Arts & Entertainment

Bernards Township 'Inspired By Nature' Community Art Show Opens This Weekend

41ba9aa8e61043182084_BernardsTwpARtshow17.jpg
The work of adult artists from Bernards Township with a theme of "Inspired by Nature" will be on display at the EEC in Basking Ridge from March 18 to April 23. Credits: Courtesy of Somerset County Park Commission
f9794c45eee5a7b3ac11_EECSwampRoomSCPC.jpg
The permanent "Great Swamp Experience" exhibit just opened in February 2017 at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge. Credits: Courtesy of the Somerset County Park Commission
fc1fdc514abccb4992f9_CarolynGazianoWP.jpg
Bernards Township's Mayor for 2017, Carolyn Gaziano Credits: By Walter Pardo
41ba9aa8e61043182084_BernardsTwpARtshow17.jpg

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The sixth annual Bernards Township Non-Juried Art Show will begin this Saturday, March 18, at the same time this year's mayor, Carolyn Gaziano, announces the winners for this year's Mayor's Arts Awards in several categories. 

The show will continue through Sunday, April 23, at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The reception to open the show and announce the awards is scheduled to be held from 11 a.m. to noon this Saturday.

On display in the exhibit hall will be a wide variety of media and family-friendly subject matter created by Bernards Township adult residents. The theme of this year's show, coordinated by the township Parks & Recreation department, is "Inspired by Nature."

Sign Up for E-News

The exhibit will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Friday, April 14 and Sunday, April 16, 2017. Admission is free.

The Somerset County-owned EEC building is located on 500-plus acres of Lord Stirling Park, located in the western portion of the region's Great Swamp. The EEC facility features 8.5 miles of trails and boardwalks, a year-round schedule of programs and exhibits for children and adults, an environmentally-based library, and gift shop. 

Visitors to the art show can also visit the new “The Great Swamp Experience” recently opened on the lower level of the EEC, featuring interactive displays, vignettes, taxidermy, and archeological artifacts highlighting the history and ecology of the Great Swamp. That exhibit also is open daily, between 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. The permanent exhibit just opened in February.

The Environmental Education Center is normally open seven days each week. Call 908-766-2489 for further information, or schedule updates.

For information on Somerset County Park Commission activities and programs visit www.somersetcountyparks.org, or call 908-722-1200.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

Sleep out at Covenant House

June 18, 2018

I can enjoy the same movies over and over like it were the first time to see them.  My kids roll their eyes at this.  Well, many unimaginable things happen as you become a certain age, and you tend to learn to accept those things graciously as gift.   But I remember the movie “The Blind Side.”  Until I saw that movie, I didn’t know homeless children ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, June 23, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sun, June 24, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Horse Care Workshops at Lord Stirling Stable Start June 23

June 17, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering Horse Care Workshop 101 for adults and youth seeking to gain experience and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on practice.

Horse Care Workshop 101 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ beginning Saturday June ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Episode 17

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much ...