Unveiling of Seward Johnson’s ‘Monet, Our Visiting Artist’ set for July 9

Photo Credit: ©2009 The Seward Johnson Atelier via the Washington Crossing Park Association.

Celebrate the unveiling of Seward Johnson’s “Monet, Our Visiting Artist” on the banks of the Delaware at Washington Crossing State Park on Sunday, July 9 at 3 p.m.

The Washington Crossing Park Association and Washington Crossing State Park are part of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s efforts to place ten of Seward Johnson’s life-sized statues all around Hopewell Valley.

The July 9 event will include a ceremonial unveiling and musket firing. Festivities will include a short discussion by park historian Mark Sirak on the many artistic representations of the historic crossing over the years, including the park’s famous George Harding mural, which will be installed in the soon-to-be-built new visitor’s center and museum.

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council will host a live demonstration of plein-air painting with local artist Barbara DiLorenzo.

Free gingerbread cookies and iced chai lattes flavored with native spicebush foraged from the park grounds will be served at the event.