FAC March Events Include Celtic Harp/Guitar Duo and Myhelan Arts Exhibit and Sale

Harpist Odarka Stockert and Guitarist Red Jimenez

Harpist Odarka Stockert and Guitarist Red Jimenez

Basking Ridge, NJ: Farmstead Arts will celebrate the month of March with a Celtic harp and guitar concert on Sunday, March 6 at 2 PM and March With Myhelan Art Exhibit and Sale March 5 through March 26 featuring over forty works by New Jersey artists.  Both events will be held at Farmstead Arts located at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge, N.J.

The Celtic harp and guitar concert Slight Imperfection, will feature a blend of traditional Celtic, folk, and rock and roll music by vocalist/harpist/percussionist Odarka Stockert and vocalist/guitarist Redentor “Red” Jimenez.   Known as “Odarka,” Stockert is an accomplished harpist who is classically trained, but has performed an eclectic mix of Celtic, Ukrainian, and Eastern music since the 1980’s.  She spent several summers in Dublin, Ireland competing in the O’Carolan Irish Harp and Granard Harp competitions, winning honors and awards in both. She is also the collaborator of Yara Art Group based at La Mama, ETC in New York and the founding member of Glendalough’s Muse, a Celtic harp and flute duo.  Joining Odarka is 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.  For more information, visit www.odarka.com and http://www.RedReyne.com.

Tickets for the Slight Imperfection concert are $20 per person.  Students and seniors are $10.  Tickets may be purchased online at http://farmsteadcelticharpconcert.eventbrite.com.

Seating is limited.  Based on availability, tickets may be available at the door.  For up-to-date information, visit www.farmsteadartscenter.org, 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

Myhelan Network Artists Exhibit and Sale March 5-26, 2011

Myhelan Arts Exhibit and Sale March 5-26, 2011

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 North Central New Jersey, has been established since 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 Succasunna; and Shirley Supp of Great Meadows.

The public is invited to a reception with the artists on Saturday, March 5, 1-4 pm.  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 AM to 2 PM.  For more information, visit www.myhelanartistsnetwork.org, 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 http://www.farmsteadartscenter.org.

The farmhouse is wheelchair accessible.  Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services is requested to make a request by sending an e-mail to the farmsteadartscenter@gmail.com 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/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

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