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In the Galleries

At the Rider University Art Gallery, gallery director

Harry I. Naar has selected Adolf Konrad, considered by many to be

one of New Jersey’s foremost living figurative artists, for a solo

exhibition of still-life paintings that he titles, "Moments of

Vision." An accompanying catalog, written in dialogue form between

Konrad and Naar, chronicles Konrad’s creative life in art. Konrad

will give a talk on the show on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. And

the following week, on Thursday, April 18, the artist is further


by Westminster Choir College pianists Ena Bronstein Barton and Phyllis

Alpert Lehrer, who have devised a concert program that illustrates

the influence of music on Konrad and his art.

Hailed by a New Jersey governor as "one of New Jersey’s finest

natural resources," an immigrant who earned the moniker


laureate of Newark," Konrad was born in Bremen, Germany, in 1915,

and it was there he developed his passion for the world of art. As

a youngster, he was strongly influenced by Jan Specht, his first


At age 10, Konrad and his family emigrated to the U.S. Settling in

Newark, Konrad studied at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial

Arts where he discovered his passion for surrealist art, a point which

opened his mind to new possibilities regarding poetic content and

new concepts of painting space.

By 1935, Konrad was experimenting with cubism. The following year,

he won a scholarship to the Cummington School in Massachusetts where

he studied painting and also the cello. One of his paintings is named

for the musical composition that inspired it, "Homage to Ernest

Chausson." His other musical favorites range from Bach to Mahler,

Shostokovich, Stavinsky, and Paart.

Asked by Naar how a show of still life work differs

from his better known cityscapes, Konrad says: "No matter what

series of paintings I have been engaged in, I have always painted

still life as a means of experimenting with processes of painting,

perspective, compositions, and mediums, and the possibilities of wit

and playfulness, as well as pure visual delight. The earliest


in the exhibition reflect my debt to the Cubist influence. There was

a greater emphasis on shapes, awareness of the flatness of the surface

and disregard of conventional Western perspective, until my paintings

reached a state of near abstraction."

Adolf Konrad, Rider University Art Gallery, Student

Center, Route 206, Lawrenceville, 609-896-5168. Artist’s gallery talk

in conjunction with "Moments of Vision." Gallery hours are

Monday to Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Friday to Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. for

the show that continues to April 21. Free. Thursday, April 11,

7 p.m.

Still-Life Overtones, Rider University, Art Gallery,

Student Center, Route 206, Lawrenceville, 609-896-5303. Pianists Ena

Bronstein Barton and Phyllis Alpert Lehrer in concert. Free with


Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.

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Princeton University Art Museum, 609-258-3788.


Van Dyck: `Ecce Homo’ and `The Mocking of Christ.’" Also, "In

the Mirror of Christ’s Passion: Images from Princeton University


To June 9. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to

5 p.m. Tours of the collection every Saturday at 2 p.m.

Also "Anxious Omniscience: Surveillance in Contemporary Cultural

Practice," to April 1. "Klinger to Kollwitz: German Art in

the Age of Expressionism," an exhibit of prints and drawings that

comprises an overview of late 19th and early 20th century German art,

to June 9. "Guardians of the Tomb: Spirit Beasts in Tang Dynasty

China;" to August 31.

Firestone Library, Milberg Gallery, Princeton University,

609-258-3184. "Not for Myself Alone: A Celebration of


Writers," the debut show for the Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Collection

of Jewish-American Writers that ranges from the early 19th century

to the present day and includes Yiddish-language writers as well as

writers in English. A two-volume catalog accompanies the exhibition.

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To April 21.

Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Hall Gallery, 20

Library Place, 609-497-7990. "Meeting Stone," an exhibition

of sculpture by Caroline Fenn. "Carving reveals what is hidden,

in stone, in the sculptor, and finally in the viewers who make of

it what they will," says the artist who has studied at Smith


Yale, and Union Theological Seminary. Open Monday to Saturday, 8:30

a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 to 8 p.m. To April 12.

