Opening Reception — Joy in the Everyday, an HV Arts Council Members Art Show at Capital Health

Please join us for the opening reception as Capital Health and the Hopewell Valley Arts Council present Joy in the Everyday, a Hopewell Valley Arts Council members exhibit. The opening reception will be at the Art & Healing Gallery, on the second floor at Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6pm-7:30pm.

Joy in the Everyday – Art is joy! Joy to the world! Celebrating the holiday season, this exhibit will feature art that exudes joy, color, and happiness.      Artists have the ability to inspire, encourage, and motivate. Where does your joy come from? Each artist shares how they create art that brings them joy in the everyday or to the world as a whole.

The exhibit will be on display from November 29, 2018 to March 25, 2019.

(Note: Participating artists, please see this link)

Pennington Holiday Walk

Join the Hopewell Valley Arts Council at the Pennington Business & Professionals Association at the Annual Pennington Holiday Walk on December 7 from 6-9pm in downtown Pennington. The HV Arts Council will be featuring the ice carving skills of John Goeke, chef at the Hopewell Valley Golf & County Club, and boys & girls jazz/hip-hop classes from The Pennington Studio will perform “Ice Ice Baby” at 7:30pm.

Joy in the Everyday, an HV Arts Council Members Art Show at Capital Health

Capital Health and the Hopewell Valley Arts Council present Joy in the Everyday, an HV Arts Council Members Art Show at Capital Health. Celebrating the holiday season, this exhibit features art that exudes joy, color, and happiness.

The opening reception will be at the Art & Healing Gallery, on the second floor at Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6pm-7:30pm.

The exhibit will be on display from November 29, 2018 to March 25, 2019.

Call for Artists: Joy in the Everyday

Hopewell Valley Arts Council and the Arts and Healing Committee at Capital Health is pleased to announce Joy in the Everyday, a members exhibit scheduled for public display at the Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery at Capital Health-Hopewell this winter. An opening reception will be held on January 10, 2019, from 6-7:30pm, to celebrate the exhibit and offer the patrons an opportunity to speak with you about your work.

Joy in the Everyday – Art is joy! Joy to the world! Celebrating the holiday season, this exhibit will feature art that exudes joy, color, and happiness.      Artists have the ability to inspire, encourage, and motivate. Where does your joy come from? Each artist is invited to submit a short paragraph relating how creating art brings them joy in the everyday or to the world as a whole.  Submitted paragraphs will be displayed with the artwork.

  • All members of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, of any age, are eligible to submit up to three pieces of artwork for consideration and must be willing to deliver and pick-up their chosen artwork. Artwork will be juried based on the number of submissions received.
  • High-resolution electronic images of the artworks for consideration must be submitted no later than Monday, November 5 via email to kyle.wille@hvartscouncil.org.
  • All 2-dimensional work in any medium will be considered.
  • Artwork must be no larger than 36 inches in any direction.
  • Artwork must be professionally presented, securely wired, and ready for hanging. Glass must be plexiglass.
  • Acceptability is at the discretion of the Arts & Healing Committee of Capital Health.
  • All selected framed artwork must be delivered on Monday, November 26, between 9am-2pm or Tuesday, November 27, between 6-8pm at the Hopewell Valley YMCA at 62 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ.
  • All work must be offered for sale with 50% of the proceeds going to the artist, 25% to the HV Arts Council, and 25% to the Art & Healing Committee of Capital Health with sales handled by the HV Arts Council.
  • If artwork is selected, members will be sent additional information.

The exhibit will be on display from November 29, 2018 to March 25, 2019.

Painting on the Hill: Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council and Chez Alice are excited to offer a plein air watercolor workshop series at Strawberry Mansion on Baldpate Mountain this fall.  For three consecutive Thursdays — September 27, October 4 and 11 — from 5:30-7:30pm,* enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and mountains and enhance your appreciation of watercolor painting with professional artist, Barbara DiLorenzo, while learning techniques in watercolor painting. The program is generously supported by Chez Alice Catering Company which will be donating their profits for the event back into HV Arts Council’s amazing programing and events. $45/per class and $125 for all three.

Attend one, two or all three workshops to refine your skills in watercolor painting lead by Hopewell artist Barbara DiLorenzo, author and illustrator who received her BFA in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and studied painting at the Art Students League of New York under Mary Beth McKenzie. In 2014, she received the Dorothy Markinko Scholarship Award from the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature. She is a signature member in the New England Watercolor Society as well as the Society of Illustrators. DiLorenzo teaches art courses in our area and is co-president of the Children’s Book Illustrators Group of New York. Barbara is represented by Rachel Orr of the Prospect Agency.

Hors d’oeuvres boxes are available for pre-purchase to enjoy while painting — a variety of fresh fruits with crackers created by Chez Alice Catering Company.

Please place your order prior to each workshop. Boxes are $12/box. Order ahead by emailing: chezalicecater@gmail.com or call (609) 737-1199.

Rain or Shine (window views from Strawberry Mansion). Beginners and experienced painters are welcome (age 18+ please)!

You can find the supply list at this link: https://tinyurl.com/paintingonthehill-supplylist

To register, please visit this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-on-the-hill-tickets-49067357788

Please note that the watercolor workshops have been moved to 5:30-7:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause but we know you’ll appreciate the additional sunlight!

