Artworks Trenton Presents Two New Exhibitions
“WOMAN AND BUTTERFLY”: This painting by Angela Arrey-Wastavino is featured in “The Women’s Caucus for Art,” on view March 14 through April 15 in the Main Gallery at Artworks Trenton. An opening reception is on Saturday, March 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.
With its upcoming exhibitions, Artworks Trenton celebrates Women’s History Month and amplifies the voices of creatives Amy Louise Lee and the members of the Women’s Caucus for Art. These two exhibitions represent the mission of the organization, which is to promote artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. From March 14 through April 15, “The Women’s Caucus for Art” will be presented in the Main Gallery alongside Amy Louise Lee’s show, “Metal Lucidity,” in the Community Gallery. An opening reception is on March 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.
“The Women’s Caucus for Art” will present members’ works that represent significant ways of seeing art and our world. These artists will share their voices visually through broad-based themes about gender, identity, race, the environment, the political, and personal. The exhibit will foster and expand a conversation beyond the gallery through community, to create a dialogue with participants. In addition, the exhibition participants will be offering a workshop for young women at Artworks on Saturday, April 8 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. featuring a guided tour of the exhibition from curator Colleen Gahrmann and hands-on art activities.
“METROPOLIS”: This metal on canvas work by Amy Louise Lee is part of “Metal Lucidity,” on view March 14 through April 15 in the Community Gallery at Artworks Trenton.
“Metal Lucidity” by artist Amy Louise Lee will allow each visitor to visually explore her luminous artwork using their imagination without any limitations. Although the free-flowing bright minimalist metal artwork is abstract, taking a moment to look closely at her work, one will start to see familiar and recognizable shapes, similar to the innocence of a child looking up at the clouds. This evokes curious wonder and therefore will open the mind to see the world in a different way. Throughout the exhibition there will be a whimsical element of surprise by introducing AR, augmented reality, to numerous pieces for an interactive technological experience. Playing off the overall theme of the show, this allows the artist to showcase her playful side.
Artworks Trenton is located at 19 Everett Alley in Trenton. For hours and more information, visit artworkstrenton.org.