The retrospective of Freda William’s work will be displayed at ARTWORKS, Trenton. The exhibition will cover both the main and community gallery. The gallery will be open to the public from January 23, 2024 to March 16, 2024 Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm. The opening reception will take place on February 2nd, 2024 from 6-8pm.
Mabel “Freda” Williams has been a resident of the Trenton area and Ewing Township for over seventy years. A native of North Carolina, she has been expressing her love of art since the age of ten. She attended Rider College (currently Rider University). She is a Self-Taught professional Artist. Throughout her career, her art was primarily for personal and creative expression, to balance the intensity of professional life. She retired after serving 20 years in the Steel Industry as Manager of Employment and 25 years as Manager of Affirmative Action with the State Department of Education. When contemplating retirement, she decided to view it as a time for creative exploration. Freda has exhibited at the Mercer County Senior Juried Art Show, Lawrenceville and Ewing Public Libraries, the Ewing Township Arts Commission, the Hopewell Valley Community Bank, Trinity United Methodist Church, Artworks: Trenton’s Downtown Visual Art Center, US Federal District Court, Burlington County Courthouse, West Windsor Juried Art Show, and Hopewell Valley Vineyards- Summer Threads Exhibit, Ellarslie Open #40, The Trenton City Museum. She has served on the Ewing Township Arts Commission, and she continues to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the diversity of art. She is an advocate for Seniors in art and organized a senior art ministry for members and non-members of her church – the ministry is titled “Golden Arts Ministry”.
In this retrospective, you will see a variety of styles and themes, i.e. florals, political, African American History, Trenton historical sites, southern themes, landscapes and cityscapes; also included is the, “To The Left Series,”( a personal journey). Williams’s work is heavily inspired by African American History, which is an attempt to remind people of the importance of history. “Most people enjoy seeing things that are familiar to them and give them a sense of community and fond memories of a time gone by ” says Freda. Her paintings reflect her love of color, and are vivid images of nostalgic memories, cultural experiences, and political impressions.
The learn more about the exhibition of Freda William’s work at ARTWORKS visit https://artworkstrenton.org/events/freda-williams-a-retrospective/
Artworks, Trenton’s downtown visual arts center, is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Corporation, that promotes artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. Our exhibitions, workshops and events make art an accessible experience for all, building community among and between art students of all ages, professional and amateur artists, inner city and suburban residents, die-hard art fans and first time art appreciators.
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