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This article by Pat Summers was prepared for the October 9, 2002 edition of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.

Artworks’ Pixilated Prints

Could Rembrandt van Rijn, the 17th-century Dutch master

of the etching and the artist whose name springs to mind at the word

"print," possibly have foreseen this century’s wide world

of prints?

Supplementing the range of "prints" available from home decorators

and catalogs are those made from "museum masterpieces" and

transferred to "artist’s canvas" with "textural finishes."

Thomas Kinkade became known as "America’s most profitable artist"

about a year ago when he recorded sales of his art-based products

totaling 10 million. And Kinkade is only the most visible purveyor

of what one writer has called "Art for Everybody."

And while Kinkade has numerous rivals for this market, he’s cleaning

up right now: prices for lithographic reproductions of his paintings

range from $1,500 for the standard numbered editions, to $34,000 for

prints that Kinkade personally highlights.

Is it any wonder that art collectors are confused? Prospective print

buyers are faced, it sometimes seems, with so many things called "prints"

that the very word, "print," can mean everything — and

then, ultimately, nothing. Considering the advertisements and jargon

(giclee and inkjet and pigmented inks and limited editions): "Is

a puzzlement!"

Where can print-beleaguered art lovers turn? To Artworks, Trenton’s

visual arts school and gallery. There, through November 1, they can

see and study "Digital Print Interpretations," an exhibition

of inkjet prints by five notable area artists — Ruane Miller,

Dallas Piotrowski, Fay Sciarra, Madelaine Shellaby, and William Vandever.

A lunchtime talk and an evening panel discussion are scheduled in

conjunction with the show.

To shed light on the subject of contemporary art prints while pleasing

viewers with the variety of uses artists are finding for today’s Epson

inkjet and Iris printers, Artworks is showcasing the work of pioneer-veterans

in this medium. Two of the artists, Piotrowski and Sciarra, use it

to reproduce their own original paintings; three others, Miller, Shellaby,

and Vandever, create original works through this medium. Because in

all cases computers are involved in production of the prints on view,

the work can collectively be called "digital art."

Traditionally — since the earliest Chinese woodcut in the ninth

century — a work of art on paper, or print, was created in one

of four ways (or some combination of them), made memorable with this

formula, courtesy of the Zimmerli Art Museum’s print curator: "over,

under, around, and through."

A relief print ("over") is produced when paper picks up ink

from a raised surface; the parts not to be printed have been carved

away. "Under" occurs with an intaglio (for "incision")

print: ink is forced out of incised grooves onto damp paper. "Around"

refers to ink’s attraction to oil and avoidance of water — so

in lithography, a crayon drawing that is kept wet will reproduce onto

paper because the ink sticks to the greasy material. Finally, "through"

describes how a stencil or screenprint is made: ink is pushed onto

paper through a screen on which all but the design is blocked.

Traditional art prints were often "limited editions," meaning

that only a specified number of impressions would be made, and that

the artist would sign each one and indicate its position in the edition

— for instance, "7/20" denotes the seventh print in an

edition of 20. Once the edition was complete, the artist might well

mark or "cancel" the original image, rendering further prints

physically impossible.

Once it came along, photography (with its own "prints")

occupied a field separate from printmaking. Now, of course, some photography

is also part of the world of digital art prints.

Just as they had come to mix and match traditiional printmaking methods,

some artists didn’t take long to see computers and printers as potential

new mediums. Software used in home and office — remember the advent

of "computer graphics" — demonstrated such potential that

its possibilities swiftly expanded to commercial machines and sites.

From wood and stone blocks and metal sheets as mediums for printmaking,

some artists have segued into computer-generated or "digital art."

Others, not even printmakers to begin with, built on their affinity

with computers to move into this medium.

And that brings us back to the Artworks exhibition and the five artists

whose work can be seen there.

At first, William Vandever’s (untitled) image seems to show birds

of various sizes, aloft in a blue and white sky, with a row of evergreens

below. Yet this landscape somehow has a surreal note — especially

when a closer look reveals the "birds" are actually maple

leaf "noses," strangely pale and butterflied open.

