Event 1 – July 17th – An Evening of Dashery in the Park
It’s an evening of style, grace, and elegance. “Haberdashery – dressing well is an expression of success, defined as living well and ejoying life on your own terms.” Upscale is a must…Join us:
Trenton’s Ellarslie’s Museum (in the Park)
299 Parkside Ave
Network, Socialize, Be Entertained For the Arts **In Style**
Live Performances by Charmaine Davis and Dance by Nssa (pronounced N-Sah)
Tickets $30 *** food included***
(portion of the proceeds to benefit The Arts Education Program)
for more information and tickets click here.
Event 2 – July 11 – August 30, Exhibit….of Color: The African American Experience a juried exhibit
In conjunction with the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie
On display July 11 – August 30, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday, July 11
6-7 Lenders, Artists & Members
7-9 General Public
Gallery Talk Sunday, August 9 at 2pm
For more information click here.
Event 3 – July 31st, Film Festival
Three Showings: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
Tickets are $8 per showing, $20 for all three
Proceeds benefit the programs of TMS and TAACF
I am Human (2015), Taylor Clark
In this short Documentary film, this young man surveys the thoughts about HIV from Native Trentonians from all ages. This film attempts to humanizes people with the virus, while also urging viewers to stay informed, and get tested.
It Could be You (2014), Shana Langley
Frustrated at the lack of understanding, one 17 year old girl decided to challenge traditional perceptions about gangs, criminal activity, and the people who are involved. Seeking first to understand, then to be understood, Shana is thrusted into the lives of three Trentonians who come from completely different worlds. As her journey progresses, Shana comes to an interesting conclusion. Anyone can fall victim to criminal activities. Even you…
What Doesn’t Kill Makes You Stronger (2014), Keeosha Harris
We’ve all participated in Cancer Walk and have maybe even donated to causes dedicated to finding the cure to cancer, but what else can be done? How does it really feel to live with Cancer? This Short Documentary depicts the true realties of Cancer.
What happens when you resort to violence as the answer? This short film portrays the adverse and perpetual effects of violence in homes and the community.
Hood Ball (2014), Hafeez Abdullah
What happens when coolness can’t save you from the toughness of the Streets? When taking a turn for the worst literally means walking on the wrong street at the wrong time? This short films teaches the well known game of Hood Ball, and motivates everyone to play it when their life is on the line.
“This is film for grown Women…” too often young black women are categorized into demeaning and denigrating things. This Young women audaciously confronts these issues from a unique standpoint.
So How Do I look (2014), Tyler Williams
We all know what it feels like to be insecure about a pursuing a dream. this film shows a young man who is a overtly afraid of pursuing is truth because of being told “No” so many time.
Watch these young people find their inner voice and own its power. these filmmakers and actors used their own voices to the illustrate what it means to “dig” deep within, to stress the importance of word for the viewers.
No longer wanting to be molded by sculptors, this is a depiction of a figurative sculpture making and taking its own shape.
Concealer (2012), Muniratu Fuji
Compressed by the darkness of insecurities, this young woman gives an honest account of self and how she’s been hiding behind her art form–Masking.
All of the Lights & Trenton Makes (2012)
“We are the Lights Trapped inside the box” Two groups of Young Artist of Both Hands created these short video montages to illustrate the potential and beauty of a city that, in their opinion, suffocates their potential. Watch what these sisters films are about.
It is not a secret that most college attendees in the lower-middle class, graduate from their designated institution with significant amounts of debt. This two channel video, captures this trite and long-time downward spiral of financial constraints and metaphorically questions the advantages of pursuing a degree. Just how much are you in the hole?