This month, local female artists and their work were celebrated at Common Threads 4: The Power of Women. Held at the Hopewell Valley Vineyard, the event featured the creations of 13 talented female artists, many of whom live and work in, or are inspired by, the Trenton art scene (their “common thread”). Each artist brought her own unusual eye and a powerful creative vision to their art and the event itself.

The artists included:

  • Jenny Cameron
  • Victoria Crystal
  • Burgess Ekman
  • Aylin Green
  • Mairead Healy
  • Jessica Klein
  • Kathleen Liao
  • Antoinette Marchfelder
  • Elizabeth Melas
  • Erika Rachel
  • Kat Reischl
  • Tamara Torres
  • Jesse Vincent

Trenton Councilwoman Marge Caldwell-Wilson attended the event, offering rave praise for Common Threads organizer and local artist, C.a. Shofed, and presented him with an award from the Trenton City Council.

For a MercerMe-exclusive interview with Shofed, check out Women Artists To Be Featured in This Year’s Common Threads Exhibit, Interview with Photographer and Organizer C.a. Shofed.

The Taste Chase’s Renata Barnes checks out Tan’s in The Taste Chase Goes to Tan’s Tasty Cakes on The Great Cake Quest

Attendees were able to patronize women artists, have a gourmet brick oven pizza (a vineyard specialty) with a glass of award winning wine produced locally by Violetta Neri of the Hopewell Valley Vineyards, and top it all off with treats available from Tan’s Tasty Cakes.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. 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. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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