After collecting a windfall of "noses" and photographing them

on a light box to look transparent, Vandever had electronically filed

the pictures for future use. He had also scanned into his computer

pieces of trimmed evergreens that he noticed resembled whole trees.

And the sky came from an earlier landscape photograph of his —

also in his image files.

At his computer, Vandever manipulated and assembled the separate parts

selected for this new image; for example, he adjusted for size and

placement of the noses. Satisfied with the result, he used computer

software to stretch the whole thing into a panoramic print image.

At another time, he might hand-color a black and white photograph

and add it to his computer mix toward a new image.

A commercial and art photographer-member of the Princeton Artists

Alliance, Vandever teaches part-time at the College of New Jersey

and the Lawrenceville School — and creates and processes his own

digital prints. His equipment includes an Epson 7500 printer —

one of the two brands that, with Iris, produces ink jet prints or

"giclee" prints, respectively. When a Vandever edition —

usually 25 impressions — is finished, he destroys the negative

or deletes the file.

Fay Sciarra’s charming, colorfully patterned, often-whimsical paintings

quickly became collector’s items over the last few years, after she

left TV producing, and took up painting. Shown widely, her work has

caught on and appreciated. About five years ago, she first dipped

her figurative toes into printed reproductions of her acrylic paintings;

now she refers to "300 people who own my work who otherwise wouldn’t."

Sciarra’s move into prints "means reaching a wider audience, and

that gives me pleasure," she says. She works closely with Michal

Smith, of Silicon Gallery/Micats, in Philadelphia, to produce limited-edition

"archival pigmented ink jet prints." Reproductions are via

either an Epson or Iris printer.

Before the proofing process can end — when the artist is satisfied

with the "translation" of her paints on canvas to the new

medium of inks on watercolor paper — she may travel back and forth

to Philadelphia a dozen times. At home, she signs and numbers prints

— editions range from 95 to 250 — and may hand-embellish them


Sciarra’s prints at Artworks include "Cowboy Chic," showing

the inside of a log house, replete with patterns — pony skin,

rag rugs, and native American blankets — even striped wood walls

and rounded multi-colored stones in the fireplace. A diamond-shaped

work, its frame includes twining twigs that accent the image.

Ruane Miller does all the work — painting, photography,

scanning, imaging, printing — involved with her original digital

prints. Coordinator of digital arts in the College of New Jersey’s

art department, she arrived in 1986 to set up the program, which now

boasts four full-time faculty members. (College of New Jersey opens

its own groundbreaking exhibition of digital art by U.S. and European

artists this week, titled `Evidencing,’ and on view to November 6.)

Miller’s technical process includes digitally scanning both her photographed

images — landscapes, wildflowers, wildlife, and people — and

her paintings and sketches of similar subjects. Through computerized

"painterly manipulation and compositing techniques," she recombines

earlier images into new ones, which she calls "believable but

otherworldly environments."

In limited editions of 25, Miller’s prints represent her attempt "to

capture the essence of the Southwest — its vast and penetrating

beauty of contrasts." Her "Three Graces" shows totemic

figures facing rivers and falls composed of flowing ribbons of color.

A distinctive patterned border defines a landscape of mountain peaks

and a big sky filled with clouds in "12 Guardians." Rainbow-hued,

mummy-like shapes, echoing those in "Three Graces," stand


She is also showing "A Goddess’ Web," the same memorable image

that is on view in the Princeton Artists Alliance’s current "Odyssey"

show at the Newark Museum. Miller uses an Epson 9500 wide-format digital

printer with archival art papers to create her "digitally imaged

archival ink jet prints."

Of her original print images at Artworks, softly suggestive of the

human body, Madelaine Shellaby says, "They’re all diffused. If

you stand back, they become resolved." This is the first time,

she says, that she has "used her own body to explore some notions,"

pushing both the color and texture of this medium.

In Shellaby’s hands, self-portraiture manages to involve abstract

form, as well as faint mists of gentle color. She attempts to merge

how she sees her body with how others perceive it, noting, "The

human body is an infinite resource for exploration."

