View of Delaware River and New Hope, PA from Lambertville, NJ side
So, today Marie and I (Marie Patterson Studio)had an art group field trip to the Michener Art Museum in New Hope, Pennsylvania (Very artsy-antiquey town). The museum generally features local artists of the Bucks County region. Always, nice to see local artists work!
Although I live in NJ, I am in rural NJ and I am less than 2 miles from the Delaware River which borders Pennsylvania so it is a quick trip for me to the Bucks County area.
I was so hoping to see a painting by Fern Coppedge I remembered from an earlier visit to the Michener but alas it is no longer on loan ;(
Fern Isabel Coppedge "Hillside Village" 1932
The current exhibit was not what I expected but a wonderful surprise to say the least, so it was certainly a worthy trip. Isn't art always though?
Wood Console Table by Robert Whitley
We walked New Hope after a great lunch and talked about what to work on at the next art group. We decided to work on a mosaic piece as it is a great time of year to work on an outdoor piece. Plus, I have a 3 season room(screened in porch)that overlooks the backyard (ducks, chickens and many occupied bird houses!)So, it should prove to be inspirational surroundings. I am excited to start and remembered this great NJ artist about an hour away from me who makes his life creating his home a giant mosaic of art, "Luna Parc". You must see this to believe it! Take the online tour by clicking the above link and following this icon throughout his site.
Luna Parc has been featured on HGTV, The New York Times and many other media outlets. I love his determination and wild visions!
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