“Women’s Caucus”. Photo Credit: ArtWorks. Contributed.
Artworks Opens Inventive Exhibitions in Celebration of Women’s History
NEWSROOM POST: Trenton, NJ
Two exhibitions highlight the diverse perspectives and artistry of female creatives
TRENTON, NJ –
With their upcoming exhibition, Artworks amplifies the voices of incredible creatives Amy Louise Lee and the members of the Women’s Caucus for Art. These two exhibitions represent the mission of the organization which is to promote artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. From March 14th through April 15thThe Women’s Caucus for Art will be presented in the Main Gallery alongside Amy Louise Lee’s show, Metal Lucidity, in the Community Gallery with an Opening Reception on March 18th from 6:00-8:00pm.
The Women’s Caucus for Art will present members’ works that represent significant ways of seeing art and our world. These artists will share their voices visually through broad-based themes about gender, identity, race, the environment, the political and personal. The exhibit will foster and expand a conversation beyond the gallery through community, to create a dialogue with participants. To encourage the creative process and reflect upon who we are, where we come from and where we are going. In addition, the exhibition participants will be offering a workshop for young women at Artworks on Saturday April 8th from 12:30-2:30pm featuring a guided tour of the exhibition from curator Colleen Gahrmann and hands-on art activities.
Above: ‘Man in the Moon 36 x 36 by Amy Louise Lee. Photo Credit: Contributed.
Metal Lucidity by artist Amy Louise Lee will allow each individual to visually explore her luminous artwork using their imagination without any limitations. Although the free flowing bright minimalist metal artwork is abstract, taking a moment to look closely at her work, one will start to see familiar and recognizable shapes, similar to the innocence of a child looking up at the clouds. This evokes curious wonder and therefore will open the mind to see the world in a different way. Playfulness and imagination get lost with the heavy burdens of adulthood, yet creativity and inspiration lead our society forward, through new technologies, medical treatments and the arts. Throughout the exhibition there will be a whimsical element of surprise by introducing AR, Augmented Reality, to numerous pieces for an interactive technological experience. Playing off the overall theme of the show, this allows the artist to showcase her playful side.
Above: Artist Amy Louise Lee. Photo Credit: Contributed.
More about the artist, Amy Louise Lee: Born in England, yet has spent most of her adult life in New York City. She recently moved to the countryside in the Sourland Mountains, NJ. Having studied and worked professionally with some tremendous well-known talent throughout the world, being an artist has been her passion and life for many years. As an artist she finds tremendous pleasure in taking crude, unrefined materials and transforming them into the elegant and familiar. Amy’s art is a reflection of her enthusiasm for warm, minimalist sophistication, embracing the design philosophy of wabi sabi. No matter the medium, her creativity is almost exclusively inspired by nature. The raw yet elegant, tactile essence of her work is a true expression of her artistic sensibility.
Above: Amy Louise Lee ‘Modern Hieroglyphics’ 30 x 36 (6×6 minis). Photo Credit: Contributed.
Artworks Trenton is the capital city’s creative hub. Through their educational programming, exhibitions, events, and public art initiatives they connect and empower the community. The exhibitions will be on view at Artworks Trenton from March 14th through April 15th, with an opening reception on March 18th, from 6-8pm. For hours and more information, please go to www.artworkstrenton.org.
Patrons enjoying opening night at a previous Artworks Trenton opening night. Photo Credit: ArtWorks. Contributed.