HV Arts Council ArtConnect Forum presents: gospel for social change and member spotlight

Artwork by Barry Hantman

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council will be hosting its next virtual ArtConnect Forum on Tuesday, April 20 from 7 to 8pm with fascinating local guest speakers Catherine Fulmer-Hogan and Barry Hantman. All creative-minded individuals are invited to attend. Donation of any size kindly requested of non-members and HV Arts Council members free. Details and registration info can be found at www.hvartscouncil.org.

“Each Forum brings new ideas and some surprises with imaginative speakers sharing their work, inspiration, and creative process,” said HV Arts Council executive director, Carol Lipson. “ArtConnect Forum is a unique opportunity for the community to learn from each other about different aspects of the art world.”

Catherine Fulmer-Hogan, a community and social justice advocate, will present “High Notes: Gospel Music as a Catalyst for Social Change” about the significance of gospel music in the church, how spiritual music tells the story of being Black in America, and share her experiences living in a large family chock-full of singers, musicians, and artists.Fulmer-Hogan serves as a trustee of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, the Hopewell Museum, and Hope Rises Up.

Barry Hantman, an eclectic and versatile artist formally trained in ceramics and jewelry-making, is the “Member Spotlight” and will talk about his passion for collecting outsider art, what inspires his work, and his most recent favorite mediums: fused glass and multi-media assemblages.

Presentations will be followed by a live Q&A session. To register, please visit www.hvartscouncil.org/artconnect-forum.

Submitted by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, which is is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to increasing art awareness and appreciation in the greater Hopewell Valley. We celebrate “art in the everyday” by cultivating all types of creative exploration and artistic expression, and encourage us all to see the beauty inherent in the simple and ordinary parts of day-to-day life. Through community collaborations, events, and art-based initiatives, the HV Arts Council highlights our local talents and enriches the cultural and creative life of our community.

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