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Art Openings and Area Shows
American Hungarian Foundation, 300 Somerset Street, New Brunswick,
732-846-5777. www.ahfoundation.org. "Holiday Festival of Trees," the
17th annual seasonal festival with holiday decorations from 14
different cultures and religions including Belarus, Denmark, Greece,
Hungary, Scotland, and Latin America. Through January 29. $5 donation.
Festival hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday,
1 to 4 p.m., through February 1.
Also, "Garden, Woodlands, and the Wide World Beyond," an exhibit of
paintings and prints by Evelyn Domjan. Born in Hungary, she trained at
the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, where she met her husband,
Joseph, also an artist. On view through Sunday, February 12.
Army National Guard Armory, 151 Eggert Crossing Road, Lawrenceville,
609-530-6802. "Field Artillery Annex" features pictures, vehicles,
weapons, equipment, and uniforms used by New Jersey artillery soldiers
from the Revolution to the on-going conflict in Iraq. The curator is
Retired Colonel Donald Kale. Open Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call to schedule groups.
Arts Council of Princeton, Contemporary Gallery, Princeton Shopping
Center, 609-924-8777. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. "Telling Our
Stories," a shared show with storyteller Rebecca Kelly, sculptor
Yvonne Love, and book artist Miriam Schaer, opens with a reception on
Thursday, January 12, 6 to 8 p.m. Workshops in conjunction with the
exhibit include "Children’s Story Hour and Book Arts Workshop,"
Saturday, February 4, noon; and "Introduction to Book Arts," Saturday,
February 18, 1 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
Gallery 14, 14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, 609-333-8511.
www.photosgallery14.com. Shared show: "Faces of Laos," Jim Hilgendorf,
and "Panoramic Landscapes: The Arctic, Galapagos, and Spain," David H.
Miller. On view through February 5. Gallery hours are Saturday and
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street,
609-921-6748. www.princetonhistory.org. "U.S. Presidents: Famous Faces
in Princeton Places," documenting presidents who lived in or visited
Princeton; and "The Windmill Turns Slowly: Photographs of the Updike
Farm," an exhibition of photographs by Michael Johnson. On view
Metuchen Art Works, 15 Station Place, 732-603-9299.
www.metuchenartworks.com. "Jack Shapiro Retrospective," a 50-year
retrospective exhibit featuring the abstract expressionist paintings
and alabaster and bronze sculpture of New Jersey artist Jack Shapiro.
Shapiro’s work expresses his profound interpretation of
photojournalism, abstract sculpture, paintings of still life,
portraits, and non-objective arts. On view through January 29. Gallery
hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Montgomery Center for the Arts, 124 Montgomery Road, Skillman,
609-921-3272. www.montgomerycenterforthearts.org. "Art of Science"
exhibition. On view through February 12. "New Jersey’s Changing Face,"
an exhibit featuring art confronting the issue of New Jersey’s
vanishing landscape and familiar historical sites being changed by
suburban sprawl. On view through February 5. Gallery open Tuesday to
Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Peggy Lewis Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street,
609-397-0275. "Families," an exhibit of watercolors, prints, scarves,
5-shirts, and painted lampshades in vibrant colors. Maher, who is an
artist, an opera singer, and a teacher, will present operatic
selections with some of her students. On view through January 16.
Gallery open Monday to Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; and
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road, North Branch
Station, 908-725-2110. www.printnj.org. Annual juried members show
featuring prints by 25 members. Artwork includes traditional media,
stone lithography and etching, contemporary digital prints, and
assembled sculpture. Through January 28. Gallery hours are Wednesday
through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-4377. Exhibit by
comic strip artist and children’s book illustrator Nim Ben-Reuven. A
Princeton resident, he graduated from Princeton High School and
Rutgers College. Also on exhibit is the work of Rich Feldman, a
cartoonist who has had his work published in several magazines and on
greeting cards. On view through February 7. Gallery hours are Monday
through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m.
to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855.
www.triumphbrew.com. "On Stage: Theatrical Photographs by George
Vogel," featuring more than 40 images with a focus on dramatic scenes
and moments from productions at McCarter Theater. On view through
Sunday, January 22.
University Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street,
609-497-4069. "Watercolor Paintings," an exhibit by area artist group
Watercolorists Unlimited. On view through Wednesday, January 18. A
portion of the proceeds from the show benefit the establishment of a
new community Breast Health Center. Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, 609-924-7206. "Passion and
Imagination," a show featuring colorful abstracts, landscapes, and
"impasto" technique paintings. On view to Thursday, February 2.
Gallery is open by appointment during school hours.
Cotsen Children’s Library, Firestone Library, Princeton University,
609-258-2697. Exhibition "Wonderful Stories for Pictures: Hans
Christian Andersen and His Illustrators." Through March 26.
Peddie School, Mariboe Gallery, South Main Street, Hightstown,
609-490-7550. Exhibit by Eric Drotch, opening with a reception and
gallery talk, Friday, January 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m. On view through
Friday, January 27.
Princeton Day School, The Great Road, Princeton, 609-924-6700.
www.pds.org. Works in the new sculpture park on the campus: Dana
Stewart with nine-foot bronze cast creatures, Harry Gordon with
massive wood and stone works, and Elizabeth McClue with
larger-than-life ruby red slippers. On view through June 15.
Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Gallery, 609-497-7990.
ww.ptsem.edu. "Urban Abstractions," an exhibition of gritty urban
landscape inspired by the New Jersey Turnpike by painter Zenna
Broomer. Through February 10. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:30 to 9 p.m.
Princeton University Art Museum, 609-258-3788,
www.PrincetonArtMuseum.org. Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque
galleries are open. "The Legacy of Homer: Four Centuries of Art from
the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris." Through January
15. The museum’s galleries are open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Tours are given on Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Civic Square Galleries, 33 Livingston
Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-932-2222. www.masongross.rutgers.edu.
"Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper Annual Exhibition." On
view through January 27. Reception on Thursday, January 19, 4:30 p.m.
"How American Women Artists Invented Post-Modernism, 1970-1975," the
inaugural event in a two-year national effort to mark the anniversary
of a pivotal period in women’s art. Works included by feminist artists
Judy Chicago, Joan Snyder, Miriam Schapiro, Nancy Spero, and John
Semmel. On view through January 27. Gallery hours are Monday to
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Route 206, Lawrenceville,
609-252-6275, www.bms.com. "Marsh Meditations," a show that brings
together the talent of the Princeton Artists Alliance and the
inspiration of the Hamilton-Trenton marsh. On view through March 26.
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends, 1 to 5
p.m. Closed Monday, February 20.
Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0804. "Annual
Holiday Exhibition," a shared show featuring oil paintings by Albert
L. Bross Jr. and watercolors and acrylics by Vincent Ceglia.
Exhibition through January 16. Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday,
noon to 5 p.m.
ESCA Restaurant and Bar, 18 West Mechanic Street, New Hope, PA,
215-862-7099. Works of Elizabeth Bordner featuring oil paintings on
canvas and wood. On view through February 19.
The Gallery at the Frame Shop, 39 North Main Street, Lambertville,
609-397-8939. www.thegallerynj.com. "Small Works," an exhibit
featuring the works of artists Dot Bunn, Gail Bracegirdle, Joy Barth,
Jeff Gola, Susan Blubaugh, Madeline Taranto. On view through January
15. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gratz Gallery, 30 West Bridge Street, New Hope, 215-862-4300.
www.gratzgallery.com. "Jan Lipes 2006," his fifth annual exhibit
featuring all new work by the Bucks County painter. On view through
February 12. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday,
noon to 6 p.m.
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
Riverbank Arts, 19 Bridge Street, Stockton, 609-397-9330. "Bee Balm
and Shell Peas," an exhibit of oil paintings by David Graeme Baker. On
view through January 15. Open Monday to Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m.;
Thursday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.
to 7 p.m.
Songbird Studio, 538 Brunswick Pike (Route 518, outside Lambertville),
609-397-5797. Alisha Hastings-Kimball’s new studio to show and sell
her ceramic works. Her works include pieces from earthenware,
stoneware, and raku clays. The exhibit includes unique works including
pea pod platters and corset wall hangings.
