Avenue of the Arts

The waters of the Jessup River flows into Indian Lake in the Adirondacks. “Jessup River,” as painted by artist Silvere Boureau, can be seen in the West Windsor Arts Council’s “Avenue of the Arts,” on view at MarketFair, 3535 U.S. 1, through Oct. 2.

“Avenue of the Arts” kicks off Sept. 12, 7 p.m., with a patrons’ party in the West Windsor Arts Council temporary gallery space across from Gap Kids in MarketFair. Architect Michael Graves, who is responsible for the redesign of MarketFair and served to jury the art exhibit, will be the guest of honor. There will be a light show at the denouement of the evening. Tickets cost $30 advance/$35 day of the event and can be purchased through the arts council: http://www.westwindsorarts.org, or visit the gallery.

Fifty artists works have been selected and include fiber art by Carol Schepps, ceramic work by Ron LeMahieu, photography by Valerie Ford and Jeff Tryon, a mosaic work by Rhonda Heisler, and many others. All artwork is for sale, and money raised will go toward helping the council convert the Princeton Junction firehouse into an arts center. There is a concurrent exhibit of artwork by young people at the West Windsor Library, curated by Carol Schepps, Renee Kumar and Maxine Shore. (Full disclosure: I am the president of the council and the co-chair of this event.)

The festivities continue Sept. 26 with a full day of dance and music.

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