• Chamber Kicks off Virginia Manufacturing Appreciation Week with Artober

    Hopewell/Prince George Chamber Kicks Off Virginia Manufacturing Appreciation Week with Artober
    Sponsored by AdvanSix
    Hopewell/Prince George, Va. On October 1, 2019 the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce will delight the community with the first in a series of cultural arts events called “Artober”, created in partnership with Richmond Culture Works and AdvanSix.
    The first event will occur on the evening of the HPG Chamber’s 100th Mixer at The Barns of Kanak in Prince George County, featuring an exhibition by Ken Newman of Southern Sharp Photography.  Ken spent 32 years in manufacturing with Altria wrapping up his career in 2014 as Program Director, Operations – Special Projects.  Since that time he has been pursuing his childhood passion for photography. “Great photography is a lot like project management…it’s all about the details and creativity,” shared Ken.  Ken and his wife, Debbie, live in Prince George where they are very active in a number of organizations.
    In addition to Ken’s exhibition, there will be four other Artober events sponsored by AdvanSix at Guncotton Coffee & Gallery.
    10. 8 AJ Miles from 7 – 8 PM
    Local multi-talented visual artist, AJ Miles will speak about his creative process and do a live wood burning demonstration.  
    10.15 ‘Vicissitudes of Freedom’ from 7 – 8 PM
    K. Moss & Associates present an inspirational vision of dance and vocal performance by Kevin LaMarr Jones, Claves Unidos, founder and creative director; First Friday Freedom spoken word artists, Real True Poet and Vitamin the Student Teacher, and vocal performance artist, India Dale!
    10.22 Ed Hatch: Master of Plein Air from 7 – 8 PM
    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. 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. 
    10.29 Pedro Ledesma, Wonder City Photo Project from 7 – 8 PM.
    Texas photographer, Pedro Ledesma, will open his long-awaited exhibition on Hopewell. Come see his photographs and hear about his creative process. 
    Join the artists after each event at Haley’s Honey Meadery in Downtown Hopewell for a meet and greet from
    8 – 9 PM.
    According to Chamber CEO Becky McDonough, AdvanSix is a legacy member of the H/PG Chamber and the company wanted to do something special in the community.
    About the Hopewell/Prince Chamber of Commerce:
    Founded in 1920 to foster business relationships in a growing industrial community, the Chamber provides benefits to members and community operating from a state-certified Visitor Center at 4100 Oaklawn Boulevard, Hopewell.
    Learn more about the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce