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Auditions and Art
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
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.
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.
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
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.
609-924-8777. "Small Works Show," the annual exhibition of diminutive
art, continues to March 31.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
"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.
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.
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.
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
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.
"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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 www.tickets.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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