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Tom Holmes: ELEMENTS Opening at Reeves-Reed Arboretum June 1


As aspiring stewards of the planet, we here at Reeves-Reed Arboretum have come to realize that different temperatures demand independent responses to the gardens and the land we plant, nurture and protect. So too, is the approach of artist, sculptor, and musician Tom Holmes. According to Holmes, “Ice follows the freezing mark of winter; stone and steel, the exterior work space of summer. Spring begins the search for materials, and fall settles all debts – emotional, physical, and intellectual.” This is his philosophy, which will be borne out by his magnificent and comprehensive solo exhibit, Tom Holmes: ELEMENTS, opening at the Arboretum the night of ART in the Garden, June 1 and continuing through October 31.

Working in the six elements of stone, metal, wood, light, ice, and water, Holmes has created an array of over thirty site-specific installations for the Arboretum, using materials unique to the grounds .and in some cases, contributed by Hurricane Sandy. Holmes intuitive approach to his art allows for unlimited possibilities. The subtle simplicity of his work, with its undercurrents of unity, symmetry, space, and natural decay, is what ultimately engages the viewer and provides the unexpected emotional and intellectual impact. Sculptures of stone, metal, and wood, reaching high into the sky, will nestle alongside stately trees and, like the center of a compass,
stretch out to the horizon. Companion photographs of his iconic ice sculptures, melting into abstractions, will hang on the walls of the Wisner House gallery. The artist, whose large body of work has been exhibited throughout the eastern United States, will generously donate 20% of all art sales, during this exhibit, to the Arboretum.

Tom Holmes: ELEMENTS is made possible, in part, by support from Elisa and Michael O’Rourke. For more information about this exhibit, ART in the Garden, gala, and other programs and events at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, please visit our website,, or call, 908-273-8787.

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Millburn/Short Hills

Millburn Recreation Accepting Memberships for Pool, Tennis and Golf

February 19, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Recreation Department announced that it is accepting memberships for the township pool, tennis and golf facilities. The memberships are available to all Millburn Township residents and the applications are available online.

The membership application can be accessed at or go ...

Millburn Police Department Investigating Pair of Residential Burglaries

April 3, 2018

On March 28, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Goldfarb responded to the Union Police Department on a warrant arrest. Robert Kopik, age 41 of Springfield, was placed under arrest on an outstanding criminal warrant and remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility.

On March 28, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Hunt responded to a Quaker Road residence on a residential burglary. The resident reports ...

Letter to the Editor: New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill is a Huge Blow to the Middle-Class

April 8, 2018

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices.  A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” A-2039/S-485 looks poised to make ...

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Millburn Library Annual Book Sale

Middle School Presents Shrek the Musical, April 27-29

April 21, 2018

Middle School presents Shrek the Musical, April 27-29

The Millburn Middle School Spring Musical, Shrek the Musical, will be held on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at 7 p.m.  A Sunday matinee will be presented at 1 p.m. on April 29th.

Shrek the Musical opened on Broadway in December 2008. It is based on the DreamWorks Animation’s film Shrek and William Steig’s ...

Millburn Road Closures for April 20

MILLBURN, NJ - Parsonage Hill Road closed between Long Hill Drive and White Oak Ridge Road until approx 4:00pm Officers working

Troy Drive closed to all traffic between Lawrence Drive and Troy Lane until approx 4:00pm Officers working

Old Short Hills Road has a changed traffic pattern between Silver Spring Road and Dorison Drive no closures expect possible delays until approx 4:00pm ...

Community Church to Hold Spring Rummage Sale for Charity

Community Congregational Church in Short Hills will hold its semiannual Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. All proceeds of the sale benefit Community Church’s educational and outreach programs, including the Oasis program that provides bags of groceries and baby supplies to families in Irvington every month.

“The Rummage Sale for Charity at Community Church ...