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Artwork courtesy of The James A. Michener Art Museum (left to right: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd)

NEW DATE! Due to weather, we’ve rescheduled:

Calling All Artists and Art Enthusiasts!

ArtConnect Forum

Thursday, MAY 3, 2018, 7-9pm*

The Pennington School – Wesley Forum in the Yen Building


*Come early and mingle from 6-7pm
$10 for members
 / $20 for non-members — Seating is limited, so get your tickets early!

For tickets, please visit this link!

Discounts for HV Arts Council members!

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council invites you to explore and deepen your passion for art at our inaugural ArtConnect Forum, a key component of the HV Arts Council’s newest program, ArtConnect: Creating Opportunities for Artists.

In this collaborative, informative, and fun social setting, you’ll be the first to hear about current art news and community art projects, and you’ll learn from creative guest speakers and other artists.

Each meeting will feature fascinating speakers with big imaginations sharing their work, inspiration, and their creative process. It’s the place to get the latest news in the local art world and learn from distinguished speakers and other artists. Forums will be held three times per year and are open to the public.

This month, the ArtConnect Forum guest speakers are:

Kirsten M. Jensen, Ph.D., Former Gerry & Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator at Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA will talk about their current exhibit, Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective which features the notable artwork of Henriette Wyeth, daughter of N.C. Andrew Wyeth and sister of Andrew Wyeth. Dr. Jensen will discuss Henriette Wyeth’s early training and career, her relationship with her father and his student Peter Hurd, her 11-year struggle to determine whether Pennsylvania or New Mexico would be home, and the last five decades of her 70-year career in New Mexico. This remarkable collection will be on view at the Michener Art Museum through May 6, 2018.

Mike Ellery, Creative Designer, Chief Creative Officer at Sparks in Philadelphia, PA presents The Art of Experience. Ellery has spent the past two decades developing and creating innovative artwork in event design and marketing. Leading a team of over 60 creative designers, Ellery specializes in eye-catching trade show exhibits creating engaging, purposeful, and themed environments for his clients. He will discuss the way art and design are used in the new “experience economy” to engage customers and drive business at live events..

Elizabeth Sutton, Vocalist, Accomplished Opera Performer, and Professor of Voice at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ presents From Preparation to Performance. Sutton, a critically acclaimed soprano, renown for her remarkable singing and stage presence, has performed with opera companies and festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Sutton will speak about the subtle and not-so-subtle differences in vocal performance preparation for various styles, such as opera vs. broadway performances. She will share her own personal experiences with “going on with the show” and overcoming those jitters that accompany all types of artistic creation. You will get a chance to see her perform live at our upcoming spring-themed cabaret night on April 21 – keep an eye out for your invitation!

Join us and the Hopewell Valley artist community to connect with others for an entertaining and informative evening in celebration of art!

For tickets, please visit this link!

Discounts for HV Arts Council members!

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