College of New Jersey, Art Gallery, Holman Hall, Ewing,

609-771-2198. "The Ancient House," an exhibition that


the grandeur of ancient Greek and Roman homes with actual and


ancient artifacts from the collections of the Princeton, Glencairn,

Newark, and University of Pennsylvania museums. Gallery hours are

Monday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.; and


1 to 3 p.m. To April 3.

Gallery at Mercer County College, Communications Center,

West Windsor, 609-586-4800, ext. 3589. "Mercer County Artists

2002," the annual juried show of works by Mercer County artists

selected by John Franklin of the Johnson Atelier. Gallery hours


to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday evenings 6 to 8 p.m.;


evenings 7 to 9 p.m. To April 4.

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

"The Eden Series II," an exhibition of paintings by Gilda

K. Aronovic. Artist’s reception is Sunday, April 14, for the show

that runs to May 21. Gallery is open Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to

5 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Saturdays.

Pringle International Art, 30 Nassau Street, 609-921-9292.

"The Colorists," paintings and drawings by contemporary


Caroline Bailey, Marj Bond, Herb Murrie, and Charles MacQueen. Gallery

is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To March 30.

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Art by the River

ABC Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street,

609-397-0275. "Songs of the Earth," an exhibition of pastels

and drawings by Joyce Sanderson. Gallery hours are Monday and


1 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 1 to

5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To April 26.

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville,


Shared show by Merle Citron and Paul Mordetsky. Citron, a member of

the Philadelphia Sketch Club, focuses on New Yorkers painted since

9/11. Mordetsky, painter and educator, focuses on the landscape.


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


Louisa Melrose Gallery, 41 Bridge Street, Frenchtown,

908-996-1470. "Paintings from Here and There" by Trenton


Marge Chavooshian. Gallery is open Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. to

5 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

To March 31.

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Art In Trenton

Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, 609-394-9436.


an exhibition of art work from third, fourth, and fifth graders in

the Learning Through Art Education outreach program. Conducted with

the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, it brings area artists and

classroom teachers together to reinforce core curriculum concepts

through visual arts experiences. The children’s work will go to the

Guggenheim for exhibit later in the school year. Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To April 5.

Capital Health System, Mercer Campus, 446 Bellevue Avenue,

Trenton, 609-394-4000. Garden State Watercolor Society Members Juried

Exhibit 2002. Jurors are watercolorist Denise DeNault Croft and Mary

Chandor, assistant curator of education at the National Gallery of

Art, Ontario, Canada. In the main lobby gallery, open daily, 9 a.m.

to 8 p.m. To April 18.

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park,


A shared exhibition by painter Tomi Urayama and sculptor by Gyuri

Hollosy. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.;

Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. To April 14.

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

609-292-6464. "Images of Americans on the Silver Screen,"

to April 14; "Jacob Landau: A Memorial" to May 5; "Women’s

Works: Fine Art from the Museum’s Collection," to May 12; "Art

by African-Americans: A Selection from the Collection" to August

18; "American Indians as Artists: The Beginnings of the State

Museum’s Ethnographic Collection," to September 15. Tuesday


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

On extended view: "New Jersey’s Native Americans: The


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."

New Jersey State Museum, Cafe Gallery, 205 West

State Street, Trenton, 609-394-9535. Watercolors by Anne-Marie Belli.

A graduate of Princeton University in art history, Belli has worked

at the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim, and an American art gallery.

Sales benefit the State Museum collections and publications. Show

runs to May 12.

9.11 NJ: Response and Reflection, New Jersey State

Museum , Department of State Galleries, 225 West State Street,


609-292-6464. Memorial kiosks and the Memory Wall from Liberty State

Park provide the central focus of "9.11 NJ: Response and


an exhibit augmented by materials related to New Jersey’s relief


an immediate and moving tribute to those lost at the World Trade


on September 11. Galleries are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.

to 4:45 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. On exhibit to May 12.

