Corrections or additions?
Prepared for U.S. 1 Newspaper on May 10, 2000. All rights
In the Galleries
609-924-8777. Diane Levell’s "Historic Photographic Processes," a show
that revives 19th-century Pictorialist photo techniques such as gum
bichromate and photogravure to re-create a romantic view of European
beauty spots. To May 26.
A native of Bucks County, Levell lived and traveled in Europe from the
mid-’70s to the mid-’90s where she had eight solo exhibitions of her
work. Since returning to Bucks County in 1997, she has continues to
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.
609-497-7330. "Worlds on Paper," an international exhibition of
drawings, prints, and photographs by gallery artists. Show runs to May
26. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
609-497-4192. A dining room exhibition of watercolors by Beverly S.
Nickel. Part of sales benefits the Medical Center. To May 18. Open 8
a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Paintings of gardens created from life and from colorful memories by
Gilda K. Aronovic. To June 5.
Schmeisser’s solo show of recent works from Cambodia and Japan
featuring etchings from Angkor and Nara. Show continues to May 13.
Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Website at
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, "Yayoi Kusama: Early Drawings from the Collection of Richard
Castellane," to July 30. "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 Dawn of
Maya Kings: An Exhibition of Early Maya Stela," to July 30; and "Flora
and Fauna in Chinese Painting," to July 30.
Century for the Millennium: One Hundred Treasures from the Collections
of the Princeton University Library," on view in the main exhibition
gallery through November 5.
West Windsor, 609-586-4800. Annual show highlighting the work of
students in the visual arts program. Media include painting,
sculpture, ceramics, photography, prints, drawing, animation, and
graphic design. Show runs to May 19. Gallery hours are Monday to
Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.
Lawrenceville, 609-620-6026. "John Register: A Retrospective,"
organized by the San Jose Museum of Art. A 1957 graduate of the
Lawrenceville School, Register (1939-1996) is regarded as one of the
nation’s most distinguished Realist painters working in a genre
reminiscent of Edward Hopper. This is the first major retrospective of
Register’s art, curated by Barnaby Conrad III, author of "John
Register: Persistent Observer." Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; except Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon;
closed noon to 1 p.m. daily. To June 3.
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.
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.
Carnegie Center, 609-799-6706. "Breakout!" a group show, curated by
DeLann Gallery, with drawings by Cynthia Goodman Brantley, figurative
sculpture by Bob Mataranglo, oils by Adel Al-Hillawi, and quilts by
Barbara Pivnick. To June 23. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"Representational Cross Section," curated by Robert Beck, with works
by Colette Sexton, Susan Roseman, Stephen Kennedy, Mavis Smith, Sandra
Flood, Myles Cavanaugh, Gail Bracegirdle, Beck, and Christine
Lafuente. Opening reception is Sunday, May 14, for the show that
continues to June 11. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 11
a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park,
609-989-3632. "Guccione, the Painter," a retrospective show featuring
50 paintings and drawings by Bob Guccione, the founder and publisher
of Penthouse magazine, who spent his childhood in New Jersey. Guccione
started his career as an artist and in 1965 gave up painting to launch
his publishing business in London. He returned to painting in 1992
with a one-man show at the Ambassador Gallery in New York. Since that
time he has exhibited in galleries and museums across the country. To
"When I first saw Bob Guccione’s art work, my initial reaction
was one of surprise," says Brian Hill, director of the Ellarslie.
"What I saw thrilled me: the work of a passionately driven, talented
painter, someone truly in love with the medium, whose work is
characterized by beautifully blended colors and sharply contrasting
shapes. Guccione is not a celebrity trying to paint, he is a painter
who became a celebrity."
609-586-0616. Spring Exhibition. In the Museum and outdoors, "Red
Grooms: Sculptures," with close to 40 brightly-painted humorous
sculptures by the New York City artist. In the Domestic Arts Building,
"Bill Barrett: Sculpture and Painting," large-scale bronze sculptures
and abstract paintings, and drawings. Also, "Andrzej Pitynski:
Partisans-Freedom Fighters," drawings and models of his large,
multi-component bronze sculptures of Polish partisans and freedom
fighters. Show continues to July 2.
