From February 2nd through March 3rd, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie will be exhibiting Stand Up Men!, a celebration of Trenton’s African-American male artists and their use of canvas, photography, and sculpture to convey the pathos of what it means to exist as a man within the realm of Trenton’s Black culture and beyond. Explore the world within Trenton which is largely ignored or subsumed by perceptions of rampant violence and urban decay as Stand Up Men inhabits the quiet, deliberate Trenton arts movement forged in love, life, and courage.
The exhibit showcases the works of three esteemed Trentonians and African-american artists including Will Kasso Condry, Habiyb Shu’Aib, and Austin Dean Wright.
Will “Kasso” Condry is renown for his murals and graffiti-style artwork that graces much of Trenton’s cityscape. Habiyb Shu’Aib, is a Trenton native whom is known for his work in photography, he was also previously featured in this TrentonDaily article. Austin Dean Wright, immigrated to Trenton from Jamaica and has made Trenton his home for the past 20 years, he is known for his sculpting with many of his sculptures on display at Grounds for Sculpture and other venues.
There will be on an opening reception on Saturday February 2nd from 6-7 p.m. for artists and members and from 7-8:30 p.m. for the general public. To learn more about this exhibit, visit http://ellarslie.org/stand-up-men/.
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie is located in the heart of Trenton’s esteemed Cadwalader Park. Museum hours are Wednesday – Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit them online at http://ellarslie.org/.