Art in Town

Area Museums

Campus Arts

Art in the Workplace

Art In Trenton

Art by the River

Auditions

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Art in Town

Arts Council of Princeton, WPA Gallery, 102 Witherspoon

Street, 609-924-8777. Juvenile Justice show, the annual show of

artwork

by young people in the Juvenile Justice program. Weekdays, 9 a.m.

to 5 p.m. To June 29.

Borders Books, 601 Nassau Park, 609-514-0040. In the Cafe

Expression, Bordentown photographer Michael Bergman shows "Images

of Walls," color photographs taken while traveling in India. To

June 30.

Cranbury Station Gallery, 28 Palmer Square East,

Princeton,

609-921-0434. Exhibition of prints dating from the 1940s by Princeton

University’s Print Club. On view are prints by commissioned artists

John Taylor Arms, Charles Locke, Leonard Pytlak, John Menihan, and

George Jo Mess. Images include such campus sights as Clio Hall, Dillon

Gym, Stanhope Hall, and Lake Carnegie. Through August.

Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158

Nassau Street, 609-921-6748. "Today’s News, Tomorrow’s

History,"

a show celebrating 18,000 photographs taken by the Princeton Packet’s

photographers and donated to the Historical Society’s permanent

collection.

The collection documents more than 25 years of development, sprawl,

historic preservation, education, celebrations, and festival, with

images of Princeton’s Latino population, Asian Indians, Southeast

Asians, and Chinese Americans.

HomeFront, 182 Nassau Street, 609-989-9417. "Shona

Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe," the annual show and sale to benefit

area homeless families opens. Over 600 works are on exhibit and

available

for purchase in a range of prices. Civil unrest in Zimbabwe makes

future exhibits uncertain. The show continues through June 17.

This year’s exhibit highlights Robert Kwechete’s "Kudu Family"

carved from black iron serpentine, Isaac Chaya’s "Loving

Family"

in kwekwe serpentine, and Raymond Chirambadare’s massive piece

"Let

Me Think."

Marsha Child Contemporary, 220 Alexander Street,

609-497-7330.

Solo exhibition of new paintings by the Belarussian artist Natalya

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

p.m. To June 30.

Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, 609-921-0100.

Paintings on Old Testament themes by Tom Sommerville. An adjunct

instructor

at Mercer County College and College of New Jersey, his paintings

are in the public collections that include the Sao Paulo Museum of

Art, Brazil. Part of proceeds benefit the Jewish Center. To July 7.

Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Hall Gallery, 20

Library Place, 609-497-7990. National touring show of children’s art,

"Whoever Welcome this Child," on loan from the Presbyterian

Church, created by children ages 5 to 18 as part of the denomination’s

celebration of the Year of the Child. 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. To June 29.

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Area Museums

American Hungarian Foundation, 300 Somerset Street, New

Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "The Art of Baron Laszlo Mednyansky in

Context: Works from the Salgo Trust for Education." An exhibition

of works by the turn-of-the-century aristocratic artist who disguised

himself as a pauper to paint grim images of the underbelly of society.

Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday,

1 to 4 p.m. Donation $5. To September 16.

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Lower Center Street, Clinton,

908-735-8415. "National Juried Print Exhibition," selected

by Anne Steele Marsh, printmaker, painter, and museum founder, and

by artist Mohammad Omer Khalil, whose works are in Metropolitan Museum

of Art, Brooklyn Museum, National Museum of African Art, and the

Smithsonian

Institution. Hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To July

22.

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

Doylestown,

215-340-9800. "George Nakashima & the Modernist Moment," a

major exhibition that aims to recontextualize the work of George

Nakashima

within the practice of European modernism. Long recognized as a major

force in the American craft movement, guest curator Steven Beyer

re-evaluates

the designer from a European perspective, using the works of Finn

Juhl, Carlo Mollino, Alexandre Noll, and others, to demonstrate that

Nakashima is an important figure in international modernism. 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. Admission $5

adults;

$1.50 students. To September 16.

