The Hopewell Valley Arts Council hosted its first upcycle outdoor art exhibition, The Junkyard, transforming Woolsey Park into a temporary tented sculpture garden.
Expected to be an annual event, The Junkyard is a family-friendly celebration of artistic ingenuity while raising awareness about the need to protect our environment, proving that “one man’s trash is another’s treasure,” according to information provided by the council.
The event from July 23-25 featured artwork by established professional eco-artists as well as a few teams of creative participants and budding artists who reimagined items destined for the trash heap into unique and astonishing art.
“The Junkyard was a wonderful chance to gather again as a community, support local arts, and have some fun,” Carol Lipson, executive director of the HV Arts Council, said in the statement. “The artistic creativity shown is mind-blowing. We are proud to highlight such incredible local talent, bringing awareness to art and the environment. We know this will become a yearly tradition.”
Visitors had the opportunity to meet with and purchase artwork from Hopewell-area ecoartists and found-sculptors, including: Guy Ciarcia, Susanne Pitak Davis, Morris Docktor, Deborah Eater, Barry Hantman, Christopher Hiltey, Eduardo Jimenez, Joy Kreves, Rory Mahon, Lia Nielsen, Andy Parsons, Ruthann Perry, Michelle Solomon, Ron Snyder, Modern Fossils: Judith Marchand and David Horowitz and Jane Zamost.
The Junkyard also included some local “green” resources with participation from the Hopewell Valley Green Team and TerraCycle.
The Junkyard was sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.
The Hopewell Valley Arts Council will hold an all-new Color Fun Run on Sept. 19 and its seventh annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve Oct. 6-10, both at Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville section of Hopewell Township.