Trenton artist Tamara Ramos ('10) believes that art can change
communities. That's the premise at work in her venture, Euphemia
Photography, which will host an opening for an exhibit entitled
"Art, Freud and the Unconscious," on Saturday,
Aug. 7, 6 to 9 p.m. The event will combine art, photography,
dance, theater and more, and will be held at the DeRosa Group
incubator space, located at 354 South Broad Street, Trenton.
A small donation to benefit the Trenton Downtown Association
will be requested.
to Ramos, every artist participating in the exhibit has been
asked to base his or her work on the unconscious mind. "The
artists are encouraged to push their creativity to the limit
without fear of judgment," Ramos says. "We want
the community to think, feel, and wonder, to learn a little
about philosophy and feel the artists through their work.
We want them to leave with a sense of surprise and knowledge
has pulled a number of MCCC folks into the fold. Among the
participants are Assistant Professor Jody Person, coordinator
of the MCCC Theatre and Dance Program, who will perform his
own theater piece, and MCCC Dance alumni Han Koon Ooi, Ian
Reid Conley and Christopher Kess. MCCC Assistant Professor
of Psychology Matthew Giobbi will exhibit some of his photographs.
A singer and poet will also perform.
the second project Ramos has undertaken as owner of Euphemia,
named after her late grandmother, who died as a result of
domestic violence. The first exhibit, also a group show, benefitted
WomanSpace, with each artist dedicating a piece of artwork
to this organization whose mission is to prevent domestic
violence and help its victims.
has dubbed her initiative "Gallery on the Go." One
of her long-term goals is a physical gallery space. "My
vision is to build a place where artists and the community
can come together and express themselves in positive ways,"
she says. Ramos also hopes the gallery will function as a
sanctuary for young women "to recognize their self worth,
their beauty, and their history through speakers, classes
on women's history, and much more," she says.
photo, by Matt Giobbi, is featured in "Art, Freud and
the Unconscious," an exhibit hosted by Euphemia, coming
to Trenton in August.