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July 2019

First Friday at Trenton Social Presents Mel Leipzig “Homage to Trenton: The Trenton Graffiti Artist Series”

July 5 - September 5
Trenton Social, 449 S Broad St
Trenton, NJ 08611 United States
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In honor of its 100th First Friday, Trenton Social is proud to present The Centennial Show featuring one of Trenton's most prominent artists, Mel Leipzig. This special two-month-long exhibit will showcase a collection of Mel's work entitled "Homage to Trenton: The Trenton Graffiti Artist Series." The show will open on Friday, July 5th - with a special First Friday reception with the artist - and run until September 5. Mel Leipzig, born in Brooklyn in 1935, resides in Trenton,. He…

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Art Exhibition – Creature Comforts: Habitat Immersions

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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painting attached titled "A Hike Through the Park", by Judith Hummer
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A celebration of nature's creatures from piscine to pollinator in their aquatic, forest, and meadow habitats.  Exhibiting artists: Patrick Bernuth, Annelies van Dommelen, Judith Hummer, Minako Ota.

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Stargazing at Morven

July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton Outreach Chair, Gene Allen will present “The Night Sky and Our Place in It” illustrated lecture followed by a stargazing event in Morven’s backyard. Participants are invited to attend the 7:00 p.m. Twilight Tour prior to the lecture to learn about Morven’s residents who would have also gazed at the skies in earlier times. This is a shine only event!

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July Victorian Pressed Flower Workshop

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$15 – $25

Spend an afternoon as Victorian women, such as Harriet Stockton might have, and create pressed flower art surrounded Morven’s historic gardens with Curator of Education Debra Lampert-Rudman. Learn the “love language” of flowers, enjoy an illustrated discussion on this Victorian art, and create artwork of your own special design suitable for framing. All flowers, materials, and art instruction provided. No previous experience required and space is limited, ages 12 and up. Ticket price includes same-day museum admission.

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Ren and Stimpy: A Day at the Museum and an Evening with the Artist

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park, 299 Parkside Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08606 United States
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The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion presents Ren and Stimpy in A Day at the Museum: production cels from the collection of series animator Frank Sasso. Back in 1988, before Trenton resident Frank Sasso became an animator, he worked for a television broadcast equipment manufacturer in Paramus. “It was my job to demonstrate the equipment to potential buyers at trade shows,” says Sasso, “as well as product manage a system called ‘The videoDesigner’ a graphics editing platform which was…

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August 2019

Exhibition Opening Reception: Evolution by Sherri Andrews

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street
Plainsboro, New Jersey
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Evolution, a collection of work from award-winning painter Sherri Andrews, will be on display at the Plainsboro Public Library from August 3 to 28. The opening reception will be on Sunday, August 4th, from 2 to 4 p.m. WHAT: Opening Reception of Evolution, A Solo Art Exhibition of the Works of Sherri Andrews WHEN: Sunday, August 4th, 2019, 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, NJ Sherri Andrews describes her passion for painting as…

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Free Open Studio: Twilight Plein Air Painting

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Capture the changing light as dusk falls over New Jersey’s most historic home. Morven’s facade, architectural details, and historic gardens make wonderful subjects. Register for one week or all 4 weeks in August. Artists supply own materials, canvas, easel, rags, stool, garbage bags, umbrellas, hats, and sunscreen.

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West Windsor Arts Center-Open Call for Steam Deadline

August 11
West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550 United States
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$25.00

The Relationship of Mathematics and Art   Despite being thought of as originating from opposite hemispheres of the human brain, mathematics and art have long been intertwined and enjoy a strong creative relationship.While mathematics has a defined set of rules and formulas, we as artists can push the envelope and bend the rules in order to explore the less restrictive outer realms of creativity. Artists can use mathematics as a defined structure in which to operate (e.g., Hamid Naderi Yeganeh)…

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The Color Line on the Baseball Diamond

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10

Join historian and film producer Lawrence Hogan, Negro league’s last team Captain of the Kansas City Monarchs and All Star James Robinson, and poet Kevin Kane for a multifaceted presentation on the complex relationships in “Blackball” during America’s era of segregation. Included are clips from Hogan’s documentary Before You Can Say Jackie Robinson: Black Baseball in New Jersey and America and Kevin Kane’s rendition of his original poem “K.C. at the Bat,” a black version of the iconic “Casey at…

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September 2019

Harry Bertoia’s Furniture Period

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rago Arts and Auction Center, 333 North Main St
Lambertville, 08530
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On Thursday, September 19, Rago Auctions hosts former Senior Industrial Designer for Knoll Product Development, William Shea, as he delivers a presentation titled “Harry Bertoia’s Furniture Period.” This talk will explore the 15-year period (1940 through the mid-1950s) during which artist, sculptor and metal craftsman, Harry Bertoia left his mark on mid-20th Century furniture design. As a lifelong fan of both Harry’s art and furniture, Bill Shea recounts the story of Bertoia’s foray into the world of furniture design. Bill…

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