Arboretum Art Show Collects Views of Famed Barn
Show opens today and runs through the weekend.
It won't be too far into the future before the decaying barn at Wagner Farm is torn down. But thanks to the efforts of local artists, images of the barn and signature siloes will live forever, framed and hanging on walls in homes throughout the area.
A special show this weekend features nearly two dozen views of the farm buildings. The Wagner Farm Arboretum’s "A Place to Grow Art Exhibit and Sale" opens at 6 p.m. tonight at the Arboretum. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
"Basically, people were told to interpret the grounds," show organizer Beth Murphy said.
Those interpretations include ceramics, photographs and a photo collage, oil paintings and pencil drawings.
Murphy added that many area residents have a connection to the farm land from buying what they called “the best chocolate milk ever” from the shop that will house the art exhibit.
"It's really neat—people have a strong connection here," she said.
Many of the works will be available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the arboretum.
Additionally,the works will be judged by Bernardsville artist Carol Livingston.
To become a member/supporter of the Wagner Farm Arboretum,
please go to wfafnj.org.