Mercer County artists display work in campus gallery

Written by: Christine Villafuerte

The Gallery at Mercer County Community College begins the first exhibit of the spring semester. The annual Mercer County Artists Exhibition. This exhibit will be on display from February 22nd through March 24th.

Any artist who is 18 or older and lives, works, or attends  school in Mercer County is eligible to submit recent work for consideration for the show. Jesse Vincent, Education Coordinator at Artworks Trenton, will be the juror for the 2016 County Show.

Over $1,500 in purchase and merit prizes will be awarded, including the Utrecht Art Supplies Best in Show prize and the annual West Windsor Arts Council Prize for outstanding work by a West Windsor artist. Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission Purchase Award winners become part of the County’s permanent art collection.

The Mercer County Artists Exhibit is said to be the highest attended show the Gallery puts on.

“We are honored to host the county show once again and to highlight the talent that Mercer County has to offer” states Gallery Director, Dylan Wolfe.

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony will take place Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The show is free and open to the public.“All of us at the Gallery are excited to see what this event has in store” explains intern Michael Naples.

The Gallery will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Gallery at MCCC is located on the second floor of the Communications Building on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Visitors are welcome to look around and enjoy the art on display.

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