Shellaby describes the digital medium as "electronically elastic,"

having used it before to invent garden specimens by combining various

plant parts with a scanner and software, and pairing images and text

for both theoretical and actual book pages. Although her limited editions

of 10 are produced at Taylor Photographics (on an Epson 9500 with

pigmented inks), Shellaby uses her own computer setup for the proofing

involved in achieving the final image. An art teacher at the Stuart

School in Princeton, Shellaby is also a member of the Princeton Artists


Besides being a familiar, active figure in the area art world, Dallas

Piotrowski is also the prime mover behind the Artworks exhibition.

A long-time painter whose fanciful wildlife images are part of her

signature, she is a relative newcomer to the world of prints. As such,

Piotrowski has talked about and talked up the subject, sharing her

research and experience.

She took to the idea of print reproductions of her paintings, Piotrowski

says, "because it takes a long time to come up with an idea, then

when a painting is sold, the price never reflects the value, and one

person owns it." Limited edition prints — hers range from

25 to 500 — "supplement the artist’s income."

Piotrowski usually works in series, and the exhibition includes some

of her endangered animals series. In a new vein, she is also showing

some images with stories that viewers must read for themselves. "Cochin"

may be one of those. It shows a chicken-headed man in a chalk-striped

suit, wearing turquoise jewelry, with talon-like nails. A pair of

dice, showing a 3 and a 1, are positioned near him.

Piotrowski wants her prints to look "exactly like the original

watercolor or acrylic painting," and she often enhances the post-production

color. Her digital prints are produced by Crimson Atelier on an Epson

9600 with pigmented inks. Besides signing and numbering her prints,

she provides buyers with a certificate of authenticity.

These five artists are eager to spread the word about digital art

prints. Their printed statements, coupled with the lunchtime talk

and evening panel — and starring of course their varied and appealing

work — should go a long way toward building understanding and


So much so that a question suggests itself: What would Rembrandt do?

Or, to rephrase a current cliche, "WWRD?" Would Rembrandt,

exponent of the classic print form, be spinning now, or wishing he

could get with the program?

Digital Print interpretations, Artworks, 19 Everett

Alley, Trenton, 609-394-9436. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.

to 5 p.m. A lunchtime talk is scheduled for Thursday, October 17,

at noon. Panel discussion Tuesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. Show runs

through Friday, November 1.

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Art in the Workplace

Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Route 206, Lawrenceville,

609-252-6275. "Up the River, Now" works by contemporary

painters in the Delaware Valley area. Artists include Elizabeth Augenblick,

Joseph Barrett, Robert Beck, Malcolm Bray, Tom Chesar, Anne Cooper

Dobbins, Suzanne Douglass, Evelyn Faherty, and James Feehan. Monday

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

December 1.

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Art in Town

Arts Council of Princeton, WPA Gallery, 102 Witherspoon

Street, 609-924-8777. "Double Vision," an exhibition of new

works in handmade paper by Marie Sturken and Joan B. Needham. Gallery

open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends by appointment.

To October 11.

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

Solo show of etchings and anamorphic works by European artist Istvan

Orosz. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Show runs to October 24.

Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street, 609-497-4192.

Dining room show of original paintings by Livy Glaubitz. Part of proceeds

benefit the Medical Center. Show may be viewed daily from 8 a.m. to

7 p.m. To November 13.

Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, 609-921-0100.

Mixed-media works by Beth Haber. Open Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to

5 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To October 30.

Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855.

Jorge Armenteros, owner of Little Taste of Cuba, introduces "Artista

Cuba," an exhibition of contemporary Cuban folk art presented

on the walls of Triumph. Show is on view through December.

Armenteros has been studying and collecting Cuban art since 1996.

He gravitates toward art that illustrates "the spirit of the Cuban

people, their creativity, inspiration, sensuality, and zest for life."

Area Galleries

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

Shared show celebrates the gallery’s first anniversary with works

by Jay Anderson, Robert Borsuk, H. Gartlgruber, Jay Goodkind, Ed Greenblat,

Rhoda Kassof-Isaac, James Lattanzio, David Miller, and Ingeborg Snipes.

Open Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To October 15.

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

Fantasy images by illustrator, poet, and musician Robert Sebbo. Open

Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To

October 26.

Phillips Mill, River Road, New Hope, 215-862-0582. Annual

Phillips Mill juried exhibition, a prominent showcase for art of the

region, with $10,000 in awards. Regular admission is $3 adult; $2

senior; $1 student. Show is open daily, 1 to 5 p.m., to October 27.

