nOgWorks CAST OF CHARACTERS opens at Artworks Trenton AbOmInOg Intl. Arts Collective presents a group sculpture show
From August 6 – September 21, 2013 the gallery at Artworks Trenton will be filled with the cast iron sculptures of an international group of allied artists who make up AbOmInOg Intl. Arts Collective. Featuring work made over the course of their 14 year history, the show represents the range of art created as the men and women of the collective have contributed to the monumental task of executing iron pours. The exhibition features an opening reception on August 10 from 6 – 8 pm, a panel discussion on September 6 from 8 – 9 pm, a closing reception on September 20, and a 3-part workshop series on metal casting taught by artists from the collective. Please contact Artworks Trenton for more information and to register.
Originally the collective came into being when artists affiliated with the Johnson Atelier in Hamilton, NJ pursued the vision of creating cast iron sculpture outside of the traditional foundry setting. It was a technical challenge to produce complex work requiring a melting point of 2800 degrees fahrenheit, but with the help of other dedicated and skilled artists, Matt Reiley, a founder of the collective, built the furnace or cupola. Affectionately named the AbOmInOg, and nicknamed the nOg, the furnace has served the group well, and can cast over a ton of iron artwork during an event with 250 lbs being poured at each tapping. Over the years these artists have reached out to their networks in an effort to maintain energy and keep the flame alive, enabling the group to run pop-up iron pours at both public and private events throughout Trenton and the region.
The show at Artworks represents the first time all the members of the collective have been invited to show the finished results created from AbOmInOg iron together. Co-curator and artist, Aylin Green, states, “We are very excited by this opportunity to share the fruits of our labor with the Trenton community. They may have seen us pour at events such as Art All Night, and now they will see what comes out of it. This exhibition brings accomplished artists from as far as Czech republic, Japan, and as close as Pearl Street in Trenton together for a really exceptional show of cast iron sculpture.”
For more information about the workshop and to register, click HERE
Art All Night 2013, New Jersey’s EPIC 24 hour arts event, will be THIS weekend. It’s amazing!!! Over 1,000 pieces of art, over 2 dozen musical performers, interactive events, food, master classes, a kids zone, even a film festival AND MORE!!!! All squeezed into 24 hours. It’s so amazing. I will be there the entire 24 hours. Hope to see you all there! Watch their FACEBOOK page for the latest updates and fun stuff!!!
Unchained – The Art of the Bicycle Exhibit Dates: May 11 – June 13, 2013 Reception Date: May 11, 2013 6-8pm Artworks is kick’n up the RPM’s with a bicycle themed art exhibit celebrating Trenton Cycling Revolution’s 17th Annual Bike Tour. An exploration into the intersection of Art and Bike Culture, from depictions of bicycles and bike culture to objects made of bicycles.
The annual Trenton Bike Tour will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Artworks will be the location for the rest stop and an after party later in the afternoon. Last year more than 200 bicycle enthusiasts, families, kids, local residents and out-of-towners started the 15-mile leisurely ride in Trenton’s Olmsted-designed Cadwalader Park, and continued on to tour the city’s historic streets and sights, diverse neighborhoods and community gardens. If you are not familiar with the Trenton Bike Tour, consider these words from a local rider, “I love the Trenton Bike Tour! If you are unfamiliar with Trenton, or even if you know it well, the Trenton Bike Tour is the coolest way to see the city.” This year the tour will focus on public art in Trenton.
Artworks Trenton, Trenton Cycling Revolution (TCR), and SAGE Coalition are hosting a BBQ following the 2013 TCR Trenton Bike Tour! Please join us for traditional barbeque fare, beverages, music by DJ Ahmad, and BMX bike tricks by SAGE Coalition.
Don’t have any art to submit for Art All Night? Create something at Art Making Day! Join us on Saturday, May 4, from 11am to 3pm. Artworks 19 Everett Alley Trenton, NJ
This year’s theme is The Big Draw! Each venue will host workshops and activities for children and families, to experiment, play, communicate and collaborate through drawing, bringing the community together in a common purpose. Everyone can join in, regardless of age or ability.
