Art On Campus

Art by the River

Art in the Workplace

Art In Trenton

To the North

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Art in Town

Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon, 609-921-6748.

Paul Robeson centennial tribute features an exhibition of photographs,

memorabilia, and art. To April 25.

Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, 609-924-7206. An Earth

Day show featuring wildlife paintings by Dallas Piotrowski. To April

29. The gallery is open by appointment during school hours.

DeLann Gallery, Princeton Meadows Shopping Center,

Plainsboro,

609-799-6706. "Here Comes the Sun," a group show featuring

paintings by Gail Bracegirdle, Ruth Crown, Jim Grabowski, Ed Hicks,

Phil Meade, Bill Blank, and Sydney Anne Neuwirth, with sculpture by

Stacie Speer-Scott. To June 13. Gallery hours are Tuesdays to

Saturdays,

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and by appointment.

The Firebird Gallery, 15 Witherspoon, 609-688-0775. A

new gallery specializing in the art of children’s folklore and fantasy

from around the world features 40 works by Russian-born illustrator

Gennady Spirin. His original pieces from 12 children’s books include

Gogol’s "The Nose," "The Children of Lir," "The

Mysterious Tale of Gentle Jack and Lord Bumblebee," and "The

Tale of the Unicorn." To May 2. Gallery hours are Tuesday to

Sunday,

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

Gratella Gallery at the Forrestal, 100 College Road East,

609-452-7800. "The Creative Lens," photographs by Robert A.

Parker. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. To May

4.

Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158

Nassau, 609-921-6748. "Practical Photographers: The Rose Family

Studio," images from the awesome collection of 10,000 glass plate

negatives, dating from shortly after the Civil War to the early 1950s.

The Rose Studio was founded in Princeton in 1873 by Royal Hill Rose.

The commercial photography studio stood on Nassau Street through three

generations of family owners, until its closing in 1951. Museum hours

are Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Merwick Unit, Medical Center at Princeton, Witherspoon

Street, 609-497-4192. Oil paintings by Etzer Desir. Part of sales

benefit the Medical Center. To June 18.

Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street,

609-924-0103.

"The Cartoons of Henry Martin." Well known for his work for

the New Yorker, the Princeton artist’s cartoons have appeared in

numerous

national publications including the Harvard Businessman Review, the

Saturday Evening Post, and Look, as well as England’s Spectator and

Punch. To April 30. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.

to 1 p.m.

Princeton International Art Exhibition, 19 Hulfish Street,

Palmer Square, 609-243-9663. A show and sale with part of proceeds

to benefit the Princeton Education Foundation. Curated by Marsha Child

Contemporary and Pringle International Art, the show features

painting,

drawings, prints, and sculpture by notable emerging artists from more

than a dozen countries. Show continues to May 23. Thursday to

Saturday,

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stuart Country Day School, Norbert Considine Gallery,

609-921-2330. Alumnae Art Show, works by 22 graduates, to May 10.

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Lambertville artist Annelies van Dommelen shows oils, watercolors,

and monotypes. To May 8.

Williams Gallery, 8 Chambers Street, 609-921-1142.

"The

Digital Artist: Art, Abstraction, and Algorithms," a digital art

show featuring Charlotte Sommer-Landgraf, Manfred Mohr, and Roman

Verostko, each a pioneer in the field and all of whom develop their

own software programs to make their work. To May 16. Wednesday to

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Art On Campus

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

"Landscapes

in the Art and Painting of Late Imperial China," a select

landscape

exhibition featuring works from the permanent collection, the

Metropolitan

Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and private collections. Also

"Central Europe in Princeton: Old Master Drawings by Flemish and

German Artists from the Collection of the Art Museum." Both shows

to June 14.

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Art by the River

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4588.

Taylor Oughton & Peter Petraglia. To May 3. Friday through Sunday,

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Robert Beck, David Rago Auction Center, 333 North Main,

Lambertville, 609-397-9374. "Lambertville Portfolio," a

collection

of 50 small oils by Robert Beck, all priced under $500. Images of

the river, canal, interiors, firehouses, and favorite haunts make

up the collection that Beck calls his "letters from home."

To April 25.

Bell’s Union Street Restaurant, 183 North Union,

Lambertville,

609-397-2226. "Arbors and Barns," an exhibit of paintings

by Edith Skiba La Monica. She has a B.A. in painting and an MA in

art history and criticism from SUNY at Stony Brook. To May 2.

Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-0804.

Joanne Augustine’s floral watercolors, and Pamela Malabre Miller’s

pastel portraits, still life, and landscapes are featured. To May

31. Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Riverrun Gallery, 287 South Main Street, Lambertville,

609-397-3349. "Body Language," portraits by the Lambertville

artist Paul Matthews. To May 3. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; Sunday, noon

to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesday.

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Art in the Workplace

The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Route 206 and

Province

Line Road, 609-252-6275. "Art Heals the Spirit: Creative Center

for Women with Cancer," a show of work by 21 professional women

artists with cancer. To May 25.

Founded in 1994, the Creative Center believes that while "medicine

may cure the body, art heals the spirit." Through workshops in

the visual, performing, and literary arts, it cultivates a creative

outlet and a community of support for women with cancer. Gallery hours

are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday to 7 p.m.; weekends

& holidays, 1 to 5 p.m.

Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters

Gallery , New Brunswick, 732-524-3698. The 10th National Art

Exhibition

by the Mentally Ill, curated by Marilyn Gottlieb-Roberts and Michael

Bzdak, gives artists acknowledgement, validation, support, as well

as an outlet for their creative expression. Though most have no formal

training, "the intensity of their personal visions, experiences,

struggles, and torment allow these artists to produce powerful and

creative artworks," said NAIMI’s Juan Martin. Janssen

Pharmaceutica,

manufacturer of an antipsychotic drug, is among the J&J companies

involved in the sponsorship. To April 30. Free by appointment.

Merrill Lynch Gallery, Merrill Lynch Corporate Campus,

800 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, 609-282-1281. Newly dedicated

outdoor sculpture "Girl Chasing Butterflies" by Kristen

Visbal.

In the gallery, works by Louise Nevelson, Helen Frankenthaler,

Jennifer

Bartlett, Nancy Graves, and Pat Steir. Open seven days a week, 10

a.m. to 4 p.m. To be directed to the gallery, sign in at main

entrance.

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

609-895-7307. "Lenses & Light: Personal Perspectives," a joint

exhibition of photographs by the Princeton Photography Club and the

Princeton-Trenton Chapter of the Ennis Beley Project. Show continues

to July 17. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

The Ennis Beley project, a national program that teaches the art and

business of photography to teens and preteens, began in this area

in 1997, supported by Young Audiences and HomeFront. It is named for

a young South Central Los Angeles teen with a gift for photography

who was slain in a gang shooting. The Princeton Photography Club was

founded in 1983 at the Arts Council of Princeton. Comprised of local

professionals and amateurs, it provides an environment where members

meet to exchange ideas and information.

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Art In Trenton

Capital Health System at Mercer (formerly Mercer Medical

Center), 446 Bellevue Avenue, Trenton, 609-394-4095. "Computer

Artists," a group show that features the many ways computers

become

the artist’s tool. Artists include Scott Bowker, Eric Peterson, Julian

Kerns, and nine art faculty members of MCCC. The gallery is always

open. To April 24.

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park,

609-989-3632.

Ellarslie Open XVI, the juried regional show of work by 64 artists

in all media. Jurors are Margaret K. Johnson, Arlene Smith, and Barry

Snyder. To April 26. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m.

to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Extension Gallery, 60 Ward Avenue, Mercerville,

609-890-7777.

"Cast Iron Sculpture," an exhibition by 34 area artists, staff

and apprentices of the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of

Sculpture,

taking place concurrently with its hosting of the third International

Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art. To April 30. Gallery hours

are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

609-292-6464. Mel Leipzig Retrospective, a major retrospective show

by the Trenton realist painter and MCCC faculty member featuring more

than 60 works made from 1950 to the present. To June 28.

Family, friends, and everyday life are Leipzig’s central themes. He

does not offer up allegory, political agenda, or myth. Instead he

presents the viewer with domestic genre scenes, images of people and

moments that are unseen, ignored, or considered commonplace.

"My paintings are done by working directly from life. I never

work from photographs," says Leipzig. "I feel that the use

of photography would dilute my feelings and undermine my

expression."

His models include his wife, Mary Jo, children Francesca and Joshua,

as well as students and friends.

Also an exhibition of 12 sculptures by Walt Swales who teaches at

Montclair State. He works with welded steel and rock to create minimal

works that draw upon universal symbols and signs. To May 10.

