MAKING MATTERS: FRESH PERSPECTIVES IN FINE CRAFT
June 2 - September 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2nd ~ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
This annual exhibition in the Sally D. Francisco Gallery showcases the work of the school’s 2018 visiting instructors and summer artistic staff. This exhibition is on display during regular Gallery hours, everyday 10:00am - 6pm.
48TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR
Saturday & Sunday, September 29 - 30, 2018
At the Sussex County Fairgrounds. This is our largest fundraiser of the year!
150 Exhibiting Artists, Demonstrations, Live Music and more!
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm; Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
COME EXPLORE CUBA WITH US
November 10 - 17, 2018
Peters Valley is hosting a one-of-a-kind trip to Cuba, designed to experience the arts, crafts, and culture of this unique island nation at a historic time of change. Join us for our seven-night tour, conceived in partnership with Cuba Educational Travel, a leading organizer of group travel to the island. Together we've created a special program taking us from electrifying Havana to charming and quaint Trinidad and back. We'll spend three nights at the Melia Cohiba Hotel in the city of Havana, then two nights in colonial Trinidad, then back to Havana for our last two evenings. Please email Peters Valley board member Teresa Stack (teresa.stack @ gmail.com) or call her at 347-461-8524 for more information.
May 7-17, 2019
We have a spectacular trip planned! Morocco has a rich fine craft tradition spanning millennia, influenced by Andalusian, European, Arab and Jewish populations and fused with Berber traditions. On our program we’ll visit the medieval city of Fez, the imperial city of Meknes, the artisan centers of Sefrou and the High Atlas Mountains and end in iconic Marrakesh. We’ll travel though gorgeous rural landscapes and thriving old cities, meeting with local craftsmen and learning about their work first hand, with lectures and hands-on demonstrations. The program includes looks at tile making, wood and stucco carving, metal working, ceramics, weaving and leather work, as well as photography and high-end historic restoration work. For this trip Peters Valley has partnered with Distant Horizons, a leader in cultural and educational group travel. We’ve chosen beautiful one-of-a-kind boutique hotel properties (with limited space so early reservations are essential). Executive Director of Peters Valley Kristin Muller will be joining us on the trip, and we’ll be accompanied throughout by one of Morocco's top bi-lingual guides. Please email Peters Valley board member Teresa Stack (teresa.stack @ gmail.com) or call her at 347-461-8524 for more information.
OPEN HOUSE & STUDIO TOURS
Sunday, May 5, 2019 ~ 11:00am - 4:00pm
This is a great opportunity to tour the Peters Valley Campus! Studios will be open with on-going artist demonstrations as well as hands-on activities for both adults and kids. The exhibition and retail Gallery will be open, live music, food and professional artists exhibiting and selling their work. This event is free and open to the public. (sorry, no dogs are allowed on campus during this event.)
SELF-GUIDED STUDIO TOURS
Saturdays & Sundays, May 12 - September 16, 2018
Come see our workshops in action! The Peters Valley Fine Craft Studios are open for you to visit between 2:00pm - 5:00pm. Stop in the Gallery when you arrive to pick up a campus map and find out which workshops are running.
Mondays, June - August are held at the Peters Valley Dining Hall from 1:00pm - 2:00pm and are free and open to the public.
VISITING INSTRUCTOR PRESENTATIONS
Friday Evenings, June - August are held at the Bevans Church from 7:00pm - 8:00pm and are free and open to the public.