Art in Town

Area Galleries

Campus Arts

Art in the Workplace

Art by the River

Art In Trenton

Area Museums

Opportunities

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An Ancient Art, a Modern Interpretation

Artist Ilona Zaremba, a native of Poland living in Canada, creates her

compositions, including "Can’t Walk There from Here," above, by

uniting the genres of painting and sculpture in luminous hues of

molten beeswax mixed with oil pigments.

This technique, called encaustic, which means "to burn in," is over

2,000 years old and was first used by ancient Greeks to decorate the

hulls of their ships. It was also used by the ancient Eygptians to

paint burial portraits, which were bound onto the mummified body of

the deceased. The medium is time-consuming and challenging and

involves painting on layers of hot encaustic – paint consisting of

pigment mixed with wax – with a brush and then reworking the layers

with a blow torch, carving tools, wire brushes, and other implements.

Zaremba’s landscapes are inspired by the artist’s memories of her

childhood in Poland. Her work is included in many private collections,

including that of actor Steve Martin, a major collector of

contemporary art.

"Living History," encaustic paintings by Ilona Zaremba,

Marsha Child Contemporary, 220 Alexander Street. Through Tuesday, May

17. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30

p.m., and by appointment. 609-497-7330.

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Art in Town

Dynasty Arts, 20 Nassau Street, Unit F, 609-688-9388. "Last Dynasty,"

oil and watercolor, and limited edition prints. Artist and owner, Lu

Zuogeng, combines Chinese brushwork with Western watercolor. Also,

Chinese antique furniture of Ming and Qing dynasties. The gallery is

open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon

to 5 p.m.

Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street,

609-921-6748. "Princeton Recollects" exhibition was organized to

celebrate the accomplishments of the Princeton History Project. In the

1970s and 80s, the project was dedicated to collecting and preserving

memories, and publishing "The Princeton Recollector," a monthly

magazine. The exhibition includes original letters, documents, and

artifacts. Free. Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Hall Gallery, 20 Library Place,

609-497-7990. "Design Matters," the seminary’s history in typography,

photography, illustration, paper, ink, and other graphic elements. The

designs are on posters, magazine covers, websites, greeting cards, and

brochures. Gallery talk and reception with the artists on Monday, May

2, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. On view through May 27. Open Monday to Saturday,

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855. "Jane

Lawrence Paintings." On view through June 11. Gallery open Monday to

Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m; and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.

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Area Galleries

Bordentown Gallery, 204 Farnsworth Avenue, 609-298-5556. "Spring

Members Only Show" for artists with the New Jersey Chapter of the

American Artists Professional League. Princeton artist Charles

McVicker, a member of the Garden State Watercolor Society, selected

the winners. On view through May 18.

Firehouse Gallery, 8 Walnut Street, Bordentown, 609-298-3742. "Picasso

Kids Exhibition," a showcase of works of kids ages 7 to 17. Some work

for sale. Through May 22.

Gold Medal Impressions, 43 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor,

609-606-9001. Newly-expanded gallery of photographer Richard Druckman,

a freelance photographer for Associated Press. Six rooms and over 250

photographs of professional football, basketball, hockey, tennis, and

Olympic events. Photographs for sale are matted and framed and in a

variety of sizes and prices. Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616. A

seasonal outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring the ISC Outstanding

Student Achievement Awards Exhibition. "Twisted Logic" by Patrick

Dougherty," Earthwords and Geoglyphs" by Australian artist Andrew

Rogers. Show continues to May 1. "Focus on Sculpture 2005," an annual

juried exhibition of photographs by amateur photographers and the

figurative sculptures of contemporary Norwegian artist Nicolaus

Widerberg. On view in the Domestic Arts Building to May 1. Open

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., April to October.

La Principessa Ristorante, Route 27, Kingston Mall, 609-921-3043. "La

Dolce Vita, " a collection of original photographs from Italia by Ed

Tseng. Restaurant hours are Tuesday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.;

Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 4:30 to 9 p.m.

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Campus Arts

Princeton University Art Museum, 609-258-3788. Medieval, Renaissance,

and baroque galleries are open. The museum’s galleries are open

Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Tours

on Saturdays at 2 p.m.

"Recarving China’s Past: The Art, Archaeology, and Architecture of the

Wu Family Shrines," a collection of pictorial wall carvings that have

been recognized as apart of mid-second century funerary structures.

Through June 26.

Also, "Some Art of the ’80s," art examined through the works of

contemporary artists including Sandro Chia, Eric Fischl, Robert

Mapplethorpe, David Salle, and Sean Scully. Through June 12.

College of New Jersey, Art Gallery, Holman Hall, Ewing, 609-771-2198.

Undergraduate exhibition of a variety of different media. On view

through April 27. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 3

p.m.; Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.

