The region’s visual art calendar quickly moves into high gear this weekend when the Arts Council of Princeton throws a birthday party to mark its 50th birthday.
The free family-friendly festivities are on Saturday, September 16, from noon to 3 p.m. and include workshops and demos led by the center’s instructors, “make & take” art activities, and the creation of a community mural.
Also on hand are music and games provided by 94.5 WPST and several food trucks — all donating 10 percent of their sales to ACP. The afternoon winds down with live music, a dance performance, and a birthday cake courtesy of the Gingered Peach.
Yet the real reason for the celebrating is the opening reception of ACP’s 50th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, featuring work by former artists-in-residence, past exhibiting artists, instructors, and more. Also on view is “From the Archives: A Graphic Retrospective,” featuring more than 25 years of graphics at ACP, including work by ACP designers Sue Bannon and Lonni Sue Johnson. Through Saturday, October 7.
The invitational exhibition extends into the community with art on view at Princeton Day School’s Anne Reid ’72 Gallery from September 11 through October 5. The exhibition honors Anne Reid’s dedication to making the Arts Council of Princeton the important community organization it is. Get ready for that opening reception on Saturday, September 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. Art will be available for sale at all three venues.
Here’s what else is happening at ACP. Coming up on Wednesday, October 11, is “Reconstructed History.” Curated by Amy Brummer, founder of the ACP’s Bruce Berenson Fund for Darkroom Photography, the project involves New Jersey artists Wendel White (Galloway Township), Annie Hogan (Highland Park), Casey Rubel (Clinton), Leslie Sheryll (Jersey City), and Ann Lepore (Jersey City) who will transform historic documents to “create visual narratives that speak to a broader historical complexity in content and technique.” Widely recognized for his work on the history of Americans with African heritage, White will provide an artist’s talk on Thursday, November 9, 7 to 9 p.m. Through Saturday, November 11.
Then starting Friday, January 5, there is “Paper as Paintbrush,” an exhibition by artists actively engaged in creating art using handmade paper, paper pulp, or cut and manipulated paper to create works that range from elaborate dresses to intricate designs. Artists include Fabiola Jean-Louis (Brooklyn), Beatrice Coron (New York City), Mark Fox (New York City), and Marie Sturken (Princeton). ACP Artistic Director Maria Evans curates. Through Saturday, March 3.
Noted Princeton-based artist and educator Judith Brodsky curates the next exhibition, “Earth, Fire, Water, and Ice: Four Artists and the Climate,” opening Saturday, March 17. The participating artists are Helena Bienstock (Princeton), Diane Burko (Philadelphia), Anita Glesta (New York), and Martha Vaughn (Princeton). The exhibition uses various art mediums to illustrate the undermining of the environment and problems related to global warming and rising sea and water levels. Through Saturday, May 5.
“New Chapters of Interwoven Stories” will have a new chapter when it returns to ACP in May. Created in 2016 by artist-in-residence Diana Weymar of British Columbia, the original exhibition featured 100 pages sewn by Princetonians reminiscing on past events, landmarks, and more. Weymar has since launched a similar project in Nantucket and Puget Sound and will merge the two projects into a new work.
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. 609-924-8777. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.
Other area arts centers are also busy keeping the region alive in the arts:
19 Everett Alley, Trenton, 609-394-9436, www.artworkstrenton.org.
Artworks Trenton’s “Rise Above — Art of the Counterculture” opens on Saturday, September 16, with a free reception, 7 to 9 p.m. Curated by the creators of the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, the exhibition features “counterculture artists who aspire to swim upstream and rise above the common expectations of art with divergent ways of thinking and strong DIY (Do It Yourself) ethic.” Through Saturday, October 14.
The annual “Art All Day Group Exhibition” is set to open Saturday, November 4. More than just an exhibition, Art All Day (AAD) — set this year for Saturday, November 4 — is a citywide festival of open art studios and galleries, walking and bicycle art tours, and other activities and events highlighting the artistic energy in the capital city. AAD runs noon to 5 p.m. The exhibition featuring works by participating AAD artists officially ends the day with a free reception 5 to 8 p.m. Through Friday, December 1.
