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R.E.D. Exhibition and Event | Opening Weekend at Freeman Hall, The TileWorks, and Fonthill Castle

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - June 5 @ 5:00 pm

Free

Join the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County for an inspiring weekend of arts events in celebration of the spirit of Henry Mercer.

 Opening weekend events include the R.E.D. exhibition and reception at Freeman Hall, plein air painting, gallery talks, walking tours, family activities, tile talks, TileWorks and Fonthill tours, a fine art wet sale, and more. A “RED Innovators” passport will ensure that visitors who attend events at Freeman Hall, Fonthill, and The TileWorks throughout the weekend will receive a commemorative tile. Artist gallery talks and plein air days will continue Saturdays at Freeman Hall through the run of the show. “A Closer Look” programming will cap off the show during closing weekend, July 16-17.

All events are free and open to the public.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday June 3
Passport pick up at Freeman Hall

  • R.E.D. Exhibition opens at Freeman Hall*
  • 5-8pm | R.E.D. Reception at Freeman Hall
  • Presentation of Fine Art /Fine Craft Awards

Saturday June 4
Passport pick up at Freeman Hall or The TileWorks

  • 9am-3:30pm | Plein air painting at The TileWorks, Fonthill Castle, and Freeman Hall*
  • 10am-5pm | R.E.D. Exhibition at Freeman Hall*
  • 10am-noon | Artist gallery talks at Freeman Hall*
  • Noon-1pm | Meet at Freeman Hall for a walking tour to The TileWorks; stop at Fonthill for a guided tour of Fonthill grounds*
    12:20 – The Fonthill portion of the program will begin and end at the Fonthill Castle Welcome Center. Following the tour guide’s discussion about Fonthill Castle, the group will move on their own to the next stop of the tour.
  • 1-3pm | Artist gallery talks at Freeman Hall*
  • 2-4pm | Family activities and TileWorks Tours at The TileWorks*
  • 4-5pm | Plein air “wet sale” at The TileWorks*

 Sunday June 5
Passport pick up at Freeman Hall or The TileWorks

  • 11am-5pm | R.E.D. Exhibition at Freeman Hall*.
  • 11am-5pm | Plein air painting at The TileWorks, Fonthill Castle, and Freeman Hall
  • 11am-noon | Meet at The TileWorks for a walking tour to Freeman Hall; stop at Fonthill for a guided tour of Fonthill grounds*
    11:20 – The Fonthill portion of the program will begin and end at the Fonthill Castle Welcome Center. Following the tour guide’s discussion about Fonthill Castle, the group will move on their own to the next stop of the tour.
  • Noon-1pm | Bible in Tile talk at Salem UCC | Janet Ogelby*
  • 1-2pm | Four Seasons fireplace talk at Freeman Hall | Vance Koehler*
  • 2-3pm | Artist gallery talks at Freeman Hall*
  • 3-5pm | Passport tile pick up at Freeman Hall

*R.E.D. Passport: Get Stamped!
Get your Passport stamped at events throughout opening weekend. Visitors who attend six R.E.D. programs may pick up their passport gift at Freeman Hall from 3-5pm on June 5.

Saturday July 16 “A Closer Look”

  • 11am-4pm | Artist talks and plein air painting at Freeman Hall

Sunday July 17 “A Closer Look”

  • 11am-4pm | Artist talks and plein air painting at Freeman Hall
  • 3-4pm | “The Private Henry Mercer” at the Mercer Museum | Cory Amsler
    Space is limited. Please register in advance to avoid disappointment: https://bit.ly/37PHV4k

Details

Start:
June 3 @ 5:00 pm
End:
June 5 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
https://www.bucksarts.org/RED/

Venue

Arts & Cultural Council at Freeman Hall
181 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
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