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Performers


Performers


Our 2019 Performers

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DAN KASSEL

Emotionally provocative and layered in symphonic warmth, Dan Kassel's solo cello music brings this classical instrument to new heights. Using an acoustic cello, a Boss RC-50 looping station and minimal effects, Dan bridges the gaps between Klezmer and Irish folk, Indian classical and down-tempo electronic music, levity and suspense - looping and layering his instrument into expansive tapestries of sound. www.dankassel.com

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DJ COQUI

Born in the diverse city of Trenton, Anthony Quinones (better known as DJ Coqui) arrests the attention of any crowd. His versatile music repository – from hip hop to salsa and bachata – delivers an eclectic mix and a one-of-a-kind experience. This young music pioneer is inspired by the happiness that consumes people when they hear music, and fueled by the way it can transform the mind, body and soul.

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JALLOSH

Jallosh met while helping others. Finding a common thread between a love for Dhol-Taasha – traditional Indian drums, and Lezim – a dance named after a small musical instrument with jingling cymbals, in which swaying to the rhythm creates a mesmerizing sound effect. The group decided to make this ‘joyous beating’ the face of Jallosh, which means celebrating in community with joy and gusto, while raising funds to help sustain needy organizations.

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Artist Demonstrations


Artist Demonstrations


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Joseph Acquah, Plaster Casting

Joseph obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in the University of Science Technology Kumasi Ghana. He has been working as a multipurpose staff at The Seward Johnson Atelier since 2001. He does his work in three dimensions utilizing many combinations of mediums, methods, and techniques from carved objects, stone, concrete, plaster of Paris, wood and other metals bronze and aluminum.

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Adam Garey, Metal Fabrication

Adam Garey is from Lexington, Kentucky.  He received a BFA in sculpture from the University of Kentucky in 2000 and an MFA from Florida State University in 2005.  In 2007 Adam moved to Chattanooga, TN to work for internationally renowned sculptor John Henry, where he supervised the fabrication and installations of Mr. Henry’s monumental work.  In 2013 he relocated to Hamilton, NJ where he splits his time building his own work and supervising the Fabrication and Installation Department at the Seward Johnson Atelier. He has shown his sculpture in many outdoor exhibitions across the country and has work in permanent public collections in Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Chattanooga. For more info, please visit adamgarey.com

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Amanda Midkiff, Herbalism

My love of herbalism began when I discovered that nettles could relieve my indoor allergies. I have been drinking nettle tea and studying herbalism ever since. I enjoy coaxing the plants from the earth and coaxing the healing properties from the plants. I moved to New Hope in 2013 to lend my energies to the creation of Roots to River Farm. During my two years there, I fell in love with the vibrant culture and community of Bucks County. I decided to stay and provide herbal medicine to the community I had grown to love. Prior to working at Roots to River, I had been working as an organic vegetable farmer throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When I’m not farming, I enjoy reading, writing, and performing poetry, acting in improv groups, sitting on the couch with a crossword puzzle, cooking for friends and family, and crafting ever-more-delicious beverages.

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Megan Uhaze, Acrylic Painting

Megan Uhaze-Wear is a Trenton based artist, who received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, majoring in Art History as well as Two-Dimensional Fine Art Painting.  She currently works as a fulltime artist and painter for The Seward Johnson Atelier. She is primarily a painter and printmaker, working on wood board as well as Masonite panels and other hard found surfaces. Her work is about the exploration of colors, and their relationships to one another, invoking this through pattern and design and then incorporating her subject into the mix. She has work in two permanent collections and shows regularly all over the tri-state area.

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Nicolas A. Valenza, Silicone & Resin Casting

Nicolas comes from a background in special makeup effects and mold-making. Nick is currently the Assistant Supervisor of the Paint/Patina/Preservation Department at The Seward Johnson Atelier. Nick has a passion for making movie props and figurative sculptures. He currently molds his original work in silicone and casts them in urethane resins. His most recent piece is a full-size female figure.

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Directions


Directions


Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619
(609) 586-0616

 

From New York City:
Take New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 7A. Take Interstate 195 West (Trenton) to Exit 60B/I-295 North (Princeton). Take I-295 North to Exit 65B/Sloan Avenue West. After exit stay in right traffic lane for 2/10ths of a mile, following signs for Grounds For Sculpture, and take the jughandle to cross over Sloan Ave. Go through the traffic light onto Klockner Rd. Take Klockner Rd. to next traffic light and turn right onto East State St. Extension. Go 8/10ths of a mile and make second left turn onto Sculptors Way. Go 2/10ths of a mile and turn left into the main entrance of Grounds For Sculpture. Travel time is approximately 75 minutes.

From South Jersey:
Take I-295 North to Exit 65B/Sloan Avenue West. After exit stay in right traffic lane for 2/10ths of a mile, following signs for Grounds For Sculpture, and take the jughandle to cross over Sloan Ave. Go through the traffic light onto Klockner Rd. Take Klockner Rd. to next traffic light and turn right onto East State St. Extension. Go 8/10ths of a mile and make second left turn onto Sculptors Way. Go 2/10ths of a mile and turn left into the main entrance of Grounds For Sculpture.

From Philadelphia:
Take Interstate 95 North, across Scudders Falls Bridge (over Delaware River), to Interstate 295 South to Exit 65B/Sloan Avenue West. After exit stay in right traffic lane for 2/10ths of a mile, following signs for Grounds For Sculpture, and take the jughandle to cross over Sloan Ave. Go through the traffic light onto Klockner Rd. Take Klockner Rd. to next traffic light and turn right onto East State St. Extension. Go 8/10ths of a mile and make second left turn onto Sculptors Way. Go 2/10ths of a mile and turn left into the main entrance of Grounds For Sculpture. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes.

From Princeton:
Take Nassau St. and turn onto Mercer St. Mercer St. will change into Princeton Pike/583 after Province Line Rd. Continue on Princeton Pike to Interstate 295. Take I-295 South (Camden) to Exit 65/Sloan Avenue West. After exit stay in right traffic lane for 2/10ths of a mile, following signs for Grounds For Sculpture, and take the jughandle to cross over Sloan Ave. Go through the traffic light onto Klockner Rd. Take Klockner Rd. to next traffic light and turn right onto East State St. Extension. Go 8/10ths of a mile and make second left turn onto Sculptors Way. Go 2/10ths of a mile and turn left into the main entrance of Grounds For Sculpture. Travel time is approximately 15 minutes.

By Train:
From New York (Penn Station), take the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line to the Hamilton stop (stop closest to Grounds For Sculpture). From Philadelphia, take SEPTA to Trenton Train Station. From there, take NJ Transit one stop to Hamilton. Taxi ride is 5 minutes to Grounds For Sculpture. Travel time is approximately the same as by car. You may also choose to take NJ Transit bus #608 from the Hamilton Train Station. Check http://www.njtransit.com for up-to-date schedules.