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Hunterdon Art Museum Hosts FREE Eco-Scavenger Hunt For Earth Day 2012
Families can explore Clinton, gather pieces for a project, and then make an Earth Day related art work at the Hunterdon Art Museum
Families Invited to Participate in Free Town-Wide Scavenger Hunt
April 12, 2012 (Clinton, NJ) -- In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, the Hunterdon Art Museum is pleased to present an Eco-Scavenger Hunt. In partnership with the Red Mill Museum and with the gracious support of several of Clinton’s merchants, families will be invited to engage in an Earth Day themed scavenger hunt, culminating with an artist-led art project at the Hunterdon Art Museum. The scavenger hunt takes place on Sunday, April 22, from 1-4pm.
Starting at the Red Mill Museum, participants will be given the list of participating merchants: Citispot, Heartstrings, Extraordinary Beads, Addicted Jeans Store and J.J. Scoops. As they go on their hunt through town, participants will receive pieces of a project, which will all be recycled materials donated for the project.
Once all five pieces are collected, participants will return to the Hunterdon Art Museum. There, under the instruction of art teacher Jim Pruznick, families will use their found objects to create a landscape. In addition to the experience of the “hunt” and of constructing the landscape, families can use this as a starting point for a discussion about the effects of man-made products on our natural landscape, the importance of appreciation of our surroundings, and the value in recycling whenever possible.
The Eco-Scavenger Hunt has been organized by the Education Department of the Hunterdon Art Museum. With over 200 education options a year, the Hunterdon Art Museum offers a vibrant array of art classes to students of all ages. Visit www.hunterdonartmuseum.org for the full Spring 2012 Education Calendar.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC
The Hunterdon Art Museum is located at 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton NJ 08809. The telephone number is 908-735-8415 and the website is www.hunterdonartmuseum.org. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Suggested admission is $5. Admission includes entry to the ArtZone, a permanent space for children to explore art making through guided projects developed by the Museum’s Education department.
The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space. Publications are available in large print. Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey Relay Service at (TTY) 1 (800) 852-7899.
The Museum's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Horizon Foundation of New Jersey, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, corporations, foundations and individuals.
ABOUT THE HUNTERDON ART MUSEUM
The Hunterdon Art Museum presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art and design in a nineteenth century stone mill that is on the National Register of Historic Places. In this unique setting, the Museum, a landmark regional art center since 1952, shows work by established and emerging contemporary artists and offers a dynamic schedule of art classes and workshops for children and adults.
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Contemporary art, craft and design in a 19th century building on the banks of the Raritan River in Clinton, NJ.