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Exhibit ~ Springs Eternal: Art, Water, Change

Springs Eternal: Art, Water, Change
February 6 – March 31, 2019

Opening Day Panel Discussion: Wednesday, February 6, 4:00-5:00pm with reception to follow

Please join the TCNJ Art Gallery for our Spring 2019 exhibition, Springs Eternal: Art, Water, Change. The exhibition will feature visiting artists and interactive experiences to examine the ubiquitous nature of water across academic disciplines. This show will feature the works of Marguerita Hagan, who was the artist-in-residency in the Fall 2018 semester. Below are the details of the artists included in the show:

Marguerita Hagan
Marguerita Hagan is a Philadelphia-based artist whose hand-built ceramic sculptures combine science and art to bring attention to the beauty of the natural world and spark interest in environmental justice. Her art brings creativity to the world of science and research with specific focus on sea and ocean life. She just completed a brief mini-residency in the TCNJ Art Gallery.
In 2018, her work was featured at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. In 2017, Hagan built an impressive sixty-three foot installation “La Mer & Wildlife” Exhibition on display in the Philadelphia International Airport. Her series “La Mer & Wildlife” was likewise featured in a solo exhibit at the Esther M. Klein Gallery at the Philadelphia Science Center from 2015 to 2016. Her work, “People Protect What They Love,” was featured at the Science Museum of Virginia in 2017. Previously, Hagan has exhibited her work at The State Museum of Pennsylvania (2018), NY Hall of Science (2017), ArtBox (2016), the Susquehanna Art Museum (2015), Pew Center for Arts and Heritage (2012), among others.

Information regarding Hagan’s past exhibition at TCNJ can be found here:

Water Ways/Bri Barton and Meg Lemieur
Water Ways is a collaboratively-drawn series of highly detailed pen and ink illustrations telling the story of water and the effects that the natural gas industry has on Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the surrounding area. Each illustration consists of dozens of small vignettes that highlight people’s struggles with companies and our own government as they strive to protect the water and land on which we all survive. The illustrators on this project are Bri Barton and Meg Lemieur.

Last year, the artists gave a talk about the dangers of fracking at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of a project funded through the Leeway Foundation’s 2017 Art and Change Grant. A review of this talk is available here:

Water Bar/ Colin Kloecker and Shanai Matteson
The Water Bar is an artist-led project, developed by Colin Kloecker and Shanai Matteson, designed to build relationships and transform culture through the creation of social spaces, popular education programs, tools and strategies for leadership development, and public art projects — through serving water. We will partner with The Water Bar to develop a version of the Bar tailored to the TCNJ Gallery, which will host tastings of local water, and discussions/activities with TCNJ faculty and community members involved in water issues.

Read the Water Bar’s mission statement here:


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Diatom Odontella Aurita: Spiral Colony: handbuilt ceramic (left) Thalassionema Diatom Shield: Stellate Colony, 8″x8″x4″ (right) The TCNJ Art Gallery welcomes artist Marguerita Hagan this October 18-31. Hagan will be in residence in TCAG, working on a new body or work and preparing for her sculpture to be a part of the upcoming TCAG exhibition, Springs Eternal,…

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