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Finale Video

Finale Video

On October 19, 2014, the Stampede Finale was held on the grounds of Hopewell Elementary School. The party celebrated the end of the Stampede’s public art exhibit, and the winners of the online auction were announced. Video journalist John Bauwen was on hand to capture the excitement and sentiments of the event. You can watch […]

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Have you Herd? Oxen Line Up at Pennington School

Have you Herd? Oxen Line Up at Pennington School

Mercer Me, November 25, 2014 You miss them. We did too. Now you can see them again! The “top” eleven are lined up in front of the Pennington School on East Delaware Avenue in Pennington.  The Hopewell Valley Arts Council say that they will be at the Pennington School (weather depending) until the HVAC’s “Year of the Ox” Gala on […]

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Stampede did a lot for many in Valley

Stampede did a lot for many in Valley

Lisa Wolff, president, Hopewell Valley Regional Board of Education At the Oct. 20 Hopewell Valley Regional Board of Education meeting, I opened my Board President’s Report by mentioning that I attended the Stampede Finale event held at Hopewell Elementary School. I thanked Hopewell Valley Arts Council (HVAC) and some of the details mentioned below received […]

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Sale of decorated oxen nets $73K for Hopewell Valley Arts Council

Sale of decorated oxen nets $73K for Hopewell Valley Arts Council

By Brendan McGrath | Times of Trenton  Email the author | Follow on Twitter on October 21, 2014 at 3:21 PM The colorful oxen that have lined Hopewell Valley’s landscape since August are turning the local arts council green to the tune of $73,000. The money, raised by auctioning off 33 of 69 decorated fiberglass oxen, will be used by […]

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Stampede Soon Running out of Town

Stampede Soon Running out of Town

By Brendan McGrath | Times of Trenton Email the author | Follow on Twitter on October 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM, updated October 10, 2014 at 3:29 PM The “stampede” of 68 colorful and artsy oxen that have taken over a New Jersey community will soon be running out of town, but not before fans are given a chance to give […]

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Olly Olly Oxen Free! Stampede Hits Hopewell

Olly Olly Oxen Free! Stampede Hits Hopewell

by nicole | Sep 22, 2014 | Entertainment | 0 comments The stampede is here! Have you seen all the gorgeous hand-painted and designed Oxen around town in Hopewell? Thanks to the Hopewell Valley Arts Council the public can enjoy these transformed fiberglass installations until October 19th. Some ask, why a cow? Where did they come from? The idea was spawned from […]

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Ox Power Finds Its Way to Hopewell, Via Metuchen and St. Luke

Ox Power Finds Its Way to Hopewell, Via Metuchen and St. Luke

Ox Power Finds Its Way to Hopewell, Via Metuchen and St. Luke by Dan Aubrey Reprinted from the August 27, 2014, issue of U.S. 1 Newspaper   Linda Vonderschmidt-LaStella’s finished ox. The Hopewell Valley Arts Council (HVAC) has just put its inaugural project out to pasture. And since the activity involves a herd of 68 […]

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Painted oxen statues on display throughout Hopewell and Pennington

Painted oxen statues on display throughout Hopewell and Pennington

Ilene Dube AUGUST 28, 2014 THE ARTFUL BLOGGER, posted on www.newsworks.org Olly olly oxen free: It’s the phrase used in the game hide-and-seek to announce that it’s safe to come out of hiding. The organizers of the Hopewell Stampede had originally considered using that as the name for their contest that involves visiting – and logging […]

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Colorfully decorated oxen statues positioned for Hopewell Valley Arts Council Stampede

Colorfully decorated oxen statues positioned for Hopewell Valley Arts Council Stampede

  Janet Purcell/For The Times of Trenton By Janet Purcell/For The Times of Trenton on August 22, 2014 at 6:56 AM, updated August 22, 2014 at 1:22 PM   Two of the colorfully decorated oxen statues that are part of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council Stampede are, at left, Art Sparks’ “Spinning into the Vortex,” […]

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‘Stampede’ alert: Colorful fiberglass oxen ready to invade Hopewell Valley

‘Stampede’ alert: Colorful fiberglass oxen ready to invade Hopewell Valley

Brendan McGrath | Times of Trenton on August 15, 2014 Residents and commuters driving down just about any main drag in Hopewell Valley will notice that a colorful group of fiberglass oxen have taken over the area. By the time the Hopewell Valley Arts Council is through installing them, a “stampede” of 68 oxen, decorated […]

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HOPEWELL VALLEY: An ox-citing event

HOPEWELL VALLEY: An ox-citing event

ArtToro is unveiled outside market Hopewell Valley News From Aug. 15 through Oct. 19, the entire Hopewell Valley will become an outdoor art museum exhibiting 68 fiberglass oxen painted and embellished by local artists, participating in the public art project launching the Hopewell Valley Arts Council. Instead of hanging on walls and sitting on shelves, […]

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Hopewell Valley Arts Council unveils sculpture outside of Pennington Quality

Hopewell Valley Arts Council unveils sculpture outside of Pennington Quality

By Mary Iuvone/For The Times Sculptor, Gyuri Hollosy, of Titusville, speaks to the crowd before the unveiling of ox sculpture. The Hopewell Valley Arts Council unveiled a sculpture of an ox, sculpted by Gyuri Hollosy, of Titusville and painted by artist, Mary Michaels, of Pennington. The Stampede, a public art exhibit of 68 fiber glass […]

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Capital Health displays artists’ designs for oxen ‘Stampede’

Capital Health displays artists’ designs for oxen ‘Stampede’

By Janet Purcell/For The Times of Trenton on April 11, 2014 Word has been out for a while now about the newly formed Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s first major endeavor, “Stampede!” Sixty white fiberglass oxen have arrived and are being distributed throughout the valley to artists who will paint them, draw on them, collage and […]

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