Born in Spokane, Washington, George Nakashima studied architecture

at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His interest in woodworking

began when he was living in a Japanese internment camp during World

War II. After the war, he founded his Bucks County Nakashima Studio,

now directed by his daughter, Mira Nakashima-Yarnall.

In the Children’s Gallery: "Kids Get Creative: A Visual

Survey,"

through June 30. Admission to the children’s gallery is always free.

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

609-292-6464. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to

4:45 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Website:

www.njstatemuseum.org.

"New Jersey, the Garden State," an interdisciplinary

exhibition

of historic tools, prints, and photographs in collaboration with the

Department of Agriculture’s Farming Museum.

Also: "The Art of Giving," to August 26; "Aspects of

Abstraction,"

to August 26; "The Garden State: A History of Farming in New

Jersey,"

to August 31. On extended view: "New Jersey’s Native Americans:

The Archaeological Record"; "Delaware Indians of New

Jersey";

"The Sisler Collection of North American Mammals"; "Of

Rock and Fire"; "Neptune’s Architects"; "The

Modernists";

"New Jersey Ceramics, Silver, Glass and Iron"; "Washington

Crossing the Delaware." In the Cafe Gallery: Dorothy Wells

Bissell’s

works in watercolor, oil, and pastel, to June 11.

Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton streets, New

Brunswick, 732-932-7237. Continuing exhibitions include: "The

Exotic Flower: Constructions of Femininity in Late 19th-Century French

Art," to July 31. "Confrontations: A Selection from the

Rutgers

Archives for Printmaking Studios," to June 17. "The Uncommon

Vision of Sergei Konenkov (1874-1971)," to November 14. "A

World of Story," to July 31. "New Acquisitions from Central

Asia: Selections from the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of

Nonconformist

Art from the Soviet Union," to July 31. "Japonisme: Highlights

and Themes from the Collection," ongoing.

Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Call for summer hours. Admission

$3 adults; under 18 free; museum is open free to the public on the

first Sunday of every month. Spotlight Tours Sundays at 2 and 2:45

p.m.

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Campus Arts

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

"Modern

Drawings in the American Tradition," to June 17. "Great

Impressions

II: The Art of the Print in the Western World" and "Spanish

Drawings," to June 10. "Le Corbusier at Princeton: 14 to 16

November 1935," an exhibition of sketches and works related to

the French architect’s Princeton lectures, to June 17. "Italian

Renaissance Drawings," to June 17. 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.

Also on exhibit: "A Tapestry by Karel van Mander" to August

12. "Seeing Double: Copies and Copying in the Arts of China,"

an exhibition of Chinese art, to November 4. On extended view in the

Bowen Gallery, Richard Serra’s "Weight and Measure" etchings.

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

"The Light of Ancient Athens: A Photographic Journey by Felix

Bonfils, 1868-1887," an historic series of 42 large-format

photographs

taken in Beirut by the 19th-century French photographer. More than

800 Bonfils photographs were donated to Princeton in 1921 by Rudolf

Ernst Brunnow, professor of Semitic philology. Coordinated by Don

Skemer, the show is guest curated by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak of Wesleyan

University. To October 7. Open to the public weekdays 9 a.m. to 5

p.m.; Wednesday evenings to 8 p.m.; and weekends, noon to 5 p.m.

Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library, Princeton

University,

609-258-3197. "For the Love of Books and Prints: Elmer Adler and

the Graphic Arts Collection at Princeton University Library,"

celebrating the 1940 founding of a unique collection. Exhibit

showcases

the history and arts of the book through fine examples of printing,

typography, binding, papermaking, calligraphy, and illustration.

Treasures

include prints by Toulouse-Lautrec and Mary Cassatt, photographs by

Julia Margaret Cameron, and the illustrated Chaucer printed by William

Morris at the Kelmscott Press.

Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison,

732-906-2566. "Sand and Surf," an exhibit of paintings

inspired

by nature by Rachelle Karger. A professor of modern languages,

Karger’s

work has been exhibited in New York and New Jersey. Presidential

Gallery

hours are Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To July 2.

