Toms River Artist Community Hosting Art Show

Photo by Jason Allentoff

TOMS RIVER – Manchester Township High School students are getting a chance to have their work on display at the Toms River Artist Community Gallery (TRAC) in Downtown Toms River.

The TRAC has organized an art show for the students where TRAC artists will judge and choose winners. Winners will be presented at a gallery reception on June 13, 5-7 p.m.

“We are truly excited to be exhibiting our students’ work at TRAC,” said MTHS art teachers Teena Spinelli-O’Connell and Ashley Gawlik. Spinelli-O’Connell and Gawlik are coordinating the student entries for the show.

The art show is expected to consist of about 40-50 pieces of work ranging from 2D to 3D mediums, including: painting, charcoal, drawing, clay, papier mache, and mixed media.

The TRAC is a group of creators looking to improve and enhance creativity and facilitate opportunities within the art world, in the greater Toms River area. TRAC also has an art gallery inside the Downtown Shops@53 Main St., public shows, and events that are open to the public year-round.

“Community outreach is very important to us and the art show for the students of Manchester Township High School is an example of that,” said Travis Applegate, TRAC president.

Earlier this spring, the organization hosted a similar show for arts students at Toms River South High School.

Anyone interested in contributing prizes, food, or refreshments can email