Hamilton artist Connie Cruser works on display at Ewing town hall

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Works by Hamilton artist Connie Cruser, such as the one above, will be on display at Ewing town hall throughout April.

The Ewing Art Commission and Art Has No Boundaries will feature the mixed media, recycled art and drawings of Hamilton resident Connie Cruser for the April arts display at Ewing town hall. The month-long display will include a meet the artist evening on Thursday, April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the municipal building.

“Connie’s work is so diverse in scope—from more traditional drawings to truly unique paper filigree work— her art is truly unique” said councilwoman Jennifer Keyes-Maloney, who is liaison to the Art Commission.

Cruser, a Hamilton resident who has been long involved with the Ewing arts community, began her artistic journey in 2014, with a desire to create a portrait of her beloved dog, Kobe.

She then combined her two loves, animals and art, to create custom colored pencil drawings for others. Since then she has expanded to create mixed media pieces, all created in paper filigree.

A self-taught artist, she has exhibited her work and won awards in three categories or styles of art—drawing, recycled art and mixed media—in various shows and locations across Mercer County.

Recognitions she’s received include: an October 2018 Certificate of Participation award for representing Mercer County in the 52nd New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show, in the Mixed Media Non-Professional Category; an August 2018 First Place Award in the Mercer County Senior Art Show, in the Mixed Media Non-Professional Category; an April 2018 3rd Place Award in the Trashed Art Contest held at the Lawrence Library; and an August 2017 Honorable Mention Award in the Mercer County Senior Art Show, in the Drawing Non-Professional Category.

The Ewing Arts Commission and the Art Has No Boundaries organization partnered to showcase Ewing Township artists at Ewing Town Hall in 2016.

Local artists interested in having their art showcased at Town Hall should contact the Ewing Arts Commission at ewingartdisplay@gmail.com.