Art in Town

Art in the Workplace

Art On Campus

Art In Trenton

Other Galleries

Art by the River

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Artful Sampler at Ellarslie

Each room offers up something surprising, workmanlike,

artful, or all of the above — besides sunshine streaming through

windows, the handsome bare wood floors, and the overall attractiveness

of Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum. In hosting the TAWA 2000 juried

open show, featuring work by members of the Trenton Artists Workshop

Association, the museum has collected a convenient summer sampler

by many artists whose work has also appeared elsewhere recently. And

in this case, more is more.

As with David Lee Adams, some of the artists now at Ellarslie were

also represented in this spring’s notable Artsbridge exhibition at

Prallsville Mills. More of Marie Sturken’s handmade paper is on view

in the current show at Summit Bank, Princeton; Deborah Hockstein’s

prints and Gail Bracegirdle’s watercolors are bright fixtures of

faculty

exhibitions at Artworks, Trenton; and work by Joy Kreves appeared

here last year, as well as at the ABC Gallery, Lambertville, since

then.

This exhibition, occupying four downstairs rooms at Ellarslie and

two more upstairs, runs through Sunday, September 24, and is

accompanied

by five Sunday afternoon gallery talks and painting demonstrations.

Three — on nature-inspired art, miniature painting, and landscape

painting — are scheduled next month.

Kristen Accola, whose day job is director of exhibitions and curator

at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, juried "TAWA 2000,"

afterward citing "strong voices in traditional genres," as

well as uncommon "toughness and freshness of vision" in

expressionist

works, and "quirkiness" that has led to "uniquely

compelling

work." A few examples may illuminate her judgments.

Aerially bridging two rooms, Pat Feeney Murrell’s "cocoon bundle

V," of handmade paper, body wrap, bamboo, and photo transfer on

cotton, presents a tangible reason for jurying by slides. This

modern-day

mummy — maybe — is suspended just high enough to suggest

mystery

and to permit walking around it, appreciating its textures and

puzzling

it out.

You know the kind of summer day when it takes just a glimpse of hill

or river with the sun looking a certain way, and it’s unarguably deep

July? That single reminder is enough to let you call up how you felt

— and where you were and even what you wore — the last day

like that. And, probably, months later, and colder, you wish you were

there now. See Joseph Gyurcsak’s "Summer’s Haze," a country

landscape that instantly takes you back.

Deborah Hockstein is showing two small, meticulous, and striking

intaglio

prints, ""Road Kill I" and "Individual Tuna."

The first, not to worry, is a crumpled beverage can; the second, a

pop-top single-serve can of tuna. Delicious.

Bruce Rigby’s "Wall Series X" took best-of-show award, while

the juror’s choices went to "Port Newark," oil on masonite

by Zenna Broomer, and "Meditation Series: Choices," in cold

wax, oils, and collage, by Arlene Milgram. David Lee Adams, with

"Snake

Charmer" (painted wood, cord); Yevgeniy Fiks, for "Floppy

Painting 4" (oil on floppy disk and x-ray); Hetal Mistry, with

"Jharukho" (ceramics on terra-cotta); and Dan Zimmerman, with

"Night Shift" (acrylic) merited honorable mentions.

— Pat Summers

TAWA 2000, Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum,

Cadwalader

Park, 609-989-3632. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11

a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday 2 to 4 p.m., for the show that continues

through

Sunday, September 24.

Artists Jeff Epstein, Mary Hrbacek, and Paul Mordetsky give

a talk on "Nature-Inspired Art" in conjunction with the

Trenton

Artists Workshop Association annual juried members show, Sunday,

September 10, 2:30 p.m.

Artist Hetal Mistry gives a workshop on Miniature Painting,

in conjunction with TAWA 2000, Sunday, September 17, 2:30 p.m.

Artist Joseph Gyurcsak gives a Landscape Painting workshop in

conjunction with TAWA 2000, Sunday, September 24, 2:30 p.m.

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Art in Town

Borders Books, Cafe Espresso, 601 Nassau Park,

609-514-0040.

Artist’s reception for "Nature and Light," an exhibit of

outdoor

paintings and still lifes by Linda Bradshaw, Hopewell Valley artist

and art teacher. To September 1.

Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158

Nassau Street, 609-921-6748. "Old Traditions, New Beginnings,"

a major exhibition celebrating 250 years of Princeton Jewish history,

jointly presented and exhibited at the Jewish Center of Princeton.

This is the first-ever exhibit on the history of Princeton’s Jewish

community, scheduled to coincide with the Jewish Center’s 50th

anniversary.

