Category Archives: Art the artist

A Mayberry Moment

Dad and Art were great friends. Here they are at the unveiling of one of Art’s artistic masterpiece of his miniature panoramic Morris Canal scenario. Library Director Frank Kaiser was a great fan of Art’s artwork. A Mayberry Moment By … Continue reading

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Thank You Art Smith

Dad standing beside the large photograph of his dear uncle, Earl Mabey, who was killed in France during World War I. Thank You Art Smith By Richard Mabey Jr. It was in the early 1990’s that a moment came, that … Continue reading

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The Haunting, Eerie Indian Head Of The Old Lincoln Park Museum

The haunting, eerie Indian head of the Old Lincoln Park Museum, was always placed on the right hand side of the old map of Morris County. The Haunting, Eerie Indian Head Of The Old Lincoln Park Museum By Richard Mabey … Continue reading

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A Magical Mayberry Moment: Art Smith’s Miniature Canal Scene

It was an honor to write this article about Art Smith’s miniature canal scene, over 15 years ago. I remember how proud Art was of it. A Magical Mayberry Moment: Art Smith’s Miniature Canal Scene By Richard Mabey Jr. It … Continue reading

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Remembering The Golden Era Of The Beavertown Historical Society

Hard work and sheer determination were the elements that were characteristic traits of Art Smith and my dad. Both of these good gentlemen worked hard to keep alive the precious history of dear old Lincoln Park. Remembering The Golden Era … Continue reading

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Remembering Art Smith

This is a photo I took of Art Smith standing in front of one of his beautiful paintings of the old Morris Canal. Art was an incredibly talented artist. Remembering Art Smith By Richard Mabey Jr. Art Smith was one … Continue reading

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One More Memorial Day Memory

I remember the Memorial Day Parade of 2004 in my old hometown in northern New Jersey. Art, Dad and I were all set to build the float. It was the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend. I remember this moment … Continue reading

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