TRENTON, N.J. - The Mercer County Office on Aging and the Division of Culture and Heritage will present the annual Mercer County Senior Art Show July 24 through Aug. 9 at Meadow Lakes, a Springpoint Senior Living Community on Etra Road, just off Route 571 East, in East Windsor.
The Mercer County Senior Art Show features original works of art created within the last three years, from drawings to paintings to crafts, by Mercer County residents age 60 or older.
“Mercer County has an extremely strong arts community, and our older residents are certainly contributors,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “I am very much looking forward to seeing the talented work of many on display this summer. I appreciate the generosity of Springpoint Senior Living for opening their home to us during this special event that showcases the works of Mercer County’s older adults.”
The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday from July 24 through Aug. 8. In addition, a closing reception for artists, friends and family, and art admirers will be held Aug. 9 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
First place and Honorable Mention recognition will be awarded in each of the following categories: acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography (including digital), print, sculpture and watercolor. First place winners are automatically entered in the statewide competition, the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show, to be held at Meadow Lakes in October.
For directions or to arrange a tour (groups of six or more), please call 1-800-564-5705 or visit www.springpointsl.org. For additional information, please call (609) 989-6661.