HoBART Returns with “Art In the Native Landscape”
“ART IN THE NATIVE LANDSCAPE”: A private outdoor farm in Frenchtown is the setting for this year’s HoBART art show on October 2, 3, 9, and 10. The show will feature some of the area’s leading sculptors, artists, and artisans.
Now in its fourth year, the HoBART art show in Frenchtown will feature an expanded list of some of the area’s leading sculptors, artists, and artisans spanning the Delaware river region from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The show — on October 2, 3, 9, and 10 — offers a unique opportunity to experience sculpture installations by contemporary artists in a private outdoor setting, among rolling hills, historic barns, and a beautiful native landscape.
Both an indoor and outdoor show, guests are invited to explore the property’s several outbuildings which will house sculpture, paintings, and contemporary glass art. All artwork is for sale directly from the artists. Social distancing and mask wearing will be encouraged.
Exhibiting artists include sculptors Oki Fukunaga, Harry H. Gordon, Kate Graves, Ray King, Bruce Lindsay, Rory Mahon, Eric Schultz, and Steven Snyder; mixed media artists Robert T. Cooke, Ilene Dube, Aylin Green, Joy Kreves, Hilary Peirce, and Mayfield Williams; painters Jacqueline Haut Evans, Lauren Johnson, Amanda Penecale, Mike Pantuso, Karen Schoenitz, Joe Strasser, and Kazaan Viveiros; drawing and 2D media artist Haley Manchon; ceramic artists Rebecca Graham and Debbie Reichard; jeweler Jessica Mueller; glass blower and sculptor Don Gonzalez; weaver Martha Gonzalez; and woodworker Hayden Geurds.
Paul Steinbeiser, who is hosting this event, specializes in native landscape design and custom stonework, and will be available for consultations and discussions about embracing concepts of sustainability to create a healthy landscape environment using native plants in organic and whimsical natural designs.
In keeping with his love of beauty, history, and sustainability, Steinbeiser is a believer in restoration and preservation of old structures, such as the reclaimed “Hannah Shaw” wagon house, circa 1830-1840, originally from Princeton, which he relocated and restored. His own home and other outbuildings are based on a 1780s Delaware Valley farmhouse in which he used reclaimed beams, flooring and other materials saved over the years.
HoBART 2021 is part of a collaborative effort by River Arts Creatives, a collective of arts organizations, galleries, and businesses celebrating and promoting art and creativity in the Delaware River towns.
Show dates are October 2, 3, 9, and 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 718 County Route 519 in Frenchtown. For more information, visit facebook.com/hobartartshow.