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.
January’s Featured Artist Karl J Clark
Opening Reception January 4, 2024 6-8pm
Karl was a lifelong resident of Trenton, New Jersey, and graduated from Trenton Central High School (TCHS). It was here that a course in photography piqued his interest in this art form. You could see him nearly each day transiting school halls with his camera snapping classmates and teachers. Many of Karl’s school photographs were included in his class’s yearbook, The Boba Shela.
Upon graduation, Karl joined the United States Navy and served the better of 12 years in Japan. He retired after 20 years of service and returned to Mercer County, New Jersey, residing in Ewing Township.
Although photography wasn’t in the forefront of Karl’s interest while serving, the interest in photographic art was there waiting for a rebirth. That rebirth returned as an employee of Educational Testing Service (ETS). That interest in this art form took hold again and blossomed. Karl held his first impromptu exhibit in 2016 at the ETS Ewing office during the Advanced Placement (AP) administrations, which highlighted various AP Art subject tests that year.
The exhibit was well received by everyone. It rekindled his passion.
Karl truly enjoys photographing New Jersey’s beautiful state parks and old buildings. He photographed a vast number of models for various fashion events: Atlantic City Fashion, Philadelphia Couture Fashion, Capital City Fashion, & other events. Also, he was published in Everyday Melanin Magazine. He is the owner of KJCImages & Photography, (link: https://kjcimagesphotos.com/kjcimages-%26-photography) located in Lawrence, NJ.
Karl says often, “I want the person who views my images to envision being immersed in the scene, have the illusion of being in the scene themselves, and interpret or see differently what others may interpret. I believe black & white images express true honesty; that images of nature reflect God’s gift; and portraits tell stories of humanity with interactions between people and man-made structures. Photography captures a moment in time. Yet it could provide a lifetime of memories. Ask yourself, what do you see?”
To see more of his work, follow him on instagram @kjcimages_n_photography or via email: Info@kjcimagesphotos.com
Let’s take a chance to share what love means to us. Good or bad, had or have, lost or found. Love is a great connector. It can be romantic, platonic and unconditional. We have the capacity to love so many things: our friends, our family, our pets, colors, flowers, cars, traveling, playing. It isn’t just one thing, it is everywhere.
The EAC is looking for love in all places. If you have a work of art, a song, a poem, a short story whatever it is, submit it! With so much division going on right now wouldn’t it be nice to share some positive vibes?
During the month of February we will display the work at the Ewing Municipal building. On February 6, 2023 we invite you to come and celebrate love at the opening reception.
More details can be found on our website, on facebook, and instagram. Please complete the google form to submit your piece. This show is open to anyone who is willing and able to submit.
If it’s artwork make sure it has a wire on the back, if it is a written piece, email it and we will print out & hang it up. Or you can give it to us ready to hang. Come to the opening on February 6th & read it out loud, sing about it or tell a story about it. All forms of creative expression are welcome, from all local communities. Entries will be accepted until January 20th. Questions can be sent to email@example.com
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.