children’s toys and books from the 1800s and other antique furnishings. Most of the furnishings in the house have been donated by local residents.
Elena Stokes works with repurposed sari silks, artisan dyed cottons and commercial textiles to create impressionist landscapes and abstracts. The distressed quality of her layered and stitched textile collages adds to the visual and metaphorical language of the work which embraces the beauty of the imperfect and precious fragility of the impermanent. An award winning artist, her work has been invited and juried into numerous exhibitions, including Quilt National, has traveled nationally and internationally, has been published in numerous books and magazines and can be found in private collections throughout the US and Europe. For more than 20 years, Stokes lived and worked in New York City before moving to Clinton, NJ where she currently resides.
ED of The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster