The Mercer County Culture & Heritage Commission is offering the following programs virtually.
- The Mercer County Senior Art Show is open to any Mercer County resident age 60 or older.
All first place winners from the county show are automatically included in the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show.
The deadline to enter is July 16.
For more information, visit mercercounty.org
• The deadline is June 30 for a call for artists for “Thoughts & Prayers, Another Round of Vacant Stares” at the BSB Gallery in Trenton.
Notices of acceptance will be sent out by July 10. Artwork drop off will be determined based on the decision to have a virtual exhibition or to have the work installed at the gallery.
The opening reception with an artist talk will be held on Zoom; date and time to be determined.
For more information, visit www.bsbgallery.com/callforart2020
• The “Today, I Will…” virtual recital through the Westminster Conservatory of Music in Princeton will be offered through June 8 at www.youtube.com/watch?v=IguAg0GvlzQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3KOzg1j2lFjnEyrSqfnP-Fdsn6WFgTDImxw8DoNhMRN046wmWxiXtpiGU
- A virtual exhibition, “When Women Vote – The Old Barracks and the Anti Suffrage Movement” is ongoing through June via The Old Barracks Museum in Trenton.
The Old Barracks’ origin is rooted in the military struggles of 18th century, but the building also has a unique tie to a group of affluent female Trentonians. This exhibit aims to explore their story and reasons for supporting the movement.
• The virtual exhibition, “Necessary and Proper for the Public Good: How the American Red Cross and the Old Barracks partnered to contribute to the World War I effort at home” is ongoing through June via The Old Barracks Museum.
This digital exhibit highlights the use of the Old Barracks building by the Trenton chapter of the American Red Cross during the war.
• The virtual exhibition, “In Living Color: The Long Quest For Television” through The Sarnoff Collection
at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, traces the history of color television.
• The virtual exhibition, “Here We Art” through the BSB Gallery, will take place through June 20.
Here We Are explores race, gender and identity through mixed media, collage and portraiture. The artists featured focus on many facets that affect them as African American women, including the diaspora, family history, trauma, the need to hide, and the desire to be seen, and how this impacts their own individual identities.
- The Lawrence Historical Society (LHS) unveiled a new feature in celebration of Lawrence veterans: digitized versions of veteran profiles that were originally published in 1995 in the Lawrence Ledger. The articles were written by Nick Loveless, a supporter of veterans in the township and life member of LHS, who passed away last October. With the cancellation of this year’s Memorial Day Parade, LHS will post a different article each day through Flag Day on their Facebook page.
• The History of Conservation at the Art Museum will take place through June 11 via the Princeton University Art Museum.
Bart Devolder, conservator at the museum, will elaborate on the past preservation efforts and situate the museum in the broader picture of the history of conservation in the United States.
Free registration and details are available at https://artmuseum.princeton.edu/calendar/2020-06/when-preservation-needs-preserving-history-conservation-princeton-university-art
- Through June 26, the West Windsor Arts Council will feature “Introduction to Poetry Online” at 4 p.m. Tuesdays.
• The Eyes on Eagles virtual program will be offered at 2 p.m. on June 7 via the Mercer County Park Commission.
A live-stream presentation will highlight the nesting pair of bald eagles that have taken up residence in Mercer County Park. Naturalists will share up-to-date information on the eagles while viewers get a closeup look at the nest through a virtual spotting scope.
This program is free, but registration is required through the Zoom links provided. Program will cap at 500 users.
To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_by26wrUqQZK1krzbHTSyrg
• Living with Urban Coyotes, a webinar presentation, will be offered at 2 p.m. on June 16, courtesy of the Mercer County Park Commission.
Free; registration required at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZqECAhGDQc69WUDqdwa_cQ
• A library drawing party will be held at 7 p.m. June 14, 17 and 24 via the The Mercer County Library’s Lawrence Headquarters Branch.
Julia will teach new images each week. This event is recommended for all ages.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/mclsnj/
- Remote Learning: “Mastering Composition: Beyond the Rule of the Thirds” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. June 6 and 14 by the Princeton Photo Workshop.
Access to an internet device with a camera and microphone is required. The instructor will present live.
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation. The week prior to class, you’ll receive a reminder with information about how to log on and participate.
• “Create A …” craft challenge using common household items will be offered at 2:30 p.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28 by the Mercer County Library Lawrence Headquarters Branch
• Drink & Draw, via the BSB Gallery, will be held at 8 p.m. on June 16.
Tune in to a live Zoom meeting with drawing supplies. A model will offer both short and long poses (5-20 minutes), while an instructor keeps time and answers any questions.
To join the meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/91786658842
• “Creating Programs in a Digital World” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on June 25 by the New Jersey Historical Commission.
Whether migrating physical programs online, creating new content, or leveraging existing digital properties, this webinar will offer guidance on developing digital programs that engage and prioritize the needs of your audiences. Presenters will review best practices for digital content, examine different platforms and approaches, and introduce examples of successful digital projects of different types.