Extra, extra, read all about it! The Trenton Public Library is here with an exhibit you won’t want to miss.

Now on display through March 25th, the Trenton Public Library will feature its “Art from Art News Writers and Photojournalists” exhibit. Patrons can view the collection at 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ 08608. Hours for the library are Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This exhibit is free to view, so all are welcome to come to enjoy this fascinating exhibit.

The exhibit is a collaboration between the Trenton Public Library and the Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA). TAWA is a non-profit organization serving the Trenton arts community for several decades. Throughout its history, TAWA has worked with Artworks, the Trenton City Museum, the New Jersey State Museum, and more to bring compelling art collections to the Capital City. Artists and supporters of the arts are welcome to support the work TAWA is doing in our community daily.

This event, of course, would not be possible without the support of the Trenton Public Library. In addition to its expansive literature catalog, the Trenton Public Library also provides residents access to technology, the arts, education, and more. You can read more about all the exciting events the library has coming up on its calendar here: Events – TPL.

If you have any questions before visiting, please contact the Trenton Public Library at 609-392-7188 for additional details. With such a newsworthy collection, this is an exhibit you won’t want to miss!

Please see below to read more regarding the fascinating figures featured in this exhibit:

  • Ricardo Barros is an Arts contributing writer to Icon magazine, Bucks County, PA, and an internationally known photographer who has done artwork commissioned by Fortune 500 companies. In addition, Barros has worked in several museums’ permanent collections, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art,
    and The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. Barros lives in Princeton, NJ.
  • Ilene Dube contributed to various regional tri-state publications, including Princeton Magazine, New Jersey Arts, and U.S. 1 newspaper. In addition, she was the arts and features editor for the Princeton Packet newspaper group. As a filmmaker, she independently produced short documentaries screened at the New Jersey Film Festival, Nassau Film Festival, Trenton Film Festival, and Princeton Environmental Film Festival and at art centers and libraries. She works in mixed media, Watercolor, acrylic, monoprint, and collage. She has exhibited in several area venues, including Phillip’s Mill, Arts Council of Princeton, Monmouth Museum, West Windsor Arts Council, ArtsBridge, Grounds for Sculpture, and Plainsboro Library. Dube lives in West Windsor, NJ.
  • John Gummere is an arts reviewer for The Trenton Journal. He is an award-winning artist and has exhibited at d’Art Centre, Norfolk, VA, Alfa art Gallery in New Brunswick, NJ, Marblehead Art Association in Marblehead, MA, and is currently exhibiting in several venues in the greater Trenton area. His oil paintings on canvas use a representational style, emphasizing city scenes, landscapes, and interior compositions. Some of his favorite painters include Edward Hopper, John Sloan, and landscape painters of the 1800s. Gummere lives in Morrisville, PA.
  • Aubrey J. Kauffman writes photography reviews for The Community News Service, Mercer County, NJ. He is a New Jersey-based photographer and video journalist. His photos focus on the urban landscape and man’s environmental impact. He was president of TAWA from 1987 – 1996. His work is included in the N.J. State Museum, Rider University, and Johnson and Johnson’s Corporate Headquarters New Brunswick, NJ collections. Kauffman lives in Ewing.
  • Thomas Kelly writes reviews for the Community News Service, Mercer County, NJ. Tom is an award-winning, New Jersey-based painter. Widely collected, his work has a signature style rooted in Expressionism. His colorful, narrative acrylic paintings on canvas often create a dialogue with the viewer. Kelly’s work can be seen at Walter Wickiser Gallery NYC, Bethlehem House Gallery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, The Artful Deposit Gallery, Bordentown, NJ, and Beauregard Fine Art, Rumson, NJ. Kelly lives in Hamilton Township, NJ.
  • Janet Purcell has been the arts writer for The Times of Trenton for over 25 years, Woman’s Day, Design NJ Magazine, and a freelancer for various magazine publications. In addition, she has written several fiction publications, including Singer Lane, The Long Way Home, and Rooster Street-Legacy of a Runaway Slave. She works primarily in oils and pastels. Purcell has shown her work in several venues, including Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ; Brodsky Gallery, Chauncey Conference Center, Princeton, NJ; R.F. Gallery at Prallsville Mill, Stockton, NJ and Jewish Community Center, Trenton, NJ. Purcell lives in Pennington, NJ.

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