The Ewing Arts Commission meets the first Tuesday of every month unless otherwise indicated. (no meeting in August). All meetings start at 7:00 pm at the Hollowbrook Community Center. We are currently meeting only in person.
Meet Jessica Facchine
Opening Reception 6pm • July 12, 2023 • Ewing Municipal building
Jessica Facchine is a mixed media artist working and living in New Jersey. Her favorite color is rainbow and she enjoys exploring texture, color, and medium in her work. She relies on her intuition to choose the colors and shapes that she works with, finding inspiration in rainbows and nature.
She combines as many mediums as she can get her hands on to create an abstract, balanced composition, even reaching for non-traditional tools like mesh and plastic.
Jessica received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2005 and started A Calculated Mess, LLC in 2018. She is excited to revive her practice and increase her involvement in the arts.
Jessica aims to bring joy into people’s homes with her work. Bright colors and expressive marks are meant to give the viewer an opportunity to forget the negativity in their world and fill their heart with happiness.
“My work aims to bring joy and peace to the viewer, even if momentarily. I have a personal obsession with color and texture and love looking for the color green in rainbows. I have been told that I view the world through rose-colored glasses, but I just take that to mean that I try to see the good in all things, even when it is impossible to others. Art is one of the best ways to escape and be in your thoughts, and I do hope to inspire more people to create – in whatever way feels best for them. Creating art is not reserved for the most elite – art is, and should be, an opportunity to go deep inside ourselves and pull out whatever feelings and emotions we have inside of us. It does not have to be beautiful to be art.“
About Ewing’s Featured Artist Program
The Ewing Arts Commission and the Art Has No Boundaries organization partnered to showcase Ewing Township artists at Ewing Town Hall in 2016. Establishing a monthly display of local art work, the art installation features two to three dimensional art on the second floor of the Municipal building. Participating artists are affiliated with the Ewing Arts Commission, a municipal body that seeks to promote the arts in our community, and the Art Has No Boundaries organization, a group that provides art programming at the Ewing Senior Community Center.
Local artists interested in having their art showcased at Town Hall should contact the Ewing Arts Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Artist Talks
In April of 2021 we hosted our first virtual featured artist event with print-maker and Ewing Native, Amanda Thackray. This past November we hosted our second virtual artist event with Ewing sculptor, Jim Hendricks. The third of the installment of the series with folk and silhouette artist, Beverly Keese-Kelley was broadcast on February 24, 2022. In May of 2022, the EAC hosted The Arc Mercer visual artists & the Central Jersey Performing Arts Academy at the Municipal building. All these talks can be seen on our YouTube channel. Please subscribe to our channel & watch live, or view the videos at your convince at a later time.
Student Art Exhibit
We are hopeful for the return of the K-12 Student Art Exhibition in 2023.
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The Ewing Arts Commission is an appointed municipal body constituted as a non-profit organization. The focus is to support, develop and expand the Arts. The goal is to foster freedom in expression of artistic growth and enjoyment within the community of Ewing Township through commitment and dedication.