Participate Please

Donations Needed

In the Galleries

Art in Town

Art in the Workplace

Art On Campus

Art In Trenton

Other Museums

Art by the River

To the North

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Auditions and Art

The Opera Festival of New Jersey needs chorus members

for Bizet’s "Carmen," Verdi’s "Falstaff" and Lewin’s

"Burning Bright" and it will cast small roles for Weisgall’s

"Six Characters in Search of an Author." Rehearsals start

May 15.

Auditions for men and women will be Sunday, April 2, from 1:30 to

5 p.m., and Tuesday, April 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Princeton


Woolworth Center. Previous choral experience is required, and those

auditioning should live within commuting distance to McCarter, but

all interested parties will be considered. Prepare two selections

(one in French); a pianist will be provided. Call Richard Tang Yuk

at 609-258-4238 for an appointment.

Children and adults can audition for Maltby and Shire’s


the musical" at the Ritz Theater, 915 White Horse Pike,

to be performed July 7 to August 5. Needed are four boys and four

girls, able to play ages 12 or 13. Come with a memorized song, music

or cassette tape without vocal, and ready to dance. Call betwen April

3 and 14 to schedule an audition time on April 15. For character


12 adults who can sing and dance very well are needed. Call between

April 17 and 29, 856-858-5230.

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Participate Please

Young women who are seniors in high school may apply to qualify for

the Princeton Debutante Ball on Friday, November 24, at the

Hyatt. After a cocktail and champagne hour, silent auction, dinner,

and dancing, the debutantes will be presented. The families of the

30 young women to be honored will also be expected to participate

in such ancillary events as a mother/daughter tea, a luncheon, a


cocktail party, and a fashion show.

Proceeds from this effort will benefit Catholic Charities of the


of Trenton. Call 609-394-5181 for an application. Applications are

due by the end of March. Vivian Ahrens and Phyllis Coyer are


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Donations Needed

Twin and double bed mattresses are needed for homeless families being

placed in permanent housing, says Connie Mercer, executive director

of HomeFront. Bureaus and other wooden furniture are also


Mattresses and furniture can be picked up by the HomeFront truck.

Call 609-989-9417 to arrange a pickup.

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In the Galleries

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Art in Town

Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street,

609-924-8777. "Small Works Show," the annual exhibition of diminutive

art, continues to March 31.

Firebird Gallery, 15 Witherspoon, 609-688-0775. An

exhibition of work by children’s book illustrator Charles Santore,

celebrating his latest book, "The Fox and the Rooster," with original

artwork from his "Snow White" and "Little Mermaid." To May 15. Gallery

hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Born in Philadelphia in 1935, Santore graduated from the Museum School

of Art, studying illustration with Henry C. Pitz, Albert GOld, and Ben

Eisenstat. His first editorial assignment was for the Saturday Evening

Post. Since venturing into children’s book illustration in 1985, he

has produced seven wooks. In 1992 he was honored with a major

exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum.

Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158

Nassau Street, 609-921-6748. "Here Today, Where Tomorrow? The Curious

Travels of Princeton’s Moved Buildings," an exhibition of more than

180 images of Princeton buildings on their original sites, in transit,

and on new sites in Princeton. To April 1. Free. Museum hours are

Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Medical Center at Princeton, Witherspoon Street,

609-497-4192. A dining room exhibition of watercolors by Beverly S.

Nickel. Percentage of sales benefits the Medical Center. To May 18.

Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Hall Gallery, 20

Library Place, 609-497-7994. "Expressions of Faith, Serious and

Whimsical," John Paterson’s collection of 22 works of art in all

media. Artists include John and Katherine Paterson, Nena Bryans, Joy

Saville, Susan Crawford, and Stephen Zorochin. To April 8. Gallery

hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday to 4:30

p.m.; Sunday 2 to 9:30 p.m.

Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-4377. A

show of black and white photography by Scott Hoerl whose primary

interest is architectural photography which he combines with a love of

travel. Making images of popular sites, he goes beyond the documentary

form to capture the timeless essence of the locations. To April 3.

