HAMILTON, N.J.—At a press conference held today at the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts at Grounds for Sculpture, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced that Mercer County sponsor the Mercer County Arts Showcase, in cooperation with Grounds for Sculpture and the Capitol Region Convention and Visitors Bureau. Hughes commended participating artists for their contributions to the County’s rich tradition of artistic media, and stressed the importance of public funding for the arts.
“Unfortunately we can’t offer you a sneak peek at the offerings, but you can rest assured that they will dazzle you,” said Hughes. “Supporting the arts in our community benefits our county in myriad ways, and as County Executive, I am proud to help support the art community here in Mercer County.”
The Arts Showcase will take place at Grounds for Sculpture in the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts on May 20, and will feature a diverse array of visual art, theatrical productions, and musical performances by more than 40 county groups and individuals. Mercer County also recently convened the Mercer County Teen Arts Festival on May 5th at Mercer County Community College, and drew more than 1,200 area teen participants.
“This administration has made it a priority to reach out to our art community with substantive financial support and excellent resources,” Hughes enthused. “Our artists give tremendously to this County, and we take great pride in giving back to them.”