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The Mercer County Office on Aging and the Division of Culture and Heritage are gearing up for the annual Mercer County Senior Art Show July 23 through Aug. 14 at Meadow Lakes, a Springpoint Senior Living Community on Etra Road, just off Route 571 East, in East Windsor. 

The Mercer County Senior Art Show features original works of art created within the last three years, from drawings to paintings to crafts, by Mercer County residents age 60 or older.

“Mercer County has an extremely strong arts community, and our older residents are certainly contributors,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “I am looking forward to seeing the work of many talented artists on display this summer. I appreciate the generosity of Springpoint Senior Living for opening their home to us during this special event that showcases the works of Mercer County’s older adults.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday from July 23 through Aug. 14. In addition, a closing reception for artists, friends and family, and art admirers will be held Aug. 14 at 1 p.m.

First, second, and third-place winners and Honorable Mention recognition will be awarded in each of the following categories: acrylic, craft, digital/computer art, drawing and prints, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography (including digital), sculpture and watercolor. First-place winners automatically move on to the statewide competition, the New Jersey State Senior Art Show, to be held at Meadow Lakes in October.

For directions or to arrange a tour (groups of six or more), please call 1-800-564-5705 or visit www.springpointsl.org. For additional information, please call (609) 989-6661 or e-mail Mmaldonado@mercercounty.org.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with mild germaphobia, excessive self-reflection, enthusiastic television viewing, and misguided adventures in random hobbies.

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