Opening Tuesday, October 24, with a reception on Saturday, November 4, 5 to 8 p.m., is “Duet,” a collaboration between regionally-based abstract artist Kathleen Liao (West Windsor) and photographer C a. Shofed (Trenton). A statement says their teaming grew from involvement with the Trenton art scene and the show reflects a new creative energy found in collaboration. Through Saturday, December 1.
The annual “10 X 10 Fundraising Exhibition” — a combination of exhibition and fundraiser featuring small and affordable works by area artists — opens with a reception on Saturday, December 9, 6 to 9 p.m. Through Saturday, January 6.
West Windsor Arts Council
952 Alexander Road, West Windsor. 609-716-1931. www.westwindsorarts.org.
West Windsor Arts Council recently opened its season with the “Steam Series: Art in the Digital Age,” an exhibition exploring the interrelationship between science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Philadelphia-based artist Joanna Platt juried the exhibition featuring works by Kristin Furbeck (Rahway), Andrew Grant (El Cerrito, CA), Dwight Harris (Lambertville), Christina Kerns (Philadelphia), John Lien (Kendall Park), Bruce Lindsey (Trenton), Samantha R. Lish (Woodmere), Daniel Luchansky (Cranbury), Dave Magyar (Middletown, DE), Phillip McConnell (Trenton), Bill Plank (Lawrenceville), Helene Plank (Lawrenceville), Nancy Scott (Lawrenceville), Cathy Tsao (East Windsor), and Big Bright Monster (Philadelphia). Through Friday, November 3.
Next up is the annual “Off the Wall,” a juried showcase of artwork in a variety of themes and media offered at prices not exceeding $300 – an opportunity to purchase seasonal gifts, build a collection, and support the West Windsor Arts Council. While the exhibition goes on view on November 6, an opening reception and artisan market is set for Sunday, November, 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through Saturday, January 6.
Princeton Art Museum
Princeton campus, 609-258-3788, artmuseum.princeton.edu.
The Princeton University Art Museum’s first new exhibition of the season is “Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925.” It opens Saturday, October 7.
White (1871-1925) was “a gifted photographer celebrated for his beautiful scenes of quiet domesticity and outdoor idylls, and an influential teacher and photographic mentor,” note museum materials. The first retrospective in a generation, the exhibition surveys White’s career from the 1895 to his death and places “his work within the contexts of the international Arts and Crafts movement, the development of photographic magazine illustration and advertising, and the redefinition of childhood and the domestic sphere.”
The exhibition was culled from the PUAM’s Clarence H. White Archives and augmented by loans from public and private collections. Some highlights of the exhibition include the Ohio-born “White’s skillfully posed portraits and studies of his family and friends with those of his colleagues, such as Paul Haviland, Gertrude Kasebier, and F. Holland Day, and will also be the first exhibition to explore a little known series of nudes and figure studies done with Alfred Stieglitz in 1907.” The exhibition also features paintings and prints from the era by well known artists, including William Merritt chase and Max Weber, and a full illustrated catalog. Through Sunday, January 7.
“Rouge: Michael Kenna” follows and opens on Saturday, October 14. Calling Kenna (born 1953) “one of the most important landscape photographers of our time,” museum materials say the exhibition examines the British photographer’s “lyrical black and white images made under natural light conditions — often at dawn or dusk, or indeed long exposures made at night.”
Called an heir to the pictorialist tradition — putting emphasis on aesthetics over documentation — Kenna often focuses on industrial and post-industrial landscapes. That includes the Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan, once considered the most advanced factory in the world and an icon of U.S. industrial might.”
Princeton University Art Museum is the only institution in the world to have the entirety of Kenna’s Rouge series in its collections. Through Sunday, January 28.
Zimmerli Art Museum
George and Hamilton streets, New Brunswick. 732-932-7237. zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu.
The Zimmerli has already started its fall exhibition with the recent opening of “Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography.”
Here curator Donna Gustafson draws mainly from the museum’s collection to put a lens on “American, European, and Soviet and post-Soviet Russian photographers who use the camera to educate, persuade, and to effect social change. Among the photographers included in the exhibition are Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Larry Fink, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith, and Weegee.” In addition to photographs, the exhibition also uses reports, journals, magazines, books, Instagram posts, and other documents that brought these images to the public eye. Through Sunday, January 7.
