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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Swain Galleries hosts annual duCret Student Showcase Saturday


Plainfield's distinguished duCret School of Art.

Plainfield's historic Swain Galleries will host an opening reception for the annual duCret Student Showcase this Saturday (July 18) from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Thirty-one students' works selected from the annual Juried Student Exhibit at the school will be on display. Pieces include oils, watercolors, stained glass, jewelry, photography and more. The Student Showcase will run through August 15.

duCret has been preparing young artists for careers in fine and commerical art for more than eighty years. The school is housed in the former Wardlaw Country Day School complex, a historic mansion on Central Avenue.

Students in the exhibit reflect duCret's wide reach throughout the Garden State, including Rachel Witschen from Caoe May Courthouse in the south to Judy Kang from Old Tappan on the New York State border.

Area students from Fanwood, Scotch Plains, Piscataway and South Plainfield are included as well as three Plainfield students: Livi McNulla, Ally Washington and Angel Soto.

Swain Galleries is at 703 Watchung Avenue (corner of East 7th Street, parking off Watchung Avenue). Hours are: Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM; Saturday, 9:30 AM - 4 PM. More info at (908) 756-1707 or www.swaingalleries.com/.


  -- Dan Damon [follow]


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