Art in Town

Art in the Workplace

Art On Campus

Art In Trenton

Other Galleries

Art by the River

To the North

Other Museums


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In the Galleries

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Art in Town

Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, 609-921-7206. "John

King: Wildlife Photography," to May 12. Open by appointment during

school hours.

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 books. In 1992 he was honored with a major

exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum.

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.

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Art in the Workplace

Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Route 206 and Province

Line Road, 609-252-6275. "Still Working: New Jersey Artists Over 65."

The celebratory exhibition features 11 New Jersey-based artists:

Miriam Beerman, Walter Culbreth, Marguerite Doernbach, Tom George,

Riva Helfond, Margaret K. Johnson, Jacob Landau, Lyanne Malamed, Jack

Roth, Naomi Savage, and Sheba Sharrow. To June 4. Gallery hours are

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

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 the painter Fernand Leger until 1951 when

he returned to the U.S. and architecture. His recent series of

abstract paintings is the "Jyira Series."

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Art On Campus

Art Museum, Princeton University, 609-258-3788. "A Window

into Collecting American Folk Art: The Edward Duff Balken Collection

at Princeton," 65 paintings and drawings by major 19th-century figures

who include Zedakiah Belknap, Erastus Salisbury Field, Sarah Perkins,

Ammi Phillips, and Asahel Powers. To June 11. 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.

A native of Pittsburgh, the collector, Edward Balken, was a member of

the Princeton Class of 1897 who later became curator of the department

of prints and drawings at the Carnegie Institute.

Also, "Photographs by Barbara Bosworth," a survey exhibition of

panoramic photographs and the debut of the 24-print narrative

sequence, "The Bitterroot River," to June 18; "The Responsive Eye:

Optical Art from the Collection," to April 23; "The Dawn of Maya

Kings: An Exhibition of Early Maya Stela," to July 30; and "Flora and

Fauna in Chinese Painting," to July 30.

College of New Jersey, Art Gallery, Holman Hall,

609-771-2198. A juried exhibition of works by TCNJ art students in all

media. To April 26. Open Monday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m.;

Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.

Rider University Art Gallery, Route 206, Lawrenceville,

609-895-5464. An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Lennart

Anderson, a preeminent figurative painter runs to April 30. Gallery

hours are Monday to Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Friday to Sunday, 2 to 5


Born in Detroit in 1928, Anderson studied at the Art Institute of

Chicago, Cranbrook Academy, and with Edwin Dickinson at the Art

Students League. Having taught at Pratt, Yale, Princeton, and the

Skowhegan School, he currently teaches at Brooklyn College.

"What distinguishes Anderson from other figurative artists," says

curator Harry Naar, "is his continual pursuit of his figurative

esthetic vision and his constant investigation of, and desire to,

discover the visual elements, such as location, proportion, light and

dark, and the compositional arrangements as imagined and seen."

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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. In the lobby gallery to April 28.

Extension Gallery, 60 Ward Avenue, Mercerville,

609-890-7777. "I’ll Make Me a World," an exhibition of sculpture by

Clifford Ward, dedicated to sculptors Selma Burke and Augusta Savage.

To April 27. 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


Rhinehart-Fischer Gallery, 46 West Lafayette, Trenton,

609-695-0061. Figural bronzes by Joseph Menna, Glenn Cullen, Miguel

Angelo Silva, and Chris Rothermel, with florals and landscapes

by artists from the 19th century to the present. To May 15. Gallery

hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5


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. Extended through Sunday, April 23. 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


Also on exhibit: "Forgotten Gateway: The Abandoned Buildings of Ellis

Island," Larry Racioppo’s exhibition of the little-known world of

Ellis Island’s abandoned buildings, poignant reminders of their

historical significance and current disrepair. To June 30. Museum

hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5


Racioppo has been photographing the physical landscape for nearly 30

years. The son of a longshoreman, he often focuses on the hidden,

forgotten, and disappearing waterfront. "I photograph the things I

feel connected to," says Racioppo: his four grandparents entered

America through the Ellis Island gateway.

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Other Galleries

DeLann Gallery, Princeton Meadows Shopping Center,

Plainsboro, 609-799-6706. "A Room of One’s Own," a group exhibition by

five contemporary women artists: Brazilian artist Amneris Hartley;

Bangladeshi artist Zakia Aziz Sayed; New York artist Deborah Dorsey;

and New Jersey artists Jill Kerwick and Gloria Wiernik. To April 29.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 11

a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Firehouse Gallery, 8 Walnut Street, Bordentown,

609-298-3742. "Diversity, a Celebration of Individual Expression"

featuring co-op members Eric Gibbons, Beverly Fredericks, Sarah

Bernotas, Richard Gerster, Robert Sinkus, Dorothy Orosz, Michael

Bergman, Jane Lawrence, Charlotte Jacks, Dorothy Amsden, Carmen

Johnson, Jon Wilson, Bob Gherardi, and Egil Jonsson. To May 30.