Several other exhibitions are also on view. “Serigraphy: The Rise of Screenprinting in America” focuses on Work Progress Administration (WPA) artists of the 1930s and their “experimenting with the technique of screenprinting to produce works accessible and affordable to the middle class. The works were called ‘serigraphs,’ a term invented to distinguish the work from posters and commercial printing.
“The exhibition features prints by the WPA unit’s original members , including various subjects that demonstrate “the remarkable flexibility of the medium, from mimicking the thick impasto of oil paintings to capturing the flowing lines of drawings or producing flat, crisp surfaces in eye-popping colors.” Through Sunday, February 11.
“Absence and Trace: The Dematerialized Image in Contemporary Art” uses works from the museum’s late 20th century to explore how time and distance can affect ideas of aesthetics and history. Through Sunday, January 7.
“Stanley Twardowicz: Paintings of the 1960s” looks at the late painter’s career as a painter and photographer who began with action paintings and photographing the Beat Generation to creating more centered and meditative images reflective of Zen Buddhism. Through Tuesday, July 31.
“On the Prowl: Cats and Dogs in French Prints” uses works from the Zimmerli’s collection of 19th-century French graphic arts by artists, including Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, Edouard Manet, and Theophile Steinlen, and how they used traditional representations of animals to indicate social status and life in modern Paris. Through Monday, July 30.
On Saturday, October 14, the Zimmerili opens an exhibition vital to its collection of Russian and Soviet Art, “Commemorating the Russian Revolution, 1917/2017.” It takes a look at the Bolshevik — or the “majority” — revolution, the establishment of a communist regime, its regional and global impact, and its affect on artists — creating images of Soviet propaganda followed by images critical of Stalin. Through Sunday, February 18.
New Jersey State
205 West State Street, Trenton. 609-292-5420. www.statemuseum.nj.gov.
“Embattled Emblems: Posters and Flags of World War I” opens on Saturday, September 16, to commemorate the United State’s entry into the world war 100 years ago. The exhibition showcases posters and flags used to stir patriotism and support the cause.
Yet it is “Shifting Views: Artists Who Experienced World War I” opening on November 4 that gets more up close and personal. The exhibition features the work of 23 artists who served on both sides of the conflicts and whose expression reflect first hand experiences and perspectives and, according to the museum, “convey a shared sense of humanity in contract to the divisiveness of war.” Through August, 2018.
“Hearth and Home” is the cultural history exhibition opening on Saturday, October 7. A new long-term exhibition, it examines the how the various Native Americans in the Eastern Woodlands and other regions lived, worked, and adapted to the environment. The exhibition includes the New Jersey State Museum’s rare collection of house models made in the 1930s during the Works Progress Administration (WPA), complemented with actual artifacts used in native dwellings.
Grounds For Sculpture
126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton. 609-586-0616. www.groundsforsculpture.org.
The internationally known sculpture center in Hamilton starts its new season with an exhibition of work by Baltimore-based artist Joyce J. Scott, “Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths,” starting on Sunday, October 22.
A recipient of a 2016 McArthur Foundation Fellow, Scott was recognized by that organization as “a jewelry maker and sculptor repositioning craft, and in particular beadwork, as a potent platform for commentary on social and political injustices. In handmade works ranging from elaborate, over-sized neckpieces, to two- and three-dimensional figurative sculptures, to installations, Scott upends conceptions of beadwork and jewelry as domestic or merely for adornment by creating exquisitely crafted objects that reveal, upon closer examination, stark representations of racism and sexism and the violence they engender.”
Her work is also part of several well known public art collections, including The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, and others.
The exhibition marks a new development in presentation at GFS. In addition to its practice of supporting artists with fabrication through the Johnson Atelier and the Digital, the exhibition will have its first scholar in residence: author, College of New Jersey professor, and Princeton University visiting professor Cassandra Jackson.
Museum of Arts and Design curator emerita and independent art curator Lowery Stokes Sims and writer Patterson Sims are guest curators of the exhibition that also includes quilts created by Scott’s mother and works made in collaboration with master glassmakers at the Berengo Studio in Murano, Italy. Through Sunday, April 1.
