Members' Visit to Phillips Mill: Home of the New Hope Art Colony

10:00 am
12:00 pm
Phillips Mill
Register with Erin Lawrence at:
Members need to provide their own transportation; directions will be given upon registration.
Enjoy a special trip and guided tour to Phillips Mill, PA, the birthplace of Pennsylvania Impressionism. Carol Cruikshank, executive director of New Hope Arts and historian of Pennsylvania Impressionism, will talk about the storied art colony that began at the Mill at the turn of the twentieth century. Artist Robert Beck will provide an artist's perspective on Phillips’ Mill today.  
The program continues with a special tour of the 93rd Annual Juried Art Show on exhibit in the clubhouse of the New Hope School. The Juried Art Show, Buck's County 's premier art exhibition, runs from September 24 to October 30, 2022.   
Pennsylvania Impressionist, William Langston Lathrop, known as the Father of the New Hope Art Colony, founded The Phillips Mill Community Association in 1929.  It has served the Bucks County arts community for nearly a century. The Mill became home to New Hope School artists such as Daniel Garber, Fern Coppedge, John Folinsbee, Mary Elizabeth Price and Edward Redfield, all of whom used the space for meetings, socializing and exhibitions. 
Today Phillips' Mill continues the legacy of its founding members with arts and social events throughout the year, in the same historic, 18th-century stone mill in which the founders gathered. It supports a variety of programs in the visual and performing arts, presents ArtTalk, an online series of conversations with artists, and hosts social and educational events throughout the year. 
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The Phillips’ Mill Community Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the arts and the preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Bucks County area.