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Summer Specialty Camps @ Spruce Street Community Center

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Featured, Youth Education | 0 comments

Summer Specialty Camps @ Spruce Street Community Center

Spruce Street Specialty Summer Camps 2017

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with the Boys & Girls Club's Spruce Street Community Center to provide two Summer Specialty Art Camps at their facility located at 1040 Spruce Street, Lawrence, NJ 08648.

Automata (Ages 6 and up)

August 7th, 8th, 10th, & 11th, 9am-12pm

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Automation is a type of art which explores the wonders of creating both mechanical and whimsical objects. During this week, campers will bring to life puppets, spin drums, and more while focusing on the simple mechanics which make them come alive.

Price: $150

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Upcycled Sculptures (Ages 6 and up)

August 14th, 15th, 17th, & 18th, 9am-12pm

Instructor: Alia Bensliman

Before you threw out that plastic bottle or egg carton, did you ever stop to think, “What else can this be?” Come take a journey through the world of trash turned into treasure. You’ll explore the wonders of upcycled art and give that so-called “trash” another life.

Price: $150

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Automata

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Featured, Youth Education | 0 comments

Automata

"Automata"

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Explore the wonders of creating both mechanical and whimsical toys. Participants will bring to life puppets, spin drums, and more while focusing on the simple mechanics which make them come alive using recycled materials, paper, and string.

$5 Material Fee for the Month
(If you are unable to afford this fee, please contact education@artworkstrenton.org)

Register Here

*If your child is not able to attend every class, please notify the Education Coordinator at: education@artworkstrenton.org

August 5th – Simple Machines

Learn the basics of creating Automata with paper and your imagination.

August 19th – People, Places, & Things

Let’s step up our mechanical game by making more complicated Automata that relate to people, places, and things.

August 26th – Kinetic Toys

Create a motion activated toy with everyday materials.

Dichroic and Mosaic Glass

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Adult Education, Featured | 0 comments

Dichroic and Mosaic Glass

Dichroic and Mosaic Glass Workshop

Saturday, August 12th, 12-4pm

In the second glass class, we will be using dichroic glass as an additional design element to our pieces; dichroic glass is the highly reflective glass you see in the above photo. Dichroic adds a spectacularly dazzling element to glasswork. The goal of this workshop is to create a free standing, wave art object, or bowl out of mosaic glass, and to generate interest in all types of glass fusing.  We will cover the basics of glass fusing, which include a description of the firing process. Students will decide which kind of piece they want to make, either a free standing art object or a bowl, and will be guided in glass cutting and adhering techniques. The pieces made during the workshop will be taken home with the instructor to fire in her kiln and returned to Artworks for pick up.

Instructor: Judy Tyndall

Price: $60

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T-Shirt Bleaching

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Adult Education, Featured | 0 comments

T-Shirt Bleaching

 

T-Shirt Bleaching

Saturday, August 5th, 1-4pm

This workshop is an introduction T-shirt bleaching for adults and will teach participants different techniques to apply bleach on T-shirts that will create unique designs.  Come learn how to use various tools to create shapes, textures, patterns, and shades. Each participant will leave with a custom designed t-shirt to spice up that wardrobe!

*After registering, please email your t-shirt size to education@artworkstrenton.org. Sizes are unisex.

Instructor: Alia Bensliman

Price: $35

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Figure Drawing

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Adult Education, Featured | 0 comments

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing

Friday, August 25th, 6-9pm

Both beginners and seasoned artists are welcome to this Friday evening workshop. A nude model and easels will be provided, but participants must bring their own paper and drawing media. Registration is limited, so sign up early!

Suggested Supply List: 18" x 24" newsprint pad, 18" x 24" drawing paper pad, vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, conté crayon, kneaded rubber eraser, pencils (2h to 4b range), workable fixative - paper and drawing media are not supplied by Artworks. 

Please arrive 10 minutes early. 

