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"Mercer County Artists 2013" Opens at MCCC Gallery March 5; Reception and Awards Ceremony March 13


West Windsor, N.J. - The talents of 88 Mercer County artists will be on display at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College in the exhibit, "Mercer County Artists 2013," which runs from March 5 to April 4.

The community is invited to the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, to be held Wednesday, March 13 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 5:45 p.m. with representatives from the college, the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and the West Windsor Arts Council on hand to make presentations.

The MCCC Gallery is located on the second floor of the Communication Building on Mercer's West Windsor campus, at 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Dolores Eaton, director of the Pennington School’s Silva Gallery, juried this year's exhibition. She has selected 107 works of art in a wide variety of media including casein, spraypaint, wood, wax, gold leaf, crystals, fiber, concrete and mylar, in addition to the more traditional paint, drawing and sculptural media. She also selected the “Utrecht Paints Best in Show,” Juror's Choice and Honorable Mention awards, which will be announced at the reception, along with the West Windsor Artist prize and the coveted Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission’s Purchase Awards.

According to MCCC Gallery Director/Curator Tricia Fagan, more than 140 artists entered one or two works of art for consideration. “The juror found it challenging to make final cuts with so many talented artists submitting work this year,” Fagan said.

Gallery hours are: Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by and supported through a grant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, with funding from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information about exhibits at the MCCC Gallery, visit the Gallery website here. Directions to the campus and a campus map can be found here.

"Red Bird" (acrylic, oil) by Megan Uhaze




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