Area Galleries

Gallery 14, 14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, 609-333-8511.

"Red Skies, Yellow Trains and Blue Bottles," an exhibit of

hand-painted double exposure prints by Rhoda Kassof-Isaac. Also


of Two Shores," coastal landscapes of the Maine and Hampton


by E.J. Greenblat. Gallery hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To March 31.

Montgomery Center for the Arts, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

Road, 609-921-3272. "Images in Motion," an exhibit of


from the Trenton Educational Dance Institute, the dance project for

inner city youth. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to

3 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. To March 29.

Photography by Sherry Rubel, 4454 Route 27, Kingston,

609-924-6055. "The City Speaks," photographs by Coleen Marks

including a series of 16 images of American flags taken in Manhattan

on November 9. Artist talk is Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Exhibit

open Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m. To April 5.

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Art in the Workplace

Johnson & Johnson, Education and Conference Center, 410

Geore Street, New Brunswick, 732-524-6957. "The Fabric of Jazz:

A Tribute to the Genius of American Music" by Lauren Camp, fabric

artist. Her original art quilts include tributes to Louis Armstrong,

Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman. By appointment. To April 20.

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Chaos Theory seeks a new vocalist with a wide range of

clear and rough vocals. If you can write music or play another


it is a bonus. Call 609-298-3845 or e-mail

The Shrewsbury Chorale, a mixed chorus of 70 voices,


area singers the opportunity to perform a wide variety of music from

both the sacred and secular choral repertoire. The Chorale is actively

recruiting new members for the final concert of its season. Open


will be held on Tuesday, April 2, and Tuesday, April 9, from 7:45

to 10 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 1475 West

Front Street, Lincroft. All voice parts are being recruited and


is open to all who meet audition requirements. Call auditions chair

at 732-776-5276; or website,

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Call for Entries

Photo Review sponsors the 18th annual photography


An entry fee of $25 for up to three prints or slides, and $5 each

for up to two additional prints or slides, must be received by mail

between Wednesday, May 1 and 15. Call 215-891-0214 or website:

Kelsey Review, a Mercer County literary magazine, invites

submissions for its 2002 edition. The review accepts short fiction,

poetry, essays, samplings of novels, black and white line drawings,

and cartoons. Writers or artists must live or work in Mercer County.

The deadline for submissions is May 1. Typed, double-spaced


should be sent to Robin Schore, editor, Kelsey Review, at Mercer


Community College, PO Box B, Trenton 08690. A self-addressed, stamped

envelope should be enclosed. Published annually in September, the

Kelsey Review is distributed free at libraries and bookstores. Call

609-586-4800, ext. 3326 or email

AIR, Artist In Residence seeks visual, literary, and


artists for short and long-term residencies, school events, and


demonstrations. Call Yvonne Love at 215-996-1583.

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Dancing by Peddie Lake, a seven-week class in Swing,


Waltz, and Latin dancing taught by Candace Woodward-Clough begins

Thursday, April 11, at 112 Etra Road in Hightstown. $110 per couple.

Preregister at 609-443-8990.

YWCA Princeton offers summer programs of children arts

and crafts programs including puppetry, jewelry, and needlework. Call

609-497-2100 ext. 317.

Township of East Windsor is seeking nominations for the

annual "Sylvia Weiss Senior Citizen Award for Outstanding Service

as a Volunteer." Nominees must be at least 60 years of age and

residents of East Windsor. Deadline is April 15. For nomination form,

call 609-443-4000, extension 237.

Princeton High School class of 1977 seeks classmates for

the 25th reunion to be held on the weekend of September 28. E-mail

Kim Cromwell at for details.

Villa Victoria Academy seeks gently used prom dresses

and accessories for local, disadvantaged teens. Needed are new and

gently used formal dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry, new stockings,

and new makeup. Bring donations to the school at 376 West Upper Ferry

Road, Ewing. Call Anne Skalko at 609-882-1700, ext. 24.

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