April 18, 2024

Hewitt Presents Hopkins

Charlie Hewitt Lexington Park collage

Charlie Hewitt painted The Park

New York  painter, printmaker and sculptor (and Lexington Park native son) Charlie Hewitt will be back in town March 26 for the final George Hopkins scholarship award. The scholarship is presented to one or more graduating seniors who will be majoring or minoring in art or art education in college.

“George left money to be given to high school seniors to use for college expenses,” Mr. Hewitt writes from his studio in New York, “and for the past eight years three or four scholarships have been awarded. This is the last year because the money is gone but that’s not the story here. George was not a rich man but he felt compelled to help young people seek a career in the Arts.”

George Craggs Hopkins Jr. was a resident of Lexington Park and art teacher at Great Mills High School. Mr. Hewitt was one of his students. “I loved him,” Mr. Hewitt writes. “He was a personification of an eccentric County person. He did not fit into any mold but through out his life believed in the creative life.”

“His legacy is this Scholarship program, and I am so proud of him.”

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