It’s time again for Art All Night, this weekend, June 20th/21st; Art All Night-Trenton is a 24-hour long arts extravaganza occurring annually on the 3rd weekend in June. AAN encourages any artist of any age, medium or skill level to submit one piece of art of their own creation for display in a gallery-like setting. It is free to submit art and free to attend. At Art All Night-Trenton 2014 over 1,000 artists of all ages, skill levels and mediums submitted work and more than 20,000 people attended! Enjoy live music on indoor and outdoor stages, interactive art, our brand new film festival, lectures about using art to revitalize cities, meaningful kids art activities, interesting food, and plenty of artful surprises!
Over the weekend I ran a 24 hour ultramarathon. I’ve received many comments on Facebook and just had to share this one:
I’m so proud of you. I told my son what you’ve been doing. He asked if you’re a hero just practicing. I said practicing for what? He said heroes practice just to practice because heroes make us want to be better like them.
That was so touching to read and really kept me going during the race. It made me think of the 2nd time that I did the Spartan Race World Championship in Killington and my friend sent me this message later:
Impressive! And you still had the spirit to smile at us as we passed over you on the gondola as you were decending from that hellish summit. *my son* said “John is my best friend” several times this weekend.
It feels so good to be an inspiration to these kids. Motivating them to go outdoors and be active and enjoy nature makes me feel so great. Our planet is beautiful, I wish that I had spent more time enjoying it as a child, but I feel even better inspiring other kids to do just that. Go outside!
May – June 2015
Movis – Maverick Parallels
May 6– June 13 (Opening Reception – May 9, 6-8pm)
For this exhibition, the artists of MOVIS find expression in 2 and 3 dimensional works, as well as sound pieces, using a wide range of materials including paint, photography, bronze, steel, wood, video, knitted fiber, masking tape, hand-made paper and mesh. John Goodyear offers a kinetic construction in which the images appear and disappear on rotatable parallel slats; Margaret Johnson’s elegant prints show evidence of the hand moving in parallel gestures; Eve Ingalls works across 2 and 3 dimensions in her large constructions that juxtapose the parallel prongs of a tuning fork and the scattered energy of the city; Berendina Buist uses thread and fabric with parallels running across the rows and up and down the panels; Rita Asch, MOVIS’ composer/musician, creates a lyrical sound piece inspired by the song of the thrush allowing the trills of the thrush to interact in parallel with the digitally-generated sound of the flute and the human voice; photographer Frank Magalhaes creates a video stream of enhanced photographic images comprising a fantastical, parallel view of Umbria; Susan Hockaday presents a parallel version of the Dymaxion World Map created by Buckminster Fuller, substituting botanical imagery for the usual land masses.; and Marsha Levin-Rojer offers a work from her Mandala series comprised of wooden beads suspended in parallel, as well as a tape installation where a set of parallel lines seems to remain constrained as long as it can before breaking out into a burst of energy.
Guest artists include Dana Stewart, whose carefully positioned animal sculptures create strong visual parallels; Jim Perry, whose tall wood totems gracefully and elegantly carry the parallel concept vertically from floor to ceiling; and Jerry Hirniak, whose photographic assemblages and video presentation offer parallel views of an historic 10 day period involving the civil rights movement.
e. pluribus Unum – Susan Hockaday
VSA of NJ – Art Par Excellence
May 6 – June 13 (Opening Reception – May 9, 6-8pm)
Art Par Excellence statewide touring art exhibition featuring two dimensional artwork by students through age 21 with disabilities. All schools in the state were invited to submit two works. Selected artists will have their works displayed in the Community Gallery.
To find out more about VSA NJ, CLICK HERE.
Ede Sinkovics – Upcyled Art
May 16 – June 13
Ede Sinkovics, resident artist at TerraCycle, will be showcasing his upcycle artwork in the ARtLab. Come see how our everyday trash can be transformed into something with value, like art!
Celebrating 50 Years of Service – Connecting Community, Culture and Creativity Through the Arts
Friday, May 8th
6:30 pm Cocktail Hour, 7:30 pm Dinner
$125. a person*
Wyndham Garden Inn 1 W Lafayette St, Trenton, NJ
Please join us for a wonderful evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and artistic entertainment while helping Artworks continue providing a variety of programs that reach well over 30,000 individuals each year. Together we can help connect creativity and culture within our region, and reconnect participants to a Trenton filled with energy and possibility.
Live Music by Downright Down
Painting Demo and Auction by Will Kasso
*We have determined that the estimated far market value of the dinner and entertainment for each ticket is $50. The balance of the ticket price is a deductible charitable contribution for purposes of federal income tax law.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve mentioned this before but I’ve been working on this project on Pinterest. It’s a little photo project of the different beers that I drink. You can see the difference in the earlier pins. Wish I had started the idea sooner.
My favorite albums of 2014 in order from most favorite.
1. Future Islands – Singles
2. Ariel Pink – pom pom
3. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
4. A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos
5. Planningtorock – All Love’s Legal
6. Ex Hex – Rips
7. Owen Pallett – In Conflict
8. Dum Dum Girls – Too True
9. Peaking Lights – Cosmic Logic
10. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
11. FKA twigs – LP1
12. Caribou – Our Love
13. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead
14. Beck – Morning Phase
15. jj – V
16. Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
17. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
18. Swans – To Be Kind
19. Broken Bells – After the Disco
20. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Hang On to Each Other
21. Metronomy – Love Letters
22. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
23. Grouper – Ruins
24. The Knife – Shaken-Up Versions
25. Laetitia Sadier – Something Shines
26. Goat – Commune
27. Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow
28. Mark McGuire – Along the Way
29. Arca – Xen
30. Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell
31. The KVB – Out of Body
32. Actress– Ghettoville
33. Warpaint – Warpaint
34. The Bug – Angels & Devils
35. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
36. Dirty Beaches – Stateless
37. Andy Stott – Faith in Strangers
38. Ben Frost – A U R O R A
39. How to Dress Well – What is This Heart?
40. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
41. Millie & Andrea – Drop the Vowels
42. Alt-J – This Is All Yours
43. Mogwai – Rave Tapes
44. Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow
45. Fennesz – Bécs
46. Sunn O))) – Terrestrials
47. Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Enter the Slasher House
48. Amen Dunes – Love
49. Current 93 – I Am the Last of All the Field That Fell
50. Austra – Habitat