Stuart Country Day School, Norbert Considine Gallery, 1200

Stuart Road, 609-921-2330. Princeton Artists Alliance members’ theme

show, "Regeneration: An Exhibition in Celebration of Change" exploring

ideas of seasonal renewal, growth, evolutions, revolutions, family and

new life. Founded in 1989, PAA is an organization of professional

artists whose 22 exhibiting members include Clem Fiori, Shellie

Jacobson, Lore Lindenfeld, Nancy Lee Kern, Ruane Miller, Tina

Salvesen, and Harry Naar. To April 6.

The Williams Gallery, 8 Chambers Street, 609-921-1142.

"Old & New Expectations," an exhibition of select portrayals of women

by artists Barbara Nessim, Jorg Schmeisser, Gabriel Schmitz, and Mary

Story, co-presented with Pringle Art International. To April 8.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An international group of artists offers diverse interpretations of

women during the 20th century and beyond, executed in etching,

watercolor, oil, ink-jet, and pastel. "Whether real, imagined, or

characterized, each artist presents a sensitive look at women as they

were, as they are now, and where they may be going," say curators Mary

Lou Bock and Debbie Pringle.

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Art in the Workplace

Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Route 206 and Province

Line Road, 609-252-6275. "Making a Difference," a 10-year

retrospective exhibition of photographic portraits by Charlotte

Raymond that captures the spirit of people from around the world who

have been part of the company’s mission to extend and enhance human

life. Locations extend from London to Laguna Beach and from Australia

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

weekends and holidays, 1 to 5 p.m. To April 9.

Merrill Lynch Financial Center, 800 Scudders Mill Road,

Plainsboro, 609-282-3401. A solo exhibition of sculpture and works on

paper by Eleanor Burnette. A graduate of Chicago State University, and

a former apprentice at the Johnson Atelier, her work has been

exhibited extensively, including a 20-year retrospective at Mercer

County College. To April 27.

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

609-895-7307. "Optical Illusions: Nancy Laughlin and David Savage,"

works by two artists who explore the effects of heightened color and

unexpected formal relationships to surprise and engage the viewer. To

June 9. Exhibit is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Laughlin graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts in

1973 followed by studies at the Johnson Atelier. Savage, born in

Brooklyn in 1923, earned a degree in architecture before moving to

Paris where he studied with Leger until 1951. Returning to the U.S.

and architecture, his recent series of abstract paintings is the

"Jyira Series."

Summit Bancorp Gallery, 301 Carnegie Center at Route 1,

609-799-6706. The fourth annual group show curated by DeLann Gallery,

Plainsboro. More than 90 works by African-American artists as well as

black artists from origins as diverse as Haiti, Ghana, and Uganda, are

featured in media that include oil, acrylic, photography, sculpture,

and ceramics. Also, art and artifacts from the African continent. To

April 7. Exhibition is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Art On Campus

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

"Photographs by Barbara Bosworth, a survey exhibition of panoramic

photographs and the debut of the 24-print narrative sequence, "The

Bitterroot River," a meditation on loss, memory, and place, recently

added to the permanent collection. Exhibition continues to June 18.

The museum is 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.

"Bosworth has created a body of work that speaks with a singular

passion and sentiment for the American landscape," says curator Toby

Jurovics. Her photographs, which consider themes as divers as the

culture of tourist landscapes to series on hunters and hunting, are a

personal exploration of the multilayered meanings and uses of the

landscape that reflect the artist’s own experience with nature.

Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton

University, 609-258-4790. "From Form to Whimsy," an exhibition of

Cubist-inspired paintings by Ruth Goodman, a former architectural

draftsman in the studio of Michael Graves, who began a new career as

an artist in 1977. To March 31. Gallery is open daily from 8 a.m. to

10 p.m. weekdays; weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Art In Trenton

Capital Health System, Mercer Campus, 446 Bellevue Avenue,

Trenton, 609-394-4121. Garden State Watercolor Society exhibition by

members of the statewide organization, founded in 1970 by Dagmar

Tribble. To April 28 in the lobby gallery that is always open.

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park,

609-989-3632. Ellarslie Open XVIII, the annual juried showcase of work

by regional, state, and nationally known artists. This year’s jurors,

Ruth Morpeth of the Morpeth Gallery, C.J. Mugavero of Artful Deposit,

and Grace Croteau of Riverrun Galleries selected from among 300

entries by 90 artists. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11

a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. To April 16.