Also "New Jersey’s Dinosaur Turnpike: Treks Through New Jersey’s

Piedmont" uses maps, fossil specimens, minerals, and models to

explore the rise of dinosaurs to become the largest and most

widespread

animals on Mesozoic Earth. Two hundred million years ago, deeply

landlocked

in the interior of a giant supercontinent, New Jersey was a crossroads

for early dinosaur migration to and from such far-off regions as

Africa.

Renowned for its fossils, the red sediment of the Piedmont contain

footprints of early dinosaurs as well as fossilized evidence of other

prehistoric life.

Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Sunday,

noon 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. Victor Vasarely Retrospective,

an exhibition by the father of Op Art — "the pop of op"

— and pioneer of the development of every kind of optical device

for the creation of the new art of visual illusion. $2 donation. To

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

Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton

streets, New Brunswick, 908-932-7237. "Paul Robeson: Artist and

Citizen," a major show in observance of the centennial of the

birth of the Princeton-born scholar, athlete, singer, movie star,

and political activist. The multi-disciplinary show features 150 items

on loan from collections around the world. By placing Robeson’s life

within the context of American history during the first half of this

century, the exhibit interprets major themes of social, cultural,

and intellectual history. To July 31.

Also, "Riding the Wave: The Japanese Influence on the Depiction

of the Sea and Water in Western Art," to July 5. "Russia as

Seen by Foreign Travelers" to July 31. Museum hours are Tuesday

to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission $3 adults; free for

members,

children under 18, and Rutgers students, faculty, and staff. Free

on the first Sunday of each month. @HEAD 14 = Other Galleries

Club Cafe Gallery, Franklin Towne Center, Route 27,

732-422-4141.

"A New Look at Images," an exhibit of new works by the

Plainsboro

photographer and octogenarian Harry Rubel. The show reflects his years

of photographing the landscape of the region, as well as his new

interest

in collage. To April 30. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.;

Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed from 2:30 to 5 p.m. daily.

The Eurogallery, 37 West Broad Street, Hopewell,

609-466-6885.

Bronze sculptures, paintings, and porcelain by Hungary’s Laszlo

Ispanky,

whose works can be found in the Vatican, the Smithsonian, and the

White House. Also bronzes by Charles McCollough, and paintings by

Karen Pauline and Janet Purcell. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10

a.m. to 7:30 p.m, Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Joyce’s Golden Palette, 46 Paterson Street, New Brunswick,

732-247-8672. Maria Owens, a solo show of paintings in oil, acrylic,

and pastel. To April 28. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday,

2 to 7 p.m.

Main Street Gallery, Montgomery Center, Rocky Hill,

609-683-8092.

Pastels on paper by Leyla Spencer. To May 2. 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. "Fact and Fiction," a show of opposites

featuring nationally exhibited artists Stephen Guild, Ayshe Ozbekhan,

Madelaine Shellaby, and Leyla Spencer. In the Upstairs Gallery,

Professional

Artists Group members’ show features Jane Adriance, Connie Gray, and

Darlene Prestbo. Both shows to May 2. Gallery hours are Tuesdays to

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.

Plainsboro Artists Alliance, Public Library, Municipal

Complex, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897. April Salon Show with

a "Wild Things" theme. The exhibit opens April 1 and continues

until the artists’ breakdown party on April 26, at 5 p.m. Gallery

is open Monday & Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday,

9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.

Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road,

Somerville,

908-725-2110. Work by 30 student printmakers and photographers from

Middlesex County College and William Patterson University. To May

15. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and

Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Skidmore Art Consultants Gallery, One Airport Place, Route

206, 609-924-1875. Lorraine Skidmore, a consultant to corporate and

private art collections for 15 years, opens a gallery space with a

show of new works by Patricia Davis-Ganek. To May 8.

Davis-Ganek shows a lively collection of still lifes, abstracts, and

abstracted landscapes focuses on color and shape. "I am strongly

influenced by Matisse," she says, "drawn to his color and

simplification of shapes, De Kooning’s spontaneity and color, and

Diebenkorn, for his scratchy, expressive brushwork, color, and

composition.

As I paint, I am constantly thinking in terms of color and shape;

subject matter is always secondary." Gallery hours are Thursday

to Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m., and by appointment.

Stony Brook Gallery, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed

Association,

Pennington, 609-737-7592. "Images from Nature," an exhibition

of paintings by the late Rachel Horne, known to many as the eccentric

English woman who ran the Nature Center at Washington Crossing State

Park in the 1960s and ’70s. To April 25.


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