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The Great Oak Tree Art Exhibit

Sunday, May 7, 2017
10 AM - 4 PM

"Gone but not forgotten" will ring true as visitors to the Brick Academy, 15 W. Oak St. in Basking Ridge, experience a special art exhibit that celebrates the historic oak tree that once stood proud in the center of Basking Ridge at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church on Finley Avenue.

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) has invited artists who reside in Somerset Hills to create a work of art that expresses how this mighty oak has touched them.  More than 20 artists responded with works that range from poetry and song to paintings and photographic images.

Call to Artists Exhibit

"We hope members of our community enjoy seeing these special works of art that bring back to life how this tree has touched their lives," says THSSH Chairman, Sue Zibelli.

Executive Director of The Center for Contemporary Art, Elie Porter Trubert, has kindly volunteered to act as curator of this exhibit.  On display at the Brick Academy are works from Eileen Barna, Alex Bugatti, Suzanne Cline, Tammy DeVoe, Jack Donohue, Meeta Garg, Anne Lindabury Lanphear, Allan Luisi, Kathi Paton, Stella Perna, Madeline Polidor-LeBoeuf, Nancy Robinson, Jonathan Torgrimsen,   David Van DeBrake, and Martine White, of Basking Ridge; Linda Arnold of Liberty Corner; Martha Kelshaw and Tom Schneider of Bernardsville; and David Clark, Mary Gunning and Edward Riedinger of Bedminster.  

The full exhibit will be shown at the Brick Academy for one day only - Sunday, May 7th from 10 AM - 4 PM.  Afterwards, selected pieces will travel to Bernards Township, Bernardsville, and Bedminster's Clarence Dillon Public Libraries, as well as to the USGA Golf Museum in Far Hills, where they will remain on display for an indefinite period of time.

For more information about this exhibit, or about The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills, call 908-221-1770 or Click Here to email us.


About The Brick Academy

BR_Brick_Academy_Sketch_08_sm.jpgThe Brick Academy (also known as the Basking Ridge Classical Schoolhouse) is a 1809 Federal-style architectural structure located in the center of Basking Ridge in Bernards Township. The Brick Academy has been a boys’ private preparatory school, a public school, a meeting hall for several fraternal and benevolent organizations, and the Bernards Township municipal building. It currently serves as the headquarters of The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills, as well as a schoolhouse and museum to local history. The Brick Academy also celebrated its bicentennial in 2009.



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