The Hunterdon Art Tour (THAT) is delighted to partner again this year with Whittemore CCC to cultivate conversations and create opportunities within the two organizations for artists – specifically Hunterdon’s art teachers - to share their work with the public.

Art teachers are busy people who struggle to make time for their art. The HAT/S (Hunterdon Art Teachers & Students) exhibit will celebrate the hard work arts educators do to stay artistically connected and committed to the process. In addition to displayingtheir work, art teachers will select student pieces to be showcased as part of this singular collaboration.

 

When: May 2nd – June 6th, 2020

OPENING: Saturday Evening, May 2nd, 6:30 – 8:30

Wine & Cheese Reception. Donations Welcome

 

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce our first county-wide collaborative Art Teacher and Student Show at the rustic and wonderful Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conservation, opening Saturday, May 2nd.

 

From the seeds of THAT (The Hunterdon Art Tour) HAT was born. With a nod to our profession, we have grown into HAT/S - Hunterdon Art Teachers and Students!  We are incredibly honored and excited to help celebrate art and art education in Hunterdon County. HAT/S represents a cohort of Hunterdon County High School Art Teachers and their Students.

 

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 are potters, painters, sculptures, photographers, and fiber artists. We question, explore, interpret, and sometimes just make. Our art informs our teaching in a way that no textbook can.

 

The HAT/S show will celebrate the powerful and important relationship between teacher and student. Each of us, student and teacher, inform, grow and learn from the other every day. And when it works well, it truly is a symbiotic relationship.

 

We thank Whittemore and THAT for their work and their support of the arts in Hunterdon County.

- HATS (Hunterdon Art Teachers and Students)

Whittemore is at its core, a place of nature. The earth, the soil, plant life, the physical land is the heart and soul of WCCC. At WCCC, actual physical seeds take root and grow. THAT is, as well “planting its own seeds”, connecting artists that live and work throughout Hunterdon County with each other and the community.

 

Our 180-acre preserve was bequeathed to Tewksbury Township by our beloved Helen A. Whittemore. She was a nature lover and diarist who wanted her land and house to be preserved so that others may be awed by the natural world and inspired by its beauty to preserve it.

How does the beauty of Whittemore inspire you?  We are so excited about the partnerships we have forged and the programming we have lined up.  From talented painters, certified master gardeners, award winning musicians, children’s camps, environmentalists, and a whole host of talented professionals and enthusiasts, there are so many ways to explore the beauty of our own backyard. We can’t wait to see you!

 
Carolyn Thow  • President, Friends of Whittemore

7 Rockaway Road

Oldwick, New Jersey 08858

P: 908-439-1201

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