The Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA) will present the exhibition “Persistence” at the Plainsboro Public Library from January 4th
to January 31st. A reception and artist talk is set for Sunday, January 20th from 1 to 4 PM .
“Persistence” features work by regional artists who demonstrate persistence despite what are commonly perceived as obstacle: age, illness, and physical and neurological problems.
In addition to providing a venue for artists to come together and share work, “Persistence” is designed to encourage others by showing how these
artists use art to enhance their lives and continue their pursuit of art.
Exhibiting artists will be Priscilla Snow Algava, a Princeton-based artist who works mainly in mono-prints and painting and is inspired by nature and the human spirit and figure. She has exhibited in various galleries in New York City, Philadelphia, and New Jersey as well as internationally. Agalva has been receiving treatment for cancer over the past two years.
Justin Jedrzejczyk is a Trenton area artist and has shown his work locally and in New York City. He mainly does portraits, using friends as models in everyday settings and paints in acrylic on canvas. Over the past several years he has been dealing with a neurological problem that has affected his eyesight.
Ken Alexander is a self-taught Trenton based painter. His work focuses on the human experience in various settings. Despite being visually impaired, he uses vivid colors in his work and tends to use abstraction in representing his figures.
Mark Wilkie is a Hamilton native uses various detailed shapes and works in pen and pencil and has a neurological classification.
Mel Leipzig is an award-winning artist. He is a painter who dedicates his career to painting people in their own environments. His painting of Michael Austin shows the human spirit and represents how an artist can use art to overcome obstacles to strengthen their lives. The 83-year old Leipzig shows that age is no obstacle to new work.
Karey Maurice is a Princeton based artist who works in multiple mediums and works in the style of neo pop and suffers from a spinal cord degeneration. He studied visual arts at Mercer County Community College with Mel Leipzig and Frank Rivera and mentored under New York based pop artist Keith Haring.
And curator Byron Aubrey, a Trenton-born Hamilton resident who is active in drawing, photography, and painting and who studies visual arts at Mercer County Community College. He studied and was mentored under Pricilla Algava and Mel Leipzig and has a neurological classification. This is the first show he has curated.
TAWA is a Greater Trenton nonprofit organization and has a history of more than 30 years exhibiting in such venues as the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton City Museum, Artworks Trenton, Prince Street Gallery in New York City, and more.
The Plainsboro Library is located at 9 Van Doren Street in Plainsboro. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information on the library, call 609 275-2897
For more information on the Trenton Artists Workshop Association, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the organization’s Facebook page,https://www.facebook.com/groups/1462432427334738/.
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For media contacts only: Byron Aubrey can be reached at 609-599-1215.