Letters-May 4, 2006

Sculpture show

had lots of help
To the editor:
   New Hope Arts Inc. would like to thank all the wonderful contributors who have worked so hard to make the fourth annual "Sculpture New Hope" exhibition such a successful event.
   Huge kudos go to Tom Scannapieco of Scannapieco Development Corporation, who has donated his space at Stockton Avenue to the organization and to Brad Elliott of Elliott Building Group Ltd., who remains New Hope Arts’ major business partner.
   More thanks to Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Borough of New Hope, Pennsylvania Partners for the Arts, Univest, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, First Federal Bank & Trust of Newtown as well as benefactors Beth and Mike Chukusky, Frank Policare, Penn Wealth, Robin and Brad Elliott, Marilyn and George Bullock and Robin and John Larsen.
   Major thanks are due the New Hope Arts Committee members who met throughout the year planing this event — Joan Arkuszewski, Kathy Bates (food co-chairperson for this event), Beth Brody, Marilyn Bullock, volunteer coordinator Leslie Crilley, John Danaher, George Terp, Laurie Terp, Elaine Daniels (food co-chairperson for this event and sculpture selection committee), Rey Velasco, Robin Elliott, Harry Gordon, Harry Gordon Studios (installation consultant), Wendy Gordon (selection committee and indoor installation committee) and Larry Keller.
   A round of applause goes to all the volunteers who donated to the evening’s success — Michael Kownacky, Ted Otten, Deborah Lang, Tom Block, Donna Hurwitz, Dana Stewart, Ute John, lighting designer Chris Langhart, the Solebury School; Sandy Langhart, John Larsen, Eric Silverman, lighting designer, technicians from Newtown Theatre, Ginger Shelley, Ben Neidhardt, Dan Smookler, Melanie Woods, Suzie Marlow, Holly Glidden, Larry Rossi, Andrea Rossi, Roeland VanDommelen, Joe Crilley Jr., Rob Burger, Dan Ramirez, Michael Scannapieco.
   Also to gallery sitters Eva Story, Elaine Restisfo, Caroline Dechert, Ruth Hirschfield, Linda Manza, DeeDee Bowman, Jan Witte, Jennifer Lata, Joan Arkuszewski, Beth Brody, George and Laurie Terp, Ute John, Marilyn Bullock, Andrea Rossi and Leslie Crilley.
   More thanks to Richard Hirschfield, New Hope Borough Council, John Burke and the New Hope police.
   Also, sculpture site hosts Labor & Logistics Management, Wedgwood Inn, New Hope-Solebury Library, George Michael Inc. Union Square, Michener Art Museum, New Hope-Solebury School District, Triumph Brewing Company, Golden Door Gallery and Mr. and Mrs. Horst Kuban.
   Thanks also go to Alyca Scannapieco for her support and contribution of pizza for the crew and beautiful flowers for the lobby, Tom Carroll and his crew for hanging our banner, Donny Roberts, River Signs & Designs, and all the artists who worked so hard to create another beautiful show.

Robin Larsen
executive director
New Hope Arts Inc.
New Hope