This second weekend in March finds us in the second Decan of Pisces, the Ship, a female spirit ruled by the moon and fragrant with the perfume of champak blossoms. Arriving at the seacoast of her friends on a ship with a tall mast and billowing flags, she brings a message of universal humanity and action in service of all. Perhaps she has the energy for this because she knows how to schedule her time, create healthy boundaries and recharge with strategic self-care and a 10-step skin care routine. But perhaps it is because she drapes herself in flowing, naturally tie-dyed robes so groovy that her vibrations effortlessly tap into the energy of motivating purpose.
Friday, March 8
Ink & Drink Presents – Natural Tie Dye: Jenna Howell returns for March’s Ink & Drink to share techniques using natural dyes, such as turmeric, beets, onion skins and more, that will maintain their vibrancy. We’ll use traditional tie dye and shibori techniques to create your own tote bag to take home. Artworks will provide all materials for dyeing, but participants can also bring an additional item or two (light colored 100% cotton shirts, fabric, bandanas, etc.) from home to experiment. Every month, the Print Studio at Artworks is hosts a print night with a studio instructor to assist you in a fun and easy activity using simple techniques to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Artworks provides the ink, as long as you bring the drink! Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, 7-9pm $20 per person, Registration Recommended: Register Here ; Artworks.com
From Dürer to Digital and 3-D – The Metamorphosis of the Printed Image – Opening Reception: From Rembrandt to Picasso, artists whose impact shaped the history of the visual arts used printmaking to try out their ideas. The goal of this exhibition is to make visible the metamorphosis of the printed image in three sections. The first section includes an example of the work of eight contemporary artists who are using the traditional modes of printmaking such as wood cut, lithography, and etching in creating their art. The second section consists of three photographers whose work demonstrates the various uses of photography. And the third section includes two individual artists and two collaborative pair of artists who are experimenting with new forms of the printed image such as holograms (lenticular imaging), video prints, installation, and 3-D printing. Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, Trenton, 6- 7 pm Artists and Members , 7 – 8:30 pm General Public; 7:15 pm Talk by Curator Judith K. Brodsky, Pay What You Wish, ellarslie.org
Saturday, March 9
Celebrating the Harp: The Capital Philharmonic’s more intimate concert of the season features music for harp. Soloist Cheryl Dungan Cunningham performs two of the most famous pieces in the harp repertoire, Maurice Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro and Claude Debussy’s sensuous Dances Sacred and Profane. Cheryl has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, and Academy of Music, as well as in important venues throughout the United States and Canada. Cheryl can also be heard on several CD recordings. Completing the program will be works by Handel, Vaughn Williams, and Gustav Holst’s extremely popular Saint Paul’s Suite. A festive reception with wine and light snacks on the Patriots Theater stage follows the performance. Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton; 7:30 p.m., $27.50-$65, Tickets: ticketphiladelphia.org
Sunday March 10
Trenton History: People, Places, Events: an exhibit celebrating 300 years of Trenton History: Closing Day: In anticipation of the 300th anniversary of the House, the Trent House Association invited local and regional visual artists to submit works that highlight the 300 + year history of the city of Trenton. The 2019 display includes works by Marge Miccio, Kevin Hogan, Maria Mijares, Andrea Bachike and John Gummere depicting the city’s distinctive history and culture. Once settlers from across the ocean began to inhabit the lands of the Lenape on the banks of the Delaware, Trenton has been home to immigrants: both to those who came here willingly, seeking jobs and opportunity for a better life, and to those who came here under duress. The William Trent House, its inhabitants, its surroundings and its circumstances represent that history. It is the history of the town, of the state, indeed of the nation. William Trent House, 15 Market St., Trenton, 12:30-4 p.m., Free and Open to the Public, williamtrenthouse.org
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Photo/Artist Credit: Judy Gelles – “The Fourth Grade Project, South Africa” at Ellarslie.