Large in-person art exhibit to be held at Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion

Artists from across New Jersey and even some from out of state are getting the chance to show off their work in one of the largest in-person art exhibits in the state since the start of the pandemic.
Art reflects life and one doesn’t have to look long to see how the pandemic influenced some of the artists on display - from a painted hospital scene to an interpretation of a Zoom call.
The paintings, sculptures and photographs are part of the Ellarslie Open, an annual tradition at the galleries of the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion. The event was canceled last year because of the pandemic.
C.A. Shofed is one of the artists selected to be in the exhibit. The Trenton-based photographer says he looks forward to visitors taking in his work.
“There’s a social aspect to being an artist, and so to be able to look at somebody and tell them the story in person and get the reaction, that’s very important,” Shofed says.
Most of the art is by New Jersey artists, although artwork from five states is represented in the wide-ranging exhibit.
The exhibit is open for in-person viewing through Oct. 3. Admission to the Trenton City Museum and the exhibit is free, with donations welcomed.