Thursday, November 30

Friday, December 1

Saturday, December 2

Sunday, December 3

Monday, December 4

Wednesday, December 6

Art in Town

Art On Campus

Art In Trenton

Art by the River

Other Museums

Art in the Workplace

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In the Galleries

Just as Thanksgiving brings "Black Friday"

to the world of retail, so the first weekend in December brings a

bright rainbow of art openings and receptions to the galleries.

This year is no exception — the artists are out in force,

showcasing

their efforts (probably not by coincidence alone) in the nick of time

for the holiday shopping season. Below is the line-up of events

scheduled

just in the coming week:

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Thursday, November 30

Robert Sakson, Garden State Watercolor Society,

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hamilton, 609-584-6581. A

demonstration and gallery talk by Robert Sakson in conjunction with

the 31st annual juried exhibition. Show runs to December 8. Free.

Noon.

Hunterdon Society Watercolors, ABC Gallery,

Lambertville

Public Library, 6 Lilly Street, 609-397-0275. Opening reception for

a month-long show of works by members of the Hunterdon Watercolor

Society. To January 5. Free. 6 to 8 p.m.

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Friday, December 1

Holiday Bazaar and Exhibit, Artworks, 19 Everett

Alley, Trenton, 609-394-9436. Jewelry, clothing, cards, ceramics,

and other imaginative holiday gifts created by area artists. Also

Saturday, December 2. Also "Fantasy and Desire," a seasonal

group show by TAWA artists, features a 5 to 7 p.m. opening reception.

Free. Noon to 7 p.m.

Gallery Talk, Art Museum, Princeton University,

609-258-3788. "Rendering Faith: George Inness and

Swedenborgianism

in American Art" presented by Mark D. Mitchell, graduate student,

Department of Art and Archaeology. 1:30 p.m.

Numina Gallery Opening, Princeton High School, Moore

Street, 609-683-4480. Grand opening of a student-run professional

gallery run by a student team of 17 Esthetics Club members under the

direction of John Kavalos. Opening show features Princeton

photographer

Ricardo Barros with an exhibit of works from "Sculptors,"

a series of environmental portraits of artists currently being

developed

as a book. All profits from sale of works go directly to PHS art

programs.

Show runs to January 5. 3 to 5 p.m.

Numina, a Latin word that means "sacred space," is

a gallery space salvaged from a neglected and under-used space

overlooking

the school’s visual arts studios. Kavalos, in his fifth year teaching

at PHS, says his own high school education deprived him of the art

education he desired. "The visual arts faculty at PHS does not

want our students to have that disadvantage. We want to satisfy all

of their needs to fulfill their obligations to their love of art —

in any and every possible way."

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.; and by

appointment

from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Artsbridge Gallery, Prallsville Mills, Route 28, Stockton,

609-773-0881. Opening reception for the December group show featuring

clay by Hannelore Devlin, jewelry by Diane Contine, and paintings

by Gale Shanks Scotch, James Lucas, Judith Shaw Hoctor, Alex Bacon,

Cheryl Raywood, Edie Sharp, and Ty Hodanish. Holiday music by Liz

Bowman. Show continues through December 31. Free. 6 to 9 p.m.

Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

Wildlife Art Exhibition, Bucks County Audubon

Society ,

Eagle Fire Company Hall, Route 202, New Hope, 215-297-5880. Preview

reception for the 19th annual juried show of works by 40 wildlife

artists that includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture,

photography,

and jewelry. Meet the artists and refreshments. $12.50 includes

reception

and tickets to the show that continues Saturday and Sunday, December

2 and 3. 7 to 9:30 p.m.

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Saturday, December 2

Studio Show and Sale, Studio for Fine Ceramic

Objects ,

159 Van Dyke Road, Hopewell, 609-466-0877. Ceramics by Beatrice

Landolt

is featured. Also Sunday, December 3. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Roman Verostko, Williams Gallery, 8 Chambers Street,

609-921-1142. First day for "The Familiar and Not So

Familiar,"

an exhibit of works by digital artist Roman Verostko that includes

traditional landscapes and still lifes to futuristic visions of space

and nature. Show continues to January 27. 11 a.m.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The

gallery will be closed for the holidays, December 23 to January 2.

Holiday Open House, Morpeth Gallery, 43 West Broad

Street, Hopewell, 609-333-9393. Opening reception for "Handcrafted

Gifts, Small Works," ceramic, fiber, metal jewelry, glass

ornaments,

and handmade objects of art, on exhibit through December. Also group

show of small works, paintings, and works on paper. Free. Noon

to 8 p.m.

Rebecca Rutstein, In Rare Form Gallery, 14 Church

Street, Lambertville, 609-397-1006. Artist’s reception for

"[Second]

Skin," an exhibition of light boxes and collages by Rebecca

Rutstein.

