Hopewell Valley Arts Council Plans Art Show, Barbeque, Cornhole Tournament

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Plans Art Show, Barbeque, Cornhole Tournament

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(Photo: Joseph Schank, Ash toAshes - Engraving, Acrylic paint, wood stain)

In a celebration of community and art, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council will host a fun end-of-summer event, the “Slice of Art” BBQ & Cornhole Tournament, on Sunday, September 9. This memorable art show and competitive community cornhole tournament will be held at the Hopewell Valley Vineyards from 11am to 5pm. Tickets are on sale now.

General admission ($10) includes access to the event grounds with a wine sampling in the Vineyard’s new tasting rooms, an afternoon of live music performed by the Back Porch Jug Band, a viewing area to watch our competitors vying to be crowned champions of the cornhole tournament, and entry to the “Slice of Art” show and sale featuring ash tree slices creatively decorated by local artists. Barbecue and drink will be available for purchase.

Cornhole players will face off at noon in an official double elimination tournament with the final rounds and crowning of the tournament champions to take place at 4pm. Two-person team registration ($60 per team) for the cornhole tournament includes general admission plus food and drinks. Prizes will be awarded to the final four. Secure your slot before space runs out!

Slice of Art is the first art program in the HV Arts Council’s initiative, Out of the Ashes: Art Emerging from Fallen Trees, to commemorate the devastating loss of the ash tree, one of the primary native trees in Hopewell Valley, from the effects of the emerald ash borer beetle. Wood slices, playfully called “Slices of Art” have been artistically reimgined by local artists and artisans to create unique, natural expressions of art on an ash wood palette.

“The Slice of Art has turned out to be a really cool project,” said board president Carol Lipson.  “There are some very talented artists who participated as well as some less experienced artists who still created really charming slices. And they all wanted to participate. The show is turning out to be a great cross-section of our community with wildly different art and with all levels of talent!”

“Slices of Art” will be on display and for sale by silent auction starting at $100. Proceeds from the art sale are split between artists and HV Arts Council for programs, events, and scholarship. The silent auction will close at 4pm. Credit cards or cash are accepted. Rain or shine.

For more tickets and event registration, please see the HV Arts Council website: hvartscouncil.org.

 

Disclaimer: Founder, publisher and editor, Mary Galioto, is proud to be the PR & Media Coordinator for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council!

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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, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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