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Art in Town
Road, 609-924-6700. "Landscape and Pottery," a show by Gary
Lott, to December 18.
"Italy: Two Views," a shared exhibition of photographs by
Rhoda Kassof-Isaac and Sally K. Davidson. To December 17.
Exhibit of watercolors and oils by Kathleen Maguire Morolda. Gallery
hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday to
9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Street, 609-921-9292. "Going Global: Contemporary fine art from
around the world spanning Princeton, New Jersey, to Reykjavik,
Princeton artists include Michael Berger, Jane Eccles, Richard Erdman,
and Robert Sakson; from farther afield, Tanya Kohn, Karolina
Salvatore Magazzini, and Mary Stork. To January 22.
Lear’s Greece," an exhibition of watercolors, sketchings, and
letters by the English artist and limmerick master, from the Gennadius
Library of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece.
Also "The Trappings of Gentility: 19th-Century British Art at
Princeton." Both shows to January 2. Also, "American Works
on Paper," to January 16. "Contemporary Photographs, new
and photographs from the permanent collection; to January 9. The
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.
University, 609-258-4790. "Dreamscapes," paintings by WWS
alumna Alexandra Isaievych. Combining her passion for art with an
interest in public policy and economics, Isaievych has worked on
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
Gallery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays; weekends from
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
609-397-0275. "Heart and Soul," a doll exhibit by Brook
Beaty and paintings by Cory S. Dale. To January 15. Gallery hours
are Monday to Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Friday 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The annual "Small Works Show," a mixed bag of affordable,
collectible art by 17 area artists. Show runs to Saturday, January
22. Hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Holiday show featuring landscapes and regional scenes by Hunterdon
County artists Alexander Farnham in oil and by Ron Lent in watercolor.
To January 9. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5
609-397-2300. Charles Fazzino, whimsical three-dimensional paper
on subjects that include New York, Philadelphia, sports, and the law.
To December 26. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to
Lambertville, 609-397-3939. "Holiday Gifts," a group
by 14 area artists including Katherine Stiles Cogan, Peter Czerinski,
Suzanne Douglas, Lisabeth Weber, Tom Williams, and others. To December
24. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday,
noon to 4 p.m. Part of the proceeds benefit the Delaware Valley
of Churches’ Food Pantry.
Figurative and landscape paintings in oil by Helen Meyers and David
J. Dincher. To December 30.
609-397-4978. "Safety in Numbers," Malcolm Bray’s fifth annual
eclectic group show of innovative painting and sculpture that includes
works by Myles Cavanaugh, Annelies van Dommelen, Gareth Evans, Chad
Cortez Everett, Diane Levell, Virgil Sova, Alan Taback, Stacie
and Ron Wyffels. To December 31. Open every day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
in Contemporary Printmaking," a group show juried by Judith
of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking. Selected artists
include Lynne Allen, Tom Baker, Catherine Bedout, Kathleen Catanese,
Carson Fox, Diana Gandalfi, George Olexa, and Cyndi Wish. To December
19. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
This exhibit includes an Artworks Purchase Award and other prizes
totaling $1,000, jointly sponsored by the Trenton Museum Society,
TAWA, Taylor Photo, and the Urban Word Cafe.
Trenton, 609-394-4121. "Ben Shahn: Graphic Works from the
of the New Jersey State Museum." Show features 17 prints, created
from 1936 to 1968, by the renowned American artist who lived in
New Jersey, before his death in 1969. Lobby gallery is always open.
To January 11.
"Partners," an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by
Craig and Charles Kumnick, partners and members of the College of
New Jersey art faculty. In the upstairs galleries, a juried show,
"The Best of Mercer County High Schools." Both shows continue
to January 2. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to
3 p.m.; Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
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
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.,
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 Building.
609-292-6464. "Unseen Treasures: Imperial Russia and the New
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, 2000. Admission $10
adults; $8.50 seniors and students; $6 children. Advance ticket
at 800-766-6048 or online at http://www.tickets.com. 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
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
Also "New Jersey, A Sense of Place," the 30th anniversary
Garden State Watercolor Society show, juried by Leah Sloshberg,
of New Jersey State Museum, and Margaret O’Reilly, assistant curator
of fine arts, to January 2. On extended view: "Dinosaur Turnpike:
Treks through New Jersey’s Piedmont"; "Amber: The Legendary
Resin"; "The Moon: Fact & Fiction."
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.
Street, New Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "The Hungarian Spark in
an exhibit highlighting Hungarian contributions to the arts, sciences,
humanities, commerce, religious and civic life in America. To January
31. 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.
Brunswick, 732-932-7237. "The Enduring Figure, 1890s to 1970s:
Sixteen Sculptures from the National Association of Women
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.
