MEET THE MICHENER & FREE JAZZ CONCERT ON 4/5/2008!

(March 17, 2008 Flemington,NJ)  Roman Jewelers, the Michener Art Museum and Bucks Magazine Strive to Bring Neighboring Counties Together Through Art and Culture.    On Saturday, April 5, 2008, the James A. Michener Art Museum will reach across the Delaware River for an event entitled “Meet the Michener.”  This event will be sponsored by Roman Jewelers (Flemington, NJ) and BUCKS magazine (New Hope, PA) to bring neighboring Hunterdon and Bucks counties together for an afternoon featuring art, music, local cuisine and fine beers. The event will be co-sponsored by Market Roost Fine Catering, Restaurant & Gift Gallery of Flemington, NJ and Triumph Brewery of Princeton, NJ and New Hope, PA.

“Meet the Michener” will be held in Renaissance Plaza (home of Roman Jewelers) at 39 Hwy 12, Flemington, NJ.   Located just fifteen minutes from New Hope, everyone is invited to attend this free event on April 5, 2008 from 2 pm to 5 pm to get acquainted with the Art & Soul of Bucks County, the Michener Art Museum.

Bucks County artist Robert Whitley, a master woodworker of national reputation, is the featured artist of a solo exhibition at the Michener Museum in New Hope through June 1, 2008.  He will make a presentation at the “Meet the Michener” event in Flemington on April 5th to discuss his original and contemporary furniture designs, as well as historic reproductions.    Works by Robert Whitley are on permanent exhibit at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C., the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of art, in addition to several other university and private collections.

Guests can delight in two free jazz performances during this event by renowned bassist and composer Charles Fambrough and Friends. During his nearly 40-year professional career, Fambrough has performed and recorded with numerous bands, most famously Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Wynton Marsalis Quintet.  He has produced numerous Jazz CDs including Proper Angle, City Tribes, Upright Citizen, Charles Fambrough @ Zanzibar Blue and The Charmer.

Market Roost Fine Catering, Restaurant & Gift Gallery, located in Flemington, NJ, will provide a sampling of hors d’oeuvres for this free event.  Triumph Brewery, which has locations in Princeton, NJ, New Hope, PA and Philadelphia, PA, will provide a beer sampling for guests.

In addition, selected art and general educational books and other items from the Michener Museum’s Shops will be on site during the event.

This “Meet the Michener” event is part of a new Hands Across the River program sponsored by Roman Jewelers, designed to increase awareness between Hunterdon County, NJ and Bucks County, PA.  This program will encourage individuals living in both counties to find out what cultural opportunities, shopping and businesses are available for them on the other side of the Delaware River.

Roman Jewelers is a family owned and operated store with locations in Flemington and the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Roman Jewelers specializes in custom jewelry design, fine jewelry including designer, diamond and bridal jewelry, and also offers a wide selection of Swiss watches.

BUCKS magazine is the art, culture and lifestyle magazine of Bucks and Hunterdon counties.   Samples of Bucks Magazine will be available for attendees at the event.

The “Meet the Michener” event takes place April 5, 2008 from 2 pm to 5 pm, and is free and open to the public.  No reservations are required, but seating for the jazz performances is limited and will be on a first-come first served basis.

For more information or directions,  please visit www.romanjewelers.com or www.michenerartmuseum.org, or call 908-237-1223.

Contact: Sheila Palka, Marketing Director
Roman Jewelers
Telephone:  908-237-1223
sheila@romanjewelers.com

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