ArtConnect Forum

ArtConnect Forum

A Community Gathering for Art Enthusiasts, Artists & Creative Minds

Next date – TBD!

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

This new community event is the place to explore your passion and appreciation for art in a fun, collaborative and social setting. Each meeting will feature fascinating speakers…with big imaginations…sharing their work, inspiration, and their creative process, while providing an opportunity to interact with fellow artists and art lovers.

March 21, 2019 – Guest Speakers:

Lynn DeClemente Losavio shared highlights of “That’s Worth Celebrating: The Life and Work of the Johnson Family” currently on exhibit at the Grounds For Sculpture which focuses on the family’s passions, their belief in the spirit of innovation and the power of community, as well as, Seward Johnson’s influence on the art world. DeClemente Losavio also discussed the education and sculpting services the Johnson Atelier offers to local artists and skilled crafts persons– including modeling, enlarging, casting, fabrication, paint and patina,  production and conservation services– all with an emphasis on promoting public art.

DeClemente Losavio is the Collection Manager of The Seward Johnson Atelier.  With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Fine Arts in Textiles from California College of the Arts, DeClemente Losavio serves as a member of Capital Health’s Art and Healing Program and the 28th International Sculpture Center Conference: Defining Moments in the Face of Change to be held in Philadelphia in October 2018.   DeClemente Losavio and her family are residents of Hopewell, NJ.

(Photo credit: Gala Derroisne)

Gyuri Hollósy talked about his latest inspiration – “animal architects” – and how he employs a unique formula of resin and sawdust form the shape and patterns of rotted wood and bark in his creations. Hollósy also shared his unique experiences consulting with the local government of Xinjiang Province in China on the creation of a new sculpture park and his most recent ‘silk road’ commission for the China National Academy of Painting in Beijing. Hollósy is the author of “Voices in An Artist’s Head” which was released in 2017.

In addition to his many commissions and exhibition awards, Hollósy has received professional grants, including the Helen and George Segal Foundation, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and the Herk van Tongerin Sculpture Award from the Atlantic Foundation.  Hollósy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University and a Masters of Fine Arts from Tulane University.  Hollósy taught at Tulane, Washington University, Bethany College and at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture.  Hollósy and his family are residents of Titusville, NJ.


CLICK HERE to buy tickets!  Seating is limited so get your tickets early.  General Admission: $20 / HV Arts Council Members Discount: $10. We have scheduled a snow date for Thursday, March 28 at the same time and location

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