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TCNJ’s Art Gallery Collaborates with Trenton Central High School Students  to Explore What Photography Means Today

TCNJ’s Art Gallery Collaborates with Trenton Central High School Students to Explore What Photography Means Today

In today’s digital age of selfies, Instagram, and Snapchat, what does photography mean to teenagers? After a visit to TCNJ’s Art Gallery to experience the exhibition, An Unfixed Image: The Photographic Across Media, Trenton Central High School students have created their own artworks exploring what photography means today. Their artworks will be exhibited at TCNJ’s TrentonWorks Gallery, located at 5 South Broad Street in Trenton, from April 20 to May 2, 2015. The opening reception for the Trenton Central High School students’ exhibition is Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Student artists in the exhibition include: Tantyanna Barnwell, Alexis Burgos, Najah Davis, Karla Godoy, Ambar Gomez, Alahni Gunn, Jayda Hinds, Camille James, Lue Kwieta, Ashley Leon, Astra Martinez, Khietharelys Medina, Tahis Molina, Stacy Monge. Austin Nyanneh, Khee Lar Paw, Karelys Pincay. Anaja Pyles, Ariana Rolon, Miracle Santiago, Zoe Singleton, Jaylin Villanueva, Helen Williams, and Sierra Winder.

The exhibition An Unfixed Image features works by nine contemporary artists who employ diverse methods and materials in order to examine and challenge the ubiquity of photographic imagery. The high school students explored the concepts of the exhibition and reflected upon the role of photographic imagery in their everyday lives. The gallery visit and following visual art workshop were led by TCNJ Art Department adjunct faculty member and community artist, Michelle Nugent, and TCNJ students Alyssa Herrera, Brigid Barber, and Jazmine Ramirez.

TCNJ’s TrentonWorks Gallery is a space for community engaged learning and research and for the exhibition of socially engaged art related to the Trenton community. It is open Monday through Friday 9:30 to 1 p.m. and by appointment. Street parking is available in addition to a public lot across the street from the space. For more information please contact Michelle Nugent, Director of Community Programming at nugent2@tcnj.edu,or Bryan Faller, Director of Exhibitions at faller2@tcnj.edu.

Alumni Art Exhibition Opens Fall Season

Alumni Art Exhibition Opens Fall Season

The 2014 Art Alumni Exhibition is on view from September 3 through October 9, 2014. The juror for the exhibition is Sara Reisman, Independent Curator and Director of New York City’s Percent for Art Program. More than 200 artworks were submitted for the exhibition, from which 40 works by 30 alumni artist have been selected…Continue Reading

Cuban Artist Geandy Pavón to Lecture at TCNJ, November 8

Cuban Artist Geandy Pavón to Lecture at TCNJ, November 8

On Friday, November 8, at 11:30 a.m. Geandy Pavón will present Vanitas: The Political Still Life in conjunction with TCNJ Art Gallery exhibition Video Cubano, a project of The 8th Floor in New York City . The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be presented in Mayo Concert Hall in the…Continue Reading

“Frames of Cuba” lecture by Rachel Perera Weingeist

“Frames of Cuba” lecture by Rachel Perera Weingeist

On Wednesday, October 23, at 4:00 p.m. prior to the opening of the Video Cubano exhibition, Rachel Perera Weingeist, Senior Advisor to The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation,  will present a talk on video and contemporary art in Cuba, “Frames of Cuba.” Traveling throughout the island, Weingeist has had the opportunity to engage with a…Continue Reading

Artist Caroline Woolard to Talk About Art and Alternative Economies

Artist Caroline Woolard to Talk About Art and Alternative Economies

Come hear Value Added artist Caroline Woolard present this week’s Brown Bag lecture, tomorrow Friday, March 22 at 11:30. Her lecture is entitled The Process is the Message: From Public Art to Bartering to Solidarity Economies. She will discuss her collective’s work in developing equitable exchanges for artist and creative people that are not based…Continue Reading

Faculty Roundtable Discussion on the Topic of Value

Faculty Roundtable Discussion on the Topic of Value

In conjunction the the opening of the exhibition Value Added: Artists’ Perspectives on the Meaning of Worth, the Art Gallery is pleased to present on Wednesday, March 20, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the AIMM Building, Room 102, a faculty roundtable discussion about value. Come join Dean William Keep, School of Business, Richard Kamber, Professor of…Continue Reading

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