Pathways and Confluences – Frontline Arts’ Annual Benefit
Celebrate at Neshanic
Apr. 30, 2022, 06:30 pm
On April 30th, 2022 at 6:30pm, Frontline Arts is holding its first in-person annual benefit since 2019: “Pathways & Confluences” at Celebrate at Neshanic. It will take place at the beautiful Neshanic Valley Golf Course, where we will gather, celebrate and raise funds for our growing and nationally-recognized socially engaged arts programming that serves over 6,000 individuals a year; from Frontline Paper, to the Scrubs Paper Project to the Migration Project, plus educational classes in print & papermaking for adults and youth, studio services, groundbreaking exhibitions and so much more.
Frontline Arts is celebrating its achievements and perseverance through the pandemic, our future, and also the history of the organization and of the land itself. We will be recognizing and honoring the longstanding history of our honorees, the Somerset County Park Commission for supporting Frontline Arts (formerly known as the Printmaking Center/Council of New Jersey) for 44 years on the property of the Ralph T. Reeve Cultural Center, as well as honoring Janice Haggerty and The Merill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation, as a longtime supporter of Frontline Arts (firstly of the Frontline Paper veteran program, formerly known as Combat Paper NJ), as well as general support of our operations and other social arts programs, especially through the pandemic. We will also be featuring other individuals and funders who have been crucial to championing our mission since 1974 as well as a Land Acknowledgement of Lenapehoking, the ancestral homelands of the Lenape Nation that we are standing upon.
The benefit will be held inside the beautiful and open venue at Celebrate at Neshanic, Powered by Landmark Hospitality. The indoor venue opens up into an outdoor patio to enjoy the early spring evening (weather permitting) and overlooks the Somerset County Park Commission’s Neshanic Valley Golf Course, a certified River-friendly Golf Course, Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and Groundwater Guardian Green Site, which is the only golf course in the state, and quite possibly the country, to hold all three designations. We will enjoy passed Hors D’oeuvres and a gourmet reception dinner, inclusive of dessert, plus a cash bar for beer and wine. There will be a silent auction of a wide variety items up for bid to benefit Frontline Arts’ programming, and a variety of arts activities and performances including poetry readings by Maya J. Sorini and an artist talk and demo by Mark Oldland.