HOBART: HunterdOn & Bucks ARTists come together to exhibit Art In The Native Landscape on the pastoral setting of Paul Steinbeiser’s farm, right outside of Frenchtown, New Jersey, June 2, 3 and June 9, 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Lambertville-based chef, Douglas Piccinnini (featured in Rachael Ray Every Day, Glamour and NYTimes.com) and Folk City Roasters, a small-batch coffee roastery nestled in the Delaware River Valley. Steinbeiser’s farm is located at 718 County Route 519, Frenchtown, New Jersey, 08825. Info: www.facebook.com/hobartart/ or 267-614-4638. Rain/Shine/Free.
Tour the 26-acre grounds, brimming with blooming native plants and trails leading to artwork from area artists spanning both sides of the Delaware River, including Malcolm Bray, abstract expressionist paintings, Bret Cavanaugh, modern design furniture, David Hughes, Weatherwood Design rustic furniture, Lauren Johnson, paintings and illustrations, Margaret Parish, sculpture, photographs and installations, stone sculpture, fountains, birdbaths and benches by Steven Snyder, and paintings by Franz Jozef Ponstingl from the private collection of John Munice. There is also a current exhibition of Ponstingl’s work at the John F. Peto Studio Museum in Island Heights, New Jersey, until September 9. http://petomuseum.org/unpacking-the-future-important-works-by-franz-jozef-ponstingl-2/
Michael DeVos, ecological landscape designer, and Paul Steinbeiser, who specializes in native landscape design, and custom stonework, will be available for consultations and discussions about embracing the concepts of sustainability to create a healthy landscape environment while using organic and whimsical natural designs to embellish the beauty of our area. Native plants will also be available for purchase.
In keeping with his love of beauty, history, and sustainability, Steinbeiser is also a believer in restoration and preservation of old structures, such as the reclaimed “Hannah Shaw” wagon house, Circa 1830-1840, originally from Princeton, New Jersey, which he had relocated and restored, and will be open for visitors to see on the grounds. His own home and other outbuildings are based on a 1780’s Delaware Valley farmhouse in which he used reclaimed beams, flooring and other materials saved over the years.