October 21, 2015

Trenton Artists Featured At MCCC Exhibit

Art Leon

“HEAR, SEE, SPEAK”: Leon Rainbow’s “Hear, See, Speak” is among 32 works by 22 artists in “Art Served Up Trenton Style,” at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College until October 29. More information is available at www.mccc.edu/gallery.

The Gallery at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) presents “Art Served Up Trenton Style,” an exhibition of works from the Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA) and the SAGE Coalition. The show runs now until Thursday, October 29 with an opening reception today, Wednesday, October 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. The MCCC Gallery is located on the second floor of the Communications Building on the College’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Directions and a campus map can be found at www.mccc.edu.

The exhibition combines works by 22 artists from the two organizations, both of which have made a major mark on New Jersey’s capital city art scene. The 32 artworks, which were created between 2011 and 2015, reflect a mixture of backgrounds, approaches, and traditions in media including acrylic paint, spray paint, watercolor, steel and rubber, oil paint, print, plaster, mixed media, and photographic print. The size of the works ranges from 11 x 14 inches to 48 x 48 inches. Pieces by Mel Leipzig, Aubrey J. Kauffman, Leon Rainbow, and William Condry “Kasso” were featured in a recent gallery exhibit in New York City.

TAWA has a 30-year history of exhibiting in venues such as the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton City Museum and Artworks. It produced the groundbreaking “Eyes on Trenton” festival, an artistic exchange with the Soviet Union, and has spearheaded important city arts initiatives and programs.

SAGE is a younger organization composed of street writers and artists. The group has launched Trenton’s “Windows of Souls,” a city-beautification program that uses mural and graffiti art to bring life to abandoned buildings and streets.

Gallery hours for this show are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For updates, directions and other information, visit www.mccc.edu/gallery.