Bucks County Art

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Art That’s Larger than Life

New Hope is a walking town – with lively people-watching on the

sidewalks and at its numerous cafes, galleries to duck into, and

antique shops on almost every corner. Taking advantage of its high

pedestrian traffic and arts-oriented reputation, New Hope this spring

is home to "Indoors & Out," its second annual sculpture exhibition

featuring more than 88 pieces by 40 nationally and internationally

recognized artists. The show kicks off with a patrons preview with the

artists on Saturday, April 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is open to

the public. Tickets for $15 include food and spirits provided by area


The "indoor" component of the exhibit is being held in a 4,500 square

foot space adjacent to the Michener Art Museum Satellite, in the rear

building at Union Square, Bridge Street. The "outdoor" component is

comprised of seven sculptures placed throughout the town, including on

the grounds of the New Hope Solebury Library and the Wedgwood Inn, and

the entrances to Union Square and the Triumph Restaurant & Brewery.

Artists from around the country applied for the exhibition, and more

than one half of the sculptures accepted into the show were created by

artists from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Representing a variety of

media, from bronze and stone to glass, wood, and resin, the sculptures

command attention, some standing as high as nine feet and as long as

17 feet.

The exhibit includes purely whimsical pieces, like Rob Ressler’s "Wall

Street Serenade," an oversized accordion-playing from with its

upturned hat ready for tips, and Dana Stewart’s "What Tail," a bronze

beastie with a 17-foot tail. Others touch on social issues, such as

Kate Graves’ "Zero Tolerance Area," which grew from the artist’s

experience photographing abandoned building in Trenton. And still

others probe deeper dramas, like Kevin Forest’s "Trinity", a sculpture

of a mother, father, and child that seeks to represent the unity of

body, mind, and spirit.

The exhibition is a project of New Hope Arts, Inc. For more

inforamtion on the organization and participating artists visit


"Indoors & Out," New Hope Sculpture Exhibition. Indoor exhibition

adjacent to the Michener Art Museum New Hope Satellite, in the rear

building at Union Square, Bridge Street, New Hope. Through May 2.

Outdoor exhibition at various sites throughout New Hope. Through

April, 2005. Patrons preview, Saturday, April 17, 7 p.m. For

reservations call 215-862-3396 or E-mail NewHopeArts@aol.com.

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Bucks County Art

New Hope Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, New Hope, 215-862-3396. The New

Hope Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition continues with works by sculptors

Christoph Spath, Kate Brockman, Rob Ressler, Dana Stewart, Dan Kainz,

and Bob Emser. Host sites include George E. Michael Inc., Union

Square, New Hope Solebury Library, the Wedgwood Inn, New Hope

Historical Society, Golden Door Gallery, and New Hope Mule Barge. To

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." 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. "Rock On! The Art of the Music Poster from the ’60s and

’70s." Exhibition features more than 100 iconic posters, images that

are recognizable to anyone who ever hung a poster under a black light

– The Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, David

Bowie, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Santana, Grateful Dead, et al.

Curated by Graziella Marchicelli of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of

Art. Extra admission charge, $4. 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.

www.michenerartmuseum.org.To May 23.

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Art by the River

Sites Seers and Bystanders, Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street,

Lambertville, 609-397-4588. Exhibit by Stacie Speer Scott and Annelies

Van Dommelen featuring monotypes, paintings, and collages. On view

through May 2. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only, from 11 a.m.

to 6 p.m.

Regional Exhibition, Artsbridge Gallery, 243 North Union Street,

Lambertville, 609-773-0881. 10th Annual Region Exhibition, a juried

show for artists of all media. Jurors include Mark Sfirri and Geoffrey

Barnes. Show through Sunday, April 25. Gallery is open Thursday to

Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m.

Story of a River Town, Atelier Gallery, 108 Harrison Street,

Frenchtown, 908-996-9992. "Story of a River Town," a solo show of

paintings by Bucks County native John Schmidtberger. Free. Gallery is

open Thursday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Show runs to May 3.

Annual Spring Show, Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-0804. Opening reception for the annual spring exhibition

featuring pastels by Nancy Silvia and watercolors by Charles Ross.

Nancy Silvia, who now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has her BFA from

the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale. She has

studied art in Rome and calligraphy in Tokyo. Charles Ross is a native

of Philadelphia trained at the Fleisher Art Memorial and the

Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday,

noon to 5 p.m. To May 30.

E.M. Adams Gallery, 440 Union Square Drive, New Hope, 215-862-5667.

New paintings by owner Ed Adams features. Adams is also a licensed

psychologist with a private practice in Somerville. Adams also leads

the support group Men Mentoring Men.

April Fools, Artsbridge Gallery, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville,

609-773-0881. "April Fools: Clever and Humorous Works," a group show

by some of the organization’s 550 members. Included in the show will

be Artsbridge founder Elaine Restivo, a Tyler graduate and area

resident since 1964. Free.

"My paintings, if I am patient with them, will tell me what they

need," says Restivo, now retired from 24 years teaching art for the

Central Bucks School District. "Some paintings are clear and loud in

their demands and others sulk. The magic occurs when the brush moves

by itself and had nothing to do with cognition. The empty spaces are

dream spaces which allow input from the viewer." Gallery is open

Thursday to Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. Show continues to May 2.

