Art in Town

Art On Campus

Art In Trenton

Art in the Workplace

To the North

Other Galleries

Other Museums

Art by the River


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Art and Auditions

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Art in Town

Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street,

609-497-4642. "In Darkness & Light: Reflections of Kenya," an exhibit

of recent paintings by Kevin Patrick Kelly. Gallery hours are Monday

to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the show that continues to January


The Gallery at Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike,

609-924-7206. "On the Edge," chrome prints of slot canyons of the

Southwest by Ingeborg Snipes. Open by appointment during school hours,

to January 31.

"Slot canyons are found in the high desert country," explains Snipes,

whose current work is based on photographs made in northern Arizona

and southern Utah. "Scant rainfall tends to come all at once, creating

flash floods. These course through the narrow canyons, scouring the

sandstone into the unusual shapes depicted."

Lawrenceville School, Gruss Center of Visual Arts,

Lawrenceville, 609-620-6026. "Striving Struggling," an exhibition of

sculpture and related works by Elice Slafka. To February 4. Gallery

hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; except Wednesday and

Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Medical Center at Princeton, Witherspoon Street,

609-497-4192. In the Merwick unit library: "Paintings of Fred and

Jennie Angley," to March 9. Part of proceeds benefit the medical

center. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Pringle International Art & Williams Gallery, 8 Chambers

Street, 609-921-9292. "Going Global: Contemporary fine art from around

the world spanning Princeton, New Jersey, to Reykjavik, Iceland."

Princeton artists include Michael Berger, Jane Eccles, Richard Erdman,

and Robert Sakson; from farther afield, Tanya Kohn, Karolina

Larusdottir, Salvatore Magazzini, and Mary Stork. To January 22.

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Art On Campus

Art Museum, Princeton University, 609-258-3788. "Transfer:

Large Format Prints of the 1960s and 1970s," continues to April 2. The

museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1

to 5 p.m. Free tours of the collection are every Saturday at 2 p.m.

The permanent collection features a strong representation of Western

European paintings, old master prints, and original photographs.

Collections of Chinese, Pre-Columbian Mayan, and African art are

considered among the museum’s most impressive. Not housed in the

museum but part of the collection is the John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial

Collection of 20th-century outdoor sculpture, with works by such

modern masters as Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, and

George Segal located throughout the campus.

Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton

University, 609-258-4790. "Dreamscapes," an exhibition of paintings by

WWS alumna Alexandra Isaievych. Combining her passion for art with an

interest in public policy and economics, Isaievych has worked on

economic assistance programs in Ukraine, an experience that has

strengthened her conviction that "art which provides inspiration for

reclaiming the dignity of the human spirit is as essential as good

economic advice." To January 31. Gallery is open daily from 8 a.m. to

10 p.m. weekdays; weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Art In Trenton

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park,

609-989-3632. "Picture Trenton," a major exhibition of art in all

media with views of Trenton as the subject, co-sponsored with

Artsbridge, Artworks, and TAWA. To February 20. Museum hours are

Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. Fall-Winter Exhibition. In the Museum and Domestic Arts

Building, "Beverly Pepper," one-artist show. On the mezzanine, a

thematic photography show, "Focus on Sculpture." Shows continue to

April 16. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10

a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.

New additions to the 22-acre landscaped sculpture park include works

by Michele Oka Doner, David Hostetler, J. Seward Johnson Jr.,

Francisco Leiro, John Martini, and Joseph Menna. The park is on the

former state fairgrounds site, with indoor exhibitions in the

glass-walled, 10,000 square foot museum, and renovated Domestic Arts


New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street, Trenton,

609-292-6464. "Unseen Treasures: Imperial Russia and the New World,"

an exhibit of historic treasures of the Russian empire. The dazzling

collection of 300 art objects and artifacts from Russian’s famed State

Historical Museum and State Archive is displayed in five historical

settings. Show remains on view through April 16. Admission $10 adults;

$8.50 seniors and students; $6 children. Advance ticket purchase at

800-766-6048 or online at Exhibit is

open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6

p.m. Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

The dazzling collection of over 300 art objects and artifacts from

Russia’s famed State Historical Museum and the State Archive are being

seen for the first time outside the Russian Museum since its recently

completed 10-year renovation.

