at ARTWORKS is pleased to present Garden State Project,
a collaborative exhibition by students and art faculty members of
Mercer County Community College (MCCC). The show runs from May 3
to 29, 2005 at the ARTWORKS gallery on Stockton Street in Trenton,
immediately across from the NJ Division of Motor Vehicles. An opening
reception takes place on Friday, May 13 from 5 to 8 p.m.
State Project explores New Jersey as a locale,”
says Yevgeniy Fiks, a fine arts faculty member at Mercer. “Without
shying away from contradictions, the artists explore and deconstruct
existing stereotypes about New Jersey and its inhabitants –
and have some fun at the same time.” Among the questions addressed
by the exhibit are: What make New Jersey unique? How do others perceive
New Jersey and its residents? How do New Jersey residents see themselves?
began when Mercer art professors invited outstanding students to
collaborate on exploring multidisciplinary approaches in contemporary
art. Garden State Project includes the
disciplines of multimedia, installation, performance, environmental
art, video and digital media.
excited about the installation,” says faculty member Mark
Stockton, “and the process has also been important. Faculty
and student team members have been working together on a new model
of creative exchange – one which differs from the dynamics
in the classroom. The student artists are gaining first-hand experience
in alternative arts media and practices while working as true collaborators.”
MCCC at ARTWORKS
is operated by Mercer County Community College in cooperation with
the City of Trenton (Mayor Douglas H. Palmer), and the Department
of Parks, Natural Resources and Culture (Director Francis E. Blanco).
Gallery hours are Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m., Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., and Sundays noon to 3 p.m.
information contact MCCC Gallery Director Tricia Fagan at 609-586-4800
ext. 3588 or 3589 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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