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Mel Leipzig and Leon Rainbow: for Trenton Kids


One of my favorite people, celebrated realist painter Mel Leipzig, will give a gallery talk at Princeton Shopping Center where two of his paintings on display including the one above (Gregory at Gallery Henoch, photo by Tasha O’Neill). The talk will be Monday, December 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Princeton Shopping Center on North Harrison Street. He will be joined by Leon Rainbow, a graffiti artist who — I believe — has one foot in the corporate world as a web designer, his work below.

These paintings  are part of an exhibit “Art for Read to Achieve,” hosted by the Center for Child and Family Achievement, which has come up with an efficient way to really improve education for children in Trenton. It’s worthy of support.

Faith Ringgold one of the other featured artists and other names you’ll recognize are Alonzo Adams, Romare Bearden, Judith Brodsky, Elizabeth Catlett, Aminah Robinson, Lucy Graves McVicker, Sydney T. Neuwirth and Thomas Malloy. There is a range of prices.

It’s an exciting exhibit, to see all these artists together. The exhibit and sale. cosponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton, runs till December 22, open daily except Mondays (and events like this one).Mel will be a superb lecturer/teacher on December 14.


“See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” by Leon Rainbow

Credit: Tasha O’Neill

2015 12 Rainbow

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