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In the Galleries
King: Wildlife Photography," to May 12. Open by appointment during
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.
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.
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.
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 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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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
609-695-0061. 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
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 www.tickets.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: www.q-wire.com/gpyo.
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.
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 Emusic.com 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: www.bestlegalstrategies.com
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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