FREE TO SUBMIT ART. FREE TO ATTEND
The Central New Jersey region’s biggest 24-hour art spectacular, Art All Night, returns to the 50,000-square-foot Roebling Wire Works building in Trenton this weekend, beginning Saturday, June 19 at 3 p.m. and running straight through till Sunday at 3.
This will be the fourth year Artworks, Trenton’s downtown visual arts center, has sponsored Art All Night, and the event has grown by leaps and bounds. Approximately 8,000 art enthusiasts attended and over 600 artists displayed their work last year at the free event, and this weekend over 10,000 are expected to attend and over 900 to exhibit, according to Artworks Executive Director Michael Gumpert.
“It’s a huge undertaking, which we couldn’t accomplish without the work of all our Art All Night volunteers,” says Gumpert. “But when you see the event, and all the people there, who’ve come from Trenton and communities close by, as well as from as far away as Maryland, Washington D.C., Connecticut and New York, it’s a wonderful feeling. You’ve got to be here to experience it,” Gumpert adds.
“Art All Night lasts for only 24 hours but based on the frequency of comments we receive throughout the year, one would think it happened every weekend,” says Artworks Board Member and Art All Night-Trenton 2010 Planning Committee Chair, Anthony Coluccio.
“Folks from all walks of life, hailing from suburban and urban locations, representing the rich and the poor, black, white, Latino and Asian, young and old, tell us of the colossal impact this one event has had on their impressions of Trenton, on their own lives and on their ability to believe that a better Trenton is possible. That may sound like an exaggeration but it’s really what we hear,” says Coluccio.
Work by arts professionals and beginners alike gets hung side by side in the egalitarian Art All Night show. In addition to this outpouring of artistic creativity, Art All Night features continuous live musical entertainment on two stages, arts workshops and demonstrations, and a broad spectrum of local food and drink purveyors.
A highlight of this year’s Art All Night will be a live iron pour on Saturday night, orchestrated by acclaimed sculptor Matt Reiley. The heating and pouring of molten iron into molds, creating metal sculpture right before spectator’s eyes, is a rare spectacle which underscores both the current artistic ferment in Trenton, and echoes this capital city’s long industrial legacy.
Information on exhibiting at Art All Night, or attending, is available at our website: www.artworkstrenton.org/artallnight. Those interested in volunteering are still welcome to sign up, and everybody is invited to attend! See you there!
SHOW RUN: Fri JUNE 4th – JULY 1st
19 Everett Alley
Trenton, NJ 08611
Music: Kortez and Mojito Jones
It’s Grounds For Sculpture’s birthday bash! On Saturday,
June 5 from 11am to 4pm, we’re celebrating the founding of Grounds For Sculpture and
the arts in all their glory. We give you the gifts with hourly door prize drawings and free
ice cream and cake for the family! Are you curious about a particular sculpture in the
park? Bring your questions to our annual Meet the Artists program! Tour the Grounds
with select Artist-in-the-Park at 11am, 1pm and 2pm and this year, enjoy a new twist as
MM2 (Music & Motion Dance) perform improvisational dances in respect to each artist.
Also different and exciting this year, in conjunction with the Spring/Summer 2010
Exhibition Season, Grounds For Sculpture will paint a car! Gratuitous of a vehicle
donation by Suburban Wrench of Pennington, NJ, Grounds For Sculpture will conduct a very special demonstration as local graffiti artists Leon Rainbow and Will “Kasso”
Condry invoke the spirit of popular avant garde artist Keith Haring and the iconic
occasion in 1982 when Haring painted a BMW. Experience this unconventional art
piece come to colorful life in a modern day variation!
Free workshops for the family this day include a Monoprint Workshop from Noon to 4pm
and the Community Quilt Project from 1pm to 4pm. Free musical performances by an
eclectic group of local artists are kicked off by music and poetry performed by D.J.
Haslett on guitar and vocals and Artist-in-the-Park, Autin Wright on drums at 12pm, the
solid musicianship and precise harmonies of Acoustic Road at 1pm and one set of fun
and funk by local cover band, Solstice at 2pm. Our lively and energetic finale event is a
special dance performance by TEDI (Trenton Education Dance Institute) at 3:30pm.
You can also grab top prize if you win our annual Peacock Calling Contest!
For more information, please visit our website at www.groundsforsculpture.org.
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2010.
Time: 11am – 4pm.
Price: This event is free with paid park admission.