Price: $25.00 

Instructor: Nicole Asay

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Best of the Fest Film Night

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Best of the Fest Film Night

 

 

"The Best of the Fest"

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Doors: 7pm/ Films: 7:30pm

Artworks' Film Night is back and fully loaded with an amazing line up! Join us on August 4th in celebrating the “Crème de la crème”, "Il meglio del meglio", "Lo mejor de lo mejor", the "Best of the Fest". That's right, August's Film Night at Artworks will feature a compilation of over twenty shorts from Art All Night's Film Festival. Don't miss the opportunity to properly start your weekend by kicking back after a long week at work and viewing the talent of some pretty incredible filmmakers and crews. This isn't your standard Disney experience so be prepared to travel to alternate realities and challenge the mundane movie experience. Your indie film obsession starts now in what used to be a 1920s parking garage amidst exposed brick walls, industrial steel beams, and over 100 feet of skylight that serves as Trenton’s downtown visual art center.

 Artworks will be accepting donations during the event in an ongoing effort to provide free and affordable programs for the community.

 

List of Shorts & Filmmakers:

"MARIA FERNANDA IN TIME" - XAVIER PIJUAN

"BLOOD AS HEAVY FLOODING WATER" - MARIAN VREDIK

"LIFE FORCE" - NATALIA KOKKINOU

"BIKE PORTRAITS" - OLEKSANDR DANYLENKO

"GHOST" - ZUZANNA PLISZ

"STEVEN GOES TO THE PARK" - ADIFAC ADIFAC

"SAY WHAT! A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL" - JEREMY WEINSTEIN

"THE BLUE BUTTERFLY" - MEI LI

"GUTTERBALL" - SAMANTHA GURRY

"SKINNY DAYSA" - ALRIGHT NOW - MATS UDD

"PEACEFUL LIFE" - SEBASTIEN BELLAVAL

"THAT’S A WRAP (HOLD THE ONIONS)" - RACHEL CARON

"VOYAGE SPATIAL" - GORKA LEON

"FREE FALL" - MACIEJ GLOWINSKI

"FUNDAMENTAL" - SHIHCHIEH CHIU

"EL ANDAR DEL BORRACHO" - GORKA LEON

"MY RECREATION SITE" - CARLOS NAVARRO

"PARALLAX DREAMS" - JOHN TUOHY

"WALLS" - I AM HERE

"THE INVISIBLE BOY" - FABIO BOZZETTO

"UAM - AIR" - VEDRAN STEFAN

*Some of the films shown at this event may not be suitable for viewers under the age of 16.

Rise Above – Art of the Counterculture

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Exhibits, Featured | 0 comments

Rise Above – Art of the Counterculture

 

 

Rise Above: Art of the Counterculture shines a spotlight on punk's current impact on art. This show will feature dozens of counterculture artists who aspire to swim upstream & rise above the common expectations of art with divergent ways of thinking and a strong DIY ethic. These are the artists of the underground.

TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK FOR OUR OPEN CALL, PLEASE VISIT:  http://conta.cc/2sYLyef

Join us on September 16, 2017 from 7-9pm for the FREE opening reception of this punk inspired exhibition. The exhibition runs from September 12 - October 14, 2017

The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market continues its quest to reinvent Trenton as an Arts Destination with its second curated gallery show, titled Rise Above: Art of the Counterculture. Curated by TPRFM founder Joseph Francis Kuzemka, Artworks' Exhibits Coordinator, Addison Vincent Pfeiffer and key members of the TPRFM team, this group show will feature over 50 ground-breaking artists from around the tri-state area and will encompass a variety of styles from assemblage to street art.

Celebrating the underground arts scene and building upon the network of artists that the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market has built over the past four years, Rise Above: Art of the Counterculture will highlight the very best in the current underground art community.

Urban Legend – The Art of Will Kasso

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Exhibits, Featured | 0 comments

Urban Legend – The Art of Will Kasso

Main Gallery

URBAN LEGEND – Will Kasso

August 1 – August 31

Reception: August 5,  7-9pm  ( Member's only 6-7pm)

This exhibition is a look back at the works of Trenton artist, Will Kasso.  Known for his murals around the city, and for heading up the SAGE Coalition, which hosts the yearly community beautification project, Windows of Soul, Will is also known for his striking works on canvas.

Will “Kasso” Condry returns to his hometown for solo show at Artworks Trenton.

