Art in Town

Art On Campus

Art by the River

Art in the Workplace

Art In Trenton

Other Galleries

To the North

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Artistic Challenge in Philadelphia

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1998. All rights reserved.

The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, at 709 Catharine

Street in Philadelphia, is known as the country’s oldest and largest

tuition-free visual arts program for adults and children. Founded

in 1898 as the Graphic Sketch Club, it provides instruction,


and interpretation of its historic buildings and permanent collection.

The Fleisher Art Memorial Challenge Shows is a juried exhibition


featuring 12 artists each year in a season of four, three-person


This year’s competition attracted a field of 320 applicants. The


show features Princeton photographer Susan Hockaday, with sculptor

Cynthia Porter and painter Anna Kuo. The show opened January 23 and

continues to February 21. Artist and critic Mary Murphy leads a


TalkAbout" discussion of the show in the gallery, Thursday,


5, at 5:30 p.m.

Photographer Susan Hockaday uses her work as a tool for exploring

the natural world. Fragments of plant details are collected and


in layers. Her piece, "Off the Beach," reveals layers of these

fragments that form spiral webs giving us a view of a larger, but

strange reconstructed landscape. Hockaday received her degree at


College and studied at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts in


and at Pratt Graphics Center in New York.

Challenge #4, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719


Street, Philadelphia, 215-922-3456. Hours are Monday through Friday,

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. Critic

Mary Murphy leads a free gallery "TalkAbout," Thursday,

February 5, at 5:30 p.m.

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Art in Town

DeLann Gallery, Princeton Meadows Shopping Center,


609-799-6706. "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" a group show

featuring paintings by David E. Gordon, Ed Hicks, Sydney Neuwirth,

and Virginia Wise, with sculpture by Doug McIlvaine. To March 18.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gratella Gallery at the Forrestal, 100 College Road East,

609-452-7800. "Purely Abstract," an exhibition of abstract

watercolors, by Pat San Soucie. To March 14. Gallery hours are 10

a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street,


"Scenes from Israel" by photographers Gilda Aronovic, Robert

Garber, Jerry Kurshan, Maia Reim, Aviva Reim, and Robin Wallach. To

March 14.

Medical Center at Princeton, Witherspoon Street,


Beth Parsell and Carlene Kuhn. To March 19. Show is open daily, 8

a.m. to 7 p.m.

Stuart Country Day School, Norbert Considine Gallery,

609-921-2330. "Outputting," an exhibition of student art made

on computers, with video and movie clips made with Hyper Studio.


is not about itself, it’s about other things," says gallery


Madelaine Shelleby, "it’s about bringing things together, making

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


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Art On Campus

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

Gowin: Aerial Photographs," 30 images of the American West. Also

on display "Photographs by Robert Adams" and "Photographs

by Thomas Joshua Cooper." All three shows continue to March 22.


The permanent collection features a strong representation of Western

European paintings, old master prints, and original photographs.


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

the museum’s most impressive. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10

a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Free tours are given every

Saturday at 2 p.m. Free.

Not housed in the museum but part of the collection is the John B.

Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection of 20th-century sculpture, with works

by such modern masters as Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso

and George Segal located throughout the campus.

Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton


609-258-4790. Bill Gregory, an exhibition of 40 photographs including

portraiture and works made during travels in this country and abroad.

Artist’s reception is Sunday, February 8, at 5 p.m. Show continues

to February 28.

College of New Jersey, Art Gallery, Holman Hall,


National Drawing 1998, the juried show featuring 50 works by

46 artists. Winning selections come from Trenton and 18 other states.

Top purchase award went to Mary Dolan of Princeton for her drawing,

"Circus Patrons." Juror is Dot Paolo of the Rabbet Gallery,

New Brunswick. To February 18. Gallery hours are Monday through


noon to 3 p.m.; also Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.

Gallery at Mercer County College, Communications Center,

Second Floor, West Windsor, 609-586-4800. "James J. Colavita


one of five area shows celebrating the late sculptor’s work. To


26. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.;

and Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Call extension


Raritan Valley College Art Gallery, Route 28, North


908-218-8876. John Atura’s "No Apologies," an exhibition of

paintings and drawings with Surrealist sources. To February 12.

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Art by the River

ABC Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street,

609-397-0275. Susan Darley, "In Side Out," an exhibition of

photo collages that continues to February 16.

A self-taught Princeton artist, Darley has been creating photo


since she was a child. She describes them as "visual recollections

of the events of my life. Like a jigsaw puzzle, each collage reveals

its meaning to me only when the work is completed. I am always


by what is expressed." Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 1

to 9 p.m.; Friday 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed


Bell’s Union Street Restaurant, 183 North Union,


609-397-2226. Wildlife paintings in watercolor and gouache by Beatrice

Bork. Her work is featured in the recent book, "The Best of


Art." To March 14.

Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville,


The 18th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Lambertville Historical


Artists awarded cash and purchase prizes include J. Ken Spencer,


Van Emmerik-Finn, Joahn Sacalis, Josef Barrett, Helen Gallagher, Ron

Lent, Robert Sakson, and Vincent Caglia. Show continues to March 15.