Gallery 125, 125 South Warren Street, Trenton, 609-393-8998.
www.trenton-downtown.com. "My America," a juried exhibit of more than
50 artists reflecting on the theme of what American means to them. On
view through February 3. Hours are Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m.;
and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Old Barracks Museum, Barrack Street, Trenton, 609-396-1776.
"Furniture, Curios, and Pictures: 100 Years of Collecting by the Old
Barracks," a display in the exhibit gallery 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.
Trenton Artists Workshop Association, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton,
609-394-9436. "Domestic Spaces," a juried exhibition juried by Denis
McGarvey. On view through Saturday, January 14. Gallery hours are
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, 609-989-3632.
"Preserving Our Past: An Inspiring Exhibit Honoring Those Who
Chronicle Our Heritage," features photography by Peter C. Cook,
drawings by Howard Siskowitz, and essays by Gregory Smith. On view
through January 22. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.
Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616.
"Visions of the Southwest: Photographs by Eric T. Kunsman," opening
with a reception, Saturday, January 14, 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery hours are
Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Toad Hall Shop and
Also, "Focus on Sculpture 2006," an annual exhibition of amateur
photography juried by Sandra C. Davis, University of the Arts in
Philadelphia, opening on Sunday, January 15. On view through April 30.
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."
"Objects of Desire," a treasures from private collections. On view
through January 15. 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.
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown,
215-340-9800, www.michenerartmuseum.org. "The Artists Among Us," a
permanent interactive exhibit dedicated to the history and legacy of
the artists who have made New Hope an internationally recognized arts
colony. It is a permanent exhibition. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Museum admission $6.50 adults; $4 students.
Also, "Radical Vision: The Revolution in American Photography,
1945-1980," opening Friday, January 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m. On view through
May 28. Also, "Romare Bearden: Enchanter in Time," an exhibit
celebrating one of America’s most important and inventive 20th century
artists. Bearden’s primary medium was the collage, for which he drew
from a variety of literary, musical, and historical sources. Through
Sunday, February 5.
Also, "New Orleans: A Beloved City," an exhibition of photographs
taken in the mid-1980s by Michael A. Smith. More than 40 photos
include the city’s landmarks including Royal Street, the French
Quarter, Lake Ponchartrain, Preservation Hall, and the Superdome.
Through Sunday, February 19. Donations to Museums Helping Museums
invited. "In the Beginning," an installation of sculpture by Bucks
County sculptor Kevin Forest. There are eight works in steel, bronze,
concrete, and river stone on display in the outdoor sculpture area.
Through February 26.
Also, "Louis Bosa: A Keen Eye and a Kind Heart," an exhibition
celebrating the work of the painter in honor of the publication of an
original essay on Bosa by Cher Krause Knight. Through March 5. Gallery
hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
New Jersey State Museum, Galleries at 225 West State Street, Trenton,
609-292-6464. www.newjerseystatemuseum.org. "Nikon’s Small World," a
touring exhibit recognizing excellence in photography through the
microscope. Through Sunday, January 29. The gallery is open weekdays,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton streets, New Brunswick,
732-932-7237. Ongoing exhibit, "Japonisme: Selections from the
Collection." Also, "Origins of the 20th Century: Watercolors and
Drawings in France, 1875-1915," through Sunday, January 29. Museum
hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Spotlight tours every Sunday at 2 and 3 p.m.
Admission $3 adults; under 18 free. Free admission on the first Sunday
of each month.
Also, "A Witness to War: Edward Steichen’s U.S. Navy Photography, 1942
to 1945." Through January 29. Also, "Original Illustrations for
Children’s Books from the Rutgers Collection." Through February 5.
Also "Soviet Propaganda Posters, Part II." Through January 29. "Eduard
Gorokhovsky." Through January 15. Also,"Selections from the Henderson
Collection of American Stained Glass Design." Through February 19.
Also, "Serialites: Repetition and Narrative in Russian Non-Conformist
Art." Through March 1.
Also, "Creating a Paper Paradise: Illustrations for Dear World by
Takayo Noda." Through February 5. "Breaking the Mold: Sculpture in
Paris from Daumier to Rodin," a comprehensive exhibition document the
aesthetic, thematic, and technical concerns of sculptors in Paris from
1832 to the early years of the twentieth century. Through March 12.
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