Topics addressed include early arrivals, family life, social

organizations,

work and business pursuits, religious traditions, and anti-Semitism.

Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street,

609-497-4192.

Dining room exhibit of watercolors by Princeton artist Elizabeth

Roedell,

president of the Garden State Watercolor Society and trustee of the

Montgomery Cultural Center. Titled "Sojourn," she painted

the series of works last year on a journey through France’s Provence

region. Part of proceeds benefit the Medical Center. Open daily from

8 a.m. to 7 p.m., to September 14.

Medical Center, Merwick Unit, Bayard Lane, 609-497-4192.

Watercolors by Gloria Wiernik. A member of the Garden State Watercolor

Society, Wiernik studied at the Art Students League in New York, and

with artists Jacob Landau and Morton Kaish. Part of proceeds benefit

the Medical Center. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. To September

7.

Summit Bancorp Gallery, Route 1 at Carnegie Center,

609-799-6706.

"Handmade Paper," a group show featuring Anita Benarde, Joan

B. Needham, Marie Sturken, and Margaret Kennard Johnson, and their

two and three-dimensional works on and of handmade paper. All four

artists have worked collaboratively at the Dieu Donne papermill in

New York. Show is curated by the Delann Gallery Domani. Exhibition

is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through September 1.

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Art in the Workplace

Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Route 206 and Province

Line Road, 609-252-6275. "Fragile Dependencies," a group

exhibit

that takes a close look at delicate relationships in nature. Featured

artists are Joan Roth and Madelaine Shellaby of Princeton, Susan

MacQueen

of West Windsor, Simon Gaon, Lori Van Houten, Karon Moss, Michael

Zansky, and the late Rachel bas-Cohain. Gallery hours are Monday to

Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends and holidays, 1 to 5 p.m. To

September

10.

ITXC Corporation, 600 College Road East, Princeton,

609-921-1142.

"Space, Time, and Travel," an international show curated by

the Williams Gallery featuring painting by Tanya Kohn of Mexico,

woodblock

prints by Yoshikatsu Tamekane of Japan, and etchings by Joerg

Schmeisser

of Australia. Web site: www.wmgallery.com. Gallery is open Monday

to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To September 1.

Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters Gallery, New

Brunswick,

732-524-3698. An exhibition of bold drawings in colored marker by

Echo McCallister that mirrors the artist’s intense and complex life

experiences as a person with autism. Having spent a great portion

of his life in mental institutions, McCallister has earned a national

reputation as an emerging "Outsider Artist." His work is in

the collection of the National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill.

Free by appointment to September 14.

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

609-895-7307. "Shapes, Scenes, and Such," a display of artwork

by staff and family members of Stark & Stark. Also, a show of

watercolors

by Trenton painter Marguerite Doernbach. Show is curated by Gary

Snyder

Fine Art. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To September 9.

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Art On Campus

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

"Photographs

by Barbara Bosworth," extended to September 3. 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.

The permanent collection features a strong representation of Western

European paintings, old master prints, and original photographs.

Collections

of Chinese, Pre-Columbian Mayan, and African art are considered among

the museum’s most impressive. Not housed in the museum but part of

the collection is the John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection of

20th-century

outdoor sculpture, with works by such modern masters as Henry Moore,

Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, and George Segal located throughout

the campus.

Firestone Library, Princeton University, 609-258-3184.

"A Century for the Millennium: 100 Treasures from the Collections

of the Princeton University Library," on view in the main

exhibition

gallery to November 5.

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Art In Trenton

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park,

609-989-3632.

"TAWA 2000," the annual members show juried show of the

Trenton

Artists’ Workshop Association, selected by Kristen Accola, exhibition

director of the Hunterdon Museum of Art. Show features 50 works by

30 artists. Best in Show award goes to Bruce Rigby for "Wall

Series

X." Also Juror’s Choice awards to Zenna Broomer and Arlene

Milgram;

honorable mention to David Lee Adams, Yevgeniy Fiks, Hetal Mistry,

and Dan Zimmerman. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.;

Sunday 2 to 4 p.m., the show features artists’ talks every Sunday

at 2:30 p.m. To September 24.

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. Summer Exhibition, to September 10. In the Museum and

Domestic Arts Building, "Washington Sculptors Group," a juried

exhibition of 60 recent sculptures. On the Grounds, "Dana

Stewart,"

imaginative,mythical beasts in bronze from the New Jersey artist.

New Outdoors, sculptures by Red Grooms, G. Frederick Morante, Kenneth

Payne, and Larry Young.

