Art All Day Artists Exhibition

Crisp outdoor weather and warm creative interiors beckoned art lovers to Trenton this November, as the fifth annual Art All Day took place throughout the city on Saturday, November 12 from 12 noon to 5 p.m., followed by a reception at Artworks.

Artists and arts collectives displayed their work and met attendees from a variety of studio and pop-up spaces, with businesses and non-profits also showcasing the creative energy that is reanimating Trenton and making it one of New Jersey’s most dynamic destinations. Throughout the afternoon there were guided walking, bicycle and trolley tours which started at Artworks and take visitors to the city’s newest murals, art spaces and artist studios. New spaces being included for the first time included those of the Trenton Community A-Team and Trenton Coffee House and Roaster. Other new participants in 2016 included, the Trenton Circus Squad, Champs Bar art and music venue, and the William Trent House. Returning favorites included, Galeria Casa Cultura, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, SAGE Coalition, the Capital City Farm and more.

“The secret is out about Trenton the cool, funky art town, but the city can still be difficult to navigate, and locating where the creative action is can be daunting,” said Artworks Executive Director and Art All Day founder Lauren Otis. “Art All Day opens up all these art and cultural gems on one day and gives you a map to find them,” Mr. Otis said.

Take in the Artists of Art All Day group show at the Artworks main gallery, on view now until December 10th, featuring works by 49 of the participating artists.

 

Community Gallery

 Evolution - Abelardo Montano

November 12 - December 11, 2016 ( Opening Reception - November 12, 6-8pm )

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Sera Melon Sera Sandia - Aberlardo Montano

“Evolution” represents not only my own progression as an artist, but also the inevitable influence and opportunities that digitalization has brought into the art world.  One of my main concerns as an artist is to maintain the “human touch” and to avoid the “coldness” that digital work can convey while trying to be true to my own style.  I believe that art is successful only if it is able to provoke a thought, a feeling, or emotion, and I aim to achieve this through composition, color and texture