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A Benefit Group from the Trenton Soup Kitchen

The A-Team Artists

ON VIEW AT OUTSIDER ART GALLERY FROM DEC. 4, 2010 - JAN. 1, 2011

NON-PERISHABLE FOOD AND PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS CAN BE DONATED AT THE GALLERY DURING

THE DURATION OF THE SHOW AND WILL BE DONATED TO THE TRENTON AREA SOUP KITCHEN

WHO ARE THE A-TEAM ARTISTS?

In February 2001 with the support of the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) Board of Trustees, a group of artists who regularly use the services of the soup kitchen formed an artists' cooperative known as the A-TEAM Artists of Trenton. The purpose of the group is fourfold:

  1. to promote the work of TASK artists in all media;
  2. to work together as a group to support and encourage each other's success;
  3. to learn entrepreneurial skills by taking responsibility for developing and maintaining the A-TEAM as a business entity;
  4. to generate good will and public support for the artists, the TASK community and the city of Trenton.

A-TEAM artists

Studio space and basic supplies are generously provided to the A-TEAM artists by TASK, and the day-to-day workings of the group are coordinated by a longtime TASK volunteer. The artists and volunteer coordinator meet once a week in the multi-purpose room at TASK for about five hours, during which time the artists work on projects of their choice. All the A-TEAM artists are self-taught, and they work in a wide variety of media, including paint, pencil and ink, pastel, collage, and found-object construction. Their work is displayed throughout the year at TASK and at group and individual shows in area galleries and other such spaces when they are offered. The group is open to all members of the soup kitchen community, and the "price of admission" is a piece of artwork and participation, when possible, at A-TEAM meetings.

The A-TEAM artists hold biweekly meetings to plan exhibits and projects, make policy and budgetary decisions, show and discuss new artwork, host visits from local artists and other guests and arrange field trips. In addition to the individual artwork they create throughout the year, A-TEAM members, as a group, have designed and produced note cards and posters that are on sale at local art galleries and museums as well as at all A-TEAM exhibits and year-round at the soup kitchen. Proceeds from all sales, whether individual or group, go directly to the artists.

General Information

Outsider Art Gallery, 10 Bridge Street, Suite 4, Entrance on Front Street, Frenchtown, New Jersey, 08848, USA
Tel: 908-343-9558
E-mail: dionhitchings@yahoo.com
Web site: http://www.dionhitchings.com/content.html?page=3
Outsider Art Gallery can also be followed on Facebook.

Opening Reception Weekend:

Meet the Artists on Saturday December 4th from 12pm - 2pm and Enjoy Performances on Sunday December 5th from 2pm - 4pm by the Poets and the Musicians from the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen's Performing Arts Share Project.* December 4 and 5, 11am - 6pm; Exhibit on view until January 1, 2010, Entertainment and Refreshments during Opening Weekend.

More Info: http://www.trentonsoupkitchen.org/arts.php

Gallery Hours: Friday: 1pm - 5pm; Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 6pm; or by appointment

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