June 5, 2019

MCCC Hosts “Mercer County Artists 2019”

“GOLDFINCHES”: Megan Serfass’s work, which includes the frame within the painting, is featured in “Mercer County Artists 2019,” on view at the MCCC Gallery through July 8. The show includes works by 36 county artists.

The talents of 36 Mercer County artists are on display at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in “Mercer County Artists 2019,” which runs through July 8. The Gallery at Mercer is located on the second floor of the Communications Building on Mercer’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

The show features work in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, graphite, mixed media, ceramic, and wood. More than 100 artists submitted work for the jurying process.

In a statement, juror Lauren Whearty said, “So many of the artists who submitted to this open call are talented in many ways, so I decided to narrow down the artworks through what I noticed in terms of artists grappling with their materials or subject in an interesting or surprising way. There is a wide range of style and taste here and I tried to be true to the sincerity and rigor which I saw artists bringing to the works. I also thought about the works in groupings that may have something to do with subject, color, abstraction, or figurative ideas in the hopes that they could create interesting connections once the exhibition is curated.”

Alice K. Thompson is the Gallery’s director and curator. Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Wednesday hours extended until 7 p.m.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by and supported through a grant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, with funding from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, visit www.mccc.edu/gallery.