• hvartscouncilThe Hopewell Valley Arts Council has decided to postpone the Salon Redux gala, planned for March 25 at Princeton University's Prospect House.

    We heard from many that this event and date just wouldn't work for you and we want as many participants as possible to enjoy this celebration of the arts. So, please stay tuned for future Salon Redux news: We are still working through the details.

    Over the past few days, we have tried to promptly reach everyone who will be directly impacted by the gala's postponement. If we have not reached you or if you have a question, please contact us (hvartscouncil@gmail.com; (609) 281-5887.) Many thanks to...
    --our volunteers who have been busy with creative decorations and community-engaging art projects;
    --our performers who have been preparing to present cuisine, dance, poetry and music in unexpected ways; and
    --our ticket buyers and sponsors who are always there to support art and community-building.
    We can't wait to share many of the salon delights with the community at a future event.
    So, what does this portrait of George Washington have to do with Salon Redux?

    Gilbert Stuart started this painting in 1796. And this is still what it looks like today.
    The portrait was apparently a challenging project: Washington was a reserved subject and his new false teeth distorted his face.

    But Stuart himself went on to create 75 replicas of this image, upcycling it into multiple uses.

    And now, you recognize it as one of the most iconic images of Washington we have: the portrait on the dollar bill.

    At the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, we celebrate the artistic spirit that upcycles unfinished projects into masterpieces.
    We have a lot more things planned: As usual, watch here, our Facebook page and hvartscouncil.org for our regular flow of news and events.
    Thank YOU, as always, for your support and enthusiasm for the arts in Hopewell Valley!

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