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.

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