Farmstead Arts Plans March Events, Including Celtic Duo
Arts group to exhibit this month, and a Celtic duo return in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
The township's Farmstead Arts center will present a Celtic harp and guitar duo as its second "First Sunday" concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at the historic farmhouse at 450 King George Road. Farmstead Arts also will present the work of 40 New Jersey artists at its "March With Myhelan" art exhibit and sale from March 2-26.
The Celtic harp and guitar duo "Slight Imperfection" will present a blend of traditional Celtic, folk, and rock and roll music by vocalist/harpist/percussionist Odarka Stockert and vocalist/guitarist Redentor “Red” Jimenez. The March concert following February's presentation of the John Carlini Trio, which represented the first-ever concert hosted by Farmstead Arts, opened last October.
Known as “Odarka,” Stockert is a classically trained harpist who has performed an eclectic mix of Celtic, Ukrainian, and Eastern music since the 1980’s. She won honors and awards in the O’Carolan Irish Harp and Granard Harp competitions in Dublin, Ireland. She also is founding member of Glendalough’s Muse, a Celtic harp and flute duo.
Red Jimenez, known as “Red,” who is a prolific songwriter and guitarist originally from the Philippines. Red fronts the original New Jersey-based band RED.
Tickets for the "Slight Imperfection" concert are $20 per person. Students and seniors are $10. Tickets may be purchased online.
Seating is limited. Based on availability, tickets may be available at the door. For up-to-date information, go online, or call 347-927-8748.
The March With Myhelan exhibit will feature painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, beaded jewelry, fabric art, photography, and mobile art by sixteen artists from the Myhelan Arts. Named after the Lenape Native American word “myhelan,” meaning “a gathering together of people,” this network of "artists inspiring artists" from northern and central New Jersey was established in 1997. Photographer Kathleen Kirchner and painter and photographer Kristina Lloyd co-lead the group that meets monthly sharing ideas and techniques with other artists. This March Farmstead exhibit features works by Kristina Lloyd and Jean Leigh of Basking Ridge; Gail Mardfin and Holly Fazelat of Bernardsville, Judi Case, Sher Weston Stec, Buel Ecker, and Jennifer Dietrich of Long Valley; Parvathi Kumar of Bridgewater, Marianne Trent of Chester; Kathleen Kirchner of Stanhope; Mef Gannon of Port Murray, Abi Fellows of Budd Lake; Rosemary Allen of Hackettstown, John Tetz of Roxbury Township and Shirley Supp of Great Meadows.
The public is invited to a reception with the artists from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit and sale are free and open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, March 5 through March 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit the the Myhelan website, or visit them on Facebook at Myhelan Arts.
For more information on upcoming events at the Farmstead Arts, call 1-347-927-8748, or visit the website.
The farmhouse is wheelchair accessible. Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services is requested to make a request by sending an e-mail at least three weeks in advance.
Funds for these events have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State and County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.