Art in Town

Campus Arts

Art by the River

Area Museums

Area Galleries

Art In Trenton

Auditions

Artists’ Space

Volunteer Call

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In the Galleries

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Art in Town

Marsha Child Contemporary, 220 Alexander Street, 609-497-7330.

Summer group exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints.

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

SweeTree Gallery, 286 Alexander Street, 609-934-8665.

Art of the Caribbean diaspora. Gallery hours Friday and Saturday,

1 to 6 p.m., and "by chance or by appointment."

Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855.

Jazz and celebrity paintings by James Lucas of Cranbury. To September

8.

Williams Gallery, 6 Olden Lane, 609-921-1142. "A Far

Eastern Perspective: Windows to a Vibrant Culture II," a show

featuring contemporary prints from Japan by Susumu Endo, Yoshikatsu

Tamekane, Reiko Fujinami, and Hamanishi Katsunori. Open Friday,

Saturday, and Sunday, from 1 to 7 p.m. To August 23.

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Campus Arts

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

Deities, and Sages in Chinese Painting," to September 29. "The

Peter C. Bunnell Collection," to September 1. "Japanese Woodblock

Prints," a 16-print survey from Suzuki Harunobu (1725) to Hiroshige

(1850s), to September 1. "Guardians of the Tomb: Spirit Beasts

in Tang Dynasty China," extended to September 29. Open Tuesday

through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Free highlights

tours every Saturday at 2 p.m. www.princetonartmuseum.org.

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Art by the River

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville, 609-397-4588.

"Fruit, Butterflies and Reptiles," oil paintings by John Murdoch

and James Freeman. Murdoch is a graduate of the American Academy of

Art in Chicago; Freeman graduated from the Savannah College of Art

and Design. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m.

to 6 p.m. To September 1.

Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0804.

Annual summer group show highlights works by the nationally-recognized

Trenton-born artist and muralist Charles William Ward (1900-1962).

More than two dozen artists represented in the show that runs to September

8. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Greene and Greene Gallery, 32 Bridge Street, Lambertville,

609-397-7774. Ninth annual Discoveries Exhibition featuring 100 limited

edition and individual jewelry pieces. Artists include Karen Bachmann,

Sarah Mann, Donna D’Aquino, Margaret Ellis, and Debra Lynn Gold. Open

Monday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to

6 p.m. To September 2.

In Rare Form Gallery, 14 Church Street, Lambertville,

609-397-1006. A shared show features paintings by Ed Adams and ceramics

by Reinaldo Sanguino. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, noon

to 5 p.m. To August 31.

Louisa Melrose Gallery, 41 Bridge Street, Frenchtown,

908-996-1470. "Abstractions and Reflections," a group show

by area artists including Ed Baumlin, W. Carl Burger, Sonya Kuhfahl,

Nadine and Nancy Synnestvedt, and Barbara White. 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 September 18.

Premier Fine Art Gallery, 200 Union Square Drive, New

Hope, 215-862-2112. "The Early Paintings" by Gordon Haas,

an exhibit of 40 paintings with subject matter ranging from harness

racing and wildlife to landscape and city scenes.

Tin Man Alley, 12 West Mechanic Street, New Hope, 215-862-1110.

"Gods and Guerrillas," a three-person show of new paintings

by Ron English, Dalek, and Lisa Petrucci. Open Thursday through Monday,

noon to 7 p.m. To September 30.

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Area Museums

American Hungarian Foundation Museum, 300 Somerset Street,

New Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "From the Old World to the New World,"

an exhibit of recent additions to the museum collection featuring

works by nine Hungarian Americans, all of whom emigrated to the U.S.

between 1920 and 1957. Artists are Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Bertha and

Elena De Hellenbranth, Sandor Sugor, Emil Kelemen, Willy Pogany, Tibor

Gergely, Zoltan Poharnok, and Vicent Korda; to April, 2003. Museum

hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to

4 p.m. $5 donation.

