Lori Smith and Anita Siegel, owners and operators of The Gourmet Gallery, a popular downtown eatery, announce the opening of ART AROUND BLAIRSTOWN, a group exhibition guest-curated by New York City gallery owner Hal Bromm.
The official opening will be Friday, July 3 from 5 to 7 pm at the the restaurant, located at 31 Main Street, Blairstown, NJ. Appetizers will be served. The artwork will be on display for the months of July and August.
The gallery space is operated by Barbara Kulicke, an art professional and established painter from nearby Frelinghuysen Township. The Art Gallery is the latest addition to the gourmet café.
For more information call 908-362-0051.
Deb Kaplan and Catherine Marchant will be leaving the gallery at the end of June 2015. Deb has been living in Florida and Catherine in Utah. We wish them well and will miss their wonderful creations.
Deb Kaplan, Jewelry, Pottery
Deb Kaplan is a member of the New Jersey Potter's Guild, NCECA (National Council on Education in Clay Art), PMC Guild, and www.etsy.com. She has participated in numerous workshops: Wood firings with Bruce Dehnert, Lynn Munns, & Janet Mansfield; Porcelain with Patty Wouters, & Tom & Elaine Coleman; Surfaces with Lana Wilson, & Susan Harris, Raku with Steve Branfman, & Robert Compton, Majolica with Walter Ostrom, Soda Firing with Bruce Dehnert. You can reach Deb at Debkaplan3@msn.com or visit her etsy website: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6644571
Catherine Marchant, Fiber and Bead Artist
“I began working with fiber at age 9, when I learned to knit, says Catherine. “I began spinning in 1984 and weaving a year later. In 2000 I earned a Certificate of Spinning from Ontario Handspinners and Weavers. Somewhere along the way a weaving friend introduced me to the world of bead weaving and I acquired another addictive pastime. I love to use bright colors and include glittery threads and beads. I want the people wearing my creations to stand out.”
Congratulations to North Warren Regional High School Seniors, Gavin Gross and Ryland LePage! At the June 3rd school awards program, Gavin and Ryland were presented with a 2015 GBBA Scholarship Grant. Each will receive $500.
Thank you GBBA Members! Your membership funds this program!
Learn more about the GBBA Scholarship Grant Program [ click here ]
Featured Artists for the month of June are Ellen Mulligan and Sandy Pancrazi, both are functional potters . Their work will be featured in the windows at Gallery 23 throughout June.
New science and engineering programs planned for the 2015-2016 academic year! Most programs will be held at Blairstown Elementary School and are hosted by GBBA member, Kaleidoscope Enrichment, and the Blairstown Recreation Department.
2015-16 Science Programs
* Bubble Mania at Day Camp, Thursday, July 9, included in camp fee
* Super Secret Science Challenge, Grades 1-6, Tuesdays, October 6-27, 3:15-4:30 pm, $50/student
* Mythbusters, Grades 2-6, Tuesdays, November 10—December 15, 3:15-4:30 pm, $50/student
* TREP$ Business for Kids, Grades 4-8, Mondays, November 9-December 14, $75/student
* Junk Box Wars, Grades 2-6, Tuesdays, February 9-March 1, 3:15-4:30 pm, $50/student
* Egg-cellent Science, Saturday, March 12, 9 am to 12 pm, $25 (hosted at Given-Belet)
* LEGO Chemistry, Grades 3-6, Tuesdays, March 5-26, 3:15-4:30 pm, $50
* Maker Camp, K-8, July 11-15, 9 am to 12 pm, $125/student
Prices quoted are for Blairstown residents. Out of town residents are an additional $5/student.
For registration and information contact the Blairstown Recreation Department at 908-362-6663 Ext 23.