Riverfest Celebration, Frenchtown, NJ @ ArtYard
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

We will share more details when they become available.

ArtYard’s Second Annual Hatching @ ArtYard (Old Hatchery Building)
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

ArtYard’s Hatching is an annual celebration of incubation, creativity and Frenchtown history on the site where millions of eggs were hatched for over a century.
It will take place at the Hatchery during Riverfest in Frenchtown on Sunday, Sept. 3rd, 2017.





ArtYard’s First Hatching in 2016

Screening of The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T @ ArtYard
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hello, friends!

This screening is part of the celebrations around ArtYard’s Hatch on Sept 3rd, 2017.

A film for all ages.
Duration: 1 hour and 32 minutes.

FilmYard is excited to present Dr. Seuss’ wonderfully surreal musical fantasy adventure The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T The only feature film written by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), who was responsible for the story, screenplay, and lyrics. It was directed by Roy Rowland, with many takes directed, uncredited, by producer Stanley Kramer.


Young Bart Collins lives with his widowed mother Heloise. The bane of Bart’s existence is the hated piano lessons he endures under the tutelage of the autocratic Dr. Terwilliker. Bart feels that his mother has fallen under Terwilliker’s influence, and gripes to plumber August Zabladowski, without result. While hammering at his lessons, Bart dozes off and enters a musical dream.

In the dream, Bart is trapped at the surreal Terwilliker Institute, where the piano teacher is a madman dictator who has imprisoned non-piano-playing musicians. He built a piano so large that it requires Bart and 499 other boys (hence, 5,000 fingers) to play it. Bart’s mother has become Terwilliker’s hypnotized assistant and bride-to-be, and Bart must dodge the Institute’s guards as he scrambles to save his mother and himself. He tries to recruit Mr. Zabladowski, who was hired to install the Institute’s lavatories ahead of a vital inspection, but only after skepticism and foot-dragging are the plumber convinced to help. The two construct a noise-sucking contraption which ruins the mega-piano’s opening concert. The enslaved boys run riot, and the “atomic” noise-sucker explodes in spectacular fashion, bringing Bart out from his dream.

The movie ends on a hopeful note for Bart, when Mr. Zabladowski notices Heloise and offers to drive her to town in his jeep. Bart escapes from the piano and runs off to play.

We look forward to seeing you on September 3rd!

The ArtYard team.

Poetry Reading with Aracelis Girmay and more… @ ArtYard
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poetry reading by Aracelis Girmay and John Smith.

Aracelis Girmay is author of  three books of poetry, the most recent, The Black Maria, the poet Rigoberto González in the Los Angeles Times describes “a blessing to the living and the dead, a tribute to lives lost, a song of hope, perseverance, and gratitude flourishing despite class conflict and racial strife.”  In this event, the Award-winning Girmay, a virtuoso performer, will be preceded by a reading by the popular poet John Smith, a long-time Frenchtown resident, author of the poetry collection, Even that Indigo, a poet whose work has been published in numerous literary magazines and in NJ Audubon since the 1980s.

Sister Cities Girlchoir.

Special animation by Elsa Mora.

Final Day of Exhibition with Ken Nicol and Lois Andison @ ArtYard
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come see the exhibition from 10:00 AM –  5:00 PM

“Ken Nicol’s work is part savant and part madness; using everyday objects to the extreme he creates work that boggles the imagination. With simple tools, like Bic pens, tape, and Fine Makers, he runs them through a grueling, time dense process that only ends when the pens, or rolls expire. He combines the obsessive talents of a collector, with a keen observational talent of seeing art in common things and daily life, and then is able to create the tools (his work) for us to see it too. Genuine, humble and moving” (Todd Falkowsky via The Canadian Design Resource). Lois


Lois Andison is a sculptor/installation artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Her art practice ranges from kinetic sculpture where she uses movement to initiate an experience/exchange between the viewer and the work, through video and photography which she uses to document and interpret both time and motion. The latter approach can be seen in her year-long time-lapse of an urban garden and through her motion studies that are observations of the still and the moving. Her sculptural works address the mediated body and the performative and often involve an element of humor. Lately, her conceptual interests in language as a medium and kinetic type as movement have led to her incorporate text in her sculptures. Lois has exhibited nationally and internationally including such cities as Mexico City, Boston, New York, Montreal, Lethbridge and Buffalo. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and her work is part of both private and corporate collections. This project is curated by Magda Gonzalez-Mora.

A project curated by Magda Gonzalez-Mora.

Concert with Rosalia Roio @ ArtYard
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Link to tickets coming soon!

Opening of (in)animate. An Exhibition Curated by Elsa Mora and Jill Kearney @ ArtYard
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We will share details as soon as they become available.

Rashomon Screening and Operetta Premiere @ ArtYard
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Screening of Akira Kurosawa’s classic film, Rashomon, followed by the world premiere of composer Richard McIntyre’s original operetta, Rashomon.

Rashomon Screening and Operetta (Day 2) @ ArtYard
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Screening of Akira Kurosawa’s classic film, Rashomon, followed by the world premiere of composer Richard McIntyre’s original operetta, Rashomon.

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