Show continues to December 31. Free. 5 to 7 p.m.

Angela Del Vecchio & Bill McNamara, Riverrun

Gallery ,

287 South Main Street, Lambertville, 609-397-3349. Opening reception

for a shared show of multi-media artist Angela Del Vecchio’s big

moving

paintings on a "Wheel of Chance" theme, and paintings by Bill

McNamara. Show continues to January 2. Free. 6 to 9 p.m.

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Sunday, December 3

Holiday Art Show, Montgomery Cultural Center, 1860

House, 124 Montgomery Road, 609-921-3272. First day for the

Professional

Artists Group’s holiday show of watercolors, pastels, oils,

mixed-media,

and photographs. Portion of sales benefits the 1860 House. Show

continues

to January 26. Free. 1 to 4 p.m.

Gallery Talk, Art Museum, Princeton University,

, 609-258-3788. "Rendering Faith: George Inness and

Swedenborgianism

in American Art" presented by Mark D. Mitchell, graduate student.

3 p.m.

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Monday, December 4

Witnessing to the Word, Princeton Theological

Seminary ,

Erdman Hall Gallery, 20 Library Place, 609-497-7990. Gallery talk

and reception for the group show, "Witnessing to the Word,"

featuring the work of sculptor Patrick Birge, potter Patrick Caughy,

and painter Patrick Ellis. The artists met through a consortium of

theological schools. Show continues to January 5. Free. 4:30

p.m.

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Wednesday, December 6

Members’ Juried Show, Printmaking Council of New

Jersey ,

440 River Road, North Branch Station, 908-725-2110. First day for

the annual members’ juried show that runs to January 10. Free. 11

a.m.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Absolute Music, Gallery at Mercer County College,

Communications Center, West Windsor, 609-586-4800, ext. 3589. Gallery

talk for a show of recent works by artist Jordin Isip and sculptor

Helena Lukasova. The show runs to December 21. Free. 7 p.m.

"Helena and Jordin share a remarkable artistry as well

as an almost mystical sensibility," says gallery curator Tricia

Fagan. Each draws inspiration from a broad pantheon of folklore,

primitive,

and contemporary art sources, and then infuses their work with his

and her own thoroughly modern sensibilities.

Lukasova, currently in the certification program at the Johnson

Atelier, has worked extensively in various sculptural and installation

techniques since completing her M.F.A. in sculpture at the Academy

of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her work has been

exhibited throughout Europe, New York City and New Jersey; and

commissions

include frescos and Roman style mosaic floors in Italy, a bronze

fountain

in her hometown of Brno, Czech Republic, and an outdoor statue in

Slovakia.

Lukasova explains that in her work she attempts to "explore

the relationship between these two worlds: the mortal and the eternal,

the lost and found, the known but invisible, dead yet alive."

Isip, a New York City native living in Brooklyn, is not only

a mixed media painter, but also an internationally known illustrator.

The distinctive works of this Rhode Island School of Design graduate

are often seen in publications ranging from The New York Times and

Time Magazine to Entertainment Weekly and The Village Voice. Isip’s

work has also been exhibited throughout the United States and Canada,

and was featured earlier this year in an exhibition in Rome, Italy.

In addition to pursuing his own art work, Isip also teaches at the

Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and the School of Visual Arts

in New York City.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and

Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Art in Town

Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158

Nassau Street, 609-921-6748. "Old Traditions, New Beginnings,"

a major exhibition celebrating 250 years of Princeton Jewish history,

jointly presented and exhibited at the Jewish Center of Princeton.

This is the first-ever exhibit on the history of Princeton’s Jewish

community, scheduled to coincide with the Jewish Center’s 50th

anniversary.

Topics addressed include early arrivals, family life, social

organizations,

work and business pursuits, religious traditions, and anti-Semitism.

Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street,

609-497-4192.

Dining room exhibit of works by Pennsylvania resident artist Susan

Ketcham. She has been an instructor at the Doylestown Art League Day

Workshops and a member of the Doylestown Art League. Her solo exhibits

have been in Doylestown, Phillips Mill, and Philadelphia. Part of

the proceeds benefit the Medical Center. On view 8 a.m. to 7 p.m daily

to January 18.

Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Hall Gallery, 20

Library Place, 609-497-7990. "Witnessing to the Word," a group

show featuring the work of sculptor Patrick Birge, potter Patrick

Caughy, and painter Patrick Ellis. The artists met through a

consortium

of theological schools. Gallery talk and reception is Monday, December

4, at 4:30 p.m., for the show that continues to January 5. Gallery

hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday to 4:30

p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 9:30 p.m.

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Art On Campus

Art Museum, Princeton University, 609-258-3788.

