TraillWorks Farewell Party and 5th Annual Student Exhibit
Saturday, March 2, 2013 • 5:47pm
Owner/artist, Jennie Traill Schaeffer, is moving out of the county and would like to spend the evening of March 9 from 4-7pm celebrating with you, the TraillWorks artists, students, and business owners. TraillWorks, located at 214 Spring Street in Newton, will be hosting this event in order to thank the public for more than seven years of support in Sussex County and to recognize the hard work and dedication of her current students. During the evening, TraillWorks will be offering special pricing on all art by Jennie Traill Schaeffer and surprise pricing on all art, jewelry, ceramics and scarves by Traillworks artists! A special dessert potluck contest for TraillWorks students will accompany the many dishes provided by TraillWorks artists.
The student show, held annually at TraillWorks, will yet again feature numerous students - children, teens, and adults - who were enrolled in art lesson during the year. Some of the students included in the exhibit are: William Somma, Cleary Waldo, Jacob Scordato, Kyle Reimer, Emily Haag, Selena Vieira, Laurel O’Rourke, Patricia Whittle, Maite Albanese, Carin Cali and Elke Braendle. Works range from traditional still lives executed in charcoal and pastel to more conceptual mixed media collages.
In addition to the student show, Schaeffer is taking the opportunity to invite all of her clients, artists, fellow business owners and the community to enjoy a final celebratory evening with her before she moves. The current exhibit, Evolution, will still be on display and it’s a great opportunity to collect pieces or purchase gifts from the many talented TraillWorks artists, including Schaeffer’s works, all in one place. The gallery has become known as a cultural destination in Sussex County featuring high quality, handmade artwork, jewelry, ceramics, and silk scarves.
The difficult decision to leave Sussex County was precipitated by a need to focus more on her family. Schaeffer’s husband commutes quite a distance for work and she is due with their second son in May. Though she will greatly miss artists, students, clients, and business owners she has worked with over the past seven years, she is looking forward to having more family time and eventually focusing on her own artwork again. Schaeffer plans to set up a home studio after her son is born from where she will resume creating new works including commissions. Please join us for this send off and help support Sussex County’s own local talent.
TraillWorks: Studio, Gallery, and Lessons is a multifaceted space where owner/artist, Jennie Traill Schaeffer, keeps her studio, operates a gallery, and teaches art lessons. The contemporary gallery features both fine and functional art by emerging and established guest artists, artisan jewelry, and Jennie's iconic paintings, drawings, and prints of aprons, kitchen appliances, wedding cakes and landscapes. Located at 214 Spring Street, 1st Floor, in Newton, NJ, will remain open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 12-6pm and Saturdays from 12-8pm through March 31st.
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