The exhibition takes the visitor on a unique journey beginning

with the formation of the Russian American Company in 1799 and

spanning a period of 200 years and 6,000 miles. From the Imperial

Court of St. Petersburg through the Russian winter in Siberia to the

New World of Alaska and Northern California and back to Moscow for the

coronation of Alexander II, the exhibit tells an adventurous story of

heroism, romance, and spiritual enlightenment through the experiences

of real people who shaped Russian-American relations in the 18th and

19th centuries.

Also "The Modernists," an exhibition of gems from the permanent

collection by Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Harley, Georgia

O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, Helen Torr, and others, to January 23.

"The Regionalists and Precisionists," with works by Thomas Hart

Benton, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Francis Picabia, and George

Ault, to January 30. On extended view: "Dinosaur Turnpike: Treks

through New Jersey’s Piedmont"; "Amber: The Legendary Resin"; "The

Moon: Fact & Fiction."

Rhinehart-Fischer Gallery, 46 West Lafayette,

Trenton, 609-695-0061. "Art from 19th Century to the Present," plus

antiques and interior design. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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Art in the Workplace

Stark & Stark, 993 Lenox Drive, Building 2, Lawrenceville,

609-895-7307. "Looking at the World: Work by Barry Snyder and William

H. Selesnick." To March 10. Exhibit is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.

to 5 p.m.

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To the North

Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation, 300 Somerset

Street, New Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "The Hungarian Spark in America,"

an exhibit highlighting Hungarian contributions to the arts, sciences,

humanities, commerce, religious and civic life in America. Extended to

February 27. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. $3 donation. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday,

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. $3 donation.

Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Mason Gross

School of the Arts Galleries, Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick,

732-932-2222, ext. 838. Annual Fellowship Exhibition continues to

February 11. Also, a retrospective exhibition of works on paper by

Juan Sanchez.

Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton streets, New

Brunswick, 732-932-7237. "The Enduring Figure, 1890s to 1970s: Sixteen

Sculptures from the National Association of Women Artists." Show

continues to March 12 when the museum closes for renovation, through

mid-October. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30

p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Free.

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Other Galleries

DeLann Gallery, Princeton Meadows Shopping Center,

Plainsboro, 609-799-6706. "Portraits in Other Objects" by Eric

Montoya, an artist who exhibits in Los Angeles and New York. The show

features oil portraits whose forms are comprised of other narrative

elements. To February 12. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 11

a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6


Firehouse Gallery, 8 Walnut Street, Bordentown,

609-298-3742. The gallery celebrates its fourth year and a new

exhibition season featuring 12 gallery co-op members presenting shows

that change monthly. Gallery hours are Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.;

Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hopewell Frame Shop, 24 West Broad Street, Hopewell,

609-466-0827. A show of witty three-dimensional constructions by Ted

Crane continues through February. Crane is a member of the Class of

1945 at Princeton University and a self-trained artist; he is

publisher of the Begell House. Shop hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10

a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Main Street Gallery, Montgomery Center, Route 206,

609-683-8092. Featuring color and black-and-white photographs by Harry

Rubel who has been making photographs for 45 years. Also, works by

area artists Patrice Sprovieri, Wayne Mathisen, Annelies van Dommelen,

and Susan Setteducato. Also exhibiting Hsu Dan, Tom Chesar, Larry

Chestnut, Calvin Hart, Clem Fiori, Leslie Neumeyer, Leyla Spencer,

Janet Landau, Jacob Landau, Ellyn Gerberding, and Marge Levine. Hours

are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday to 9 p.m.; and

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Montgomery Cultural Center, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