"Material

Language: Small-Scale Sculpture after 1950," an exhibition that

complements the newly-dedicated Richard Serra sculpture on the

university

campus, selected from the permanent collection by professors Peter

Bunnell and Hal Foster, and museum director Susan Taylor. Artists

include Alexander Calder and Kenneth Snelson, Leo Steppat, Jasper

Johns, Barry Bertoia, Poly Bury, Anthony Caro, George Segal, Jonathan

Shahn, Claes Oldenburg, and Christopher Wilmarth; to December 30.

On extended view in the Bowen Gallery, Richard Serra’s "Weight

and Measure" etchings. The museum is 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. Free.

Also "American Drawings from Copley to O’Keeffe," to December

30; "Contemporary Photographs," to January 7; "Dutch

Drawings

in the Golden Age, an exhibition of Old Master drawings, to January

7.

Princeton University, Milberg Gallery, Firestone

Library, 609-258-5049. "Art Deco Paris: 1900-1925," a portrait

of the spirited, affluent Parisian society manifest in the printmaking

technique known as "pochoir." The show features 100 color

prints, including a folio by Matisse, reflecting the era of jazz,

tango, high fashion, and modern art. On view to April 8.

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

The Graduate School continues its centennial observance with the

exhibition

"A Community of Scholars: Graduate Education at Princeton,"

an exhibition of more than 100 photographs, documents, and artifacts

that chronicle the evolution of graduate studies. To April 8.

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Art In Trenton

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park,

609-989-3632.

"What a Combo!," a shared show by Mel Leipzig and Vince

Ceglia.

Leipzig is a professor of art at Mercer County Community College and

his paintings are in collections at the New Jersey State Museum, Yale

Art Gallery, Newark Public Library, and the White House Collection.

Ceglia is retired from 28 years teaching at MCCC and Trenton Junior

College; his paintings can be found at Penn State University, James

A. Michener Art Museum, and Educational Testing Service. To January

7.

Extension Gallery, 60 Ward Avenue, Mercerville,

609-890-7777.

A husband and wife exhibition of recent sculpture by Joseph Menna

with paintings and hand-painted furniture by Julianna

Molchanova-Menna.

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

14.

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. Fall-Winter Exhibition. In the Domestic Arts Building:

"James Dinerstein: New Sculpture," recent works in cast

bronze;

"Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture."

Show continues to April 8. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to

9 p.m., year round; Sunday is Members Day. Adult admission is $4

Tuesday

through Thursday; $7 Friday and Saturday; and $10 Sunday. Annual

memberships

start at $45.

New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street, Trenton,

609-292-6464. "Click! The Marvelous in American Vernacular

Photography,"

an exhibit of found photographs offering a diversity of American

images

ranging from quirky snapshots to haunting photographic documents.

Curated by Donald Lokuta of Kean University, Robert Yoskowitz of Union

College, and the museum’s assistant curator Margaret O’Reilly, the

show explores how great works of art influenced everyday photography;

to December 31. Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to

4:45 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and state holidays.

Also: "Dinosaurs, Ammonites & Asteroids," to January 21."

"Woven by Tradition and Design: A Selection of American Indian

Weavings, Textiles and Baskets from the New Jersey State Museum

Collections,"

to December 31; "Recreating Flowers: The Glass Wonders of Paul

J. Stankard," to January 7.

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Art by the River

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4588.

A shared show featuring industrial landscapes and figure paintings

by Marc Reed and interiors and street scenes by Ruth Laks. Gallery

hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To December

3.

Atelier Gallery, 108 Harrison Street, Frenchtown,

908-996-9992.

"Barry Snyder," an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and

sculpture. Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m..

To December 4.

Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-0804.

Holiday show features watercolors by Lucy Graves McVicker and casein

paintings by Katherine Steele Renninger. Gallery hours are Wednesday

to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To January 14.

"The moods of nature have always been my primary concert,"

says watercolorist McVicker, who pursued graduate studies at Pratt

Institute and at Rutgers. Her works are in corporate collections that

include Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson. Renninger, a

graduate

of Moore College of Art, is known for her paintings that offer

intimate,

carefully crafted glimpses of Victorian architecture and artifacts.

Old English Pine, 202 North Union Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4978. "Kentemperere 2000," artist and curator Malcolm

Bray’s sixth annual show of innovative contemporary painting and

sculpture

by 14 artists. Exhibitors include Jacques Fabert, Pat Martin, Barry

Snyder, Rachel Bliss, Diane Levell, Michael Hale, Stacie Speer-Scott,

Virgil Sova, Dolores Poacillo, Sandra Flood, Annelies van Dommelen,

and Tom Birkner. To December 31.

