Sept. 17 Fall Event at Gallery 33 at Comisky's Greenhouses
By: Comisky's Greenhouses
Gallery 33 at Comisky's Greenhouses, Hightstown, NJ
--Photos available upon request and at https://www.facebook.com/
--Part of a new wave of business development in Hightstown, New Jersey
A new gift and art gallery is quickly becoming a destination spot for visitors to the region. Internationally-
September 17, Saturday, 2-4pm, Enjoy pumpkins, fall flowers, live music by Daniel Trent of Hightstown, meet the Jersey artists, and learn about the Bees of Broadstreet in an observation hive and from bee-keeper Curtis Crowell.
Curtis Crowell's Bountiful Bees of Broadstreet
Crowell's bees work in Hightstown, Cranbury, East Windsor, Allentown and Plainsboro. He cares for them using research done by Cornell Professor Roger Morse (author of the definitive text on honey bee diseases), and uses management techniques suggested by Cornell Professor Tom Seeley (whose book 'Honey Bee Democracy' is as much about neurobiology as it is about signal processing).
Every year before he harvests, he uses the services of Rabbi Yehuda Shain, who certifies the honey as kosher for Jewish customers.
A new addition is the steel Tyrannosaurus by David Jackson from Art All Night in Trenton. Here's what he has to say about it: "My name is David Jackson, a metal/wood fabricator, and teacher. My steel piece, Tyrannosaurus is fabricated from found and recycled pieces of steel. It has taken me over 300 to 400 hours to put him together he weighs about 150 pounds. When I started fabricating him I started with his feet, I didn't really believe how big he would become, I kind of went with the size and worked on it as it grew. Many of the steel pieces were used from recycled material. I try to use as much recycled materials as I can. With my current position reused and recaptured steel is available. If you look carefully you can see Porsche parts, Honda parts, lamp parts, church chairs, saw blades, ceiling tin, electrical parts, ironing board, and even some Chrome pieces. I'm sure I left some things out but it's fun to look and see what you can see anyway."
Daniel Trent is a virtuoso in jazz, classical, rock and pop styles, guitarist Daniel Trent brings a wide range of musical experience to any performance or educational setting. After studying classical and jazz guitar at the McNally-Smith College of Music, Dan launched parallel careers as both a performer and private guitar teacher. His performance career thus far has included extensive forays into rock, blues, classical, jazz, solo acoustic, and traditional, and he has performed regularly throughout the Midwest, New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. A member of ASCAP, he is also is a prolific composer of original material.
As a teacher, Dan keeps the music flowing to a new generation of players, maintaining a full roster of students and organizing recitals where they can display the prowess he has inspired in them. Dan's studio is located in Highstown, NJ.
Juanita Yoder, whose work hangs locally at Princeton University is also in collections around the US including New York City, Laguna Beach, California, and internationally in Sighisoara, Romania. She has been featured in US 1 in an recent article by Susan van Dongen.
Yoder says, "I'm so thrilled to be developing this gallery to represent fabulous New Jersey art like Susan Winter paintings, John Shedd pottery, Wheaton Arts hand-blown glass, Terry Plasket pottery, and others. I'm enjoying watching visitors discover the Jersey-made gourmet treats, David Bradley Chocolate and Wemrock pies and baked goods. New Jersey has a lot of gifts to offer and it's great to combine them with the gorgeous flowers and plants of Comisky's Greenhouses.
John Shedd has created pottery for the Princeton area restaurants Mistral, Elements, Tre Piani and One 53. Gallery 33 carries unique, collectable pieces by John Shedd including one-of-a-kind porcelain fountains. Photos on request.
Susan Winter's art is in the collections of Bruce Springsteen and the Whitehouse. Winter's oils and pastels have been widely collected in New Jersey. She shows regularly with the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club at the Salamagundi Club on Fifth Avenue in New York.
Wheaton Arts has long been a destination in New Jersey for art creation and education. Gallery 33 has brought beautiful Wheaton Arts glass to central Jersey. Terry Plasket is a keystone potter at Wheaton Glass and his vases and pots are now available through Gallery 33.
Comisky adds, "We are bringing unique items to Hightstown, things you will only find here."
Photos and more information can be found here:
For more information, press can contact Juanita Yoder, 609-213-4834
Public can contact 609-448-1705.