Art in Town

Art by the River

Art In Trenton

Area Museums

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In the Galleries

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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


by young people in the Juvenile Justice program. On view weekdays

from 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,


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


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

photographers and donated to the Historical Society’s permanent


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.

Marsha Child Contemporary , 220 Alexander Street,


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


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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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


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


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,


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


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

To July 1.

Atelier Gallery , 108 Harrison Street, Frenchtown,


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

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


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


Coryell Gallery , 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville,


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,


"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


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,


"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.

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. 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


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


Campus Arts

Art Museum, Princeton University , 609-258-3788. "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. Tuesday through


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.

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


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


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


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

typography, binding, papermaking, calligraphy, and illustration.


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


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


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


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,


"Show Virgins II," featuring watercolors by Gail Bracegirdle

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


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


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.

Morpeth Gallery , 43 West Broad Street, Hopewell,


"Contemporary Primitive," an exhibition featuring the works

of Anat Klebanov, Dick de Groot, and Bob Justin. Each artist has their

own eccentric and often whimsical vision, and "although this


at first glance appears crude, it is both sophisticated and


says curator Ruth Morpeth. To July 14.

Printmaking Council of New Jersey , 440 River Road, North

Branch, 908-725-2110. "Folio: Private Collections Unveiled,"

an exhibition featuring prints by Cindy Sherman, Luigi Rist, Ed

Ruscha, Starn

Twins, Nan Goldin, Ben Shahn, Robert Rauschenberg, and others, on

loan from private collections. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday,

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. To July 14.

South Brunswick Arts Commission , Wetherill Historic Site,

Georges Road, South Brunswick, 732-524-3350. Five prominent South

Brunswick artists share a show titled "Five Artists, Five Mediums,

One Township," featuring sculpture by James Barton, cardboard

construction by Gregory Perkell, photography by Harry Rubel, oils

by Ludvic Saleh, and collages by Rena Segal. One view Thursday through

Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. To July 8.

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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Extension Gallery , 60 Ward Avenue, Mercerville,


"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


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


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

Admission $4 to $10. To July 8.

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:

"New Jersey, the Garden State," an interdisciplinary


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


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


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

The Archaeological Record"; "Delaware Indians of New


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

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


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

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


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

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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


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


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


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

major exhibition that aims to recontextualize the work of George


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

force in the American craft movement, guest curator Steven Beyer


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


$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


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

Zimmerli Art Museum , George and Hamilton streets, New

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

Acquisitions from Central Asia: Selections from the Norton and Nancy

Dodge Collection of Soviet Nonconformist Art," to July 31.


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

Art," to July 31. "The Uncommon Vision of Sergei Konenkov

(1874-1971)," to November 14. "A World of Story," to July

31. "Japonisme: Highlights and Themes from the Collection,"


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.

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<d>Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield is sponsoring a

2002 calendar art contest for children ages 5 to 12. The theme is

healthy lifestyles and the deadline for artwork in Saturday, June

30. The winners will have their artwork featured in the 2002 calendar

and receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Website:

Burlington County Historical Society invites the community

to participate in an interactive, intergenerational, multicultural

225th birthday celebration. Share your story with the many stories

that are all part of America’s story. Entertainment, refreshments,

tours of three historic houses. Reply by Saturday, June 30, to


Art Camp

1860 House offers art camp for ages 4-1/2 to 12 with new

classes for early teens. Week-long morning camps with a different

theme each week plus several two-to-four day afternoon workshop-style

classes. Mediums include sculpture, photography, puppet-making, silk

painting, and clay, There is also a two-week theater workshop program.

Camp runs Monday, June 25, through Friday, August 17. Call


Volunteer Call

Fonthill Museum seeks volunteers to assist with the


Fourth of July" planned. Help is needed with decorating, set-up,

parking, admissions, food tent, children’s crafts, games, and


The museum is on East Court Street and Route 313 in Doylestown. Call

215-348-9461, ext. 10.

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.

Burlington County Historical Society invites the community

to participate in an interactive, intergenerational, multicultural

225th birthday celebration. Share your story with the many stories

that are all part of America’s story. Entertainment, refreshments,

tours of three historic houses. Reply by Saturday, June 30, to


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