Howard Mann Art Center, 45 North Main Street,


609-397-2300. Retirement Sale. Mann liquidates his handpicked art

collection valued at $2.5 million. Gallery hours are Wednesday through

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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Art in the Workplace

The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Route 206 and


Line Road, 609-252-6275. "Off to the Cinema," a show of 45

original poster paintings created by Batiste Madalena, from 1924 to

1928, for George Eastman’s Rochester movie palace. On loan from


& Adler Galleries, New York, the one-of-a-kind gouaches feature such

silent movie greats as "The Road to Mandalay," "Ben


and "The Ten Commandments." To February 22.

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

609-895-7307. "Flowers: Views from the Garden," a group show

featuring paintings by Mark Davis, Thomas George, Lucy McVicker, Paul

Resika, Ralph Rosenborg, and others. To April 10. Gallery hours are

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Art In Trenton

Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, 609-394-9436.


J. Colavita Retrospective," one of five area exhibitions


the life and work of the late sculptor, a Lawrenceville native and

MCCC professor of sculpture and ceramics. To February 28.

Capital Health System at Mercer (formerly Mercer Medical

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

Bordentown," featuring Al Barker, Michael Bergman, Michael Budden,

Juanita Crosby, Eva Palfalvi, Louis Panagini, Don Poinsett, Jack


Kathy Shumway-Tunney, and Claudia Teal. Watercolor, pastel, oil,


and photography. To February 27.

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, 319 East State Street,

Cadwalader Park, Trenton, 609-989-3632. "James J. Colavita


one of five area exhibitions celebrating the life and work of the

late sculptor, a Lawrenceville native and professor of sculpture

and ceramics. Housed in the former "Monkey House," this show

highlights the artist’s animal sculpture. To March 1. Hours are


to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. Fall/Winter Exhibition on view in the museum and newly

renovated Domestic Arts buildings: "Stone: a Group


featuring works by Paul Bloch, Michael Braden, Susan Crowder, Horace

Farlowe, Yongjin Han, and Jill Sablosky. To February 28. Gallery and

outdoor hours are Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

609-292-6464. "Terry Adkins: Distant Mirrors," a sculpture

show by the artist and jazz musician who uses found materials and

objects to create installations with an African-American presence.

To March 22. "James J. Colavita Retrospective," one of five

area exhibitions highlighting various aspects of the late sculptor’s

career. To March 15. "Nikon Small World," winners of the 1997

international Small World competition of photographs taken through

light microscopes. To February 22.

Also "The Glitter and the Gold: Fashioning America’s Jewelry,"

the story of Newark’s jewelry industry resplendent with more than

300 pieces of jewelry. To April 5. From collar buttons to lorgnettes,

from lace pins to gold brooches, jewelry made in Newark between 1850

and 1950 was sold in virtually every jewelry store in America. By

1890, nearly 100 jewelry manufacturers were operating there, employing

3,000 workers, with $8 million in annual revenues.

Newark’s specialty was "fine jewelry" in 14-carat gold, set

with seed pearls, diamonds, and colored gemstones. Such items


jewelry-wearing in America from a privilege of the elite to a


flourish to the appearance of the growing middle class. Organized

by the Newark Museum, items have been drawn from museum and private

collections, arranged thematically to trace the stylistic changes

over the course of a century.

St. Francis Medical Center, 601 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton,

609-599-5659. "Western Scenics" by Evan G. Lindner, black

and white photographs of the American West. To April 10.

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Other Galleries

The Artful Deposit, 201 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown,

609-298-6970. Showing works by Boris Vujovich, Kathy Shumway-Tunney,

Eric Sparre, and Dan Finaldi through February.

The Eurogallery, 37 West Broad Street, Hopewell,


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

Malcolm Kornegay. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m,

Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Firehouse Gallery, 8 Walnut Street, Bordentown,


Karen Pauline and Christine Kirk, a shared exhibition. To February

13. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday

to 9 p.m.; Saturday noon to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Mariboe Gallery, Peddie School, Hightstown, 609-490-7550.

Krista Van Ness, mixed-media assemblages by the Pennington artist.

Van Ness explores the possibilities of illusion by placing common

objects in exaggerated and provocative situations. Her glass,


set" environments show scenes of insects and small animals


in fantastical rituals. To February 27.

Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road,


908-725-2110. "Figures of Earth," an exhibition of


oriented prints and drawings by Bernarda Bryson Shahn. With her late

husband, Ben Shahn, Bryson Shahn was among the first residents of

the WPA model town, Roosevelt, New Jersey. Gallery hours are Wednesday

to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. To February


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To the North

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton

streets, New Brunswick, 908-932-7237. "The Great American Pop

Art Store: Multiples of the ’60s," to February 22. "Word and

Image: Contemporary Prints, Portfolios, and Artists’ Books," to

March 1. "Riding the Wave: The Japanese Influence on the Depiction

of the Sea and Water in Western Art," to July 5. "Drawn from

Memory: Kisses from Rosa by Petra Mathers," to March 1.


as Seen by Foreign Travelers" to July 31, 1998.

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.


$3 adults; free for members, children under 18, and Rutgers students,

faculty, and staff. Free on the first Sunday of each month.

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Other Museums

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


215-340-9800. "Masterpieces of Photography from the Merrill Lynch

Collection," an exhibition of 50 photographs from masters of the

late 19th and 20th centuries including Ansel Adams, Margaret


Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, and Paul Strand.

Also featured, "Creative Bucks County: A Celebration of Art and

Artists," an interactive exhibit honoring 12 maverick Bucks County

figures that include Oscar Hammerstein, Pearl Buck, and Dorothy


Hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and


10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Adults $5; students $1.50; children


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