Cornelius Low House Museum, 1225 River Road, Piscataway,

732-745-4177. "Uncommon Clay: New Jersey’s Architectural Terra

Cotta Industry," an exhibition of artifacts and written and oral

histories of New Jersey’s once booming architectural ceramics industry.

Open Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

On view to May 30, 2003.

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, 609-989-3632.

TAWA Invitational II selected by Donna Gustafson of the Hunterdon

Museum of Art. Selected artists are Rob Greco, Frances Heinrich, Loring

Hughes, Joy Kreves, and Terry Rosiak. Museum hours are Tuesday through

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. To September 15.

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Lower Center Street, Clinton,

908-735-8415. "Post-Systemic Art," an exploration of current

trends in geometric abstraction. Also, "Meghan Wood: Recent Sculpture,"

constructions in fabric, buttons, and thread. Open Tuesday to Sunday,

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To September 15.

Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown,

215-340-9800. "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," the seminal

1930s collaboration by writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans.

Show features 76 Evans photographs, prose from Agee, along with letters

and notebooks documenting their process. Admission $10 adult; $7 students.

Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

609-292-6464. "River of Leisure: Recreation Along the Delaware,"

to November 3. "Cruising Down the Delaware: Natural History You

Can See," an introduction to New Jersey’s natural features by

way of the historic waterway, to November 10. Museum hours are Tuesday

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

Also "American Indians as Artists: The Beginnings of the

State Museum’s Ethnographic Collection," to September 15. "A

Decade of Collecting, Part 1," to January 5. On extended view:

"Art by African-Americans: A Selection from the Collection;"

"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;" "Historical Archaeology of Colonial

New Jersey;" "Painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware."

New Jersey State Museum Cafe Gallery, 205 West State Street,

Trenton, 609-394-9535. Watercolors by Sandra Nusblatt are on display

in the cafe gallery. Born and raised in Trenton, she lives in Lawrenceville.

Commissioned in 1998 to paint a watercolor of Drumthwacket, she enjoys

house and porch scene portraits. Sales benefits New Jersey State Museum.

To September 9.

New Jersey State Museum, Department of State, 225

West State Street, Trenton, 609-292-6464. "A Decade of Collecting,"

works from the museum’s archaeological, ethnographic, and natural

history collections. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., to

January 5, 2003.

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Area Galleries

Doral Forrestal, Gratella Restaurant, 100 College Road

East, Plainsboro, 609-452-7800. Solo exhibition or paintings and prints

by Plainsboro resident Donna Senopoulos. Through August 30.

Hopewell Frame Shop, 24 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-466-0817.

"Watercolor Anarchy," an exhibition by Gail Bracegirdle and

11 of her students. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday,

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To August 17.

Montgomery Center for the Arts, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

Road, 609-921-3272. "September 11 Quilts: An exhibition of memorial

art quilts" curated by Drunell Levinson of New York. Gallery hours:

Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. To

September 1.

The Manhattan-based quilt project, founded by Drunell Levinson and

sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, makes a stop at

the center as part of a national tour. The quilt memorial is intended

to provide a way to mourn the September 11 tragedies.

Morpeth Gallery, 43 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-333-9393.

Summer group show. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Parachute Modern Art Gallery, 10 South Pennsylvania Avenue,

Suite 208, Morrisville, 215-295-8444. "The Late George Ivers:

Celebrating His Life in Art," an exhibition of prints, etchings,

and engravings by the Polish-born artist who began work as a designer

for Lenox China in 1950. Art director for Cybis Porcelain until his

retirement in 1986, he died in 2001. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5

p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. To August 31.

Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road, North

Branch Station, 908-725-2110. "Food Chain," an international

juried show that looks at the relationship between food and survival.

Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Reception September 8. Free.

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Art In Trenton

Extension Gallery, 60 Sculptors Way, Mercerville, 609-890-7777.

