Pennington Summer Concert Series – 8/15

Please join us on the lawn of Howe Commons in Pennington Borough on 7/18 and 8/15 at Howe Commons from 6-8pm to listen to fantastic music of The Tone Rangers brought to the community by the Pennington Parks and Recreation.

HV Arts Council will be offering free creative art activities for all ages, including including coloring mandalas and painting art spires, so please find us under our tent!

Antimo’s Italian Kitchen will be on-site with wood fire pizza, salad, and refreshments for purchase. For FB event, please see this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/889850234697431/

 

Time Off: The Works of Our Local Communities’ Art Teachers – 8/1 – 11/15

Hopewell Valley Arts Council in partnership with Capital Health is please to present “Time Off: The Works of Our Local Communities’ Art Teachers” from August 1 until November 15, 2019. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 6 to 7:30pm to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments at the Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery (located in the 2nd floor atrium) at Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington NJ.

Pennington Summer Concert Series – 7/18

Please join us on the lawn of Howe Commons in Pennington Borough on 7/18 and 8/15 at Howe Commons from 6-8pm to listen to fantastic music of Charlie Don’t Surf brought to the community by the Pennington Parks and Recreation.

HV Arts Council will be offering free creative art activities for all ages, including including coloring mandalas and painting art spires, so please find us under our tent!

Antimo’s Italian Kitchen will be on-site with wood fire pizza, salad, and refreshments for purchase. For FB event, please see this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/889850234697431/

 

Titusville 4th of July Parade

We’ll be participating in Hopewell Valley’s parades this year on Sunday 5/26 in Hopewell Borough, Monday 5/27 in Pennington Borough, and Monday July 4 in Titusville.

Sunday 5/26 in Hopewell Borough – 1pm in downtown Hopewell Borough
Monday 5/27 in Pennington Borough – 11am in downtown Pennington Borough

2018 Scholarship Winners

For the fifth year, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council awarded scholarships to four outstanding graduating seniors of Hopewell Valley Central High School who have illustrated an ongoing dedication to the arts.

The Arts Council started the scholarship program in 2015 during the organization’s first year of operation as a non-profit, reflecting the Council’s deep commitment to support youth arts education and the role art and creativity play in an enriched life

This year’s recipients are:

  • Christopher Nadar was actively involved in Marching Band, Jazz Band, & Orchestra, all through his time at HVCHS, and will attend Baldwin Wallace University this fall to study in their Conservatory of Music with an intended major of Trombone Performance, in combination with a science degree (undecided at time of entering college).
  • Maximillion Donaldson was involved in Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Marching Black & Gold Band and Pit orchestra at HVCHS and will be attending Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers to study Jazz, ultimately planning to earn a masters in Jazz Studies or Jazz History.
  • Taylor Rae Carter was involved in theatre, dance, choreography, and stage managing in high school and will be attending Manhattan School of Music to study Musical Theatre.
  • Emmie Collins was involved in fall plays, winter musicals, the a cappella group, Chamber & Ragazze Choir, and will be attending NYU to study theatre

Each winner received a $500 scholarship from the Arts Council.

Congratulations!

Hopewell Valley “Come Outside and Play!” Cardboard Horse Craft

Back by popular demand!  On Saturday, June 8 from 10am-12pm, join us for Hopewell “Come Outside and Play” at Hopewell Train Station to decorate wearable cardboard horses.

Hopewell Valley Arts Council participated in the community-wide event, NEA Big Read which was piloted by The Pennington Library in March. The featured book, True Grit, an American classic, tells about the grit of a 14-year-old farm girl living in the 1870’s American west who hires a lawman to avenge her father. In true western style, community and arts council members created their own cardboard horses. We had so much fun designing these wearable horses that we’d like to give more families the opportunity to make their own.

Corral your family or friends and join us at the Hopewell Train Station. This art activity is geared towards team participation with 5-11 year olds and adults. One horse per team. Rain or Shine.

To register, please click this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044bafa62c7-thecardboard

Pennington Day 2019

For our sixth year,  HV Arts Council will anchor Pennington Day with an Art Spires takeover on the Howe Commons lawn, at 65 South Main Street in Pennington, next to the music and event North Stage, on Saturday, May 18, from 10am – 4pm. Come check us out and find out more about “Art Spires,” contribute to a piece of community art, and pick up original art from some of our local artists in our Artist’s Walk.

Remembering Norma Jean, A Retrospective of the Works of Norma Jean (NJ) DeVico – 4/4

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council joins Capital Health to present Remembering Norma Jean: A Retrospective of the Works of Norma Jean (NJ) DeVico. Witness this late local artist’s immense talent, wit with words, and one-of-a-kind sense of humor in this show remember her life and art. The opening reception will be Thursday, April 4, from 6 to 7.30pm at Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery at Capital Health – Hopewell. The Roxey Ballet will present a special tribute performance for NJ. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. The show will be on display from April 4 to July 19, 2019.