Painting on the Hill: Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council and Chez Alice are excited to offer a plein air watercolor workshop series at Strawberry Mansion on Baldpate Mountain this fall.  For three consecutive Thursdays — September 27, October 4 and 11 — from 5:30-7:30pm,* enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and mountains and enhance your appreciation of watercolor painting with professional artist, Barbara DiLorenzo, while learning techniques in watercolor painting. The program is generously supported by Chez Alice Catering Company which will be donating their profits for the event back into HV Arts Council’s amazing programing and events. $45/per class and $125 for all three.

Attend one, two or all three workshops to refine your skills in watercolor painting lead by Hopewell artist Barbara DiLorenzo, author and illustrator who received her BFA in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and studied painting at the Art Students League of New York under Mary Beth McKenzie. In 2014, she received the Dorothy Markinko Scholarship Award from the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature. She is a signature member in the New England Watercolor Society as well as the Society of Illustrators. DiLorenzo teaches art courses in our area and is co-president of the Children’s Book Illustrators Group of New York. Barbara is represented by Rachel Orr of the Prospect Agency.

Hors d’oeuvres boxes are available for pre-purchase to enjoy while painting — a variety of fresh fruits with crackers created by Chez Alice Catering Company.

Please place your order prior to each workshop. Boxes are $12/box. Order ahead by emailing: chezalicecater@gmail.com or call (609) 737-1199.

Rain or Shine (window views from Strawberry Mansion). Beginners and experienced painters are welcome (age 18+ please)!

You can find the supply list at this link: https://tinyurl.com/paintingonthehill-supplylist

To register, please visit this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-on-the-hill-tickets-49067357788

*Please note that the watercolor workshops have been moved to 5:30-7:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause but we know you’ll appreciate the additional sunlight!

Painting on the Hill: Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council and Chez Alice are excited to offer a plein air watercolor workshop series at Strawberry Mansion on Baldpate Mountain this fall.  For three consecutive Thursdays — September 27, October 4 and 11 — from 5:30-7:30pm,* enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and mountains and enhance your appreciation of watercolor painting with professional artist, Barbara DiLorenzo, while learning techniques in watercolor painting. The program is generously supported by Chez Alice Catering Company which will be donating their profits for the event back into HV Arts Council’s amazing programing and events. $45/per class and $125 for all three.

Attend one, two or all three workshops to refine your skills in watercolor painting lead by Hopewell artist Barbara DiLorenzo, author and illustrator who received her BFA in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and studied painting at the Art Students League of New York under Mary Beth McKenzie. In 2014, she received the Dorothy Markinko Scholarship Award from the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature. She is a signature member in the New England Watercolor Society as well as the Society of Illustrators. DiLorenzo teaches art courses in our area and is co-president of the Children’s Book Illustrators Group of New York. Barbara is represented by Rachel Orr of the Prospect Agency.

Hors d’oeuvres boxes are available for pre-purchase to enjoy while painting — a variety of fresh fruits with crackers created by Chez Alice Catering Company.

Please place your order prior to each workshop. Boxes are $12/box. Order ahead by emailing: chezalicecater@gmail.com or call (609) 737-1199.

Rain or Shine (window views from Strawberry Mansion). Beginners and experienced painters are welcome (age 18+ please)!

You can find the supply list at this link: https://tinyurl.com/paintingonthehill-supplylist

To register, please visit this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-on-the-hill-tickets-49067357788

*Please note that the watercolor workshops have been moved to 5:30-7:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause but we know you’ll appreciate the additional sunlight!

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Announces Fourth Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

In its fourth year, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve is a must-not-miss, art-filled weekend of fun in the heart of the Hopewell Valley. The Amazing Pumpkin Carve will run from Wednesday, October 10 through Sunday, October 14, 2017 at Woolsey Park in Titusville.

Pumpkin carved by Eric Schultz

Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a massive display tent filled with 150-pound sculptures carved by local artists. New this year: the artists have electricity! There is sure to be some cool lighting and motion added to their creations, while another group of creative folks will be adorning scarecrows to add to the display.

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is much more than a jaw-dropping display of artistic talent etched in enormous pumpkins. Activities and special events will include food trucks, evening storytelling around fire pits with s’mores kits, paint-a-pumpkin craft tent, fun photo ops, a humongous hay bale playground, pumpkins for sale at the pumpkin patch, and more! Special events throughout the weekend include dance performances by The Pennington Studio for Dance and Creative Arts, live music, a pet costume parade and movie nights.

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate autumn in Hopewell Valley while supporting the many talented artists who call this region home. For more information and the full schedule of all this fantastic fall fun, please check out the Hopewell Valley Arts Council website at www.hvartscouncil.org.

The Fourth Amazing Pumpkin Carve is open for only 5 days: Wed.-Sun., October 10-14 at Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ. Courtyard entry: Adults, $10; Seniors, $8; Ages 11-18, $5; Under 10, FREE. Hours and activities vary, so please check out the HV Arts Council’s website for details: www.hvartscouncil.org.

This event is hosted by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council. Ticket proceeds benefit the HV Arts Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and go toward artist-carvers’ honoraria and to fund other arts-related programs of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.