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Artist Lecture ~ Elizabeth Essner

November 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This lecture will be held live on Zoom and is FREE to attend. Pre-register to receive the link.

Join curator Elizabeth Essner to learn more about the fifty-year history of Peters Valley School of Craft as she discusses the From the Ground Up: Peters Valley School of Craft, on view at the Hunterdon Art Museum until January 10th, 2021. This is the first major exhibition to trace the remarkable history of this craft school located in northwest New Jersey. Elizabeth will dive into the early formation of the school, and discuss formative moments in Peters Valley’s history including the woodworking of Emil Milan, the building of the famed anagama or Japanese wood-fired kiln, and blacksmithing with John Rais, Vivian Beer, and Maeghan Crowley. Elizabeth will also discuss the on-site artist residencies that are a central part of From the Ground Up.

For more information about the exhibit visit https://hunterdonartmuseum.org/from-the-ground-up-peters-valley-school-of-craft/

This exhibition was made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support for this exhibition was provided by the Windgate Foundation, and the Marie and John Zimmermann Fund. The exhibition catalogue was funded by the Windgate Foundation, and John Sheridan and Andrea DuFlon.

Thanks to a grant from the Richard L. Snyder Fund and Greater Pike Community Foundation, we are excited to offer virtual lectures by curated professional artists. Normally held at the Pike County Public Library in Milford, PA, we are thrilled to now bring them to you virtually through Zoom every other Wednesday!


Location: Online