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The Ewing Arts Commission meets the First Tuesday of every month unless otherwise indicated. All meetings start at 7:00 pm at the Ewing Senior and Community Center. Next Meeting December 3, 2019.

Meet Michelle Hetrick

Art is what moves me—it always has. I received a BA in Communications and in Spanish with a minor in Photography from Albright College. I’ve had the influence of a number of family members including my Mom (drawing & musician), my Cousin Maggie (painting & illustration), and a number of other cousins and relatives who are artists (Gary – mixed media/drawing/acrylics/musician); Gert – ceramicist; Babette – author; JD – mixed media/author; Alan – musician). In addition to photography I also enjoy sculpture, woodworking, and mixed media. I visit local galleries when travelling stateside and abroad and always have my camera gear with me ready to capture the moment. I find my inspiration in anything and everything that’s around me. I’ve always been a very visual person, and art speaks to me, so it stands to reason that I use art as a means of communication. I enjoy the challenge of trying new techniques. Starting MKH Images in 2013 gave me the opportunity to pursue my passions…capturing moments visually and storytelling.

Photography is what moves me. My love for this medium and the way I use it to communicate with others can be seen in three distinct ways:

~Beautifully~ There is so much amazingness in the would – of things living and non. Nothing is perfect, but everything has beauty.

~Uniquely~ I’m not a fan of “the usual”, when it comes to anything in life, really. I don’t believe any two things – people, places, experiences, etc. – are the same.

~Honestly~ With a heavily photojournalistic style, I prefer to show things as they really are. Every shoot is about capturing an experience – physical, emotional, or otherwise.

Michelle grew up in Ewing, along with her younger brother, David. She lived in Reading, PA while in college but currently lives in Drexel Hill with her husband, Virgil. Her parents Mary Lou and Rick Byer continue to reside here in Ewing.

 

Community Mural Project

As part of our efforts to promote art in the community, the Ewing Art Commission is working on a Community Mural. Individuals interested in participating in this unique opportunity should contact us to learn more about this project and how to become a part of it. If you ‘purchased’ one of our canvases and have finished working on it, please return it to us.

Calling Student Musicians!

Would you like a place to share your talent? The Ewing Arts Commission is looking for young performers to show off their skills. Musicians under the age of 21 are welcome to perform. Original music or your favorite cover songs are all acceptable. This will be a free event, no performers will be paid for their time. This is a family event and the Commission reserves the right to turn away any performer for any reason. Sound good to you? Send us an email at ewingartscomm@gmail.com. Tell us what you play and where we can sample your talent.

Open Mic Nights at 1867 Sanctuary

Mark your calendars! The 4th Friday of every month from 7-9pm the 1867 hosts an open mic night. The Sanctuary has a grand piano and excellent acoustics but take our advise check it out for yourself. Admission is free and all ages are encouraged to participate. plus free parking is right across the street. The next event is Friday, May 24, 2019. For more information or to register to perform call 609-392-6409 or email 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.com

Are you interested in display your art?

The Ewing Arts Commission is looking for local adult artists to show off their work at the Ewing Township Municipal Building located at 2 Jake Garzio Drive. This is a great opportunity to share your talents with our community and sell your work!

For details on Showing YOUR art, click HERE

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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.

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