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The Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA) presents the exhibition “Fresh Art 1” at the Trenton Free Public Library, October 5-29. The gallery is open during regular library hours.
An opening reception will be on Thursday, October 6, 5-7 p.m.
“Fresh Art” features work by three Trenton artists; Alia Bensliman, FlyKickz, and Leon Rainbow
Alia Bensliman lives in Robbinsville. She grew up in Tunisia, North Africa and her work is influenced by North African and Berber art. She works with Mixed Media on Arch paper and has recently started creating her own watercolor palette made out of nontoxic pigments. Her work has been shown throughout the Tri-state area. Her painting “I Am Roebling” is in the permanent collection of the new building of the NJ Department of Health.
FlyKickz works primarily with sneakers and uses other materials. She has exhibited locally and distributes her work on the internet. “By combining my love of art and sneakers I’ve created a style of art that can be described as a collection inspired by SOLE. My concepts are a mesh of boldness, beauty and fun.”
Leon Rainbow primarily works with acrylic and aerosols. His murals can be seen throughout the Trenton area. He coordinates the yearly “Jersey Fresh” mural painting event at TerraCycle, and has exhibited at the NJ State Museum, Ellarslie Museum, Theory Gallery and Prince Street Gallery in NYC. His style is Graffiti art mixed with Abstract and Pop Art with lots of patterns and textures.
TAWA is a Greater Trenton nonprofit organization and has a 40 year history organizing exhibits in such venues as the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton City Museum, Artworks Trenton, and more.