CounterpARTs in Trenton’s Arts: E.c. Bradley and Valerie Bradley

Did you meet at an arts event? We met at bar, not an art event, but it had some art ambiance, music playing in the background. What is the most memorable art event you attended together? Our most memorable was trip to New Mexico and the scenery. What type of art do you both enjoy…

CounterpArts in Trenton’s Arts: Bruce Lindsay and Aylin Green

1. When you first met were you drawn to your partner due to their art or was it something else? We were drawn by a mutual love and appreciation of the arts and through the process of making cast metal sculpture. 2. Did you meet at an art event? We met through our involvement in…

Artworks Trenton Appoints Lauren Otis as New Executive Director
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Artworks Trenton Appoints Lauren Otis as New Executive Director

Artworks Trenton, a leading visual arts center in central New Jersey, has appointed city resident Lauren Otis as the new executive director. The selection followed an intensive regional search. Otis served as the interim director of Artworks during the search process. “We are delighted to have Lauren as our executive director,” said Jeff  Stewart, chair…

New Video Features Mel Leipzig Painting Ras and Esid “Wall for Drella”

New Video Features Mel Leipzig Painting Ras and Esid “Wall for Drella”

What’s not to love about artist Mel Leipzig? A new short video features Leipzig painting a picture the “Wall for Drella” Warhol portrait series, a collaborative project by of graffiti artists Ras and Esid. Leipzig added his own twist, adding the artists to his painting. The video was posted on YouTube on Tuesday, Feb. 2….

CounterpARTs in Trenton’s Arts: Lori Johansson and Wills Kins

Q&A with Wills Kins and Lori Johansson   When you first met were you drawn to your partner due to their art or was it something else? Performing music was what initially drew us to each other. Did you meet at an art event? We first met at Leon Rainbow’s art opening at Gallery 219…

Trenton Resident Yusef Komunyakaa Has Been Named NY State Poet

Yusef Komunyakaa has been named the 11th State Poet of New York by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The author of more than a dozen books of poetry, Komunyakaa received both the Pulitzer Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for “Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems.” In 2001 he was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize…

Common Threads 4 Art Exhibition Will Feature Women Artists

The fourth annual Common Threads art show will kick off with a reception from noon to 5 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Hopewell Valley Vineyards. “Common Threads 4: Power of Woman” showcases the work of women artists. This year’s theme came to founder C.a. Shofed when he heard a recent NPR story on how the…

Unknown Pleasures: Art All Day

Art All Day, Trenton’s own open studio, creative space and public art tour is taking place this Saturday, November 14 from noon to 5 p.m. I founded and currently direct Art All Day, which is in its fourth year. Yes, I’m biased but I do believe that if there is one opportunity to see the…

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Volunteers Needed for Art All Day

If you love Trenton and art, you can support the arts community in the city and Artworks Trenton by becoming a volunteer for Art All Day 2015. The fifth annual Art All Day event will be held Nov. 14 from noon to 5 p.m. You can spend the day assisting visitors who want to take…

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Fourth Annual Art All Day Event Set for Nov. 14

The debut of Trenton’s first Latino arts space, live painting demos at multiple locations, tours of major new sculptures, urban farm projects and neighborhood revitalization efforts, and the opportunity to encounter new work at art studios and pop-up sites across the city, all await visitors at the fourth annual Art All Day on Saturday, Nov….