An extremely well-done exhibit of ten very good young artists will be closing after this weekend at Trenton City Museum/Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park. Don’t miss it. Free and open to the public in a handsome early Italianate manor, the exhibit offers easily-likeable as well as somewhat challenging works of art – mostly two-dimensional paintings, but also three sculptures and three small pieces of furniture.

by Maxine Shaeffer

Young Visions highlights the dichotomy between traditional and commercial art represented through the interpretation of emerging artists. Working across a variety of disciplines, these artists engage in visual dialog within their own conceptual parameters. Meanwhile, they challenge the preconceived notions of what it is to be young and an artist.”
Jennifer Rubin Garey, Guest Curator

by Nicolas Vilenza

Several of these talented artists have recently shown in Ellarslie Open 36, and among them were prize winners Patrick Seufert, for his oil painting Duel Extension, and Cassaundra Flor whose large etching Aeolian Cityscape won Best in Show. The large, abstract paintings and sculptures of Vincent Hawley occupy the Malloy Gallery. The hyper-detailed animal portraits of Maxine Sheaffer fill the Holland Gallery. But enjoy them all!

by Gregg Mazur

Participating artists include: Cayla Besler, Dave Dimarchi, Cassaundra Flor, Vincent Hawley, Greg Mazur, Patrick Seufert, Maxine Sheaffer, Matthew Timek, Megan Uhaze, and Nicolas Valenza.

Trenton City Museum is housed in the Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park at 299 Parkside Avenue. It is open Wednesday – Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.; Closed Monday, Tuesday and Municipal Holidays. The museum is managed and operated by the Trenton Museum Society, Phone: (609) 989-1191; Email:

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