Gallery hours are Wednesday 4 to 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to

5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Main Street Gallery, Montgomery Center, Route 206,

Skillman, 609-683-8092. Jay and Marilyn Anderson, photographs in black

and white, color, and other techniques. To June 1. Hours are Monday

through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday to 9 p.m.; and Saturday,

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Montgomery Cultural Center, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

Road, 609-921-3272. Princeton Photography Club group show by 18

professional and amateur photographers continues to May 7. In the

Upstairs Gallery, paintings by professional artists Connie Louise Gray

and Diana Wikoc Patton, to April 28. Gallery hours are Tuesdays to

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Washington Township Arts Council, Washington Township

Utilities Office, Route 130, just south of Route 33, 609-259-3502.

Second annual community show selected by Dallas Piotrowski with work

by Tom Chiola, Kristina Sadley, Steven Marvsky, Karen Bacyewski,

Deborah Paglione, and Seow-Chu See. Through June 3.

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Art by the River

ABC Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street,

609-397-0275. "Landscapes, Beachscapes, et al," an exhibition of oils

by Pete Biester. His subjects include the high country of Northern New

Mexico and a series of nostalgic canvases he calls "Ghosts of the

’30s." To May 13. Open Monday to Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Friday 1 to 5

p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4588. A shared show featuring watercolors and drawings by B.A.

Keogh, and recent crayon and charcoal drawings by Paul Mordetksy. A

Hightstown native, Mordetsky teaches at the Princeton Latin Academy,

Artworks, and Mercer College. He has a degree from the Philadelphia

College of Art. Show runs to April 30. Open Friday, Saturday, and

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

Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-0804. "Annual Spring Show" featuring recent paintings by Tom

Chesar and pastels by Pamela M. Miller created to accompany poems by

Emily Dickinson. To May 21. Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11

a.m. to 5 p.m.

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To the North

American Hungarian Foundation, 300 Somerset Street, New

Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "Mihaly Munkacsy In America," featuring works

of the celebrated Hungarian painter who, at the time of his death in

1900, had become the most famous Hungarian in the world. His 1890

commission, "The Conquest of Hungary," can be seen today in the

Hungarian parliament building. His American patrons included Cornelius

and William Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, William Astor, Joseph Pulitzer, and

department store magnate John Wanamaker, who purchased his paintings

of "Christ Before Pilate" and "Golgotha" for the equivalent of $2

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

Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., for the show that runs to June 18. $5 donation.

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Other Museums

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

Doylestown, 215-340-9800. "The Art Gene," the annual Bucks County

Invitational, curated by Bruce Katsiff, focuses on four pairs of

related artists: George and Daniel Anthonisen; Robert and Jason Dodge;

Emmet and Elijah Gowin; and Barbara and Mark Osterman. The show

includes videos of the artists discussing their work. To July 2.

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.


Also, "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. Organized by the Aperture

Foundation, to June 4.

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Pennington Players has auditions for "Children of

Eden," a musical of stories from Genesis, Saturday and Sunday,

April 29 and 30, at Kelsey Theater, Mercer County College. Rehearsals

begin May 15 for July performances at the Washington Crossing Open

Air Theater. To schedule, call 609-737-7529.

Princeton Opera has auditions Saturday and Sunday, April

29 and 30, at Peddie School, Hightstown, for its summer Washington

Crossing production of "Carnival!" Principal roles, chorus,

and spots for non-musical talent are open. To schedule, call 609-387-8409.

The Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra has May auditions

for young musicians entering grades 9 to 12. The 75-member GPYO, composed

of high school students from central New Jersey and nearby Pennsylvania,

presents a three-concert season in Richardson Auditorium at Princeton

University. For information or a High School Division audition, call

Dave Thomas, 908-788-8475; for information on the Preparatory Division

for middle and elementary students call Niatine Koppstein, 609-799-2769.

GPYO website:

Participate Please

The Legal Strategies Institute presents a program on "Fighting

for Music Royalties" in New York, at Caroline’s on Broadway,

Friday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Topics will include how to:

interpret royalty statements; audit record companies, music publishers,

merchandisers and managers; and litigate royalty claims, with emphasis

on calculating and collecting foreign and Internet royalties.

Entertainment attorney Stan Soocher is co-chair of the "Fighting

for Music Royalties" program. "We will take a nuts-and-bolts

look at how these licensing and collection guidelines do or don’t

work," says Soocher, editor-in-chief of Entertainment Law & Finance

and author of the book "They Fought the Law: Rock Music Goes to

Court." Co-chair is entertainment and tax lawyer Gerald Damsky.

Speakers include: Robert H. Kohn, chair of Inc.; industry

lawyer Christine Lepera, whose clients have included Andrew Lloyd

Webber, Billy Joel, and Blondie; and accountant Arthur L. Erk, whose

clients include Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennett, and the Dave Matthews

Band. Program includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a 600-page

course book. Cost is $375. For further information call 561-995-4818

or visit the website at:

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is offering

its "Literature and the Environment" reading group for adults

and high school students. Led by staff and friends of the association,

the popular group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

at the Buttinger Nature Center, Titus Mill Road, Hopewell. Cost is

$30. Preregister at 609-737-7592.

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