Tom Chesar & Katharine Steele Renninger, Gallery of Fine Art, 201

South State Street, Newtown, 215-579-0050. Opening reception for "The

Compelling Image, Paintings by Tom Chesar and Katharine Steele

Renninger." The accomplished and popular figurative painters and

friends are exhibiting together for the first time. The two-person

show contains 45 paintings in casein, egg-tempera, gouache, and

acrylic. Free.

Open Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11

a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To May 9.

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Art in Town

Dar Hosta, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street,

609-924-8777. "With Pixels and Paper: Picture Book Illustrations of

Dar Hosta." Hosta, a children’s book author, illustrator, and teacher,

new book, "I Love the Alphabet," will be published next fall. Gallery

hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends by

appointment. To April 23.

Marsha Child Contemporary, 220 Alexander Street, 609-497-7330.

"Lasting Impressions: Works on Paper," a spring show featuring fine

prints, photographs, drawings, and mixed-media compositions by an

international stable of artists from Canada, Cuba, France, Hungary,

Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, and the U.S. Open Tuesday,

Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday,

noon to 8 p.m. To April 19.

Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street,

609-921-6748. "Lost Princeton," an exhibit that explores lost

businesses and houses. The historic house also houses a long-term

exhibition about Princeton history highlighting the Native American

occupation, the Revolutionary War, and Princeton in the 19th and 20th

centuries. Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Free


Kenneth Kaplowitz, Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street,

609-921-0100. "Let There Be Light" featuring biblical illustrations

and photographs from his "Tree Shadows" series. The artist is a

professor of art at the College of New Jersey. Artist’s reception is

Sunday, April 18, from 2 to 4 p.m., for the show that remains on view

to May 23. Gallery is open Tuesday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Friday until 3 p.m.; and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed


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Area Galleries

The Artful Deposit Gallery, 201 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown,

609-298-6970. "The Private World of Joseph Dawley." Gallery is open

Tuesday through Sunday. Show runs to April 25.

Justin Bishop, Extension Gallery, 60 Sculptors Way, Mercerville,

609-890-7777. A show of recent works in sculpture by Justin Bishop.

His figurative bronze sculpture involves mythology and dream imagery.

A graduate from Radford University, he has recently completed a

two-year apprenticeship and is now a staff member in the Johnson

Atelier foundry. Exhibit through April 30. Gallery hours are Monday

to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gallery 14, 14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, 609-333-8511. Photography

shows featuring "99 Berlin" by Harald Schrader and "A Journey" by

Heinz Gartlgruber. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5

p.m., and by appointment. To April 25.

Hopewell Frame Shop, 24 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-466-0817.

Solo show by noted watercolorist Gail Bracegirdle. Open Tuesday

through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To April


Montgomery Center for the Arts, 124 Montgomery Road, Skillman,

609-921-3272. Invitational show featuring fiber arts by Pamela

Becker, Katherine Crone, Kerr Grabowski, Nancy Koenigsberg, Lore

Lindenfeld, and Betty Vera. These artists’ media include yarn,

fabric, stitching, inkjet printing, steel, and wire. The center is

open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4

p.m. To May 9.

Reflections of India, Plainsboro Public Library, 641 Plainsboro Road,

609-275-2897. Photographer David Verdini’s exhibit of works on

display through May 9. The photos are from the artist’s June, 2003,

trip through Bombay, Pune, and Lonavla. Open Monday & Friday, 9 a.m.

to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday to Thursday to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road, North Branch

Station, 908-725-2110. "Emanent Formations," an invitational exhibit

featuring four New Jersey printmakers. Works by Diana

Gonzalez-Gandolfi, Karen Guancione, Margaret Kennard Johnson, and

Stephen McKenzie are featured. Gallery hours are Wednesday through

Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. To May 8.

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Campus Arts

Walt Marz, Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, 609-924-7206. Exhibit

of wildlife and nature photographs by Walt Marz, part of the school’s

Earth Day celebrations. Marz has been an avid fisherman, camper,

birder, and hunter since his teens. Retiring after 20 years of

electronic research engineering with RCA, and 10 years of management

consulting with Johnson & Johnson, he became a professional

photographer. Now all his hunting is done with a camera. Free. Gallery

is open by appointment during school hours. To April 30.

Princeton University Art Museum, McCosh 50, 609-258-3788. "The Book

of Kings: Art, War, and the Morgan Library’s Medieval Picture Bible,"

an exhibition of the Picture Bible, one of the greatest illuminated

manuscripts of the 13th century, commissioned by Louis IX of France.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Highlights tours every Saturday at 2 p.m. Free admission. To June 6.

Also on view: "Songs, Psalms, and Praises: An 18th-century Ethiopian

Manuscript," on exhibit to June 5, 2005. "Robert Adams: From the

Missouri West" to June 6. "Imperial Portraits by Van Meytens the

Younger and Roslin" to July 11.

Also: "Useful Forms: Furniture by Charlotte Perriand," an exhibit of

the French designer’s furniture from the 1940s to the 1960s. Free..

To July 11.

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