June 19, 2019

“The Immigrant Experience” Exhibit at Trent House

“GUARDIAN”: Sculptor Peter Drago used reclaimed tools to create this work featured in “The Immigrant Experience,” on view on the grounds of the 1719 William Trent House Museum June 22 through November 3. Works by Peter Abrams, Kate Graves, and David Robinson will also be on display. An opening reception is June 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Trent House Association will present a sculpture exhibit, “The Immigrant Experience,” on the grounds of the 1719 William Trent House Museum, 15 Market Street, Trenton. It will be on view June 22 through November 3, with a reception open to the public on June 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.

According to the Association, once settlers from across the ocean began to inhabit the lands of the Lenape on the banks of the Delaware, Trenton has been home to immigrants — both to those who came here willingly, seeking jobs and opportunity for a better life, and to those who came under duress. The William Trent House, its inhabitants, its surroundings, and its circumstances represent that history.

As part of the 300th anniversary of the William Trenton House and to help shine a light on its whole story, the Trent House Association has invited four sculptors to display works that evoke the immigrant experience during the 300-plus year history of the William Trent House and surrounding area.

Works by Peter Abrams, Peter Drago, Kate Graves, and David Robinson will be on display.

Peter Abrams is an artist working primarily in metal fabrication using found and upcycled materials to create beautiful, functional objects.

Peter Drago is a Trenton sculptor and 2015 recipient of the Paul Robeson Emerging Young Artist Award at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University He says of his piece Guardian, “The reclaimed tools used to create Guardian embody the lifestyle of immigrant culture in this country.”

Bucks County, Pa., sculptor Kate Graves makes cast and fabricated metal sculpture in bronze, iron, aluminum, and steel.

David Robinson is one of the premier builders of rustic gazebos and landscape work in the country.

For more information, call (609) 989-3027 or visit the website at www.williamtrenthouse.org.