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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.
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.
Paintings of gardens created from life and from colorful memories by
Gilda K. Aronovic. To June 5.
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.
"Visions of Place," a show of recent works by Ahni Kruger, Susan Dry
Boynton, and Nanci Hersh. To June 11.
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.
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, 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. Gallery hours are Monday to
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends and holidays, 1 to 5 p.m. To June
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
609-737-2610. Ewing Art Group Members’ Show, with 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. 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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