Area Galleries

Hopewell Frame Shop, 24 West Broad Street, Hopewell,

609-466-0817.

"Show Virgins II," featuring watercolors by Gail Braceirdle

and 17 of her students. Exhibitors include Carol Arnold, Sally

Baldino,

Gwen Bolger, Eileen Borger, Janet Strauss Carlyle, Amy Gimbel, Diane

Koye, and Barbara Krakovitz. Shop hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10

a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To July 28.

1860 House, Montgomery Cultural Center, 124

Montgomery

Road, 609-921-3272. The first annual Stonebridge Arts Festival with

an invitational exhibit curated by Pamela Sherin and artist Margaret

Kennard Johnson. Exhibiting artists, and future Stonebridge residents

are Mary Bundy, Rhoda Kossof-Isaac, Lore Lindenfeld, Michael Ramus,

and Margaret Johnson. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.

to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. To July 13.

Stony Brook Gallery, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed

Association , Titus Mill Road, Pennington, 609-737-7592. In the

Buttinger Nature Center, "Small Works of Nature," a juried

theme exhibition. To August 17.

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Art in the Workplace

Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Route 206, Lawrenceville,

609-252-6275. "Off the Wall," an exhibition of works by 27

sculptors affiliated with Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts,

curated by Kate Somers. Works installed on the grounds, on the rooftop

garden, and in the gallery. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9

a.m. to 5 p.m.; and weekends and holidays, 1 to 5 p.m. To September

9.

Featured artists include Alice Aycock, Mel Edwards, Lauren

Ewing,

John Goodyear, Geoffrey Hendricks, George Segal, Keith Sonnier, Herk

Van Tongeren, and Jackie Winsor. Also Bright Bimpong, Chakaia Booker,

Carson Fox, Harry Gordon, Julia Kunin, Todd Lambrix, and Patrick

Strzelec.

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Art In Trenton

Extension Gallery, 60 Ward Avenue, Mercerville,

609-890-7777.

"The Sound of Sight," an exhibition of recent sculpture by

Bobbie Liegl. Show features expressive figures and creatures cast

in bronze as well as intricate sculptures constructed from handmade

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

July 5.

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. Spring sculpture exhibition. In the museum: "`Tennis

Anyone?,’ Sculpture by William King." In the Domestic Arts

Building,

sculpture by Leonda Finke and a juried exhibition of photographs of

sculpture. New additions outdoors by James Dinerstein, Brower Hatch,

Larry Steele, John Van Alstine, Jay Wholley, and Yuyu Yang. Open

Tuesday

through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., year round; Sunday is Members Day.

Admission $4 to $10. To July 8.

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Art by the River

ABC Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street,

609-397-0275. "Wanderings in the Light," an exhibition of

oils and watercolor landscapes by Lawrenceville artist Carole

Bleistein.

She recently retired from a 20-year career as a measurement

statistician

for Educational Testing Service. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday,

1 to 9 p.m.; Friday 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To

June 22.

Artsbridge Gallery, Prallsville Mills, Route 29, Stockton,

609-773-0881. Monthly group show featuring Marcia Boyle, Elizabeth

Ernst, George Graham, Lizan Loch, Jeane Nielsen, William Wolfe, and

Robert Loch. To June 30.

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4588.

Shared show by two Bernards: paintings by Bernard Ungerleider and

sculpture by Bernard Mangiaracina. Both artists have been active in

the region since the mid-1970s. This is their second shared

exhibition.

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

To July 1.

Atelier Gallery, 108 Harrison Street, Frenchtown,

908-996-9992.

"Boyplay, Fragments, and a Lot of Blue," a show of recent

works by Stacie Speer Scott. Inspired by her son’s play and

physicality,

she evokes multiple images in her expansive, multi-media collage-based

works. Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To June

25.

Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-0804.

