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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 October 1, 2019.

Meet Tim McGee

Artist Reception Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:30-8:30pm

The Latin adage, Ars est celare artem (Art is the concealment of art) speaks to the difficulty of actually seeing how great artists accomplish their magic.

Although Tim first tried working in watercolor while he was in college. He has described those initial efforts as poor, due to his lack of patience.  Luckily, 45 years later he found his paints were still usable! As a semi-retired professor, he also found he had developed some patience. So, he joined a group of people who meet weekly and began to make art.  Working side by side with others who were more accomplished than himself was beneficial for Tim. Initially he copied the work of other water-colorists. He went on the attend a workshop led by James Toogood at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and took a few lessons from a teacher in Princeton. It was this instructor, Joanne Augustine that convinced him to stop copying the work of others and to seek out his own voice and style. We couldn’t be happier that he did. Please visit the Ewing Municipal Building during the month of October to see his work. You can also meet Tim on October 17th from 6:30-8:30pm.

Still on Display: Laura Beard’s WILD!

At 28, Laura already has a lifetime of experience behind her. Since she was a child she has felt that art making was an important part of her. While a large portion of her work is portraits of both people and animals, she does not shy away from other subject matter. Her diverse use of mediums only solidifies her mastery.

She is almost completely self taught, letting her curiosity guide her learning. She actively visits museums, the Princeton University Art Museum being a favorite. She is also active with a plethora of artist groups & associations: Arts Council of Princeton, Artworks of Trenton, and the Garden State Watercolor Society to name a few. We asked her about her inspiration, she wrote, “I would say that of late, my work is evolving.  For several years, I focused exclusively on animals, with birds being a special passion.  I just really have always connected with animals and have painted them in portraiture to bring out the natural personality that they possess.  I also really love painting people and in the past year have discovered a passion for painting buildings and interiors, where I get to play on light and shadow and texture.  So I guess inspiration is a bit of a fluid dynamic for me.”

Anyone who is interested in a commissioned portrait can reach Laura either through my website at www.LauraBeardArt.com or by email LauraBeardArt@gmail.com

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. You can use the email listed above or meet us at the artist reception on the 17th.

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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