Grounds for Sculpture recently evolved into a public charitable

organization,

the Public Art Foundation Inc., and is now supported by visitors’

admission fees, memberships, patrons, and foundations. The park and

galleries of the Domestic Arts Building are open Tuesday through

Sunday,

from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., year round; the Museum building is open from

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public tours are offered Saturday mornings at 11

a.m. Adult admission is $4 Tuesday through Thursday; $7 Friday and

Saturday; and $10 Sunday. Annual membership $55 individual; $45 for

seniors & students.

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

609-292-6464. "The Leah Phyfer Sloshberg Collection of Fine

Art,"

to September 3. "The Art of Jack Delano," to September 24.

On extended view: "New Jersey Ceramics, Silver, Glass and

Iron;"

"Delaware Indians of New Jersey;" "Of Rock and Fire;"

"Washington Crossing the Delaware;" "New Jersey and the

Great Ice Age;" "Dinosaur Turnpike;" "A Convocation

of Eagles;" and "Amber: the Legendary Resin." Museum

hours:

Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Rhinehart-Fischer Gallery, 46 West Lafayette, Trenton,

609-695-0061. Group show of painting, sculpture, and photography by

area artists including Marge Miccio, Eric Fowler, Thom Reaves, Tom

Chiola, Marguerite Doernbach, Joseph Menna, and Erica Stanga. Gallery

hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to

5 p.m.

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Other Galleries

The Artful Deposit, 201 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown,

609-298-6970. On display and available for purchase, six works in

ceramics by the late James Colavita. Show features his "Portrait

of Susan," a tribute in ceramics to the artist’s wife. Gallery

hours are Thursday through Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m.

Morpeth Gallery, 43 West Broad Street, Hopewell,

609-333-9393.

Gallery owner Ruth Morpeth celebrates the opening of her new gallery

location with a group show, "Selected Works by Contemporary

Artists."

Featured artists include Robert Beck, Micheal Madigan, Paul Mordelsky,

Betty Curtiss, Tomi Urayama, and Ann Ridings. Also Philadelphia area

artists David Shevlino and Christine Lafunente. Gallery hours are

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

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Art by the River

ABC Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street,

609-397-0275. "The Fruits of My Labor," an exhibition of oil

paintings and pastels by Fern Blumberg. Gallery hours are Monday &

Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday

1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To September 29.

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4588.

Annelies van Dommelen and Merle Citron share a two-artist show,

"Two

Girls and Their Art, Again." Both artists have been part of the

area art world for the past 20 years and share interests in color,

abstraction, and figurative painting, although their styles are very

different. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m.

to 6 p.m. To September 4.

Coryell Gallery at the Porkyard, 8 Coryell Street,

Lambertville,

609-397-0804. The gallery celebrates its 20th annual Summer Exhibition

featuring gallery artists Augustine, Baumgartner, Bross, Ceglia,

Chavooshian,

Ermentrout, Farnham, Lennox, Chesar, Miller, Rinninger, Ross, Sakson,

Scott, Silvia, Van Hook, Von Betzen, Dellenbaugh, Douris, Tsubota,

and Watts. Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To September 30.

Goldsmiths Gallery, 26 North Union Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4590. Photographs by New Jersey multi-media artist Victor

Macarol whose work has been shown at the New Jersey State Museum,

Galerie Fink in Paris, and Galerie Mesmer in Basel, Switzerland. Open

Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To September 21.

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Other Museums

American Hungarian Foundation, 300 Somerset Street, New

Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "Then and Now: Recent Museum Acquisitions

of Art and Folk Art." To September 17. Donation $5. Museum hours

are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Quietude Garden Gallery, 24 Fern Road, East Brunswick,

732-257-4340. The contemporary sculpture gallery’s "New Artists,

New Ideas, New Season" show, featuring work by more than 100

artists

in natural outdoor installations. Featured artists include Sarah

D’Alessandro,

Charles Welles, and Liz Whitney Quisgard. Gallery hours are Friday

to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street,

Doylestown,

215-340-9800. "John Goodyear: Thinking into Form, Works

1950-2000,"

a 50-year retrospective by the Lambertville-based conceptual artist,

curated by Henry Hose. Both painter and installation artist, Goodyear

taught at Rutgers from 1964 to 1997. To September 17.

Also an installation by Yardley sculptor Elizabeth Miller McCue

including

a life-size sculpture inspired by Monet’s famous "Haystacks"

series; to October 22. Also, "Sublime Servers: A Celebration of

Theatrical Possibilities at the Table," a cornucopia of ceramic

sculpture and vessels by 30 artists, organized by the Baltimore

Clayworks

and curated by Gail M. Brown; to September 3.

Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.

to 5 p.m. $5; $1.50 students; children free. Website:

www.michenerartmuseum.org.


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