Windsor, N.J. -- Visitors are invited to connect with contemporary
art at The Gallery at Mercer County Community College. A new exhibit,
entitled "Connect," encourages viewers to explore
some of the ideas and relationships behind 16 exciting installations.
runs from Oct. 17 to Nov. 12, with an Opening Reception on Saturday,
Oct. 17, 2 - 4 p.m. Special programming for this exhibition includes
a Gallery Talk on Monday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and a concert by the
multi-instrumental improv duo, "Stop Correcting Me," Thursday,
Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The exhibit and all events are free and open
to the public and take place at The Gallery on the second floor
of the college's Communications Building on the West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
is curated by the eight-person artist group, Movis, in collaboration
with Tricia Fagan, director of The Gallery. Eight additional artists
working in contemporary media or themes, including MCCC Professor
of Visual Arts Yevgeniy Fiks, have been invited to exhibit as well.
Among the sixteen works on display are sound installations, interactive
video stations, sculpture, photography, prints, and multi-media
sculptures, many installed with objects that inspired or directed
the development of the artwork.
Fagan, the exhibit invites viewers to think more closely about some
connections that the artist has made with objects, art history,
personal concerns, and other factors while developing and creating
his or her artwork. What inspires the artist? How does a specific
influence come to life in his or her hands? Is there something going
on under the surface of the piece? And what are the connections
- both subtle and obvious - between the works of the artists?
will have an opportunity to discover and share their own ideas about
connections between the pieces. A suggestion box will be in The
Gallery throughout the exhibit, along with a white board where visitors
can experiment with different ways to display the art. At the end
of Connect, the artists will review all the suggestions, and then
will re-install the exhibit based on those ideas. The newly mixed
show, "ReConnect," will run from Nov. 24 to Dec. 17.
and nationally known artists featured in "Connect" include:
Peter Arakawa, Rita Asch, Berendina Buist, Mark Cooley, Anne Dixon,
Yevgeniy Fiks, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Brian Goings, John Goodyear,
Susan Hockaday, Lucy Hodgson, Eve Ingalls, Margaret Kennard Johnson,
Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Marsha Levin-Rojer, and Frank Magalhaes.
is made possible in part through the support of the Mercer County
Cultural and Heritage Commission, with funding from the Board of
Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department
are Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 3p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information,
visit the Gallery
webpage or email firstname.lastname@example.org.