"One Woman’s One Man Show," an exhibit of sculpture and photography

by Linda Ogden. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4

p.m. To August 29.

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. Summer Exhibition. Tri-State Sculptors’ Guild, recent

work by 35 artists of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

New additions outdoors by Walter Dusenbery, John Henry, Hartmut Stielow,

Rhea Zinman, and others. To September 29.

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., year round; Sunday

is Members Day. Admission is $4 Tuesday through Thursday; $7 Friday

and Saturday; and $10 Sunday. Individual memberships start at $55.

Toad Hall Shop & Gallery, 14 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-2366. "The Figure in Bronze," a group show of 40 figurative

sculptures by artists Itzik Benshalom, Bright Bimpong, Noa Bornstein,

Leonda Finke, Gyuri Hollosy, Barbara Lekberg, and others. Tuesday

through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. To September 15.

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Auditions

Paper Mill: The State Theater of New Jersey, Brookside

Drive, Millburn, has an open call for girls ages 6 to 13, no taller

than 4-foot-10, to play Annie and the orphans in its 25th anniversary

production of "Annie." Casual dress, head shot, and resume

are recommended. Learn "It’s a Hard-Knock Life" and "Tomorrow"

for audition. Audition is Wednesday, August 21, with sign ups 9 to

11:30 a.m. only. Girls’ rehearsals begin October 7, for the production

that runs through December 8.

Masterwork Chorus seeks experienced choral singers. Prospective

members are invited to attend rehearsal on Wednesday, September 4,

at 7:30 p.m., College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station. Follow

the rehearsal, audition may be scheduled with music director Andrew

Megill. Website: www.masterwork.org or call 973-455-7008.

Big Swing Band seeks musicians, especially brass, to play

big band era arrangement. Call Harold at 609-409-3334 after 6 p.m.

Sourland Hills Actors Guild has auditions for its November

production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 27 and 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Montgomery

Middle School, Burnt Hill Road, Skillman. Call 908-904-0489.

Call for Entries

Plainsboro’s Seventh Annual Festival of the Arts seeks

artists, actors, and writers to demonstrate and perform September

21, from 1 to 5 p.m. The festival offers both indoor and outdoor venues

for all the fine and performing arts. Its hallmark is "hands on"

activities for all ages. Writers are invited to join an all-format

literary slam. Call Jinny Baeckler at 609-275-2897 or baeckler@lmxac.org.

Mid-State Arts Resource Team (MART) invites artists to

submit designs for the decoration of life-sized shark sculptures for

its multi-year, community arts project, "Sharks for the Arts."

Deadline for submissions is October 30. Modeled on successful exhibits

of cows in Zurich, New York, and Chicago, MART plans to install life-sized

sharks throughout the greater Monmouth region by June 2003. "Sharks

were chosen as the ‘canvas’ for our show to reflect the unique maritime

history of our coastal region," says MART’s Marina Alexander.

"As art objects, they offer many distinct challenges that both

fascinate and inspire." Submit examples of art work or specific

designs for a shark. Winning artists’ designs will be offered to sponsors

for realization. Sponsored designs will receive a $2,500 artist’s

honorarium. For application call 732-441-1229 or visit www.sharkart.org.

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Artists’ Space

The Trenton Arts Connection is offering artists workspaces

at reasonable prices at 219 East Hanover Street in downtown Trenton.

The classic office building comprises 100 to 300-square-foot spaces

that can be rented singly or in combination, with natural light, electricity,

heat, and air-conditioning. Access is 24 hours. Call 609-695-8155

or TArtsC@aol.com

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Volunteer Call

The Battleship New Jersey Memorial and Museum on the waterfront

in Camden seeks volunteers for maintenance scraping and painting work,

leading tours, chaperoning student encampments, and to host social

events. Anyone age 18 or older interested in volunteering on board

contact Dan Farrell toll free at 866-877-6262, ext. 224 or online

at d.farrell@battleshipnewjersey.org.


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