The gallery celebrates its 21st annual summer exhibition featuring

the paintings and drawings of National Academy artist Harry Leith-Ross

(1886-1973), an artist raised in England who settled near New Hope

in 1935. Also included in the summer show are gallery artists Joanne

Augustine, Gabrielle Baumgartner, Albert Bross, and Marge Chavooshian.

Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To August 31.

Gratz Gallery, 30 West Bridge Street, New Hope,

215-862-4300.

"Leonard Nelson: A Life in Art," works by New York School

artist Leonard Nelson (1912-1993), and a new catalog by art historian

and critic Sam Hunter. Nelson, who has been called a bridge between

modernism and Abstract Expressionism, was born in Camden and studied

at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He had 65 one-man

exhibitions

in New York and Philadelphia, and taught in Philadelphia for some

40 years. The show is a benefit for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine

Arts. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. To July 8.

Riverbank Arts, 19 Bridge Street, Stockton, 609-397-9330.

Exhibition of recent work by James Feehan continues at the Stockton

gallery through July. The gallery represents over 100 area artists.

Gallery hours are Monday to Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10

a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 10

a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tin Man Alley, 12 West Mechanic Street, New Hope,

215-862-1110.

"Mournful Remembrances" featuring limited edition silk screens

and new prints of posters by Frank Kozik, "the king of the modern

day rock poster." His bands include Nirvana, Rolling Stones, Pearl

Jam, and Smashing Pumpkins. Curated by Jonathan Levine. Gallery hours

are Friday through Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To July 31.

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Auditions

Spotlight Players has auditions for its musical revue,

"The Best of Times," on Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m., and

Monday, June 25, at 6 p.m. Adults, teens, and children over six are

needed. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Auditions are at

First Presbyterian Church, Route 34 and Franklin Street, Matawan.

Call 732-583-7874.

Call for Entries

Arts Council of Princeton seeks portfolios from area

artists

to exhibit in the WPA Gallery. Please deliver collection of no more

than 15 slides representative of current artwork. Send or bring to

102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Call 609-924-8777.

New Jersey State Council of the Arts fellowship guidelines

are now available with an application deadline of Monday, July 16.

Funding categories include painting, works on paper, music

composition,

media, design, choreography, and emerging or new genres-visual arts.

Call 410-539-6656, ext. 115, or website:

www.midatlanticarts.org.

Garden State Horror Writers is accepting entries for its

ninth annual Short Story Contest with the theme of "Sympathy for

the Devil." For entry information, call 609-443-3438 or visit

website: www.dreamwater.org/gshw. Entries must be received by

July 31

Theater Arts Training

Carol Kehoe is directing a theater training program for

students in grades 8 to 12. A veteran of Foundation Theater

productions,

her teaching credits include the New Jersey Governor’s School, the

College of New Jersey, and Burlington County College. Classes at the

two-week session include acting, stage combat, lighting, and

playwriting.

Foundation Theater, located at Burlington County College in Pemberton,

begins classes on Monday, July 16. Tuition is $300. Call 609-894-2138.

Tomato Patch arts camp explores visual arts, dance,

theater,

and vocal music. Students select a major in either performing or

visual

arts, as well as four electives. Monday, June 25, to Thursday, July

19, is for students entering grades 8 to 12 ($500); Monday, July 23,

to Thursday, August 9, is for students entering grades 5 to 8 ($400).

The camp is held at Mercer College. Call 609-586-4800, ext. 3566,

or website: www.mccc.edu.

Day Camps

YMCA offers camps at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church,

Princeton-Hightstown Road. Discovery and Explorer Camps begin Monday,

June 18, and run through August 24. Last Blast takes a different trip

each day from Monday, August 27, to Friday, August 31. Call

609-497-9622.

Volunteer Call

Kelsey Theater seeks ushers, ticket takers, and backstage

crew. Call 609-586-4800.

Battleship New Jersey Museum seeks volunteers to assist

with painting of the exterior of the ship and other on-deck work.

The historic warship will become a museum on the Camden waterfront

on September 2, 2001. Call Joe Fillmyer at 856-966-1652.


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