New outdoors work for the season includes sculptures by Barry
Hehemann, Petro Hul, Sharon Loper, Helena Lukasova, Scott McMillin,
and Paul Muick. The 22-acre landscaped sculpture park is on the former
state fairgrounds site, with indoor exhibitions in the glass-walled,
10,000 square foot museum, and renovated Domestic Arts Building.
Public hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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
609-298-6970. "Think Iris," the spring group show that mirrors
Bordentown’s city-wide May Iris Festival. Juror is Russian-born artist
Gennady Spirin. Show continues to June 2. Free. Gallery hours are
Thursday through Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m.
609-890-7777. Abstract figurative stone sculptures and animal forms by
Petro Hul. The artist, a Trenton native, has been carving stone for
over 15 years. He is a staff member at the Johnson Atelier Technical
Institute and a member of the support staff of the Marble Symposium in
Colorado. To June 1. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to
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.
609-737-2610. Ewing Art Group members’ show of works in oil, acrylics,
watercolor, and mixed media. To June 29.
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. In the Main Gallery, "TAG’s 2000 Brushstrokes," by
the Art Group (TAG), a professional central New Jersey artists’ group.
To June 15. In the Professional Gallery: Richard Demler and Lorraine
Williams. Demler shows "Journey," a collection of color nature
photographs from Kenya, Canada, and the Everglades. Williams presents
her series of paintings "New Jersey Barns;" to May 30.
609-275-2897. "Big!," an exhibition by Robert Justin that features 22
large sculptures by the popular New Jersey primitive and self-taught
visionary. To May 12.
Branch Station, 908-725-2110. "Preserving the Garden: Saving the New
Jersey Landscape," a national juried exhibition aimed at raising
awareness of the need for environmental protection. Juror is David
Kiehl of the Whitney Museum of Art. Selected New Jersey artists
include Paul Bonelli, Dusan Dry Boynton, Spelman Evans Downer, Alice
Harrison, David Komar, and Charlotte Yudis. Gallery hours are
Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Show runs to June 10.
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. Leonard Restivo and Don Jordan, a shared show. Restivo
paints landscapes and still lifes in oils. Jordan’s work is
characterized by mosaic form and vivid color; he also introduces new
ceramic work. To June 4. Gallery hours are 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.
908-735-8415. "Narratives in Thread," Robert Forman’s exhibition of
figurative and narrative paintings composed entirely of thread with
subjects ranging from self-portraits to documentation of the artist’s
hometown of Hoboken. Also, in the Merck Gallery, an exhibition of
Huichol yarn paintings from northern Mexico, selected by Forman.
Gallery hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To June 18.
Forman began working in this unusual art medium early in his career,
and only later discovered the yarn paintings of the Huichol Indians
whose techniques are similar to his own. Travels to Huichol villages
brought the artist into contact with other artists who treat recurrent
symbols of their culture, such as deer, sun, and peyote flower, often
depicted in colorful, abstract patters.
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.
has auditions Thursday, May 25, for non-equity performers in comedies,
dramas, and musicals, and for the children’s troupe. Call Robert or
Julia Thick, 609-466-2766.
Mercer County, invites contributions in honor of Mother’s Day, Sunday
May 14. For contributions of $25 or more, HomeFront will help homeless
mothers and send a card in your name to your mother (or another).
www.homefrontnj.org or 609-989-9147.
attorney Stephen Allen for one-half hour general consultations on
Thursday, June 1. Geared toward musicians, authors, and artists, the
conferences can be used to assist in selecting a manager,
contracts and copyrights, and other arts-related legal issues. Each
consultation costs $25; which Allen will donate back to the Arts
Summer Sounds concert series. Preregistration required; call
the 10th annual benefit softball game that pits the New York Giants
against members of the area’s business community. The game will be
Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. (rain or shine) on the athletic field
behind 2 and 4 Research Way, College Park, at Princeton Forrestal
Center. To participate call game chairman Tom Stange of National
Parks at 609-452-1300.
help with events, membership, and data entry, including accessioning
items in the collection and maintaining the member list. Call Bob
Yuell at 609-799-9040.
Avenue, New Brunswick, seeks volunteers. Call Rachel Weintraub,
Corrections or additions?
This page is published by PrincetonInfo.com
— the web site for U.S. 1 Newspaper in Princeton, New Jersey.