55 Stockton Street, Princeton, 609-924-8144, www.morven.org.
Morven is continuing its current New Jersey focused exhibition, “Newark and the Culture of Art: 1900-1960.” It is an examination of how art and industry made Newark an important urban center — with special attention to Newark Museum and the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art. Through Sunday, January 28.
In February Morven — a National Historic Site — will put its focus on itself and “The Commodore’s Greenhouse” — that’s the structure built by Commodore Robert Stockton when he lived at Morven in the mid-1800s. The exhibition is connected to a 2013 Morven excavation conducted by the Trenton-based historic archaeology group Hunter Research.
Trenton City Museum
Cadwalader Park, Trenton, 609-989-1191, www.ellarslie.org.
The Trenton Museum Society at the Trenton City Museum presents “Bruce Katsiff at Ellarslie.” It is actually two combined exhibitions for the Philadelphia-based photographer and former director of the James Michener Museum in Doylestown: “Bruce Katsiff: 50 Years — Looking Back & Forward” and “Face Maps: Explorations in Shape, Space, and Soul,” with the latter merging photography and sculpture. Museum Society president and Bucks County art dealer and gallery owner Joan Perkes curated. Through Sunday, November 12.
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. 609-497-2441. wws.princeton.edu/about-wws/bernstein-gallery.
The Bernstein Gallery continues its mission to create “exhibitions to stimulate thinking about contemporary policy issues and to enable understanding the world beyond the power of words” with six politically charged exhibitions.
The first, “The Worldwide Refugee Crisis: A Long View with an emphasis on Greece,” is already on view and bears witness to the spirit of displaced people attempting to find better lives for themselves and families. The work is by Yannis Behrakis, a Greek photojournalist and chief photographer with Reuters whose work on the Greek refugee won him and team a Pulitzer Prize. A related panel discussion and reception are set for Thursday, September 28, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Through Wednesday, November 1.
“Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Arms” follows starting Monday, November 6. The exhibition explores the effects of nuclear weapons and includes New York photographer Gary Schoichet’s portraits of Hiroshima survivors and the 1982 nuclear freeze march in a New York, Montclair sculptor Marion Held’s Raku ceramic commemorative masks, and interactive displays by Zia Mian of the Woodrow Wilson School. A panel and reception are set for Monday, November 13, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Through Thursday, December 7.
“From MLK to March: Civil Rights in Comics and Cartoons” opens Monday, December 11. Originally mounted at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, the exhibition uses civil rights-era comic books and editorial cartoons and includes images from the 1958 “Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story” and “March,” a graphic novel focusing on Representative John Lewis. A reception will be held on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 15, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Through Thursday, February 15.
“Sidewalk Sightings: People without Homes,” on view starting Monday, February 26, is the French-born now New York based artist’s fabric and mixed media depiction of people living on the New York City sidewalks. A reception is set for Friday, March 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Through Thursday, April 12.
“Beirut: Selling the American Dream,” Monday, April 23 through August, is the Long Island based Lebanese-American photographer Manal Abu-Shaheen’s series of images of western advertisements in the minds of Beirut’s crumbling urban landscape. A reception is set for Friday, April 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Through August, 2018.
Rider University Gallery
Luedeke Center, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. 609-921-2663. www.rider.edu/artgallery.
The Art Gallery at Rider University — known for its fine series of contemporary artists — marks the start of fall with two exhibitions. The first is “Bill Scott — The Landscape in a Still Life: Paintings, Pastels, Prints, and Watercolors, 1977-2017.” The 40-year survey of the artist’s colorful abstraction opens on Thursday, September 28. A gallery talk with the artist is set for Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m.
A Philadelphia-based abstract painter and printmaker, Scott has had solo shows in New York, London, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. He taught in the Certificate Program at PAFA, and recently has been a visiting artist at the Kentucky College of Art and Design, Mount Gretna School of Art and the University of Southern Mississippi. Through Sunday, October 29.
The second exhibition is “Barbara Osterman: Exploring Space,” opening Thursday, November 9, with a gallery talk set for Thursday, November 16. Osterman is a watercolorists whose work has been exhibited regionally as well as in New York, Washington, D.C., Paris, and Japan. This exhibit explores the Newtown, Pennsylvania, artist’s 70-year journey from painting the object in space to energy fields and on to space itself. Through Sunday, December 17.
