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.

Remembering Norma Jean: A Retrospective of the Works of Norma Jean (NJ) DeVico – 4/4 to 7/19

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.

Big Read: Decorate a Cardboard Horse – 3/23

As part of Small Town, Big Read: True Grit, be part of the cardboard horse stampede. Ride off into the sunset wearing your own decorated cardboard horse! As part of the “Small Town, Big Read” community-wide event with the Pennington Library, HV Arts Council invites kids to decorate wearable cardboard horses at Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 Main Street. Please visit www.penningtonlibrary.org for more information.

 

ArtConnect Forum – March 2019

ArtConnect Forum

A Community Gathering for Art Enthusiasts, Artists & Creative Minds

Thursday, March 21, 2019
ArtConnect Forum
The Pennington School
in the Wesley Forum at the Yen Humanities Building
6 – 9 pm

CLICK HERE to buy tickets!

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.

Thursday – March 21, 2019 – Guest Speakers:

Lynn DeClemente Losavio will share 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 will also discuss 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 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 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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Opening Reception — Joy in the Everyday, an HV Arts Council Members Art Show at Capital Health

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council and the Arts and Healing Committee at Capital Health are celebrating Joy in the Everyday, an exhibition of works by members of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council at the Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery at Capital Health. This exhibit captures, in visual and written representation, the colorful relationship between joy and art.

The opening reception is on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6 to 7:30pm and the exhibit is on display until March 25, 2019.

The holidays are a magical time of celebration, light, and wishes for peace and good fortune in the coming year. Artists get to wield their own brand of magic by transmitting personal feelings of joy and inspiration to those who view their art.

This diverse portfolio of work was created by supporters of the HV Arts Council and includes both amateur and accomplished artists, and those self-taught and professionally trained.

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing art awareness and appreciation in the greater Hopewell Valley. We celebrate “art in the everyday” by cultivating all types of creative exploration, artistic expression, and encourage us all to see the beauty inherent in the simple and ordinary parts of day-to-day life. Through community collaborations, events and art-based initiatives, the Arts Council highlights our local talents and enriches the cultural and creative lives of our community. 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.

Participating artists:

Teri Anderson
Tyler Bell
Kristen Birdsey
Janis Blayne Paul
Marissa Blossom
Cheryl Bomba
Linda Bradshaw
Connie Cruser
Morris Docktor
Jennifer Driscoll
Lora Marie Durr
James Feehan
Gary David Fournier
Mary Galioto
Spriha Gupta
Lori Johansson
Joy Kreves
Lori Langsner
Amy Louise Lee
Rory Mahon
Linda Martin-Mills
Patrick Mateescu
Sylvie Mayer
Helene Mazur
Ken McIndoe
Susan Mitrano
George Olexa
Leslie Pell
Bill Plank
Helene Plank
Janet Purcell
Erika Rachel
Leon Rainbow
Susan Roseman
Judy Snedeker
Lucia Stout
Janneke van der Ree
Annelies vanDommelen
Jane Zamost

Slice of Art Continues at Hopewell Valley Chorus’ Winter Concert

Slices of Art will be on display and available for purchase before and after the Hopewell Valley Chorus’ winter concert, “Resounding Joy,” on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 7:30pm. Entry to the reception area to view the show is free. Tickets to the concert can be purchased at the door. Please see the flyer below!

A Slice of Art” is the first art program in the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s new initiative, Out of the Ashes: Art Emerging from Fallen Trees, that commemorates the devastating loss of the ash tree, one of the primary native trees in Hopewell Valley. Wood slices, playfully called “slices of art” were available for artists and artisans to take home and artistically reimagine, creating unique, natural expressions of art on an ash wood palette.

Find a holiday gift for that someone special or enjoy in your own home!

Hopewell Valley Chorus, a 70-member adult community chorus located in Pennington, performs locally three times a year and participates in a variety of community outreach activities.  Their repertoire spans the globe and includes genres from Early Renaissance, Baroque, Classical /Romantic, to 20th Century, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Gospel, and new compositions based on American poetry.  HV Arts Council will continue the “Slice of Art” show and sale at the chorus’s winter concert, “Resounding Joy,” which will take place, December 14,  7:30pm at St James Church, 115 East Delaware Avenue, in Pennington, NJ.

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, COO 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.

John Goeke, 2017 (Photo credit: Carol Lipson)

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

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council and the Arts and Healing Committee at Capital Health are celebrating Joy in the Everyday, an exhibition of works by members of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council at the Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery at Capital Health. This exhibit captures, in visual and written representation, the colorful relationship between joy and art.

The opening reception is on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6 to 7:30pm and the exhibit is on display until March 25, 2019.

The holidays are a magical time of celebration, light, and wishes for peace and good fortune in the coming year. Artists get to wield their own brand of magic by transmitting personal feelings of joy and inspiration to those who view their art.

This diverse portfolio of work was created by supporters of the HV Arts Council and includes both amateur and accomplished artists, and those self-taught and professionally trained.

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing art awareness and appreciation in the greater Hopewell Valley. We celebrate “art in the everyday” by cultivating all types of creative exploration, artistic expression, and encourage us all to see the beauty inherent in the simple and ordinary parts of day-to-day life. Through community collaborations, events and art-based initiatives, the Arts Council highlights our local talents and enriches the cultural and creative lives of our community.

Participating artists:

Teri Anderson
Tyler Bell
Kristen Birdsey
Janis Blayne Paul
Marissa Blossom
Cheryl Bomba
Linda Bradshaw
Connie Cruser
Morris Docktor
Jennifer Driscoll
Lora Marie Durr
James Feehan
Gary David Fournier
Mary Gallioto
Spirha Gupta
Lori Johansson
Joy Kreves
Lori Langsner
Amy Louise Lee
Rory Mahon
Linda Martin-Mills
Patrick Mateescu
Sylvie Mayer
Helene Mazur
Ken McIndoe
Susan Mitrano
George Olexa
Leslie Pell
Bill Plank
Helene Plank
Janet Purcell
Erika Rachel
Leon Rainbow
Susan Roseman
Judy Snedeker
Lucia Stout
Janneke van der Ree
Annelies vanDommelen
Jane Zamost

Please Support the Arts in Hopewell Valley This Holiday Season

The HV Arts Council is thankful for our community supporters, partners, and artists for “celebrating art in the everyday,” everyday in the greater Hopewell Valley. We believe that fostering art appreciation and neighborhood participation helps make Hopewell Valley the warm, wonderful, and thoughtful community that it is.

This year, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council has been proud to provide inspiring and engaging events and programs — including ArtConnect, Slice of Art as part of Out of the Ashes: Art Emerging from Fallen Trees, and most recently, the 4th Amazing Pumpkin Carve.

— Donate Now —

As we enter this season of giving, we hope you will consider supporting the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, enabling us to foster a creative and inspired community. And we’ve come up with two simple ways to do it: #GivingTuesday and AmazonSmile.

Please support the arts in Hopewell Valley.

#GivingTuesday

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity worldwide. On November 20, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

To donate on #GivingTuesday or any time of the year, please see our online form.

AmazonSmile

While doing your online holiday shopping, please consider supporting the Hopewell Valley Arts Council. At no cost to you, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible purchases. The prices, selection, and shopping experience are the same — with the added bonus that you are helping support art in the everyday.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, please select the Hopewell Valley Arts Council to receive donations from your eligible purchases before you begin shopping. For AmazonSmile FAQ, visit this link.

To participate in AmazonSmile now or any time of the year, please see  visit this link.

Thank you so much for supporting us as we all celebrate “art in the everyday!”