IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the ArtConnect Forum scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018 must be rescheduled. This Forum will be held in March 2019.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
A Community Gathering for Art Enthusiasts, Artists & Creative Minds
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6:30-9pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ
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. It is the place to get the latest news in the local art world and learn from distinguished guest speakers and other artists.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – Guest Speakers:
Lynn DeClemente Losavio will talk about “That’s Worth Celebrating: The Life and Work of the Johnson Family” currently on exhibit at the Grounds For Sculpture. DeClemente Losavio will also share information about the training and services offered to local artists and skilled crafts persons by the Atelier –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 lives in the Hopewell Valley with her husband and two children.
Gyuri Hollósy will talk 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 will also share 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 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 wife are residents of Titusville, NJ.
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