Hopewell Valley Arts Council Reveals Names of Participating Artists for Third Annual...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Reveals Names of Participating Artists for Third Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

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Artist Leon Rainbow at 2016 Amazing Pumpkin Carve (Photo by Mary Galioto)

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council will be featuring 50 of the region’s best artists creatively carving 50 gigantic pumpkins at this year’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve, from Wednesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 15 at its new location at Woolsey Park.

At this family-friendly autumn exhibition,original organic pumpkin sculptures will be displayed by these amazing artists:

Sarah Bernotas, Janice Blayne Paul, Daniel Clark, Michelle Clark, Jonathan Conner, Julia Cook, Tom Cook, Michael Davies, Aleece Davis, Matt Derby, Barbara DiLorenzo, Kate Eggleston, James Feehan, John Goeke, Carol Gorham, Caroline Hall, Earlie “Messiah” Harrell, Gyuri Hollosy, Lori Johansson, James Kelewae, Matthew Langille, Curtis May, Colleen Miller, Jim Minton, Leon Rainbow, Susan Roseman, Stanley Saperstein, Eric Schultz, Kathleen Sheehan, Loretta Shigo, Elice Slafka, Alyssa Staffin, Nancy Stark, Jennifer Stevens, Jill Thomas, Darell Tuomari, Amy Wagner, Jodi Walker, Linda Williams, Charlie Yeh

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council compensates the artists for their work, and has also generously reserved 10 carving seats to 10 local non-profit organizations. The honorarium, ordinarily provided to the pumpkin carving artist, will be donated by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council to these nonprofits:

Arts and Healing at Capital Health, Eden Autism, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space, Hope is in the Bag, Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance and The Youth Warehouse, Hopewell Valley Music and Theater Parents Association, Hopewell Valley YMCA, Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale, Pennington School Art Club, Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is open for only 5 days: Wed.-Sun., October 11-15 at Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ. Visitors of all ages will be wowed by the 150-pound sculptures amid food truck faire and activities and special events like evening storytelling around fire pits with s’mores kits and cider, “guess-the-weight” giant pumpkin contest, paint-a-pumpkin craft tent, Hopewell Township history kiosk, and fun photo ops.

Entry to the pumpkin viewing tent: Adults, $10; Ages 11-18, $5; Under 10, FREE. Take a photo of yourself on your first visit, display at reentry and get in for free. Hours and activities vary, so please check out the HV Arts Council’s website for details: www.hvartscouncil.org.

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is hosted by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council. Ticket proceeds benefit the HV Arts Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and go toward artist-carvers’ honoraria and to fund other arts-related programs of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

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