While working alongside the team at the Mansion, I’ve had the fun excuse to meet another interesting and innovative artist who is new to the area yet not new to her unique style of Chinese-American art. Introducing internationally trained artist J. Yu, who is currently working on her live demonstration and installation plans that will showcase throughout the month of May (pictured below, measuring & planning on site with co-owner Kris Tomasulo in New Hope at the Mansion Inn 4/4/17). J. Yu’s first live demonstration will be happening officially on Mother’s Day (5/14/17) from 12-3pm and guests are encouraged to meet and get to know the artist where they can learn more about her journey and hybrid style of East meeting West. Even more exciting is as guests indulge in a most delicious Mansion-flair brunch and absorb the inspiring energy this historic beauty of a building has, they also can take home a custom piece of art made on site during J. Yu’s demonstration, serving as a perfect memento of the day.
For art lovers who can’t make the first live demonstration, be sure to mark your calendar for J. Yu’s closing reception May 27th, 12-3pm, over Memorial Day weekend. During the closing reception, you’ll also find drink specials and live music by Princeton’s harp musician, Gennaro Porcaro.
More information about J. Yu’s time at the Mansion here in this week’s release:
LIVE SOLO ARTIST DEMONSTRATION
SPECIALLY PLANNED FOR MOTHER’S DAY
WITH CUSTOM INSTALLED EXHIBITION
THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF MAY
NEW HOPE, PA (4/4/2017) –Mansion Inn announces its hosting of local & international, artist, J. YU as she presents a live demonstration of her Chinese American art exclusively for Mansion Inn patrons from 12pm – 3pm on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th. Mansion Inn guests will have a chance to interact with the artist while dining as well as purchase an original piece of art created live on site, making a most memorable and unique Mother’s Day souvenir gift.
“From an early age, my mother always fueled my passion and independent spirit as a young artist, and now as my career as a professional is truly emerging, I can’t think of a better way to spend Mother’s Day, creating works specially for women to celebrate the strength and beauty that motherhood inspires.” – said artist J. YU
Select pieces from the artist’s collection will also be on display at the Mansion Inn starting May 2nd through May 31st with another live demonstration event from 12pm – 3pm as part of a closing reception May 27th, Memorial Day Weekend. The closing reception will include happy hour specials commencing at 5pm as well as performances by harp musician and friend of the artist, Gennaro Porcaro, adding a layer of melodious entertainment that is sure to be a beautiful accompaniment to the artistic experience.
THE ART EXHIBITION IS OFFICIALLY UP!
Order your favorite cocktail and peruse the latest installation at the Mansion Inn this weekend & for those who want to meet the artist J. Yu, catch her during a live demonstration Mother's Day (5/14) between 1-3pm
“Since re-opening the doors at the Mansion Inn, our philosophy has always been to offer not only unforgettable food but unforgettable experiences. We’re proud to introduce our clientele to artisans of food and drink and now thanks to J. YU, we’re adding another artistic medium that best complements our space, while engaging our sophisticated guests” – said co-owner Kris Tomasulo
The Mansion Inn further introduces a series of deliciously social and culturally engaging event experiences throughout the months of April and May, including guest-speaker hosted beverage tastings, paired with perfectly festive food. Interested parties who want to save seats and find out more are encouraged to visit the “up & coming” section of the website at www.TheMansionInnNewHope.com and follow them on social media. The Mansion Inn is located at 9 So. Main St., New Hope, PA.
J. Yu Official Bio: Born in Guangzhou, raised in California, and educated all over the globe, J. Yu’s life and work embody multiculturalism by synthesizing eastern brushwork with western media. Twenty years of practicing traditional Chinese ink and brush techniques, combined with five years immersed in western oils and acrylics, have led to the rice paper‐on‐canvas pieces she creates today. J’s style balances east and west, traditional and contemporary. The exacting process of using rice paper as a medium on canvas is unconventional in the west and defiant in China ‐ a reflection of her struggle embodying, yet pride in encompassing, both cultures she calls home. Her paintings are home to permanent installations in Princeton University, Roundview Capital, and private collections around the world. As founder of StudioYU.org, J has also built a virtual space for international artists to collaborate and share their voices through art. In showcasing cross‐cultural works, StudioYU serves to intertwine lives, provide continuous exposure to the ever‐evolving world, and rally greater support for the progress of arts education. To learn more about J. Yu, visit www.studioyu.org/j.yu
More About the Mansion Inn, Royal T’s & Mission:
Originated in 1865, this iconic New Hope structure with timeless French-Baroque Victorian architecture has been recently acquired and caringly restored by new owners Kris Tomasulo and Joseph Grande. The Mansion Inn & Royal T’s goal is to visually exhibit a genuine homage to its original history, yet with a salute to contemporary aesthetics through its latest interior design, truly showcasing its distinct culinary innovation. The mission of the new Mansion Inn & Royal T’s is to bring an experience to the historic town of New Hope that will intrigue and delight both long-time locals and visitors alike. The Mansion Inn strives to deliver cuisine that’s inspired by classics that guests know and love, yet offer them re-imagined. The Mansion Inn has a custom-curated a beverage program unrivaled in the area, featuring handcrafted cocktails from only quality spirits and fresh ingredients that pay tribute to the true pioneers of the ‘mixology’ culture. Owners Tomasulo and Grande have provided the tools, and freedom for their bartenders to be as creative as they desire in designing what is destined to be a new favorite cocktail for guests, instilling the philosophy of letting go and allow them to take you on a journey of great food & drink. Cheers!