The Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (“FoHVOS”) and Hopewell Borough’s Hopewell Creative Arts Studio on Seminary Avenue will be celebrating the opening of a new photography exhibit featuring the work of area photographers, Friday December 2.
The free event will run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Hopewell Creative Arts Studio’s Hopewell Borough gallery and is a collaboration between the arts venue and Hopewell Valley’s land trust and preservation charity, FoHVOS. Photos will be available to purchase, with proceeds supporting the preservation and land stewardship efforts of FoHVOS. Throughout the fall, the event organizers accepted photo submissions that celebrated “treasures of the forest” and with a focus to bring attention to the vast ecosystems of the Hopewell Valley’s preserved forests including mushrooms, lichens, and slime molds. Having received entries from close to 50 photographers, the results of blind jurying determined by Professional Photographer Lewis Kassel will be publicly revealed at the Friday opening.
The December 2 event is also part of Hopewell Borough’s First Friday initiative, where many Hopewell Borough shops and restaurants stay open late on the First Friday of each month, with special art and other events highlighting the evening. Event organizers encourage visiting Hopewell’s walkable downtown for holiday shopping, dining and arts events on this and every #FirstFriday. Businesses interested in participating in the First Friday events should contact Hopewell Borough’s Economic Development Committee by email edc [at]hopewellboro-nj.us or by signing up for their email list here.
The Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space is a not-for-profit land trust passionately committed to protecting the quality of life for people throughout the Hopewell Valley region. FoHVOS believes that protecting the land, and its resources, is one of the best ways to ensure that our families and future generations are shielded from over development, pollution and the decay of our fragile ecosystem.
Note: MercerMe contributor Ryan Kennedy is a FoHVOS Trustee. Further note that MercerMe founder and editor Mary Galioto’s entries in the photo contest are fantastic, and will almost certainly win.