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Living History: Old Trenton – Past, Present and Future. Wednesday, May 6th, 5:00-7:00pm, TCNJ TrentonWorks Gallery

Student Exhibition Explores Past, Present and Future of Old Trenton at TCNJ TrentonWorks Gallery. The exhibition opening reception will be held Wednesday, May 6 from 5-7pm, and will be on view from May 6 through May 15, 2015.

What was Trenton like in the twenty years following World War Two and how has it changed? Students from two courses at TCNJ– Visual Sociology (TCNJ Department of Sociology and Anthropology) and Documentary Photography (TCNJ Department of Art and Art History) – will exhibit the results of a collaborative project combining archival research, photography and interviews with seniors in Trenton to explore this question. The exhibit, Living History: Old Trenton – Past, Present and Future, will explore how senior residents recall Trenton’s past and envision its future.

Students involved in the exhibition include Abigail Anker, Joseph Arnold, Alyse Delaney, Jessica Faith, Chris Felton, Justin Gale, Alyssa Gonzalez, Amanda Intili, Alexandra Kadar, Colin Kochenash, Danielle McDermott, Rene Moore, Michael Turner. This project was made possible by collaboration between professors Elizabeth Borland (Chair of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology) and Anita Allyn (Coordinator of Fine and Lens Based Arts) through the facilitation of Adams Sibley from TCNJ’s Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research as well as cooperation from staff and participants at North 25 Tower and Reading Senior Center.

TCNJ’s TrentonWorks Gallery is located at 5 South Broad Street in Trenton. It is open Monday through Friday 9:30 to 1 p.m. and by appointment. Street parking is available in addition to a public lot across the street from the space.For more information please contact Michelle Nugent, Director of Community Programming at nugent2@tcnj.edu, or Bryan Faller, Director of Exhibitions at faller2@tcnj.edu.

TrentonWorks is TCNJ’s downtown hub for innovation, creativity, collaboration, and community change. It is primarily a space where the members of the campus and local community can come together to learn, share their experiences, apply their knowledge, and utilize their skills while addressing some important public challenge or interest.

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