Arts On The Vine: Upcoming event to celebrate arts, honor HVCHS art faculty, and recognize students

The Arts on the Vine celebration is an opportunity to honor three members of the HVCHS faculty who have tirelessly worked for the school district to promote the Visual Arts Program. These three teachers are Robert “Doc” O’Boyle, Carolyn McGrath and Patricia Arbitell, who have been with the school district for a cumulative of over 80 years.  At the Arts on the Vine event on May 31st, they will be recognized and honored for their commitment.

Arts on the Vine promises to be a one-of-a-kind celebration featuring an evening of dinner, wine tasting, music and art appreciation. O’Boyle, McGrath, and Arbitell are just three of the professional artists who have donated their work for the silent auction, including canvas works and unique ceramics. Many HVCHS students have made donations of all types of artwork. Local artists Linda Bradshaw, Jason Norton, Kit Greener and others are making artwork donations as well.

Arts on the Vine will be held at Hopewell Valley Vineyards — a unique and special venue. If you have never experienced a gorgeous sunset at our local winery, this is your opportunity.  Local stores, restaurants, and basket creations have been donated for raffle and auction at this fundraiser.  Additional items include premium seats/parking package for graduation day, golf, spa, fitness and sporting event experiences and much more!

The event to celebrate the lives and work of these special teachers will not be complete unless many members of the community are there to raise a toast and say thank you for their lifetime achievements. Please purchase tickets or donate online at

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. 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. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.


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