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Art in the Workplace

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hopewell Campus, 609-252-5120. Outdoor sculpture

show features works by seven prominent East Coast artists: Hope Carter

of Hopewell, Kate Dodd, Richard Heinrich, John Isherwood, Joel

Perlman, John Van Alstine, and Jay Wholley. Exhibition is on view

during business hours and will remain in its location for two years.

The artists were selected by a panel composed of Alejandro Anreus,

veteran curator and scholar, Jeffrey Nathanson of the International

Sculpture Center, and visual artist Sheba Sharrow, working under the

guidance of Kate Somers, curator of the company’s corporate gallery in

Lawenceville.

Johnson & Johnson, Administration Building Atrium, Grandview Road,

Skillman, 732-524-6957. Ricardo Barros presents "Facing Sculpture," a

portfolio of photographic portraits features 30 black and white

portraits of contemporary sculptures. He also celebrates the recent

publication of his book, "Facing Sculpture: A Portfolio of Portraits,

Sculpture, and Related Ideas." Through May 6. Also, abstract and

landscape paintings of New Jersey artist Antonia Germanos. On view

through August 5. Appointments required to see the exhibition.

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Art by the River

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville. "Field and Stream,"

a shared exhibit of watercolors by Gail Bracegirdle and digital prints

by Alan J. Klawans. On view through May 1. Gallery hours are Friday,

Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville. "Field and Stream,"

a shared exhibit of watercolors by Gail Bracegirdle and digital prints

by Alan J. Klawans. On view through May 1. Gallery hours are Friday,

Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0804. Annual

Spring Exhibition featuring the watercolors of Joanne Augustine and

introducing a special show of a group of artists who participated in

the Delaware River Sojourn during the summer of 2004. On view through

May 29. Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Louisa Melrose Gallery, 41 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, 908-996-1470.

"Pastel," a shared exhibit featuring pastel artists Alden Baker, Jason

Chang, Rainie Crawford, Christina Debarry, Christina Debrosky, Diana

deSantis, Frank Federico, Barbara Fischman, Julie Friedman, Roz

Hollander, Maceo Mitchell, Claire Paisner, Peter Seltzer, Rae Smith,

Brenda Tribush, Rhoda Yanow, and Frank Zuccarelli. On view through May

31.

New Hope Arts, Union Square, West Bridge Street and Union Square

Drive, New Hope, 215-862-3396. Second annual New Hope Sculpture

Exhibition featuring an indoor exhibition of more than 88 works by 43

nationally and internationally recognized artists and an outdoor show

of seven large-scale works installed throughout the town. Through

April, 2006.

Riverrun Gallery, 287 South Main Street, Lambertville, 609-397-3349.

"Two Photographers," an dual exhibit of works by Bruce Katsiff and

Brian H. Peterson. Katsiff’s "Built Environments" features a selection

of photos taken over 25 years. Peterson presents "Selected Photographs

1979-2004" explores recurring themes of light and movement. On view

through May 29. Gallery open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, noon

to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

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Art In Trenton

The Classics Return, Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park,

609-989-3632. Shared show "The Classics Return" with works of Bernard

Moore, Susan Kiley, Anthony Colavita, and Aundretta Wright. Through

February 27. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sundays, 1

to 4 p.m.

Gallery 125, 125 South Warren Street, Trenton, 609-393-8998. "Moscow

Makes, Trenton Takes," an exhibit of close to 40 mid to late 20th

century Russian paintings from the personal collection of Trenton

businessman, Shelley Zeiger. On view through June 3.

New Jersey State Museum, Galleries at 225 West State Street, Trenton,

609-292-6464. "Vision and Voice: Princeton Artists Alliance in

Dialogue with Contemporary New Jersey Poetry," an exhibit of over 40

works by New Jersey artists and poets. Margaret M. O’Reilly is

curator. Through May 13. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 9

a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Old Barracks Museum, Barrack Street, Trenton, 609-396-1776.

"Furniture, Curios and Pictures: 100 Years of Collecting by the Old

Barracks," is included in the tour admission fee. Open every day from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the last tour is at 3:50 p.m.

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Area Museums

American Hungarian Foundation Museum, 300 Somerset Street, New

Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "Calm Between the Storms," an exhibit of

close to 70 works of Hungarian Interwar Art from the Salgo Trust for

Education. Through September 4, 2005. Museum hours are Tuesday to

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Hunterdon Museum of Art, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, 908-735-8415.

"Almost Human: Dolls and Robots in Contemporary Art" and "Steve Gwon

365: A Drawing Installation." Exhibit of recent paintings by John

Goodyear. Goodyear’s recent works continue to be rooted in the history

of art, pulling baroque and modern masters into contemporary works.

Exhibits on view through June 12.

