April 26, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Kavanaugh, Volunteer and Partnership Program Coordinator
, (570) 426-2443
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue invites everyone to celebrate Art in the Park at the Peters Valley School of Craft’s (PVSC) annual Open House event in Layton, NJ on Sunday, May 1 from 12 to 5 pm.
“This area has been a destination and inspiration for artists for nearly 200 years,” said Donahue. “From the early landscape painters like Karl Bodmer who captured a dramatic Delaware Water Gap on canvas in 1832, to the Hudson River School painters like George Inness later in the century; from pioneering metalsmiths like Marie Zimmerman to our modern day Artist-in-Residence Marie Liu of Milford, the Delaware River valley has a long standing tradition of attracting artists. That tradition is alive and well at Peters Valley School of Craft.”
Art in the Park is a celebration of contemporary artists and fine craftsmanship. Enjoy the day touring historic buildings that house studios and workshops for Peters Valley artists. Live demonstrations in blacksmithing, ceramics, photography, fine metals, and woodworking will be offered throughout the day. Other activities will include hands-on projects for kids, food, live music, and over a dozen artists offering examples of their work for purchase. The Peters Valley Store & Exhibition Gallery which showcases the work of over 300 artists will also be open.
PVSC is located at 19 Kuhn Road in Layton, NJ. For more information about this and other events at Peters Valley visit www.petersvalley.org. The event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine. There is no admission fee.