Seward Johnson, The Awakening, ©1981 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc. Photo by Ken Ek

Support 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.

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The Awakening, Seward Johnson

Frida Kahlo: 
Dreams, Demons, and Devotion

Learn about Frida Kahlo from presenter Janet Mandel with “Frida Kahlo: Dreams, Demons, and Devotion” on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 pm, in-Person at the Hopewell Theater or via Zoom. Please click this link for more details.

This event is in partnership with the Pennington Public Library, the Hopewell Public Library, and Friends of Pennington Public Library. 

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. The show is open only by appointment only. For details, please see our calendar listing.

Last chance! We will be hosting a closing reception on March 24, 2023 from 5pm-7pm at The Pennington. Visit this charming exhibition before it’s gone. 

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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.