May 25, 2016

Debut of Local Pop-Up Gallery

Art Wondrous on Witherspoon 5-18-16

ART THAT “WOWS”: This artwork by Princeton artist Priscilla Snow Algava exemplifies the talented work by local artists that are included in her new Pop-Up Art Gallery, “Wondrous on Witherspoon” (WOW).

Princeton artist Priscilla Snow Algava will open “Wondrous on Witherspoon” (WOW), a PopUp Art Gallery in downtown Princeton. Former student and current colleague of Algava, Shannon Rose Moriarty, will curate the exhibit. 

Algava, who was an art specialist at South Brunswick High School, taught Moriarty about art, life, and the joys of being an art teacher almost 10 years ago. After Moriarty graduated from South Brunswick in 2011, the two found that their common interests in art helped their student-teacher connection grow into a lifelong friendship. Today, the two artists are colleagues and have successfully worked together to bring the classroom to life as Shannon Rose Moriarty has the opportunity to coordinate and curate the WOW Pop-Up Art Gallery.

“Through art, I learn patience, love, flexibility, and joy,” said Algava. “I’m proud to have taught and shared my philosophy of living and working with Shannon. This exhibit is a kaleidoscope of our joint commitment to art-making, creativity, community, teaching, and learning. This Pop-Up Gallery doesn’t just show Shannon’s dedication and our common interest in art, but also a bit of magic created from her talent.”

The exhibition will feature a community of local award-winning and emerging artists. They include Leon Rainbow, Ilene Dube, Suzanne Dominguez, Florence Moonan, Elizabeth Aubrey, and Trudy Glucksberg. In addition, a percentage of the artwork sales will be donated to Princeton Suppers, the Trenton Soup Kitchen Artists A-TEAM, and the Arts Council of Princeton.

Gallery visitors will have the opportunity to make original art. All art materials will be supplied.

The WOW Pop-Up Art Gallery is located at 14½ Witherspoon Street (former Army and Navy store) in Princeton. The gallery is open from May 25 — June 1, June 3 — 5, June 10 — 12, June 15 — 29 and June 22 — 26 from 11 a.m. —5 p.m. There will also be a Meet the Artists Reception on June 3 from 5 — 10 p.m.