Trenton Artists Workshop Presents “Urban Art Scenes”

Trenton Artists Workshop Presents “Urban Art Scenes”

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“BOTANICA — SOUTH BROAD STREET”: This painting by Marge Miccio is part of “Urban Art Scenes,” on view August 3 through August 27 at the Trenton Free Public Library. An opening reception will be held on Friday, August 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA) and the Trenton Free Public Library will present the exhibition “Urban Art Scenes” at the Trenton Free Public Library from August 3 to August 27. An opening reception will be held on Friday, August 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. An artist’s talk is scheduled for August 10 at 6 p.m.

The opening night for the exhibit will be a part of the Trenton Downtown Association’s First Fridays events.

“Urban Art Scenes” features work by two regional artists — Marge Miccio and Kate Graves. Both artists portray colorful and nostalgic scenes of Trenton.

Miccio is a Trenton-based painter known in part for her works depicting Trenton shops, businesses, and homes. She is the recipient of the First Prize for the “2020 Mercer County Senior Art Show”; Juror’s Award for the “2012 Trenton Makes Show”; and is currently represented in the Trenton City Museum’s Ellarslie Open. She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Italian University for Foreigners.

“ROEBLING MARKET”: This work by Kate Graves is featured in “Urban Art Scenes,” on view August 3 through August 27 at the Trenton Free Public Library. The opening night for the exhibit will be a part of the Trenton Downtown Association’s First Fridays events.

Graves, based in Morrisville, Pa., is a sculptor and painter who has used both mediums to visually explore and capture Trenton’s architectural landscape. She has exhibited at the Trenton City Museum, Chapin School Gallery, Old Barracks Museum, and Noyes Museum of Art and has work on permanent display at Capital Health in Hopewell and Princeton University. She studied Asian art at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., and worked at the Johnson Atelier.

TAWA is a Greater Trenton nonprofit organization with a 40 year history organizing exhibits in such venues as the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton City Museum, Artworks Trenton, Prince Street Gallery in New York City, and more.

The Trenton Free Public Library is located at 120 Academy Street in Trenton and is in the new Creek2Canal Trenton Arts District. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the library, call (609) 392-7188.

More information on the Trenton Artists Workshop Association can be found on the organization’s Facebook page.

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