Montgomery Center for the Arts, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

Road, 609-921-3272. "Shared Visions: Fourteen Women Artists after

Fourteen Years of Collaboration," a show by members of the group

Root Talk. To October 20. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays,

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sundays 1 to 4 p.m.

In the Upstairs Gallery, "Color Rhythms," a shared exhibition

by Seow-Chu See and Gloria Wiernik. Meet the artists Sundays, October

27, and November 3, at 1 p.m. To November 5.

Morpeth Gallery, 43 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-333-9393.

"Still Dreaming," a show of recent paintings by Christine

Lafuente. Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To October 31. "I try to convey, first

and foremost, the joy of seeing, for that is my lifeline as a painter,"

says Lafuente, who works in still life, landscape, and figurative


Triangle Art Center Gallery, Route 1 and Darrah Lane,

Lawrenceville, 609-296-0334. Garden State Watercolor Society sixth

annual Associate Member Juried Exhibition, judged by Betty Stroppel

and Ed Baumlin. To November 22.

South Brunswick Arts Commission, Wetherill Historic Site,

Georges Road, South Brunswick, 732-524-3350. `Art as Sanctuary,’ a

group show off works by 17 South Brunswick visual artists nad literary

artists. On view Saturday and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m., to October 27.

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Campus Arts

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

the Visible: A Conservator’s Perspective;" to January 5. "Lewis

Baltz: Nevada and Other Photographs," an exhibition of recently

acquired photographs and series by Lewis Baltz; to January 19. "Earth’s

Beauty Revealed: The 19th-Century European Landscape;" to January

12. "Photographs from the Peter C. Bunnell Collection," to

October 27. 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.

Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson

School, Robertson Hall, 609-258-1651. "After September 11,"

explores how the work of area artists has been influenced by the events

surrounding September 11, 2001, curated by Kate Somers. Open Monday

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

College of New Jersey, Art Gallery, Holman Hall, Ewing,

609-771-2198. Art faculty exhibition of painting, drawing, sculpture,

ceramics, jewelry, computer graphics, fiber art, video, and animation.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; Thursday

7 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m. To October 4.

Lawrenceville School, Gruss Center of Visual Arts,

Lawrenceville, 609-620-6026. In the Hutchins Rotunda, "Building

a Teaching Collection: New Acquisitions in Photography" with works

by Eugene Atget, Harry Callahan, Emmet Gowin, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia,

and Chuck Close. Opening reception is Friday, October 11, 7 p.m. for

the show that runs to November 18. Gallery hours, Monday to Friday,

9 a.m. to noon; and 1 to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.

to noon.

Mason Gross Galleries, Civic Square, 33 Livingston Avenue,

New Brunswick, 732-932-2222. "Flying Colors Take Wing," a

show by A.R.T. featuring 100 paintings by physically-challenged artists.

The exhibition coincides with the launch of the book "Flying Colors"

by A.R.T. founder and director Tim Lefens (Beacon Press) which celebrates

the artists, and the revolutionary techniques that enable people with

the most severe physical challenges to express themselves creatively.

Gallery open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To October 31.

Peddie School, Mariboe Gallery, Peddie School, Hightstown,

609-490-7550. Annual faculty exhibit with works by Tim Trelease, paintings

and photographs by Joan Krejcar Sharma, video and installation by

Michael Maxwell, and video by Kym Kulp. The gallery is open Monday

to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To October 11.

Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Hall Gallery, 20

Library Place, 609-497-7990. "Celebration," paintings by Lee

Rumsey inspired by music, dance, and photography. Gallery hours are

Monday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 8 p.m. To

October 11.

Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton streets, New

Brunswick, 732-932-7237. Exhibitions include: "Sonia Delaunay:

La Moderne," celebrating the accomplishments of the key figure

(1885 to 1979) in the development of 20th-century abstraction; to

December 28. "The National Association of Women Artists Collection

at Rutgers," to December 8. "Identity and Resistance: Abstract

Painting from the Dodge Collection," to November 17. "Ben

Shahn: The Rilke Portfolio," to December 31. "Keeping Up Appearances:

Fashion in 19th Century France," to November 7. Museum hours are

Tuesday through 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; and free on the first Sunday of every month.