The College of New
2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, 609-771-2633, tcnjartgallery.tcnj.edu.
The Art Gallery at The College of New Jersey is starting its year with the exhibition “Community and Practice: Biannual TCNJ Faculty Exhibition.” The exhibition is currently on view and features the work of faculty and staff members Anita Allyn, Chung Chak, Belinda Haikes, Kenneth Kaplowitz, Kyle LoPinto, Elizabeth Mackie, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Liselot van der Heijden, Marchelo Vera, and Eddie Villanueva. Through Sunday, October 15.
Center for Women in the Arts at Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick. 848-932-3726. iwa.rutgers.edu.
The center celebrates one of its own with “Mimi Smith: Protection and Other Time Considerations.” Now an established artist in New York City, Smith graduated from Rutgers University’s visual arts department when it was on the Douglass Campus.
According to promotional materials it was at Douglass in the 1960s that “Smith studied with Fluxus and conceptual artists and began making sculptural works. She became a pioneer in early feminist and conceptual art focusing on clothing sculpture and drawing installation, and attributes her time at Rutgers to this development in her work when clothing and materials became both subject and form.
“Her various bodies of works include clothing made from plastic and steel wool, traditionally rendered drawings, drawings made from knotted thread and tape measures, clocks, and knitted sculptures. Her work embodies the relationship between everyday life, intimacy, anxiety, and time. During her 50 plus year career as an artist, Smith’s work has been both misunderstood and highly regarded.”
In addition to the exhibition, a free public program and reception are scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 5 p.m. Through Friday, December 15.
Communications Center, West Windsor, 609-570-3589, www.mccc.edu/gallery.
The Gallery at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is also opening with a faculty show, “2017 MCCC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit.” Among the participating faculty members Michael Chovan-Dalton, Ingrid Jordan, Lucas Kelly, Jared Kramer, Tina LaPlaca, Paul Mordetsky, Kerri O’Neill, Mircea Popescu, Lauren Rabinowitz, Rachel Stern, Kyle Stevenson, Michael Welliver, and Mauro Zamora. Through Friday, September 29.
The schedule continues with an exhibition by New York based Dada and pop-art influenced artist Michael Scoggins opening Monday, October 16. Through Friday, December 1.
“Passing the Palette,” an exhibition featuring the work of local teachers and their students. January 22 through March 9.
MCCC Visual Arts Student Exhibition, March 26 through April 27.
Mercer County Artists 2018, May 21 through July 9.
James Kerney Campus, Mercer County Community College, Trenton Hall Annex, 137 North Broad Street, Trenton. 609-586-4800. www.mccc.edu/community_gallery_jkc.shtml
Mercer County Community College JKC Gallery in downtown Trenton — devoted to photography — is launching its first full year with noted New Jersey photographer and U.S. 1 contributor Aubrey J. Kauffman’s exhibition “It’s Not About the Game.” The exhibition is part of Kauffman’s series focusing on the designs of spaces where sports are played. Through Friday, September 29.
The series continues as follows:
“Arkansas Delta,” Hudson Valley-based Aaron Turner’s photographic pursuit of personal stories of people of color in the Arkansas and Mississippi Deltas, starting Wednesday, October 4. Aaron, who is also the founder of Photogs of Color, dedicated to promoting photographers of color, is scheduled to speak at a reception set for Thursday, October 12, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Wednesday, November 1.
“SHOT,” New York City photographer Kathy Shorr’s photo examination of gun violence in America, on view starting Wednesday, November 8. Shorr is a freelance photographer who has exhibited widely at the Howard Greenberg and Sariedo galleries in New York City. Her series, “Limousine,” was included in the Visa Pour L’Image, International Photo-Journalism Festival in Perpignan, France. And other work has been published in Popular Photography, Newsweek, French Photo, Camera Austria, Photo Review, On Seeing, New York Observer, The Village Voice, and American Photo.
She teaches documentary photography at schools and non-profits including The School of Visual Arts. A reception, artist talk, and panel discussion with gunshot survivors are set for Wednesday, November 15, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Wednesday, December 6.
