Now Through January 12, 2020
Jennifer Rubin Garey, Guest Curator
As young artists find their voice and establish their reputations, the Trenton Museum Society is pleased to highlight ten of them in YOUNG VISIONS. Their interpretations are on display as they balance the line between traditional, industrial, and contemporary work. Several of the artists have shown recently in Ellarslie Open 36 as up-and-coming artists to watch. 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.
As young artists find their voice and establish their reputations, the Trenton Museum Society is pleased to highlight ten of them in YOUNG VISIONS. Their interpretations will be on display as they balance the line between traditional, industrial, and contemporary work.
Participating artists include: Cayla Besler, Dave Dimarchi, Cassaundra Flor, Vincent Hawley, Greg Mazur, Patrick Seufert, Maxine Sheaffer, Matthew Timek, Megan Uhaze, and Nicolas Valenza.
Founded in 1973, the Trenton Museum Society oversees the only museum devoted to New Jersey’s Capital City. The Museum Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that holds in trust, maintains and seeks to display and increase public access to its large and important collection of historical objects, works of art, books and other documents pertaining to the industrial, cultural, political and civic history of Trenton, from its founding up to the present.
Under an agreement with the City of Trenton, the Museum Society collection is housed in the grand Ellarslie Mansion located on the grounds of Trenton’s historic Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Cadwalader Park. Ellarslie Mansion, also called the Trenton City Museum, is open to the public, which can view selections from the museum society’s peerless collection, including ceramics created by Trenton’s famous 19th and 20th Century pottery industry, historical and cultural artifacts and work by the region’s roster of accomplished artists.
In recent years, the Trenton Museum Society has become very active in supporting and showcasing the work of contemporary visual artists and musicians from the greater Trenton area, as well as actively using its collections and resources as an educational tool to foster an understanding of Trenton history and instill an interest in the creative arts among students at Trenton’s schools.
The ongoing programs and current collection of the Trenton Museum Society are managed by a voluntary board of trustees-a group of committed individuals from the Trenton area with professional backgrounds spanning the worlds of business and the arts, as well as both the public and private sectors, whose mission is also to secure outside funding in order to conserve and augment Museum Society holdings and increase public knowledge of, access to and interest in them.
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion is located at 299 Parkside Avenue in Trenton, NJ.