October 4, 2017

“Art at Kings Oaks” Pop-Up Exhibition

“ART AT KINGS OAKS”: A pop-up exhibition featuring the works of 26 artists will be at Kings Oaks Farm in Newtown, Pa. from October 6 to 15. An opening reception is on October 6 from 6-9 p.m. Shown here are a painting by Susan Jane Walp, top left; a monotype by Stuart Shils, top right; an installation by Margaret Parish, bottom left; and a sculpture by Maxwell Mustardo.

“Art at Kings Oaks,” a pop-up art exhibition in a historic barn and chapel on Kings Oaks Farm in Newtown, Pa., returns for its fifth year this October 6-15 to present its largest group of artists to date. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and installation works by 26 renowned and emerging artists from the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. and Italy.

The two-weekend exhibition, attended by over 500 visitors each year, began in 2012 when Bucks County painter Alex Cohen renovated the 19th-century barn and stone chapel on Kings Oaks Farm into gallery spaces. While it has grown in scope and size, the artist-led project maintains
its vision of offering a naturally beautiful and intimate setting for viewing art, which is welcoming to both artists and art lovers alike. “The barn is incredible in its construction and endurance, but no single part of it feels polished,” says Cohen. “There’s a rawness and yet a grandeur. I think that’s how good paintings feel and how a good exhibition feels.”

This year’s exhibition is co-curated by Cohen and Ithaca-based painter and printmaker Gillian Pederson-Krag.

Exhibiting artists include Caren Canier, Mariel Capanna, Marybeth Chew, Alex Cohen, Mastro Cencio, David Fertig, Kathleen Hall, Deborah Kahn, Ken Kewley, Ying Li, Stanley Lewis, Ruth Miller, Abraham Murley, Maxwell Mustardo, Margaret Parish, Robert Andrew Parker, Gillian Pederson-Krag, Stephanie Pierce, Langdon Quin, Neil Riley, E.M. Saniga, Sterling Shaw, Stuart Shils, James Stewart, Susan Jane Walp, and Lilly Woodworth.

Admission is free, works are for sale. Opening reception, Friday, October 6, 6-9 p.m.; closing reception Sunday, October 15, 2-5 p.m. Open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on October 7, 8, 9, 14, 15; 6-9 p.m. October 13; and by appointment. Kings Oaks Farm is at 756 Worthington Mill Road in Newtown, Pa. Call (215) 603-6573 for more information.