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.

Slice of Art BBQ & Cornhole Tournament

What a wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon while supporting the arts in Hopewell Valley!

The HV Arts Council’s “Slice of Art” BBQ & Cornhole Tournament is an ART SHOW and CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT in one event held at the beautiful Hopewell Valley Vineyards to benefit the Hopewell Valley Arts Council. There are two tiers of tickets, depending on how much fun you want to have!

$10 General Admission Ticket
  • Wine Tasting in the Vineyard’s new sampling room
  • Access to the “Slice of Art” Show and Sale
  • Viewing area to watch the Cornhole Tournament
  • Live music
  • BBQ and beverages available for purchase
 $60 Cornhole Tournament Team Registration (for TWO players)
  • All of the above!
  • Plus two tickets to participate in the cornhole tournament
  • Plus voucher for BBQ
  • Prizes awarded final four teams
  • Play starts at 12pm. Finals start at 4pm.

Slices of Art will be on display and for sale by silent auction starting at $100. Proceeds from the art sale benefit both artists and HV Arts Council programs, events, and scholarships, each receiving 50% of the profit. The silent auction will close at 4pm. Credit cards or cash. Rain or shine.

For GENERAL ADMISSION tickets, click  here.

For CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT registration and tickets (for two players), click here.

This event is part of our initiative Out of the Ashes: Art Emerging from Fallen Trees, commemorating the virtual loss of this beautiful American tree from the emerald ash borer beetle. For more, please see: https://www.hvartscouncil.org/ashes-ash-tree-commemoration-art-initiatives-events/

Opening Reception for SERENITY Art Exhibition at Capital Health

Capital Health-Hopewell, in partnership with the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, will be presenting “SERENITY,” an art exhibition this month featuring the artworks and personal reflections of the Artists of Yardley (AOY), a non-profit organization, dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit of the community.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception to view the show and watch the talents of dancers from The Pennington Studio, on Thursday, August 30, from 6 to 7:30pm in the Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery located in the second floor atrium at Capital Health – Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ, . Light refreshments will be served. The show runs through November, 2018.

The mission of the Arts & Healing Program at Capital Health recognizes that spending time in the hospital can be stressful for all — patients, visitors, caregivers and healthcare workers alike. Art shows held in the Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery at Capital Health – Hopewell provide visitors a respite from the difficulties of the day by featuring beautiful, engaging and inspirational works of art in its rotating art gallery.  Whereas medicine can heal the body, art can heal the soul.

SERENITY Art Exhibition at Capital Health

Capital Health-Hopewell, in partnership with the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, will be presenting “SERENITY,” an art exhibition this month featuring the artworks and personal reflections of the Artists of Yardley (AOY), a non-profit organization, dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit of the community.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception to view the show and watch the talents of dancers from The Pennington Studio, on Thursday, August 30, from 6 to 7:30pm in the Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery located in the second floor atrium at Capital Health – Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ, . Light refreshments will be served. The show runs through November, 2018.

The mission of the Arts & Healing Program at Capital Health recognizes that spending time in the hospital can be stressful for all — patients, visitors, caregivers and healthcare workers alike. Art shows held in the Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery at Capital Health – Hopewell provide visitors a respite from the difficulties of the day by featuring beautiful, engaging and inspirational works of art in its rotating art gallery.  Whereas medicine can heal the body, art can heal the soul.

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Plans Art Show, Barbeque, Cornhole Tournament

In a celebration of community and art, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council will host a fun end-of-summer event, the “Slice of Art” BBQ & Cornhole Tournament, on Sunday, September 9. This memorable art show and competitive community cornhole tournament will be held at the Hopewell Valley Vineyards from 11am to 5pm. Tickets are on sale now.
General admission ($10) includes access to the event grounds with a wine sampling in the Vineyard’s new tasting rooms, an afternoon of live music performed by the Back Porch Jug Band, a viewing area to watch our competitors vying to be crowned champions of the cornhole tournament, and entry to the “Slice of Art” show and sale featuring ash tree slices creatively decorated by local artists. Barbecue and drink will be available for purchase.
Cornhole players will face off at noon in an official double elimination tournament with the final rounds and crowning of the tournament champions to take place at 4pm. Two-person team registration ($60 per team) for the cornhole tournament includes general admission plus food and drinks. Prizes will be awarded to the final four. Secure your slot before space runs out!
Slice of Art is the first art program in the HV Arts Council’s initiative, Out of the Ashes: Art Emerging from Fallen Trees, to commemorate the devastating loss of the ash tree, one of the primary native trees in Hopewell Valley, from the effects of the emerald ash borer beetle. Wood slices, playfully called “Slices of Art” have been artistically reimgined by local artists and artisans to create unique, natural expressions of art on an ash wood palette.
“Slices of Art” will be on display and for sale by silent auction starting at $100. Proceeds from the art sale are split between artists and HV Arts Council for programs, events, and scholarship. The silent auction will close at 4pm. Credit cards or cash are accepted. Rain or shine.
For more tickets and event registration, please see the HV Arts Council website: hvartscouncil.org.

Capital Health Hopewell and HV Arts Council Feature the Artists of Yardley

Capital Health-Hopewell, in partnership with the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, will be presenting “SERENITY,” an art exhibition this month featuring the artworks and personal reflections of the Artists of Yardley (AOY), a non-profit organization, dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit of the community.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception to view the show and watch the talents of dancers from The Pennington Studio, on Thursday, August 30, from 6 to 7:30pm in the Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery located in the second floor atrium at Capital Health – Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ, . Light refreshments will be served. The show runs through November, 2018.

The mission of the Arts & Healing Program at Capital Health recognizes that spending time in the hospital can be stressful for all — patients, visitors, caregivers and healthcare workers alike. Art shows held in the Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery at Capital Health – Hopewell provide visitors a respite from the difficulties of the day by featuring beautiful, engaging and inspirational works of art in its rotating art gallery.  Whereas medicine can heal the body, art can heal the soul.

Seward Johnson Atelier & Johnson Family Gallery Tour at Grounds for Sculpture

Join the Hopewell Valley Arts Council for a very special “Art Experience”. Tour the world-famous Seward Johnson Atelier to get the inside scoop on how sculpture is made and witness a “live” aluminum pour. Then take a unique gallery walk of “That’s Worth Celebrating: The Life and Work of the Johnson Family” with Lynn DeClemente Losavio, exhibit Curator and Collection Manager of the Seward Johnson Atelier. The exhibit focuses on the Johnson family’s passions, their belief in the spirit of innovation and the power of community, and how the founder’s vision for The Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture shaped the early years of the Grounds For Sculpture.

Gathering at the Welcome Center at the GFS at 3pm with the tour starting promptly at 3:30pm.

Spend the rest of your evening (6-9pm) exploring Grounds for Sculpture and experience “First Fridays @ GFS!” Grab a drink at the cash bar open-air beer garden, check out the sculpture, wander the grounds, and enjoy a vareity of pop-up performances and other fun happenings!

$75 – for tickets, please click this link!