In the Galleries: Art in Town

Campus Arts

Area Museums

Art by the River

Art In Trenton

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Freedom & Fireworks

Wednesday, July 3

Independence Day Celebration, East Windsor Township,

Etra Lake Park, 609-443-4000. Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland

Jazz Band, Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One. Fireworks display at 9:30

p.m. Raindate is Friday, July 5. 6 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration, Wall Township, Municipal

Complex, 732-449-8444. Annual kids race at 6:30 p.m. followed by band,

clowns and concession stands at 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Raindate

Friday, July 5. 6:30 p.m.

Concert and Fireworks, Hamilton Veterans Park, South

Entrance , Hamilton, 609-890-3684. Music by the Fabulous Greaseband

followed by fireworks. Raindate is Friday, July 5. Free. 7 p.m.

Fireworks, Red Bank, Marine Park, Warf Avenue, 888-447-8696.

Festivities begin at dusk featuring fireworks. Raindate July 4. 7


Manasquan Main Beach, Manasquan, 732-223-0544. Outdoor

concert with DJ followed by a fireworks at dusk. Raindate July 6.

Free. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 4

July Fourth Finale, Independence Day Festival, Philadelphia,

800-770-5883. The week-long festival culminates with a patriotic celebration

that begins at 9 a.m. with a ceremony recognizing Secretary of State

Colin Powell with the Liberty Medal. July Fourth parade begins at

6 p.m. along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, starting from 20th and Arch

streets. Concert and fireworks in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum

at 8:30 p.m. Website: 9 a.m.

Independence Day Celebration, Ewing Township, Green

Lane, Ewing, 609-883-2900. At 10 a.m., the 39th annual Independence

Day parade, "The World Hears Us," steps off at Buttonwood

and Parkside Avenue and proceeds to Ewing High School. At 6:30 p.m.,

music and fireworks at Armstrong Park. Free. 10 a.m.

Oceanfest 2002, Long Branch, Oceanfront Promenade,

732-222-0400. All-day celebration features sand-sculpting, beach soccer,

basketball, rides, clowns, food. Music by the cast of Beatlemania

at 7 p.m., followed by world-class fireworks display on the beach

below the promenade. Free. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Independence Day, Ocean City, Sixth Street Fields,

off Boardwalk, 609-525-9300. Bike parades at each end of town and

fireworks at dusk. Raindate is Friday, July 5. 10 a.m.

Independence Day Fireworks, City of Trenton, Labor

Department Lot, Market and Warren streets, 609-989-3169. Live music,

vendors, children’s activities at the Trent House, and amusements

with fireworks display by the river at dark. Rain date Sunday, July

7. Free. 5 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration, Freehold Boro, Freehold

Raceway, Route 33, 732-946-2711. Annual independence day celebration

features rides, music, food, and vendors. Music, magic, stiltwalking,

and juggling. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Raindate is Friday, July 5. 5


Fourth of July Extravaganza, Franklin Township,

475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, 732-873-2500. Entertainment by Praise Korean

Presbyterian Church Dancers, Elizabeth Avenue School Choir, Master

Yu’s Karate, and preview of Villager’s Theater "Fiddler on the

Roof." Concert by Joey Dee and the Starlighters at 7:30 p.m.,

followed by a memorial service. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Food sales

benefit the Franklin Township Food Bank. Fireworks raindate is Sunday,

July 7. Free. 6 p.m.

Independence Day, Lawrence Township, Rider University

Campus, Lawrenceville, 609-844-7065. Entertainment by First Class

Act and the Lawrence Community Band followed by fireworks at 9:40

p.m. Raindate is Friday, July 5. Free. 7 p.m.

USA vs Japan Collegiate All-Star Series, Trenton Thunder,

Waterfront Park, 609-394-8326. Exhibition game features the USA Baseball

National Team versus Japanese Collegiate All-Stars. Fourth of July

fireworks display follows the game. $5 & $8. 7 p.m.

July Fourth Celebration, Bordentown Township, Northern

Community Park, Groville Road, 609-298-2800. Entertainment followed

by fireworks at dusk. Raindate is Saturday, July 6. 7:30 p.m.

Red, White & Blue Fireworks, Beach Haven, Bay Beach,

609-492-2800. Fireworks display over the bay at dusk. 9 p.m.

Independence Fireworks, Seaside Heights, Boardwalk

and Webster Avenue, 800-732-7467. Fireworks displays you can view

from the beach. 9 p.m.

Friday, July 5

Independence Day, Cranbury, Village Park, 609-395-0544.

Celebration with fireworks at dusk. Free. 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 6

Festival of Sails and Seafood, Keyport Recreation Commission,

First Street between Broad and Church streets, Keyport, 732-946-2711.