James A. Michener Art Museum, Union Square Complex, Bridge Street, New

Hope, 215-340-9800. New Hope satellite facility opens with the

relocation of the popular, interactive multi-media show, "Creative

Bucks County: A Celebration of Art and Artists," featuring 19th and

20th century painters, writers, composers, and playwrights. Also on

exhibit, "Pennsylvania Impressionists of the New Hope School." Also,

"The Contemporary Eye" featuring the contemporary art scene focusing

on 12 regional artists who work in media including painting,

woodworking, and photography. Artists include Ricardo Barros, David

Ellsworth, Marily C. Gordley, Judith Heep, Alan Lachman, Ann Lovett,

Robert Ranieri, Chalotte Schatz, Mavi Smith, Susan M. Twadus, and

Valerie Von Betzen. Through May 8, 2005. Museum admission $6 adults;

$2 youth. Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday,

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays.

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Opportunities

Please Donate

HomeFront, the Lawrenceville-based non-profit that serves the homeless

population in Mercer County, offers Mother’s Day cards in exchange for

a donation to the "Mother’s Fund." The fund helps a homeless mother

pay for music lessons, a prom dress, a special school trip, a baseball

glove, or school pictures. Visit www.homefrontnj.org or call

609-989-9417, ext 26 for information.

Auditions

Pennington Players, Kelsey Theater, Mercer College, West Windsor,

609-737-PLAY. Seeking 17 actors for "Into the Woods" for August

production at Open Air Theater. Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1,

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointment required. Auditioners are asked to

prepare one complete musical theater song and bring sheet music,

photo, and resume.

Villagers Theater, 415 DeMott Lane, Somerset. Seeking actors for

"Gemini," a play taking place in south Philadelphia, 1973. If you are

offended by ethnic humor or stereotypes, the "F" word, or a story with

homosexual undertones, do not audition. Male and female roles, ages 18

to 55. Monday May 16, and Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m. July performances.

Step II Productions, 8919 New Falls Road, Vermillion Square,

Levittown, PA, 215-946-0100. Adult and child actors over age eight for

"Gypsy." Audition includes singing 16 bars of music (bring music) and

dancing. July and August performances. Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and

22, 2:30 p.m.

Call for Entries

Montgomery Center for the Arts, 124 Montgomery Road, Skillman,

609-921-3272. Seeking entries of all media including two and three

dimension art for the annual open juried show of fine art opening May

13. Entries due Wednesday, May 11.

Volunteers Needed

Educational Services Commission, 215 Route 31, Flemington,

908-788-1453. Seeking women to serve as divorce mentors and provide

support and guidance to clients of the Displaced Homemaker Center.

20-hour training program.

Fresh Air Fund seeks host families to open their homes, and volunteers

to work with summer activities, fundraising, and interviewing

prospective families. Call Rhonda Corkedale at 609-799-4673 or

800-367-0003.

Call for Vendors

Ladies Auxiliary of the Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2, 375

Route 206, 908-359-0123. Seeking metaphysical practitioners, feng

shui, holistic, homeopaths, herbalists, massage and energy workers,

exercise, meditation instructors, and stress reducing workers. Also,

vendors selling jewelry, crystals, beauty products, and musicians. the

Second annual new age fair on Saturday, June 11. Raindate is Sunday,

June 12.

Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville, 609-799-8177. Animal organizations

and groups for Animal Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 7, noon to 3

p.m. Animal companionship, safety, therapy, and entertainment to be

recognized.

Call for Donations

Verizon supports Earth Day by seeking wireless phone donations and

offering paperless billing. Visit www.verizonwireless.com for

information on receiving bills by E-mail. Donate phones and equipment

at Hamilton Marketplace or Mercer Mall locations.

Available

Chestnut Tree Books, Princeton Shopping Center, offers a hospitable

place for groups and organizations to meet. Accommodations for up to

50 persons. Refreshments are available at adjacent cafe. Call Ira Kay

at 609-279-2121 for information.

American Heart Association offers educational programs highlighting

cardiovascular diseases for women. Call 609-538-0713.

Mercer County College has a new dual degree program with Saint Peter’s

College in Jersey City. MCCC graduates may enter Saint Peter’s with a

junior status and qualify for a $2,500 transfer award. Call

609-586-4800, ext. 3307.

Project Lifesaver Program assists the families and caregivers of

Middlesex residents afflicted with various forms of dementia,

including Down’s Syndrome and autism. The system utilizes a

battery-operated radio wrist transmitter, useful if resident wanders

off. Call Freeholder Christopher D. Rafano at 732-257-2200.

Sports

Garden State Baseball, www,gardenstatebaseball.com, 732-382-4610.

Teams are needed for the Memorial Day Weekend Tournament. The 2005

High School Wood Bat League starts up again on Saturday, May 28.

Men’s Adult Baseball League of New Jersey is forming new teams for

summer season. Over 18 years, any level. Visit

www.amateurbaseballnj.com or call Dave at 973-699-8336.

ll.com, 732-382-4610.

Teams are needed for the Memorial Day Weekend Tournament. The 2005

High School Wood Bat League starts up again on Saturday, May 28.

Men’s Adult Baseball League of New Jersey is forming new teams for

summer season. Over 18 years, any level. Visit

www.amateurbaseballnj.com or call Dave at 973-699-8336.


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