January 22, 2020

“Art, Community & Conversation” at UUCP

“ART, COMMUNITY & CONVERSATION”: This painting by Carol Johnson will be featured at an event highlighting works by artists in the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen’s (TASK) A-TEAM. It will be held on Friday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton. (Photo courtesy of the TASK A-TEAM)

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton (UUCP) invites artists, art lovers, and members of the community to attend its first “Art, Community and Conversation” event on Friday, January 24, at 6:30 p.m. at 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton.

The reception will feature works by artists in the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen’s (TASK) A-TEAM artists’ cooperative made up of TASK patrons who are artists. The art will be displayed at UUCP over the next few months.

The event is sponsored by UUCP’s Racial Justice Task Force, which is dedicated to engaging the congregation and larger community with opportunities to develop and deepen our understandings of and actions against racism.

“‘Art, Community, and Conversation’ highlights and celebrates the arts, gathers together a diverse community, and strengthens our connections to one another,” said the Rev. Bill Neely, UUCP’s minister. “This program brings people together to be transformed by the power and prophecy of art and local artists.”

“There is an amazing amount of wonderful art work in our community, and this is a great opportunity for us to support them and offer a new venue for their artwork,” said Ruthann Traylor, one of the organizers of the event the ArtSpace/SewingSpace director at HomeFront.

The reception is the first of four “Art, Community & Conversation” programs planned at UUCP featuring art work and music by community artists and musicians. Upcoming receptions are planned for May 22, August 14, and November 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Local artists will benefit from the exhibits, and the art work will be for sale. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the A-TEAM, visit www.ateamartists.com.