Art in Town

Art On Campus

Art in the Workplace

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

Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street,

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

exhibit widely.

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.

Marsha Child Contemporary, 220 Alexander Street,

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.

Medical Center at Princeton, Witherspoon Street,

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.

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

Paintings of gardens created from life and from colorful memories by

Gilda K. Aronovic. To June 5.

Williams Gallery, 8 Chambers Street, 609-921-1142. Jorg

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

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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, "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.

Firestone Library, Princeton University, 609-258-3184. "A

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.

Gallery at Mercer County College, Communications Center,

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 School, Gruss Center of Visual Arts,

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.

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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.

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.

Breakout!, Summit Bancorp Gallery, Route 1 at

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.

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Art In Trenton

Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, 609-394-9436.

"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

June 11.

"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."

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

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.

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


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Other Galleries

Artful Deposit, 201 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown,

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.

Extension Gallery, 60 Ward Avenue, Mercerville,

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

4 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.

Hopewell Township Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road,

609-737-2610. Ewing Art Group members’ show of works in oil, acrylics,

watercolor, and mixed media. To June 29.

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. 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.

Plainsboro Public Library, 641 Plainsboro Road,

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.

Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road, North

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.

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. 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.

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

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Lower Center Street, Clinton,

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.

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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Off-Broadstreet Theater, South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell,

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.

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Participate Please

HomeFront, an organization helping homeless families in

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). or 609-989-9147.

The Arts Council of Princeton is hosting entertainment

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 American Cancer Society will be the beneficiary of

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.

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The Plainsboro Historical Society seeks volunteers to

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.

The Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, 228


Avenue, New Brunswick, seeks volunteers. Call Rachel Weintraub,


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