• POSTPONED Artober: Ed Hatch, Plein Air Painter

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    Name: POSTPONED Artober: Ed Hatch, Plein Air Painter
    Date: October 11, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
    Website: HPG Chamber
    Ed Hatch
    Event Description:
    HPG Chamber of Commerce and Tourism presents a month of arts programming at Guncotton Coffee & Gallery in Downtown Hopewell. Come celebrate and explore local art at Hopewell's premier cultural space. All humans welcome. On October 11th, we are pleased to present local Plein Air painter, Ed Hatch.

    About the artist:

    The luminous work of Ed Hatch is so connected to his subjects, so rooted in his environs, that one feels an immediate sense of place and wonder.  Ed, a full-time artist for more than 20 years, centers his life at the same country crossroads where he grew up - a corner of rural Virginia where his great-grandparents opened a general store in 1915.  This charming setting is now his studio.  Across the street is the house where his father lived, and a stone's throw away is his childhood home where he lives.  An acute observer, Ed's home base is that ideal spot for exploration and discovery - whether it's the creeks nearby or the mountains further afield.  He gently, yet powerfully conveys his curiosity, finding the extraordinary in the 'ordinary.'  Above all, his appreciation for beauty in nature springs from each of his works.      

    Artist's Statement:
    “I see art as a visceral, almost spiritual means of communication.  Since I was a boy, I have known that art fulfills me and speaks to me in ways that I find difficult to express in words.  But, what I find in nature is quite simply, pure poetry.  I strive to express this in my work. I see such extraordinary beauty in everyday moments – moments that might go unnoticed. I want people to participate in my paintings – to be caught up in the scenes as much as I was when I stopped to paint them – to feel the depth, the fleeting light and the mist, to wonder what is around the bend.  That’s it, I think, to share the wonder.  I find great joy in my work and I am fortunate to do what I do every day.”

    Guncotton Coffee & Gallery
    238 East Broadway Ave.
    Hopewell, Virginia. 23860
    Date/Time Information:
    New Date TBD
    Contact Information:
    Daniel Jones
    FREE *Donation to artists suggested*

    We will be "passing the hat". All money goes to the artists/presenters. 
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