Somerset Valley Players hosts auditions for the musical “Urine­town” on Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m., and Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m. Callbacks take place Saturday, May 4. The show runs September 6 through 22, 2019. The director seeks 10 adult males and six adult females, ages 20 to 40+. All auditioners must provide a current resume/headshot and properly marked sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Prepare 32 bars of a comedic musical theater song not from this show.

The theater is located at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. For more information or to register for a time slot visit or call 908-369-7469.

Call for Art

Artists age 18 or older who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County are invited to submit their art for consideration for the “Mercer County Artists 2019” exhibition. The show, presented in partnership the Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission, takes place at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor.

Artists may enter up to two original works completed since May, 2017, in any media except photography. An entry fee of $10 for one piece and $15 for two must accompany entries. More than $1,000 in purchase and merit prizes will be awarded. Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission Purchase Award winners become part of the county’s permanent art collection.

The submission period begins with early drop-off on Thursday, May 9, noon to 3 p.m., followed by Saturday drop-off on May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Judging takes place on Sunday, May 12 at 10 a.m. Pick-up of works not accepted for the show is May 12, 2 to 5 p.m., and Monday, May 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A list of accepted artwork will be posted at 3 p.m. outside the Gallery on May 12 and also posted on a website provided to all entrants.

The juror is painter Lauren Whearty, co-director of Ortega y Gasset Projects, a non-profit artist run gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

The Mercer County Artists exhibit will be on display from Monday, May 20 to Monday, July 8. An Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 22, 5 to 7:30 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. For more information on submitting work and general gallery information, visit

The New Brunswick Free Public Library presents its 12th annual photography contest. This year’s theme is love and unity. The submission deadline is Friday, May 10.

Submission forms and full details are available at the library, 60 Livingston Avenue; George Street Camera, 344 George Street; Alfa Art Gallery, 108 Church Street; Above Art Studios, 55B Morris Street; and on the library’s website:

Professional photographers and library staff will judge submissions. On Friday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m., there will be an opening reception and award ceremony. Winning photos will be exhibited at Above Art Studios for one week. Photographs entered in the contest will be displayed in an exhibition at the New Brunswick Free Public Library until July 14.

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