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October 17, 2019 - December 1, 2019 @ Worker's House and Gallery
William has worked in oils, pastel, charcoal, watercolor and printmaking for fifteen years before spending a decade hypnotized by encaustic paint–an ancient Greek process using beeswax, damar varnish and pigment. In addition to Knight’s encaustic works, will be works in pastel and in art glass. The pastel pieces, on hand-made paper, were painted in an olive grove planted around 1600 in Assisi, Italy. The ancient, gnarled trees are an arresting sight. Other pastels were made on extended visits to Venice, Paris, and Bermuda. Art glass, the third medium in this solo exhibition, makes strong use of mouth-blown glass with its unique patterns and swirling colors created in the mouth-blowing process.
November 7, 2019 - January 29, 2020 @ Warden's House Gallery
When Art Smith moved to Mount Holly from Phoenix two years ago, he was immediately attracted to the waters of the creek and to those of the mill race. His first paintings here were of the Rancocas and he has continued to explore this subject with sketches and acrylic paintings. At the same time, Art became interested in the work of Mount Holly painter, Hugh Campbell. Art was inspired by his artistic interpretations of New Jersey landscapes, buildings, but most specifically, the Rancocas. Several of his paintings of the creek have been a visual reference for Art’s paintings. These paintings of the Rancocas Creek are his visual response to the beauty of these waters.
November 16, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences
Studies show that taking a walk in a natural area is good for your physical and mental health. Adults and interested teenagers can join a naturalist for a Saturday guided hike in the Rancocas preserve. Register online. Program is free, but donations are encouraged.
November 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Join us for a fascinating perspective on the New Jersey Pinelands, a natural treasure in our own backyard. Learn more about its ecological wonders including the Black Run Preserve and its intriguing history going back to the bog iron industry of long ago. Sit back as John Volpa, educator and outdoor enthusiast, guides us down new trails in the Pine Barrens that we may have not explored before. Registration requested. This slide show and discussion will be followed by refreshments. Sponsored by the Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association. Online registration requested.
November 16, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center
Join a Rancocas Nature Center staff person or associate naturalist for an interpretive hike through our varied habitats. It’s a great way to get to know the park. Bring a camera and/or binoculars as we’ll be sure to stop at scenic spots along the way. The easy pace is suitable for all ages. Register online. Program is free.