Extension Gallery, 60 Ward Avenue, Mercerville,

609-890-7777. Zachary Orcutt, an exhibition of bronze sculptures and

relief paintings created over the past three years. A 1996 graduate of

Syracuse University, he entered the apprentice program at the Johnson

Atelier in 1998. He is now a staff member in the installations

department. To March 30. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m.

to 4 p.m.

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. Fall-Winter Exhibition. In the Museum and Domestic Arts

Building, "Beverly Pepper," one-artist show. On the mezzanine, a

thematic photography show, "Focus on Sculpture." To April 16. Gallery

hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by


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

609-292-6464. "Unseen Treasures: Imperial Russia and the New World,"

an exhibit of historic treasures of the Russian empire. The dazzling

collection of 300 art objects and artifacts from Russian’s famed State

Historical Museum and State Archive is displayed in five historical

settings. Show remains on view through April 16. Admission $10 adults;

$8.50 seniors and students; $6 children. Advance ticket purchase at

800-766-6048 or online at Exhibit is

open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6


The dazzling collection of over 300 art objects and artifacts from

Russia’s famed State Historical Museum and the State Archive are being

seen for the first time outside the Russian Museum. The exhibition

takes the visitor on a unique journey beginning with the formation of

the Russian American Company in 1799 and spanning a period of 200

years and 6,000 miles. From the Imperial Court of St. Petersburg

through the Russian winter in Siberia to the New World of Alaska and

Northern California and back to Moscow for the coronation of Alexander

II, the exhibit tells an adventurous story of heroism, romance, and

spiritual enlightenment through the experiences of real people who

shaped Russian-American relations in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Other Museums

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Lower Center Street, Clinton,

908-735-8415. Two shows of art inspired by science and technology.

"Sci+ART+tech" features nine artists including Princeton’s James

Seawright, with Mel Fisher, Claire Lieberman, Clyde Lynds, Inigo

Manglano-Ovalle, Nancy McGee, Thomas Shannon, Ted Victoria, and Peter

Vogel. Also "Millennial Synergy," mechanized high-tech art by

Electrus. Hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Doylestown, 215-340-9800. "No Ordinary Land: Encounters in a Changing

Environment," a 10-year retrospective of collaborative photographs by

Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee that explores the way people interact

with the landscapes in which they live. Locations range from Sri Lanka

and Iceland to Costa Rica and New York. Organized by the Aperture

Foundation; to June 4. Museum hours Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30

p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 adults; $1.50 students;

children free. Website:

Also, "The Jazz Age in Paris, 1914 to 1940," a multi-media exhibit

from the Smithsonian that describes the heady expatriate scene in

Paris between the wars. To April 2.

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Art by the River

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4588. A shared exhibition of interpretations of the

contemporary landscape: surrealist paintings by James Freeman and

watercolors by Alan Klawans. To April 2. Gallery hours are Friday,

Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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To the North

Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road, North

Branch Station, 908-725-2110. "The Luminous Image," a group show of

contemporary works that incorporate photography and light, featuring

works by Christine Holzer, Susan Karpov, Paul Leibow, Terry Maxedon,

Amy Fisch, Leigh Merinoff, and curator Franc Palaia. To April 15.

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

Saturday, 1 to 4 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.

Cranbury Station Gallery, 28 Palmer Square East,

609-394-7052. An exhibition of lithographs by Nancy Lubeck featuring

rural landscapes and still lifes. To May 1. Gallery hours are Monday

to Saturday, 10 to 6 p.m.; Thursday to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5


Hopewell Museum, 28 East Broad Street, Hopewell,

609-466-0103. On exhibit through January, toys from the collection of

Tom and Marion McCandless, including seven toys made in Hopewell by

the short-lived Hoproco Toy Company, located on Burton Avenue from

1925 to ’27. Also on exhibit, a dozen miniatures including doll

houses, churches, and barns. Free. Museum hours are Mondays,

Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Seeley Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University, 65

Olden Street, 609-258-6345. "Reflections on Photographing Princeton,"

a pictorial history from 1839 to the mid-20th century, drawn from

thousands of images in the Historical Photograph Collection of the

university archives. To June 30. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30

p.m., and Wednesday evenings until 8 p.m.

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