Two-day event features oyster and seafood, parade of sailboats on

the bay, entertainments, arts and crafts vendors, seafood competitions,

and fireworks. Also Sunday, July 7. Free. 11 a.m.

Salute to America, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,

Mercer County Park, West Windsor, 800-ALLEGRO. American music concert

features ragtime, jazz, and patriotic works followed by fireworks.

Conductor Mark Laycock leads the orchestra in works of Herbert, Joplin,

and Tchaikovsky. A musical work incorporating the anthems of each

branch of the American Armed Forces is featured. Free. 7 p.m.

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In the Galleries: Art in Town

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

"Enigmas," the annual summer group exhibition of paintings,

drawings, sculpture, and prints by an international stable of artists.

Show highlights artists who have joined the gallery over the past

six months, a group that includes Ruslan Vashkevich, Piet Peere, and

Manuela Holban. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

to 5:30 p.m. To July 26.

Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158

Nassau Street, 609-921-6748. "From Tow Path to Bike Path: Princeton

and the Delaware and Raritan Canal," an exhibition that looks

at the history and creation of the canal, the life of death of its

workers, and more recent environmental and preservation issues. Open

Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Show runs to March, 2003. Free.

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

"It’s a Small World," a photo essay documenting a day in the

life of the Small World cafe and its roasting facility by Jon Roemer.

The show was shot ligitally, using available light, over a period

of six months. To July 8.

SweeTree Gallery, 286 Alexander Street, 609-934-8665.

Family an exhibition featuring Sara and Nicole Funke and their grandfather,

sculptor and retired DuPont research chemist Robert F. Drury. Twins

Sara and Nicole Funke were born in East Windsor in 1979 and have lived

in the area all their lives. "Funke Fantasies" is the subtitle

of the show featuring paintings of dreams and imaginative fantasies

of mermaids, dragons, and unicorns. Gallery hours Friday and Saturday,

1 to 6 pm, and "by chance or by appointment."

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

Jazz and celebrity paintings by James Lucas of Cranbury. Opening reception

is Tuesday, July 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., for the show that runs to September


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Campus Arts

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

Deities, and Sages in Chinese Painting," to September 29. "The

Peter C. Bunnell Collection," to September 1. "American Drawings

and Watercolors: Gifts of Leonard L. Milberg," a collection of

23 works on paper, to July 21. "Japanese Woodblock Prints,"

a 16-print survey from Suzuki Harunobu (1725) to Hiroshige (1850s),

to September 1. "Guardians of the Tomb: Spirit Beasts in Tang

Dynasty China," to September 1. Open Tuesday through Saturday,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Free highlights tours every

Saturday at 2 p.m. New website:

Firestone Library, Milberg Gallery, Princeton University,

609-258-3184. "Heroic Pastorals: Images of the American Landscape."

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

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Rider University Art Gallery, Student Center, Route 206,

Lawrenceville, 609-896-5168. Annual exhibition of works by Rider students

in all mediums. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.;

Friday to Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. To August 11.

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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,"

an exhibit of works by nine Hungarian Americans, all of whom 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 Vicent Korda. Museum hours

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

$5 donation.

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

TAWA Invitational I, selected by Donna Gustafson of Hunterdon Museum

of Art. Selected artists are Gail Bracegirdle, Diana Kurz, Diane Levell,

Diane Pastore, and Sarah Stengle. Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to

3 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. To July 28.

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Lower Center Street, Clinton,

908-735-8415. "Post-Systemic Art," an exploration of current

trends in geometric abstraction. Also, "Meghan Wood: Recent Sculpture,"

constructions in fabric, buttons, and thread. Open Tuesday to Sunday,

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To September 15.

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

609-292-6464. "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

way of the historic waterway, to November 10. Tuesday through Saturday,

9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Also: "Jacob Landau: A Memorial," a selection of 36 works

from the museum’s holdings, in honor of the New Jersey artist who

died last November; to June 30. "American Indians as Artists:

The Beginnings of the State Museum’s Ethnographic Collection,"

to September 15. "A Decade of Collecting, Part 1," to January


New Jersey State Museum, Cafe Gallery, 205 West State

Street, Trenton, 609-394-9535. In the Cafe Gallery, artists’ reception

for Stephen Polin, Heather Pool, Ann Ridings, and Faye Sciarra. Show

runs to July 15. Free.

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.

Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road, North

Branch Station, 908-725-2110. "Artist to Artist: Berlin to New

Jersey," an exhibition of works by more than 25 artists of the

12 Months/12 Originals Printmaking Collective of Berlin, Germany,

and the Printmaking Council of New Jersey. Gallery hours are Wednesday

through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. To July 20.

Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton streets, New

Brunswick, 732-932-7237. "India: Contemporary Art From Northeastern

Private Collections," the largest exhibition of its kind to be

held in an American museum. Show features more than 100 works from

20 collections, with an emphasis on the post-independence era, 1947

to the present. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to

4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission $3; under

18 free; open free on the first Sunday of every month. To July 31..

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Art by the River

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

"Savoring Summer," an exhibit of recent paintings by Lisa

Mahan and John Schmidtberger. Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday,

noon to 5 p.m. To July 8.

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

Annual summer group show highlights works by the Trenton-born artist

and muralist Charles William Ward (1900-1962). More than two dozen

artists represented in the show that runs to September 8. Gallery

hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

jFour, Sweet Art Gallery, 18 Mechanic Street, New

Hope. New and collaborative works by Ursula Klostermyer, Toshiko Nishikawa,

Margo Noisten, and Emily Townsend. To July 31.

Louisa Melrose Gallery, 41 Bridge Street, Frenchtown,

908-996-1470. "Presenting Pastel," a group show by area pastel

artists including Ed Chesnovich, Geraldine Cosgrave, Christina Debarry,

and Frank Zuccareli. Gallery is open Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m.

to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to

5 p.m. To July 12.

Riverrun Gallery, 287 South Main Street, Lambertville,

609-397-3349. "The Chalkware Series," paintings by Cynthia

Huff. The series in acrylics and oil on paper is loosely based on

19th-century three-dimensional painted Italian Chalkware. Open daily,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesday. To July


Studio 233, 233 North Union Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0818.

"Boxes and Light," new and collaborative works by Jim Webb

and Annelies van Dommelen. Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

Sunday 1 to 5. To July 31.

Area Galleries

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

"Markings" by DF Connors, and "Orchids" by Heinz Gartlgruber.

Gallery hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5

p.m. Shows on view to July 21.

Montgomery Center for the Arts, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

Road, 609-921-3272. "Hot Stuff and Cool Jazz," a Creative

Artist Guild exhibit that celebrates the scents, sounds, sights, desires,

passions, and memories of summertime. Participating members of the

guild include Jane Adriance, Susan Antin, Hetty Baiz, Dorothy Bissell,

Helen Gallagher, Connie Gray, Carol Hanson, Mary Kramarenko, Darlene

Prestbo, and Seow-Chu See. Gallery hours: Tuesdays through Fridays,

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. To July 23.

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

A shared show of watercolors by Lambertville’s Barbara Osterman and

oil paintings by Pat Martin. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to

6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. to July 20.

"Osterman explores way to express space as it is perceived in

the modern era of space exploration," says gallery owner Ruth

Morpeth. "Using multiple layers of watercolor on paper, she imbeds

sheer papers, strokes of Sumi ink, and energy marks made with pencil

to create a sense of active space."

Martin’s large-scale abstract paintings make their own emotional statements.

"These works are poured with thin layers of oil paint, manipulated,

and poured again to create large fields of texture and color. Her

work expresses states of being and is a reflection of her own sensibilities

and thoughts in the moment."

Parachute Modern Art Gallery, 10 South Pennsylvania Avenue,

Suite 208, Morrisville, 215-295-8444. Taylor Photo Corporate Exhibition,

work by William Taylor and staff members of Taylor Photo in Princeton.

Parachute is an artist-run gallery featuring innovative art in all

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

1 to 5 p.m. To July 20.

Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road, North

Branch Station, 908-725-2110. "Artist to Artist: Berlin to New

Jersey," an exhibition of works by more than 25 artists of the

12 Months/12 Originals Printmaking Collective of Berlin, Germany,

and the Printmaking Council of New Jersey. Gallery hours are Wednesday

through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. To July 20.

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington,

609-737-7592. "A Gathering of Baskets," a show of baskets

woven by area artists. Exhibit runs to August 17.

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Art In Trenton

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. Tenth Anniversary Year Spring Exhibition features artists

who have had one-person shows at Grounds for Sculpture over the past

decade. In the Domestic Arts Building: Richard Wright, photography.

Regular park admission $4 to $10. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10

a.m. to 9 p.m., year round; Sunday is Members Day. Adult admission

$4 Tuesday through Thursday; $7 Friday and Saturday; and $10 Sunday.

Annual memberships. Shows run to July 14.

Represented by one sculpture each, some created especially for the

anniversary show, are Magdalena Abakanowicz, Bill Barrett, James Dinerstein,

Leonda Finke, Red Grooms, William King, Wendy Lehman, Robert Lobe,

Marisol, Jeffrey Maron, Robert Murray, John Newman, Beverly Pepper,

Andrzej Pitynski, Robert Ressler, Michael Steiner, Dana Stewart, Strong-Cuevas,

Jay Wholley, and Isaac Witkin.

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