Road, 609-921-3272. "Out of the Blue," an exhibition of new paintings

by the physically challenged artists working with Artistic Realization

Technologies, the brainchild of artist Tim Lefens. Begun with students

of the Matheny School and Hospital, and now extended to five New

Jersey facilities, the artists use a laser pointer and an able-bodied

"tracker" to apply paint to canvas. The results, writes Susan

Abdulezer, are "canvases from students whose bodies are frozen, but

whose minds are volcanic." To February 26. Gallery hours are Tuesdays

to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Other Museums

James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street,

Doylestown, 215-340-9800. "Let Children Be Children: Lewis Hine’s

Crusade Against Child Labor," an exhibition of historic photographs

from the early 20th century. To February 27. Website: Museum hours

Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to

5 p.m. $5 adults; $1.50 students; children free.

Also on view, an exhibition of figurative outdoor sculpture by

Baltimore artist Barry Johnston, to March 5; and "Recent Gifts: 19th

and 20th-Century Photographs from Alexander Novak and Family," to

February 27.

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Art by the River

Bell’s Union Street Restaurant, 183 North Union,

Lambertville, 609-397-2226. Pastel landscapes by Julia Akers Gribbin,

to January 22.

Howard Mann Art Center, 45 North Main Street,

Lambertville, 609-397-2300. A show of Charles Fazzino’s whimsical,

three-dimensional paper constructions on big subjects that include New

York, Philadelphia, sports, and the law. To February 28. Open

Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Riverbank Arts, 19 Bridge Street, Stockton, 609-397-9330.

Recent work by James Feehan is featured at the gallery that represents

100 area artists. Gallery hours Monday to Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m.;

Thursday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.

to 7 p.m. To February 15.

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Omicron Theater Productions has openings for males and

females 20s to 50s, speaking and non-speaking parts, and back stage

hands. Call 609-443-5598.

Community Christian Choir Inc. has registration and


for its spring season on Friday, January 28, and Friday, February

4. Call 609-587-7076.

Mercer County School of Performing Arts has dance and

drama auditions on Saturday, February 12, at 8:30 a.m., at the Kelsey

Theater. Students in grades 10 and 11 from any Mercer County school

are eligible. Those accepted into the free program spend half-days

at their regular high-schools, and the other half at the School of

Performing Arts studying drama, dance, and voice. Contact Jeanette

Purdy, 609-586-3550.

Yaddo, a retreat for creative artists in Saratoga Springs,

New York, offers a two-month residency for an artist from New Jersey

working in literature, visual arts, musical composition, film/video,

choreography, or performance art. Room, board, and studio space will

be provided. For application guidelines, call 518-587-4886.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is accepting

applications from undergraduate and post-graduate college students

interested in an internship in arts administration. Apply at

Call for Entries

1860 House of the Montgomery Cultural Center seeks group

and solo portfolios for exhibitions. Submit three slides, resume


Commission is 25 percent; no insurance. Call 609-921-3271.

Participate Please

Princeton Public Library has received a grant for a


in Person" series funded by the NEH. The series features in-depth

taped interviews and reading by 13 American poets, including Rita

Dove, A.R. Ammons, W.S. Merwin, Charles Wright, Maxine Kumin, and

others. James Richardson, poet and Princeton professor of English,

will lead the discussion series that beings Monday, February 28, at

7:30 p.m. Call 609-924-9529.


Cancer Care of New Jersey needs volunteers to drive cancer

patients to and from treatments, doctor appointments, or just for

a visit. Call 973-379-7500.

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey seeks

volunteers for a study to evaluate a new drug treatment for


Participants should be in good health, and will be given a psychiatric

evaluation and a physical examination. Contact Dr. Karen Hoffman



CONTACT of Mercer County needs volunteers to staff its

24-hour hotline for people with problems. A training course for

volunteers begins Tuesday, March 7, at 9:30 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. Classes

are held at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 2688 Main Street, in

Lawrenceville. Call 609-883-2880.

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