art in the everyday

Exploring “Art in the Everyday”

Exploring “Art in the Everyday”

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. – Jonathan Swift The Hopewell Valley Arts Council cultivates all types of creative exploration and artistic expression and celebrates “art in the everyday” … but what does that mean? It is about opening one’s eyes to the simple, beautiful, seemingly mundane parts of our lives. […]

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Celebrating the Culinary Arts: Edible Art

Celebrating the Culinary Arts: Edible Art

October is Art Month at thePennington Farmers Market. On October 11, show your love of the culinary arts by entering the Arts Council’s “art in the everyday bake-off” featuring the bounty of our local fall produce. Or, visit the Arts Council tent and try your hand at making a beautiful artistic creation of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Own an Ox

Top 10 Reasons to Own an Ox

How would you like to own one of the creatively decorated Stampede oxen? Now you can! While most of the oxen have been sold and are with their new wranglers, eleven ‘oxceptional’ oxen will be sold at a live auction happening at The Year of the Ox Gala on January 24, 2015 at Grounds for Sculpture. Proceeds from the sale of […]

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Why An Ox?

Why An Ox?

  When you drive by the beautifully designed oxen around town, you might wonder why we chose an ox. The ox is actually a very significant animal to Mercer County and Hopewell Valley! Olly, as we have so affectionately named him, is an icon of the Valley’s agricultural heritage. With a team of oxen still […]

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Hopewell Valley Children’s Theatre presents its 17th Summer Season….Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. and The Wiz!!!

Hopewell Valley Children’s Theatre presents its 17th Summer Season….Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. and The Wiz!!!

Fly with HVCT to Neverland with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and his friends,  as they proudly presents Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr! Mark your summer calendar now for one of the two performance dates…an evening performance on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7pm and a matinee performance on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 2pm! “You Can Fly”, “Never Smile at A Crocodile”, […]

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Tips for Getting Artsy in your Garden

Tips for Getting Artsy in your Garden

For many people, their backyard is their haven. It’s a place to unwind after a long day, or to play with the children. Creating a garden and landscape that is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to maintain is no easy feat. In fact, some may say it’s an art in itself. But once you achieve […]

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How to Become a Culinary Connoisseur In Just One Summer

How to Become a Culinary Connoisseur In Just One Summer

At the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, we believe art presents itself in many ways everyday, with the culinary arts being one of them! Have you ever wished that you could cook your own beautiful meals, like the ones you see at local restaurants like Brother’s Moon in Hopewell Borough? We got the dish first hand […]

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Get ready, Hopewell Valley, the Stampede has come to town!

Get ready, Hopewell Valley, the Stampede has come to town!

The Hopewell Valley Stampede has arrived! Visit our Stampede website to see information about  all of the oxen, artists, and sponsors. The fun begins when you pick up your free Stampede Exhibition map and you’re on your way! You can participate in “Where’s Olly?”, a contest that lets you use your smartphone to track all […]

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Arts Council joins with HVMA for Come Outside and Play

Arts Council joins with HVMA for Come Outside and Play

From June 12-14 the Hopewell Valley community was invited to commune with nature and “Get Outside and Play!” Many outdoor activities were offered by over a dozen community organizations, including a summer walk, orienteering, a day on the farm, star gazing, and an outdoor art room, sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council and partner Art Sparks. It was […]

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Places Around Hopewell Valley to Find Artistic Inspiration

Places Around Hopewell Valley to Find Artistic Inspiration

Baldpate Mountain If your best thoughts come to you in the silence and beauty of nature, get your hiking shoes on and head to Baldpate Mountain. Once you hike up to the top you’ll be rewarded with amazing views of Hopewell Valley and the Delaware River!   Washington Crossing Open Air Theater Many classic plays […]

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