From “tagging” project hallways as a kid to producing artwork that is recognized nationally and internationally, Will “Kasso” Condry has never shied away from his humble beginnings. Born and raised in New Jersey’s Capital City, Kasso’s only escape from the negative images that plagued his community was through art. Painting and drawing became his loyal friends at a time when many of his peers were falling victim to the streets. Kasso credits the start of his arts education when he first walked through the doors of Artworks Trenton at age 11 in 1988.

“My mother signed me up for art classes at Artworks when I was in 5th grade because they offered free classes to Trenton youth. In those classes, I learned still life drawing, how to make puppets, and it’s where I was encouraged to create my first public art work. My instructor lead us to Mill Hill Park, which at the time had all wooden playground equipment. He told us to ‘paint everything.’ It’s a memory I hold dear. I never did anything like that. The entire playground, all the equipment, was painted that day. It left a serious impression on me.”

During this time, Kasso also began drawing graffiti-inspired images after watching the legendary battle between L.A. graffiti writers HEX and SLICK on television. As he grew up, the need for self-expression empowered him to create in a variety of media all the while avoiding the conflicts that surrounded him. Kasso went on to formally study fine art and illustration at The College of New Jersey. He furthered his education under the tutelage of legendary graffiti artist, teacher and mentor Daniel “POSE 2” Hopkins. Over the course of 28 years, Kasso has mastered the use of acrylic, oil, watercolor, and aerosol paint. Considered the godfather of the Trenton art scene, Kasso promotes and produces public art throughout the Northeast and the West Coast. Kasso’s personal work includes canvas paintings and illustrations. His artwork is inspired by his cultural heritage and his family. His lived experiences and social issues also form the subject of Kasso’s murals, canvases, and illustrations. Additionally, his work centers on community-building, using mural arts as a vehicle for activism and beautification. Kasso firmly believes in the power of art to improve lives. His goal is to keep producing art by any means and to keep pushing the limits of what art can conceive and achieve.

Now living in Middlebury, Vermont, Kasso will return for a solo exhibition at Artworks Trenton entitled Urban Legend (August 1-31), bringing him full circle. Urban Legend is a look back at previous works and a look forward to new paintings that are an exploration away from Kasso’s usual aesthetic. The new works are inspired by his present journey of self-reflection and newfound discovery. This exhibition will tell the story the only way Kasso knows how. It is more than an art show, Urban Legend will be an experience.

Happy 4th of July!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy 4th of July!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

FROM ALL OF US AT ARTWORKS!

Artworks will be closed Saturday, July 1st through Tuesday, July 4th, in observation of the extended holiday weekend. We will re0pen for normal hours on Wednesday, July 5th, 11am-6pm to the public. We wish you a fun and safe holiday!

Introducing Our Art All Night – Trenton 2017 Artist Pantheon of 100 Percenters

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

We all know that the life of an artist isn't easy; sometimes it's impossible to find a way to make ends meet and pursue your passion. That's why the collection of artists we're going to salute today means so much more.

Every year at Art All Night - Trenton, artists have the option of putting the art they've submitted to our gallery up for sale. While Artworks does take a cut of the proceeds, artists still have the opportunity to make some money on the works they've entered. This year, we had a whopping 18 artists decide to forgo any profits from their work, giving it all back to Artworks Trenton. We appreciate their kindness, and wanted to send them a public shout out.

  • Alia Bensliman
  • Cindy Calderone
  • Marvin Sitrin
  • Gary Szabo
  • Amber Palecek
  • Lauren Reiss
  • Tara Maldonado
  • Jim Cash
  • Erin Armington
  • Jeff Johnson
  • Mary Higginbottom
  • Andrew Klein
  • Sofia Brown
  • Nigel Brown
  • Sirra Chow
  • Carly Grainger
  • Joshua Silvester
  • A. Abrobb

We appreciate the hard work, dedication, and the generous donation to Artworks Trenton. If any of you see any of them in the world, give them a pat on the back.

And if you want to check out their works, come to the Artworks Selects exhibit this Saturday (June 24, 2017) from 6PM to 9PM.