All ages and skill levels welcome! Free materials provided!
Art All Night Trenton 2013, the 24-hour arts extravaganza returning June 15th & 16th, is looking for volunteers! Volunteering is exciting, fun, and essential to the success of the event! Please consider working one of the 3 hours shifts this year, we would love to have your help! When: Saturday, June 15th & Sunday, June 16th
Training: Sunday, June 9th: 1-3pm
Where: the Historic Roebling Wire Works, 675 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611
For more information and to sign up online please visit: http://www.artworkstrenton.org/artallnight/volunteer.htm
EdE Sinkovics “The rest of…” Paintings and Drawings Exhibit Dates: April 9 – May 4, 2013 Artist Reception: April 13th 6-8pm Music by the David Adolf Quartet Artworks, Trenton’s downtown visual arts center and TerraCycle, Inc., the Trenton-based global leader in recycling the non-recyclable, are excited to announce “EdE Sinkovics: The rest of…”, a show by Hungarian artist EdE Sinkovics that captures the artist’s unique and respectfully irreverent style.
Warning: This exhibit contains mature subject matter and some graphic imagery. Parent/adult discretion is advised. Parents should preview the exhibit before bringing children.
New exhibit coming up at Artworks! Opening reception next Friday, March 1st. See you there!
March 1 – March 31, 2013 Reception: March 1, 4 – 7pm An exhibition of new student paintings entitled Control, Alt, Deleteis being presented at Artworks Trenton from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 31, 2013. The exhibition will include paintings and sculptures produced by the twenty-eight students currently enrolled in Advanced Painting at TCNJ. In conjunction with the opening, there will be an artist reception and discussion of the works by the students and faculty on March 1, from 4-7:00PM. Music will be provided by AMP’d, TCNJ’s student electronic music group. Control, Alt, Delete takes its theme from the new and varied ways that contemporary painting is influenced by digital media. Led by Professor Greg Thielker, students in the Advanced Painting classes at the College of New Jersey use this theme to create paintings that are based on digital sources, filters, and tools along with traditional techniques. Rather than spelling the irrelevance of painting as contemporary art medium, these influences have served to reinvigorate the paintings in this exhibition with new colors, techniques, and sources. Students have used the flexibility of paint to make reference to the blur of photography, pixilation of low-res imagery, and even the colors of infrared cameras. Paintings in the exhibition function as exploration of the digital sources and reinterpretation by the artists. The title of the exhibit is a reference to the ability to interrupt processes on the computer, effectively freezing a way of looking. Painting can be this interrupted moment, allowing us to consider the complex visual dynamics at work in the digital realm. For more information on TCNJ’s Department of Art and Art History or Professor Thielker, please visit http://www.tcnj.edu/~art/
Artist Presentation & Reception: January 19, 2013 (Snow Date January 26) 5-6pm Curator Frances Heinrich will present a short Powerpoint talk, “Toward a Globalized Aesthetic.” followed by a gallery tour with exhibiting artists. 6-8pm Reception
“We now live in a world that is constantly changing and becoming conceptually smaller and more connected. Most of us no longer believe or expect that everything is best when it appears Western and White. Instead, a savvy public enjoys and understands a kaleidoscopic blend of world-wide imagery, with all patterns, colors, and appearances equally valid. “World Sampler” seeks to include adventurous and culture-aware works which explore the idea of an increasingly globalized aesthetic.
Participating artists will include Tom Bendtsen, Carl Gombert, Eve Ingalls, Benjamin Jones, Monica Kane, Alan Kesselhaut, Frances Heinrich, and George Shortess. These artists all share a strong global/cultural consciousness and all “sample” some aspect of a global awakening. Issues of ethnicity, environment, information overload, and the search for a better quality of life are undertaken. The installations, sculptures, and wall works have been selected both for their high artistic merit and for their sensitivity to current concerns.” – Curator, Frances Heinrich
Participating Artists: Tom Bendtsen Carl Gombert Eve Ingalls Benjamin Jones Monica Kane Alan Kesselhaut Frances Heinrich George Shortess