Friday April 27, 2018
Stand Against Racism Day
12 – 1 pm conversation
4:30 – 7 pm poster signing
in partnership with Mercer County Minority Concerns Committee and the African American Parent Support Group (AAPSG)
Join us for conversations and information you can use! Latoya Edwards, VP of Membership for AAPSG wil lead a Mom’s discussion group about challenges and opportunities to raising our kids and civic engagement. In addition, anyone can come pick up flyers and brochures from community groups so you can learn how you can get involved and effect positive change in your community. Then, sign our poster designed by students from Mercer High School and take pledge to stand against racism.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Diversity and Art Festival
2 – 5 pm FREE
in partnership with WW Human Relations Council
at the Nassau Park Pavilion
Join us for an afternoon of cultural exhibits, performances, and arts activities for the whole family! Together we will celebrate how the arts are integral to celebrating diversity at this free event. The day will feature music and dance performances from our diverse community. For more information or to perform, please write to: email@example.com Rain date will be May 20.
Our mission is to provide professional quality community arts programming in order to support, educate, inspire and promote the arts and art appreciation. Will you join us?
Member Show: Abstraction
Fay Deng, Calligraphy I
“My art shall not only give the viewers aesthetic pleasure, but also strike a personal chord with them through history, culture, and the hidden mysteries of ancient colors and scents”
Fay transitioned from portraiture and landscape art to abstract art a few years ago. The desire to explore unbounded frontiers, the urge to break away from predetermined shapes and details, bubbled to the tip of her brush. She enjoys the freedom, the boldness, and the ability to write mysterious fictions using her colorful and powerful strokes, leaving room for one’s own interpretation of history and life experiences. There was no turning back.
Abstract art gives a freedom that is not easy: it depends upon discipline and intuition. Impulse, internal cues, and natural flow are important in Fay’s art.
Fay’s formative years in China and traveling around the world gave her a sense of history and millenary traditions that permeate her work. At times, calligraphy, music, antiques, renaissance, ancient temple or Maya ruins from her life experience hide in her paintings. They rest in deep layers, in quiet corners, and in unexpected elements of the composition.
Fay has a Masters of Art and Ph.D. in Engineering from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She has continued her art training with Rulei Bu, Deanna Schwartzberg, and Bryan Jernigan. Fay has presented her work in group exhibits in New York, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, and Texas, and is very excited about her first international solo show in Beijing coming up in August, 2018.
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