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Art by the River

Artsbridge Gallery, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville,

609-773-0881. Wildlife and landscape photographs by Princeton photographer

Richard Demler. Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

To October 27.

Atelier Gallery, 108 Harrison Street, Frenchtown, 908-996-9992.

"Icons of Power," a solo exhibition of paintings by Anne Coper

Dobbins. Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To October


Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0804.

Fall exhibition features New Jersey artists, Alexander Farnham and

Charles McVicker. Farnham, a noted landscape painter, is known for

his interest in patterns of light and shadow. Open Wednesday to Sunday,

noon to 5 p.m. To November 17.

"I am a compulsive painter," says McVicker, who teaches at

the College of New Jersey. "I have always loved the experience

of drawing and painting, and whenever possible, I paint every day."

His most recent still life and landscape paintings seek to capture

a special light and time of day, and the mood these evoke.

Gratz Gallery, 30 West Bridge Street, New Hope, 215-862-4300.

"Melville Stark and the Pennsylvania Impressionists." Part

of proceeds benefit the Michener Museum of Art’s New Hope satellite

art center. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday,

noon to 6 p.m. To November 3.

Parachute Modern Art Gallery, 10 South Pennsylvania Avenue,

Suite 208, Morrisville, 215-295-8444. "Artists 4," a shared

show of prints, drawings, and sculptures by the group of four Bucks

County artists Diane Wilkin, Bill Shamlian, David Kime, and William

Double. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday,

1 to 5 p.m. To October 19.

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Art In Trenton

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

Print Interpretations," an exhibition of archival inkjet prints

by Ruane Miller, Dallas Piotrowski, Fay Sciarra, Madelaine Shellaby,

and William Vandever. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. To November 1.

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, 609-989-3632.

Tom Kelly, Jack Knight, and Isabella Natale, an introspective and

humorous show by three area artists. Also "Crowns: Portraits of

Black Women in Church Hats" by Michael Cunningham. Museum hours

are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

To November 10.

Extension Gallery, 60 Sculptors Way, Mercerville, 609-890-7777.

"Vessels," an exhibit of sculpture and photographs by Rory

Mahon. Open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To November 7.

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Area Museums

American Hungarian Foundation Museum, 300 Somerset Street,

New Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "From the Old World to the New World,"

recent additions to the collection featuring works by nine Hungarian

Americans who emigrated to the U.S. between 1920 and 1957. Artists

are Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Bertha and Elena De Hellenbranth, Sandor Sugor,

Emil Kelemen, Willy Pogany, Tibor Gergely, Zoltan Poharnok, and Vincent

Korda. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and

Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. $5 donation. Show runs to April, 2003.

Cornelius Low House Museum, 1225 River Road, Piscataway,

732-745-4177. "Uncommon Clay: New Jersey’s Architectural Terra

Cotta Industry," an exhibition of artifacts and written and oral

histories of New Jersey’s once booming architectural ceramics industry.

Open Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

On view to May 30, 2003.

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Lower Center Street, Clinton,

908-735-8415. "Fifty Years: The History of the Hunterdon Museum

of Art." Museum hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To November 17.

Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown,

215-340-9800. "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," the seminal

1930s collaboration by writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans.

Show features 76 Evans photographs, prose from Agee, along with letters

and notebooks documenting their process. Admission $10 adult; $7 students.

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

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday evenings to 9 p.m. To October 13.

"Earth, River, and Light," an exhibition of notable and rarely

exhibited Pennylvania Impressionist works drawn from the private holdings

of regional collectors. The touring show originates at the Michener

and is accompanied by a definitive study of Pennslyvania Impressionism

by Brian Peterson. To December 29. $6 adult; $3 child.

The Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, 800-768-7386.

"Homer’s Odyssey," a group exhibit by the Princeton Artists

Alliance, on view in the Community Gallery. The exhibition of mixed-media

works was developed by 25 artist members of PAA to reflect on Homer’s

epic poem. Museum open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To

October 27.

