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The Awakening – Public Art Installation and Opening Celebration

May 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Hopewell Valley community for a joy and art-filled celebration of J. Seward Johnson’s monumental 70-foot sculpture – The Awakening – at D&R Greenway’s St. Michaels Farm Preserve. The event will include dance, poetry, music, and storytelling – all things that Seward Johnson loved.

The installation of The Awakening was made possible by a generous grant from the Atlantic Foundation, a Johnson family foundation, to The Johnson Atelier. This event is part of Seward Johnson | Celebrating the Everyday, a year-long celebration honoring the life and work of the late Seward Johnson, hosted by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council and The Johnson Atelier.

For more information about this project, please visit www.hvartscouncil.org/sewardjohnson.

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



St. Michaels Farm Preserve, Hopewell
Princeton Avenue off #518
Hopewell, NJ 08525 United States
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