The Great White Oak Tree:
An exhibit of History and Culture
June 10 – August 5, 2018
For 619 years this magnificent tree served as a gathering place in historic Bernards Township. Sadly, it’s life came to an end in 2017 and the tree was taken down. Since then, our community has come together in many ways to celebrate the life of that Great White Oak Tree. The wood has been shared far and wide, with branches and trunk sections on display and the building of a great communion table for the Presbyterian Church. New life is springing forth in the form of seedlings planted by local gardeners, all in the name of continuing the legacy of this extraordinary tree.
This exhibit will feature art in many media, including painting, drawing, poetry, sculpture, music, film and a community art project.
Reception: June 17 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Following are samples of artwork from the exhibit:
Mondays – Wednesdays, 10:00-1:00 or by appointment
In the Farmhouse Galleries at Farmstead Arts
The Farmhouse is wheelchair accessible. Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services may make a request by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.