“Eleven Years,” New York photographer Jen Davis’ series of self portraits dealing with issues of beauty, identity, and body images, and, as she notes, explores “both men and women as subject, and investigating the idea of the relationship, both physical and psychological, with her camera.”
She received an MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2008, and BFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2002. The exhibition opens Thursday, January 25, with a reception and artist talk on Wednesday, January 31, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Thursday, February 22.
“Fighting Cocks” is Miami-based Tony Chirinos’ photo exploration of cock fighting in St. Andres, Colombia. Before receiving a MFA from Columbia University, Chironos trained as a bio-medical photographer.
His exhibition opens Monday, March 5, with a reception and artist talk on Wednesday, March 21, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Friday, March 30.
“America in a Trance” is Greek-born and now Scranton-area photographer Niko J. Kallianiotis’ visual essay on the fading American dream “typified in the northeastern Pennsylvania landscape but widespread across the United States.” The photographer’s work has appeared in major American publications.
Kallianiotis calls the work, “A product of love, for both the state and country I’ve called home for the last two decades. While my interest is not in the depiction of desolation, at times it becomes necessary to the narrative. I search for images that reflect, question, and interpret life in the towns and cities across the Keystone State, and the yearning for survival and cultural perseverance.”
His exhibition opens Thursday, April 12, and an artist talk and reception is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Thursday, May 10.
14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, 609-333-8511. www.photogallery14.com.
The only fine arts photography collective in central New Jersey, Gallery 14 has opened its season with a two shows. Collective member Martin Schwartz presents his photo essay “Iceland: A Land Like No Other” along with the group show “Watercolor Wonders,” the gallery’s first venture away from fine art photography. Through Sunday, October 8.
Millstone River Gallery
Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center, 100 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro. www.windsorhealthcare.org.
The Millstone River Gallery opens its season with “The Patterns of Nature,” featuring the work of Princeton educator, environmentalist, and photographer Hella McVay and Monroe-based Alessandro Graziano, whose work ranges from natural impressions to performing arts. An opening reception is set for Monday, September 18, 5 to 7 p.m.
RWJ University Hospital, 1 Hamilton Health Place, Hamilton. 732-422-3676. www.princetonphotoclub.org/LakefrontGallery.html.
“Shutter Up” is the Lakefront Gallery’s season opener. Featured in the all-photo exhibition are noted area photographers Carl Geisler (Princeton), Gary Saretzky (Lawrence), Jack Turkel (Hamilton), Larry Parsons (Kingston), and Deborah Paglione (Princeton). An opening reception is Thursday, September 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with the Artistic Approach Jazz Band providing aural art. Through Thursday, November 9.
1 Capital Way, Pennington, www.capitalhealth.org.
“Healing Art Stories” continues at the Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell. Created in partnership with the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, the exhibition was organized by prominent regional artist and arts writer for the Times of Trenton, Janet Purcell. The art and text statement are by artists who provide testimony of the power of art to deal with illness.
Artists participating include Hopewell artists Janis Blayne Paul, Janet Purcell, Aurelle Sprout, Jane Zamost; Princeton’s Priscilla Algava and Tasha O’Neill; Pennington artist Tyler Bell; Titusville-based painter NJ De Vico; and Bucks County artists Jan K. Lipes and Andrew Weiss. Through Monday, October 16.
Worth the Drive:
The Michener Museum
138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. www.michenerartmuseum.org.
The exhibition “George Sotter: Light and Shadow” focuses on the Bucks County artist’s paintings offering “sweeping panoramic vistas of Bucks County’s hills, gently rolling under cumulous cloud-filled skies that create dramatic patterns of light and show.” It also makes a connection to another aspect of Sotter’s work: the 19 stained glass windows created for the New Jersey State Museum when it was in the State House Annex and still on view. Through Sunday, December 31.
Also on view is “A Time to Break Silence: Pictures of Social Change,” photographs documenting the political changes that transformed America culture during the Civil Rights and Vietnam War era. Through Sunday, February 4.
And look out for “Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective” opening Saturday, January 20. Henriette is the daughter of N.C. Wyeth and sister of Andrew. Hurd was an N.C. Wyeth student. The two young artists married and become prominent artists in both the Philadelphia region and the Southwest. Through Sunday, May 6.