609-921-9000. In the Conant Gallery Lounge, Elaine Lisle, paintings,
to December 29. In the Brodsky Gallery of the Chauncey Conference
Center, Joan Shrager, acrylic collages, to December 31. Exhibits are
open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
609-895-7307. Garden State Watercolor Society third annual associate
member juried exhibition. Jurors are Gary Snyder of Snyder Fine Art,
and Frances McIlvain, American Watercolor Society. To January 7.
is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 p.m.
"Fabrications," an exhibition of fabric art by Carol Sara
Schepps. Her subjects include "59 Caddy," which features the
back end of the popular car, and "Circles." Schepps’ work
has been shown in Philadelphia, San Diego, and Houston, as was
in the recent book, "Visions: Quilt Expressions." To January
The gallery celebrates its fourth year and a new exhibition season
featuring 12 gallery co-op members presenting shows that change
Working with owner Eric Gibbons are curators and artists Beverly
and Lana Bernard-Toniolio.
Other co-op members are Maura Carey, Sarah Bernotas, Richard Gerster,
Robert Sinkus, Mike Pacitti, Michael Bergman, Jane Lawrence, Charlotte
Jacks, Dorothy Amsden, Carmen Johnson, John Wilson, and Bob Gherardi.
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.
Drive, Jamesburg, 732-521-0070. "Favorite Things," an
of watercolors by Joanne Augustine and Barbara G. Watts, both of whom
paint subjects from nature. To January 4.
Road, 609-921-3272. All-Artists Show in the Upstairs Gallery,
by members of the 1860 House Professional Artists Group, to January
29. Also "Iron and Ink," an exhibit and sale of contemporary
art from Africa by Kwela Crafts, to December 31. Gallery hours are
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In the foyer, Nature Photography by Kris Sudol. In the gallery,
Fine Arts of Hanneke de Neve," comprising fabric appliques,
textile painting, stitchery, and fiber art. Both shows to January
Branch Station, 908-725-2110. "Silver Anniversary Selections,"
members’ 25th annual juried exhibition, in the Main Gallery, to
30. Also, Holiday Art and Crafted Items sale, including cards, matted
prints, handmade paper, jewelry, weaving, and pottery; in the Library
Gallery to December 23. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday,
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
609-737-7592. "Vanishing Landscape," an exhibit of oil pastel
and watercolor studies of the region’s fast-disappearing natural
by Dorothy Bissell. To January 8.
Burlington, 609-386-4773. "Wildfowl Decoy Exhibit" by master
Burlington carver Jess Heisler (1891-1943), whose best work ranks
among the finest of the Delaware River school of carving, and works
by his friend and pupil John Marinkos (1915-1999). To January 9. Hours
are Monday to Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
908-735-8415. "Mud Like a Blessing: Elemental Clay Sculpture,"
featuring works by Peter Callas, Sara D’Alessandro, Shellie Jacobson,
Jim Jansma, and Lauren Silver. To January 9. Gallery hours are Tuesday
to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guest curator for the show is Michele Mercadal whose concept and title
was inspired by a phrase from a poem by Mary Oliver. "The
in this exhibit conveys the honoring of clay as a material and the
organic process by which it becomes a sculptural form," says
"The forms carry a contemplative feeling and convey the mysteries
and secrets of combining earth and fire."
215-345-0210. "Edward Hicks Country," a companion to the
Museum of Art comprehensive exhibit on Edward Hicks, a show on the
professional and spiritual environment in which the lifelong Bucks
County artist worked. Three related displays explore the 19th-century
craft of ornamental painting, the Quaker meetinghouse environment,
and the iconography of the Society of Friends. To January 3. $5 adult;
$1.50 youth. Museum hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Tuesday evening to 9 p.m.
215-340-9800. "Let Children Be Children: Lewis Hine’s Crusade
Against Child Labor," an exhibition of historic photographs from
the early 20th century. Show runs to February 27. Website:
Museum hours Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday &
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 adults; $1.50 students; children free.
Also on view, an exhibition of figurative outdoor sculpture by
artist Barry Johnston, to March 5; and "Recent Gifts: 19th and
20th-Century Photographs from Alexander Novak and Family," to
"Intimate Vistas: The Poetic Landscapes of William Langson
a major retrospective of more than 50 works spanning a 50-year career,
from 1884 to 1939. Curated by Brian Peterson, it is one of the
ambitious scholarly undertakings to date, to January 9.
Also, "Celebration of American Art" features "An Edward
Hicks Sampler," featuring an 1837 version of "Peaceable
and "The Landing of Columbus." Also, "Picturing
Icons and Images of America’s Founding Father"; both to January
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