Artworks Open

“Stephanie” by Gail Postal (left) is just one of the many amazing images you can see in The Salon Show at Artworks.

In conjunction with the Trenton City Museum’s 2009 Ellarslie Open XXVII, Artworks
will present  the show of entries that didn’t make it into the Ellarslie Open but are too good not to exhibit.

The Salon Show will open May 8, 6 to 9 p.m., at Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton. Food and refreshments are being donated by the Trenton Museum Society. This year’s show features works by 60 artists, working in a variety of mediums and styles.

Artworks is really the happening place these days. On May 9, it is where the College Art Association is launching its  first 2009-10 National Professional Development Workshop. The workshops, which focus on supporting visual artists in underserved areas, are sustained by a generous two-year grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

The full-day workshop, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Artworks (19 Everett Alley, Trenton; 609-394-9436; http://www.artworkstrenton.org) will provide professional-development seminars filled with job-building and career skills for visual artists: information, tools, tips, resources, best practices, and networking. The cost for the complete day, including breakfast and lunch, is $25. Contact Artworks at info@artworkstrenton.org or susan.schear@artisin.com for details. Please make checks out to the College Art Association. Directions are found at http://www.artworkstrenton.org. Join in the post-workshop networking (just around the corner) at the Mill Hill Saloon, 300 South Broad Street, Trenton.

And if that’s not enough, Artworks is having an open house May 19, 3-8 p.m.,  to show off the many uses of of the facility. Rent the gallery for an event, rent the classrooms for an arts class, kids arts-themed birthday party or corporate training, or rent a private or communal studio. During the open house the gallery will be “staged” as if for formal dining. Four caterers will be serving free samples, and there will be live music.

Artworks, Trenton’s downtown visual-arts center, has offered classes, exhibitions, and events for more than 20 years, serving professional, aspiring, and visionary artists throughout the central New Jersey and Delaware Valley regions.

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