Topic: ART NEWS
Family Fun Day of Free Art and Entertainment at HAM
Enjoy an afternoon of arts and entertainment at the Hunterdon Art Museum’s annual HAM It Up! community day on Sunday, May 1 from 1 to 4 p.m.
This year’s free HAM It Up! event invites children and adults to participate in an assortment of family-fun art projects on the Museum’s Terrace. Guests can paint a wooden fish and add it to a large 3-D fish tank, or get inspired by the Raritan River to help create a mural on the Museum’s popular giant chalkboard. (Ever wonder what an octopus or whale would look like swimming in the Raritan River? Well, come draw them on the wall!)
Guests can also make jewelry, paper-bag hats and create Monet-inspired watercolor paintings. Easels will be set up on Lower Center Street where adults and children can stop and paint various still lifes.
HAM It Up! features live music with Raritan Valley Recovery, a talented acoustic band that performs a variety of traditional and contemporary music, and the award-winning Macheis Wind, whose music has been called brilliant and artistic. The Millstone River Morris Dancers will also entertain.
Anyone who’s ever wanted to try spinning plates, ropes or a Chinese yoyo will enjoy visiting with performer Brenn Swanson. She’ll also teach everyone how to juggle and twist balloon animals.
Everyone can stop by and greet the alpacas from Bluebird Alpaca Farm of Peapack, NJ.
Flavorganics, lead sponsor of HAM It Up!, will offer samples of its organic syrups to please your palate. Additional HAM It Up! sponsors are Unity Bank and Citispot Tea and Coffee.
The event will be held rain or shine. Please note that much of Lower Center Street will be closed to traffic during the event.
Participating HAM faculty members are: Linda Schroeder, Joe Agabiti, Wendy Hallstrom, Amanda Esposito, Matt Esposito, Duffy Dillinger, Jim Pruznick and Leah Cahill.
For more information, visit the Museum’s website at www.hunterdonartmuseum.org or call 908-735-8415.