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There wilt be an opening
public receptionon Satur"More Than a Rug" at the day, March 9, from 7 to 9
recePtion
Trenton City Museumwill p.m., followinga
only,
artists
members
&
for
showcasea variety of works
p.m. Trenton
by four area artists, three from 6 to 7
Daof whom were born abroad, MuseumSocietytrustee
givea gallery
will
Bosted
vid
textiles
African
as well as
iland jewelry from the David talk on African textiles,
display
items
on
by
lustrated
SatBosted collection. from
Sunurday,Marrdr2 throughFrklay, from his collection,on
p.m.
at
2
24,
March
day,
April 19.
The exhibition features The TrentonCity Museum
work by Armando Sosa, I- at EllarslieMansionin CadTuesHsiung Ju, Ayami Aoyama, waladerPark is open:
l1
through
Saturday,.
day
and John McDevitt.
a.m.to 3 p.m.; SundayI to
Mr. Sosahand weavesbril- 4 p.m.For moreinformation,
liantly coloredtapestrieson contactthe TrentonMuseum
looms he built himself. The Societyat (609)989-1191or
tapestriesrcflect imagesand [email protected],
or visit:
iconsof his nativeGuatemala, www.ellarslie.org.
somedating back to his Maheriyan and pre-Columbian
tage and othersto memories
of a Central American childhood.
Thelatel-HsiungJu worked
in the tradition of scroll
paintings bordered in silk
of his native China. Central
to this tradition is the fusion
of painting, philosophy, and
poetry evidentin the contem.
plative stance of the artist
toward nature, including the
flora, fauna, and landscapes
of both China and America.
The abstract modernity of
the sculpturesof Ms.Aoyama
and Mr.' McDevitt complements the figurative traditionalism of the tapestries
and scroll paintings.Far from
her nativeJapan,Ms. Aoyama carvesstoneto uncover
the life waiting within, while
American-bornMr. McDevitt
welds shapedsteel into emblemsof self-transformation.
Theirworkshavein common
a spirituality arising from the
skill and vision of the sculptor in transcendingresistant
.materialsto createobjectsof
sensuousbeauty.
"Mor€Tharraktg"
At Hhslie Marcion
FEBRUARY13,2013 ' 14
TOWNT0PIGS,PRltlCET0N,l'|.J., WEDI'IESDAY'
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Thisdetailfromthe painting"Win'
PERSPEGIIUE:
CHIIIESE
artist
Amefican
ter in the tlouRtains"by the late Ghinese
in Uirginia(n9t9
l-tlsiungJu is ol the BlueRidgeillountains
ink
Americinclothingon figutml.Madein 1989ol Chinese
on a
andc0l0rdyeSon rice papel,the paintingis mounled
intheexhibition
"More
andwillbeincluded
hanging
silkscroll
fiom$aturday,lt?!c_l!
Thanahug':at thelrcntonCityMuseun
chll (6091
2 throughFriday,Aptil19. Formoreinformation'
91orvisit www.ellarslie.org.
989-11

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