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Other Museums

American Hungarian Museum, 300 Somerset Street, New

Brunswick,

732-846-5777. "Herend: Hungarian Porcelain at its Finest,"

an exhibition of hand-painted porcelain pieces created since the

company’s

founding in 1839. Show runs to February 25. $5 donation.

James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street,

Doylestown,

215-340-9800. The Lenfest Exhibition of Pennsylvania Impressionism.

Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest bequeathed 59 paintings that tell the

story of the renowned art colony, centered in New Hope, in the early

20th Century. Museum hours Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;

Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday evenings to 9

p.m. Exhibit continues through February 11. Museum admission $5

adults;

$1.50 students.

Also, "In Line with Al Hirschfeld," a retrospective

documenting

Hirschfeld’s life, career, and the history of the performing arts.

Exhibit runs through February 11.

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street,

New Brunswick, 732-932-7237. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for 18 and up;

free on the first Sunday of each month.

Inaugural exhibitions include: "Michael Mazur: A Print

Retrospective"

covering a 40-year span of the artist’s career, to February 16.

"Monotypes

in Contemporary American Printmaking" from the rich resources

of the Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios, to February 18.

"An

Arkful of Animals: Captivating Creatures," from the Rutgers

collection

of original illustrations for children’s literature, to December 22.

"Realities and Utopias: Abstract Painting from the Dodge

Collection,"

to January 14.

"Opening Up: A Half-Century of Artistic Dialogue between Japan

and the West" (ongoing). And "A World of Stage: Designs for

Theater, Opera, and Dance from the Riabov Collection," to March

31. @head 12 = Area Galleries

The Artful Deposit, 201 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown,

609-298-6970. Holiday show features works by gallery artists Hanneke

de Neve, Ken McIndoe, Thomas Kelly, and others. Gallery hours are

Thursday through Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m. To December 31.

College of New Jersey, Art Gallery, Holman Hall,

609-771-2198.

"Now and Then," a retrospective survey of two- and

three-dimensional

art by Christina Craig. The artist recently retired following a

35-year

teaching career during which she taught for 29 years at College of

New Jersey. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m.;

Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m. To December 13.

Firehouse Gallery, 8 Walnut Street, Bordentown,

609-298-3742.

"Silver & Gold," a holiday show featuring work on family and

angelic themes by Christine Parson, Brian Cezario, and Eric Gibbons.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays from 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.

to 3 p.m. To December 20.

Lawrenceville School, Gruss Center of Visual Arts,

Lawrenceville,

609-620-6026. In the Hutchins Rotunda: "Classical Inspiration:

Lawrenceville Parents Collect." In the Hutchins Gallery, the

Annual

Faculty Exhibition by Jamie Greenfield, Allen Fitzpatrick, Brian

Daniell,

Andy Franz, Leonid Siveriver, William Vandever, Amanda Eckert, and

Ed Stehle. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;

except Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. To December 6.

Gallery at Mercer County College, Communications Center,

West Windsor, 609-586-4800, ext. 3589. "Absolute Music," a

shared show of recent works by artist Jordin Isip and multi-media

sculptor Helena Lukasova. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 11

a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. To December

21.

Lukasova, a native of Brno, Czech Republic, says her work attempts

to "explore the relationship between these two worlds: the mortal

and the eternal, the lost and found, the known but invisible, dead

yet alive." Currently in the certification program at the Johnson

Atelier, she completed her M.F.A. in sculpture at the Academy of Fine

Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her commissions include

frescoes

and Roman style mosaic floors in Italy, a bronze fountain in her

hometown.

Isip, a New York City native living in Brooklyn, is not only a

mixed-media

painter, but also an internationally-known illustrator. The

distinctive

works of this Rhode Island School of Design graduate are often seen

in publications ranging from the New York Times and Time Magazine

to Entertainment Weekly and the Village Voice.

Montgomery Cultural Center, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

Road, 609-921-3272. In the Main Gallery: "To Each Her Oeuvre,"

a group show by the Cycles Group, 16 contemporary women artists from

north and central New Jersey who have been meeting and exhibiting

together for two years; to December 2. Gallery hours are Tuesday to

Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Rider University Art Gallery, Student Center,

Lawrenceville,

609-896-5168. "Joan Wortis: A Textile Journey Through Asia and

Monoprint Collages," featuring Asian textiles from the artist’s

collection and her own monoprints. Lore Lindenfeld curated the exhibit

that runs to December 2. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 2 to

8 p.m.; Friday to Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.

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Art in the Workplace

Stark & Stark, 993 Lenox Drive, Building Two,

Lawrenceville,

609-895-7307. A new series of oil on paper and mixed-media paintings

by Wanda Blake, a professional artist living in Morris County who

studied at Newark’s School of Fine and Industrial Arts. Curated by

Gary Snyder Fine Art, gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. To January 26.


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