REGROUPED at TraillWorks

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:20

NEWTON — TraillWorks Gallery is presenting its first exhibit of the new year with “Jennie Traill Schaeffer: REGROUPED,” running now through Feb. 8. The opening reception will be held on Feb. 4, from 5-8 p.m., refreshments will be provided. In honor of Schaeffer’s mother-in-law, Judy Goldberg, who recently battled and survived lung cancer, 10 percent of every piece purchased will go directly to Memorial Sloan Kettering Lung Cancer Research. Schaeffer will also be offering her work at 10 percent off through the duration of the exhibit. The works featured range from a frustrated and determined self-portrait to Schaeffer's more recent still lives revolving around domesticity and womanhood. Mostly large-scale oil paintings, the pieces are vibrant, textural playgrounds of emotions and inner thoughts. Schaeffer said the exhibit paves the way for an exciting year ahead at TraillWorks Gallery. Schaeffer, owner of TraillWorks Gallery, grew up in Easton, PA, and holds a BFA in painting from Syracuse University. Schaeffer’s works have earned her publication in the New York Times, the Village Voice and the Star Ledger. She was also a recipient of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Scholarship for a month-long residency at Peter’s Valley Craft Center this February. Schaeffer’s works will also be featured at Krave Café and Caterers, located in Newton. Schaeffer founded TraillWorks in 2005 out of her Boonton apartment. In her current space on Spring Street, she is able to pursue her own artistic ventures, exhibit in a formal gallery space as well as teach art classes. Currently she and her husband, Lee, call Newton home with their young son, Joel and dog, Ringo. TraillWorks: Studio, Gallery, and Lesson space is located at 214 Spring Street, 1st Floor, Newton. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from noon-6 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon-8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information call 973-383-1307 or visit