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Monday, 19 April 2021
The Hunterdon Art Tour scheduled for May 1 and 2


The Hunterdon Art Tour (THAT), a self-guided tour showcasing the studios and exhibition spaces of more than 60 artists living and working in Hunterdon County, is set for Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. THAT artists also will be featured in a special exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum (HAM) in Clinton.

The festivities kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 30 with a virtual opening live streamed by Todd Lambrix and Terri McNamara, hosts of The Large Glass, a weekly show focusing on conversations about artists and art. Those interested can connect via Twitch to meet the artists and see their work.

This year, HATS! (Hunterdon Art Teachers & Students) is exhibiting as part of THAT in the River Gallery at HAM. This show “celebrates the powerful and important relationship between student and teacher.”

Sarah Ruppert, an art teacher at Delaware Valley Regional High School said, “Each of us, informs, grows, and learns from the other. And when it works well, it truly is symbiotic. We believe that being a good teacher is an art form in and of itself. But each of us is dedicated to being a teaching artist. We question, explore, interpret, and sometimes just make. Our art informs our teaching in a way that no textbook can.”

THAT also will partner with WhittemoreCCC in Oldwick for the weekend, which will include an exhibit of works by the Tri-county Artists en Plein Air (TAPA); the unveiling of “Skyhook” by local sculptor Jeff Mase on Saturday (rain date is Sunday); and opportunities to engage with in-house photographer Sandy Ross about “capturing the beauty of the surrounding landscape,” and David Horowitz, director and curator The Sculpture Garden, about creating one-of-a-kind environmental works.

Artists’ studios and partner events at more than 30 locations will be open to the public during varying hours. Artist and partner addresses can be found on TheHunterdonArtTour.com, where there is an artist and partner directory, interactive map and updates. Masks and social distancing required at all locations.

THAT was founded in 2016 by a volunteer group of artists and longtime Hunterdon County residents. THAT works to cultivate awareness of and build connections within Hunterdon County’s creative community and increase recognition for the county as a home and destination for the arts.

Posted by tammyduffy at 9:20 PM EDT

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