Seward Johnson, The Awakening, ©1981 Photo by EM Hume

GNI / HV Arts Council Gallery Grand Opening Reception
Wednesday, June 7 5:30pm – 7pm

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is proud to announce the opening reception of a new gallery space at Global Neurosciences Institute (GNI) located at 10 Route 31 N, Pennington, NJ on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 5:30 to 7 pm. This space will showcase rotating exhibitions coordinated by the HV Arts Council throughout the year, highlighting the work of our local artists and promoting healing through art for GNI patients. Our inaugural exhibition features the artwork of Agata May’kowska, Asia Popinska, Susanne Pitak-Davis, and the fine art photographers of Gallery 14 – David Ackerman, Dutch Bagley, John Clarke, Charles Miller + John Stritzinger.

Support Seward Johnson | Celebrating the Everyday

Please support this ambitious public art project! 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. To find out more about the project, click this link.

photo of 2022 scholarship Phillips and Brody

About The Awakening

J. Seward Johnson II’s monumental sculpture – The Awakening – is now at D&R Greenway’s St. Michaels Farm Preserve in Hopewell for the next year and a half. This installation has been made possible by a generous grant from the Atlantic Foundation to the Johnson Atelier, in partnership with the HV Arts Council and D&R Greenway Land Trust. Click here for more about the project.

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Please support Seward Johnson | Celebrating the Everyday to bring this amazing sculpture exhibition to Hopewell Valley

photo of 2022 scholarship Phillips and Brody

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.