New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, College Farm Road and

Route 1, North Brunswick, 732-249-2077. "Barnscapes: The Changing

Face of Agriculture in New Jersey," photographs of New Jersey

barns and farmlands, with 42 images by New Jersey landscape photographer

Louise Rosskam. On view to January 17. $4 adults, $2 children.

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

609-292-6464. "Searching: New Jersey Photographers and September

11," works by Stanley Brick, Donna Clovis, Donald Lokuta, and

Phil McAuliffe; to November 24. "River of Leisure: Recreation

Along the Delaware," to November 3. "Cruising Down the Delaware:

Natural History You Can See," an introduction to New Jersey’s

natural features by the historic waterway, to November 10. Museum

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

to 5 p.m.

Also "American Indians as Artists: The Beginnings of the

State Museum’s Ethnographic Collection," to September 15. "A

Decade of Collecting, Part 1," to January 5. On extended view:

"Art by African-Americans: A Selection from the Collection;"

"New Jersey’s Native Americans: The Archaeological Record;"

"Delaware Indians of New Jersey;" "The Sisler Collection

of North American Mammals;" "Of Rock and Fire;" "Neptune’s

Architects;" "The Modernists;" "New Jersey Ceramics,

Silver, Glass and Iron;" "Historical Archaeology of Colonial

New Jersey;" "Washington Crossing the Delaware."

New Jersey State Museum, Cafe Gallery, 205 West State

Street, Trenton, 609-394-9535. Woodblock prints by Idaherma Williams,

an artist who prints all her editions without a press as a reflection

of her respect for the beauty of the woodcut. Sales benefit the New

Jersey State Museum. Meet the artist Sunday, September 29, 3 to 5

p.m. Show runs to November 3.

New Jersey State Museum, Department of State, 225

West State Street, Trenton, 609-292-6464. "A Decade of Collecting:

Works from the Museum’s Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Natural

History Collections." Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.,

to January 5, 2003.

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Villagers Theater, DeMott Lane, Somerset, has open auditions

for "A Christmas Carol" on Sunday, October 13, at 6 p.m.,

and Monday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m., for the show that runs December

13 to 22. Director J.C. Gibriano seeks 25 adults and children age

8 and up. Call 732-873-2710.

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Call for Entries

The Arts Council of Princeton is taking applications for

its annual holiday art sale, "Sauce for the Goose." Deadline

is October 31 to be considered for the December sale that includes

a mix of fine art and functional crafts. For information on becoming

an exhibitor, stop by the Arts Council at 102 Witherspoon Street or

calll 609-924-8777.

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Participate Please

Preservation New Jersey invites nominations for its 2003

list of New Jersey’s Ten Most Endangered Historic Places. Call 609-392-6409

for nomination form or on the website

Deadline is Saturday, November 30.

Sierra Club of Central Jersey sponsors a canoe and kayak

trip through the Hamilton/Trenton Marsh on Saturday, October 19. Day

trip is led by Mary Leck, Rider University biologist. Send SASE for

directions and details by October 14 to Central Jersey Sierra Club,

Box 392, Rocky Hill 08553. Call in advance to rent a canoe or kayak

from Paint Island Canoe and Kayak, 609-324-8200, mention Sierra Club

trip for group rate of $36 per canoe. Meet at 11:45 a.m. at the Bordentown

Boat Ramp to view safety video and prepare for departure by 12:30.

Trip will last approximately four hours. Information 609-688-0282.

The Arts Council of Princeton plans a day trip Saturday,

October 26, to discover the art and music of Harlem. The day will

include a guided tour of the Studio Museum of Harlem, an architectural

walking tour, and a matinee performance of the acclaimed musical review

"Harlem Song" at the famous Apollo Theater. Trip runs from

10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. $85. People of all ages are welcome. Preregister,


The Race for the Cure needs volunteers to help distribute

packets and register participants at the Hyatt Hotel, Route 1, on

Thursday, October 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or 2 to 5 p.m.; Friday, October

18, 3 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers

call Bev Cassel, 215-493-8511 or e-mail

Friends of the International Center at Princeton University

seek volunteer tutors and host families to work with foreign graduate

students, visiting scholars, and their spouses on improving their

conversational English and adjustment to life in the U.S. Call Hanna

Hand, 609-258-1170.

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