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.

Marsha Child Contemporary, 220 Alexander Street,

609-497-7330. "Worlds on Paper," an international exhibition of

drawings, prints, and photographs by gallery artists. To May 26.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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.

Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, HomeFront,

MarketFair (in Eastern Mountain Sports’ old space), 609-989-9417. The

well-loved annual show and sale of Shona stone sculpture of Zimbabwe

to benefit area homeless families. Over 500 works are on exhibit and

available for purchase in a range of prices. Featured artists include

Colleen Madamombe and Dominic Benhura. The show is open daily, to June

11, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

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

"Visions of Place," a show of recent works by Ahni Kruger, Susan Dry

Boynton, and Nanci Hersh. To June 11.

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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. A native of Pittsburgh, Balken was a

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

department of prints and drawings at the Carnegie Institute. 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.

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 an Early Mayan 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: 100 Treasures from the Collections of the

Princeton University Library," on view in the main exhibition gallery

to November 5.

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. Gallery hours are Monday to

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


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.

Exhibit is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To June 9.

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. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. To June 23.

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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. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. To June 11.

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. 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. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to

3 p.m.; Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. To June 11.

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,

bronze sculpture of Polish partisans and freedom fighters installed

near the Hamilton Train Station. Public hours are Thursday through

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.

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 30. 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, 609-292-6310. "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. Museum hours: Tuesday

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


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

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. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 4 to 8

p.m. To June 2.

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. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To

June 1.

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. 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. To May 30.

Hopewell Township Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road,

609-737-2610. Ewing Art Group Members’ Show, with 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. 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. To June 1.

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.

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. 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. To June 3.

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Art by the River

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. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m.

to 6 p.m. To June 4.

Goldsmiths Gallery, 26 North Union Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4590. Photographs by New Jersey multi-media artist Victor

Macarol whose work has been shown at the New Jersey State Museum,

Galerie Fink in Paris, and Galerie Mesmer in Basel, Switzerland. Open

Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To September 21.

Winner of a distinguished artist award from the New Jersey State

Council on the Arts, Macarol completed his postgraduate studies at the

Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. His work is in the

collections of the New Jersey State Museum, the Biblioteque Nationale

in Paris, and the Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne.

Kevin Kopil Furniture Gallery, 28-B Bridge Street,

Lambertville, 609-397-7887. "Art for Living Spaces" by Vermont

landscape artist Jake Geer is featured at the gallery where

handcrafted furniture design is exhibited together with fine art.

Geer, whose studio is in Bridgeport, Vermont, takes as his subjects

pastoral vistas, farms and barns, sunrises, and salt marshes. Gallery

is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5

p.m. To June 30.

Riverrun Gallery, 287 South Main Street, Lambertville,

609-397-3349. "Abstraction 2000," a group show curated by Ruth Bloom

and Pat Martin, featuring works by Rochelle Blumenfeld, Stuart

Fineman, Wendy Wilkinson Gordon, Barbara Osterman, and others. Gallery

is open daily, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesday. To June 10.

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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. To June 18. $5 donation.

Quietude Garden Gallery, 24 Fern Road, East Brunswick,

732-257-4340. The contemporary sculpture gallery’s "New Artists, New

Ideas, New Season" show, featuring work by more than 100 artists in

natural outdoor installations. Featured artists include Sarah

D’Alessandro, Charles Welles, and Liz Whitney Quisgard. Gallery hours

are Friday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

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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.

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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