October 5 thru October 26, 2018

As members of the Trenton artist community, artists Bruce Lindsay and Aylin Green believe that public art can be a powerful tool to facilitate dialogue and catalyze positive change. The Trenton Art Puzzle was developed to engage Old Trenton Neighborhood residents in an art-making activity while also developing their awareness for the iconic shape of the city of Trenton. In several paint sessions offered throughout the neighborhood, they provided blank puzzle pieces cut out in the shape of the city. Participants were encouraged to paint their experiences, their hopes for their community, representations of neighborhood landmarks, symbols of their cultural identity, or simply beautiful abstract expressions. Like a jigsaw puzzle, each individual piece is unique, and together they make up something extraordinary.

We want to thank all our community partners for their participation and support of this project including the I Am Trenton Foundation, Isles, Inc., BSB Gallery, Trenton Downtown Association, Mercer County Community College, The Trenton Community A-Team, The Orchid House, and the Minority Concerns Committee of Mercer County.