Farms focus of October Art Walk
The Washington Art Walk was launched last November by the Washington Business Improvement District and has been embraced by both the local Art Community as well as artists from as far away as Maryland, New York and even Rwanda. Several Washington Borough Businesses within a walkable area participate by designating a section of their business for a “Mini Art Gallery”.
Although the art is on display for nearly one month at a time, there is an Artists’ Reception the third Thursday of each month from 5-8 pm, during which there is a chance to meet the artists. Complimentary light refreshments are offered, and music or live demonstrations are often part of the evening as well. The Art Walk has received much positive coverage by the press and offers an invaluable experience to the Community at large by making Art accessible to all and providing a home for Artists of varying backgrounds.
Farms are the focus of parts of the October Art Walk. The October artists’ reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, from 5-8 p.m.
Anne M. Freeman, raised “among the rolling hills” of Hunterdon County and currently residing in High Bridge, will feature Paintography (a blend of digital photography with artistic software) from her collection “Old Barns & Outbuildings.” The works will feature the details of seasoned structures from Hunterdon and Warren Counties.
“I am most intrigued by color planes and flattened perspectives,” she said of her work, which includes pieces solely featuring the colorful doors and windows of farm buildings.
She felt the collection of farms in this series, which is always a favorite, is especially fitting for the fall season.
Mike Dziomba, of Mendham, will make anyone who grew up on a farm nostalgic with his acrylic paintings featuring classic red barns, green pastures, and blue skies.
A self-taught artist, his focus is on rustic and quiet scenes. He scours the area for interesting subjects and then recreates the scene with his brush. His goal is to bring the viewer into the painting and instill in them the same sense of tranquility he had during the painting experience, he said.
Artists interested in having their work considered for an Art Walk should firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full listing of participating businesses and artists, or for more on the WBID, visit http://www.washingtonbid.org, call 908-689-4800, or check out the Washington BID or the Washington Art Walk on Facebook.