Art Gallery in the Log Cabin. Dedicated in loving memory of Robert Rush by his Mother, Florence Rush Schumann in 1990. Robert was Washington Borough attorney and early advocate for open space preservation, inspired land use planning, and community mental health. He passed unexpectedly at age forty-three. Robert was noted for his unsurpassed love for the local environment. A Sweetbay Magnolia planted for Florence faces the cabin eternally bearing her name. The cabin was designed to exhibit Robert Rush's wildlife photography.
(For full story refer to article, Log Cabin History, at bottom of Arboretum & the Arts).
Red, Red, Red Hearts by Cshee. Arcrylic on canvas. 2014
Afters the initial excitement in the early 1990s, the log cabin gallery sat idle, shuttered and empty. Then in May 2014, the first exhibit in 20 years was organized entitled, Bowerstown, A Morris Canal Port.
An exhibition organized by regional artists immediately followed, but hope was dashed again, as the group decided to exhibit this show elsewhere.
The vision of an active art gallery in the log cabin stayed alive another five uncertain years, and was finally realized in October 2019 with the gratifying inauguration of M Galleries Pohatcong Native Arboretum!
First one person show when the art gallery in the log cabin vision really came true!
Mr. Frank May, owner of M Galleries in downtown Washington, is now the Art Gallery Manager and Sculpture Collection Curator.
M Galleries PNA. Gallery hours are by appointment. The available appointment times are Tues-Sat 3pm-9pm via the M Galleries PNA Appointment Link:
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Pohatcong Native Arboretum is located one mile north of downtown Washington, Warren County. Driving west on State Highway 57 make a right on to Belvidere Avenue. Go 3/4 mile to a four way stop. Proceed straight (changes to Mine Hill Road). Go 1/4 mile down the hill. The arborteum is on the right before Pohatcong Creek and Fairway Valley Golf Club.