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Art in Town
Paul Robeson centennial tribute features an exhibition of photographs,
memorabilia, and art. To April 25.
Day show featuring wildlife paintings by Dallas Piotrowski. To April
29. The gallery is open by appointment during school hours.
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
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and by appointment.
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
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.
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
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.
Street, 609-497-4192. Oil paintings by Etzer Desir. Part of sales
benefit the Medical Center. To June 18.
"The Cartoons of Henry Martin." Well known for his work for
the New Yorker, the Princeton artist’s cartoons have appeared in
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.
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
drawings, prints, and sculpture by notable emerging artists from more
than a dozen countries. Show continues to May 23. Thursday to
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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.
Lambertville artist Annelies van Dommelen shows oils, watercolors,
and monotypes. To May 8.
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.
in the Art and Painting of Late Imperial China," a select
exhibition featuring works from the permanent collection, the
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.
Taylor Oughton & Peter Petraglia. To May 3. Friday through Sunday,
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lambertville, 609-397-9374. "Lambertville Portfolio," a
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gallery , New Brunswick, 732-524-3698. The 10th National Art
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
manufacturer of an antipsychotic drug, is among the J&J companies
involved in the sponsorship. To April 30. Free by appointment.
800 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, 609-282-1281. Newly dedicated
outdoor sculpture "Girl Chasing Butterflies" by Kristen
In the gallery, works by Louise Nevelson, Helen Frankenthaler,
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
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.
Center), 446 Bellevue Avenue, Trenton, 609-394-4095. "Computer
Artists," a group show that features the many ways computers
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 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.
"Cast Iron Sculpture," an exhibition by 34 area artists, staff
and apprentices of the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of
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.
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
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
animals on Mesozoic Earth. Two hundred million years ago, deeply
in the interior of a giant supercontinent, New Jersey was a crossroads
for early dinosaur migration to and from such far-off regions as
Renowned for its fossils, the red sediment of the Piedmont contain
footprints of early dinosaurs as well as fossilized evidence of other
Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Sunday,
noon to 5 p.m.
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.
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
children under 18, and Rutgers students, faculty, and staff. Free
on the first Sunday of each month. @HEAD 14 = Other Galleries
"A New Look at Images," an exhibit of new works by the
photographer and octogenarian Harry Rubel. The show reflects his years
of photographing the landscape of the region, as well as his new
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.
Bronze sculptures, paintings, and porcelain by Hungary’s Laszlo
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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