May 24, 2023

“Plein Air Perspectives” At Cranbury Public Library

“LIGHT MY WAY”: This pastel painting by Gwen Toma is featured in “Plein Air Perspectives,” on view in the Swanagan Gallery at the Cranbury Public Library through July. An artist’s reception is on Thursday, May 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Cranbury artist Gwen Toma’s multi-media art exhibition, “Plein Air Perspectives,” is on view through July at the Swanagan Gallery at the Cranbury Public Library.

“Plein Air Perspectives” is Toma’s art travelogue of transatlantic crossings, coastal connections, and island greetings.

“The exhibit reflects my coastal and island plein air paintings from Bermuda to Key West to the Hawaiian Islands and Ireland; to the river banks and shorelines from Philadelphia to Bucks County to the Jersey Shore and more,” said Toma. “Whether I am painting plein air (outdoors) at an easel or from a beach chair seaside, my hope is that my art transcends the viewer into a moment in time and space.”

Toma will officially introduce “Plein Air Perspectives” on May 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cranbury Public Library, 30 Park Place West in Cranbury. The artist will share insight into her work in acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, and oil-based ink. All are welcome to enjoy art, music, and light refreshments.

Toma will donate 15 percent of art sales to the Cranbury Public Library Foundation. For more information, visit or call (609) 722-6992.