Studio Route 29 in Frenchtown Studio 29 prepares for “Spring is Coming with a Strawberry in the Mouth” Art Exhibition in Frenchtown, NJ opening on February 18. Photo Credit: Clayre Saxon.

Exhibition: "Spring is Coming with a Strawberry in the Mouth" Opens at Studio 29, Frenchtown, NJ


(FRENCHTOWN, NJ) – Studio Route 29, a nonprofit, progressive art studio, centering on the creative practice and perspectives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities presents on February 18th the “Springtime is Coming with a Strawberry in the Mouth” Exhibition.  The opening reception is on the same date from 3 – 6pm.  

Participating artists include:

Iggy Capra, EJ Collins, Chanel Conklin, Elana Cooper, Srijon Chowdhury, Myasia Dowdell, Clyde Henry, Lila de Magalhaes, Dean Millien, Natasha Plaza, James Rosa, Corey Scarboro, Timmy Simonds, and Wang Xu


The organization offers a community space that champions inclusion and brings people together in play and creative spirit.Spring is Coming with a Strawberry in the Mouth will run through April 23.


Studio 29 states “Our Beauty Gallery springs forth! As winter comes close to rest we cannot wait. We offer this dazzling collection as we think on where we are and where we dream of being and also the death and mold and compost that comes into view with every tender sprout, growing in last year’s garden. Angst too! Itching for flowers, rushing towards new powers. The first smells of the berries of springtime waft. Poutily we droop towards our bursting bulb selves and poking our crowns above the frost we think we feel some sunny days.”

The Studio Route 29 Workshop in Frenchtown. Photo Credit: Contributed.

Studio Route 29 is grateful to the artists, lenders, friends, supporters, volunteers, family members, and Progressive Art Studios that have made this show possible. Much of the work in this show has been gathered in partnership with studios like ours around the country: Elbow Room (Portland, OR), LAND (New York City, NY), Summertime (New York City, NY), Creativity Explored (San Francisco, CA), and Center for Creative Works (Philadelphia, PA). We are excited and grateful to be a part of this growing and flourishing community of artists and facilitators.

Pictured above: Audrey Hepburn and Pansies by Myasia Dowdell. Photo Credit: Contributed.

Pictured above: Audrey Hepburn and Pansies by Myasia Dowdell.
Below:  Exhibition title from the song of the same name by Roger Doyle/Operating Theatre:

Soon spring desires eagerly leap

Announce! To move to hasten from sleep

Springing time with fevered taste

Soft soft winds on our strawberry face

Hurry spring, cause to work, or not

Lenctenadle, Lenctenadle clean our house of snot!

Photo Credit: Contributed.


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