The Awakening, Seward Johnson

Exciting New Exhibition for 2023
Seward Johnson: Celebrating the Everyday

The HV Arts Council and the Johnson Atelier are partnering to host a year-long celebration of Seward Johnson’s amazing life and the things that he loved – appreciation and education of sculpture and public art. Seward will be honored in a year-long community project, Seward Johnson: Celebrating the Everyday, highlighting his playful sculptural commentary on everyday life.

For more info, please click this link.

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The Awakening, Seward Johnson

The Bond of Inspiration
An Exhibition of Works by India Blake Johnson & Seward Johnson

Father/daughter exhibition, hosted by The Pennington School featuring Seward Johnson’s Midnight Snack Art trays, alongside India Blake Johnson’s photography on exhibit from January 17 to March 30.

Opening Reception open to the public will be on 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

For details, please see our calendar.

Happy New Year!

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is thrilled to share the talents of members, Charles Miller and Bill Water, who are featured on our 2023 new year’s card. Charles shared his tranquil winter scene, which Bill then used as the inspiration for his Winter Pastoral poem.

Spring will be here soon, but in the meantime, be sure to take in the beauty and wonder of winter.

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Winter Pastoral, Charles Miller

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2022 Annual Scholarships

Amelia Phillips, Eliott Brody

It is always a joy to support and attend one of the HVAC events. One of the favorites is their Annual Pumpkin Carve. The creativity of the artists and the innovative thinking skills of Carol and her team allowed for a “drive thru” Pumpkin Carve last year. It was exactly what the community needed to get people out of their homes (safely) and bring some much needed laughter to both children and adults.
— Lisa Freeman, Foundation Board Member, Robert Wood Johnson- Hamilton

Hopewell Valley Arts Council is incredible — offering programs for everyone in the community and surrounding area from the youngest to those who are older. Their programs and offerings, from pumpkin carving, lectures, arts shows at the community hospital engage both participating artists but all the individuals who simply want to look, study, and observe what “artists” do. Keep up the wonderful work.
— George Olexa & Terri Olexa, Member Artists

This program is made possible, in part, due to funds from Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Princeton Area Community Foundation.