Current Art Show


February 3 – 24, 2019

Reception: tba

An exhibition featuring work by Ridge High School AP Studio Art and Photo III Students

This exhibition is about creating art inspired by others. The work exhibited is a response to an established artist’s work and weaving it into the students’ own voice.  The unique artwork created by students establishes a dialogue about visual inspiration, conceptual influence and interpretation.

The goal was to give insight into the ways of working by different artists while offering inspiration and play into the student’s art practice. The students selected an artwork seen on a field trip to the Chelsea Gallery District in NYC. They were asked to respond to the work not by simply trying to ‘copy’ them but to immerse in the visual image, conclude some understanding and allowing that to inform the student’s practice and identifying a new approach to make work. Through these ideas the students expanded and developed their abilities, and played with a style all their own in the process. This originality and uniqueness comes from taking whatever it is that inspires and pushing it until the work enters a new realm that’s entirely its own.

Gallery Hours:
Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 pm
Sundays, 1:00-4:00 pm
Mondays, 11:00-1:00; Tuesdays – 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 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.