Art in Town">Art in Town

Art in the Workplace

Art by the River

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Art In Trenton

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Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, 609-924-7206. "Asia

In My Mind," an exhibition of photography by Barbara Bickford.

Educated at London’s Slade School of Art, Bickford’s images of China,

Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Cambodia reflect her fascination

with those countries and their culture. Show runs to March 7.

"I love photography’s ability to show more than we could ever

see with the human eye," says Bickford. "I want my images

to mean a hundred different things to a hundred different people.

I almost always know when a good image happens. I don’t hear the shutter

click; I am one with my camera and subject — I truly connect."

Anne Reid Art Gallery , Princeton Day School, Great Road,

609-924-6700. "Water," a show featuring the work of Princeton

photographer Susan Hockaday. The large abstract, hand-printed color

photographs feature subject matter from the landscape in Nova Scotia.

Open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To February 21.

Medical Center at Princeton , 253 Witherspoon Street, 609-497-4000.

Traditional and contemporary Chinese paintings by Seow-Chu See. A

member of the Garden State Watercolor Society, her work has been shown

in group and solo exhibits throughout the area. To March 19.

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

A show of exuberant oils by the Russian-born artist who paints under

the name YomTov. The artist, who has made Israel his home since 1994,

is inspired by Jewish themes. His works include expressionistic, spiritual

interpretations of biblical figures and events. Part of sales benefits

the center. 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. To March 16.

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Art in the Workplace

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

609-252-6275. "Hidden Threads," a show featuring six New Jersey

textile artists, each working with the medium in a different way.

Soyoo Park Caltabiano, Nancy Staub Laughlin, Patricia Malarcher, Joy

Saville, Armando Sosa, and Erma Martin Yost are featured. Open Monday

to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends and holidays, 1 to 5 p.m. To

March 16.

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Art by the River

Artsbridge , Canal Studios, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville,

609-773-0881. First Open Photography Show by the artists’ group. Open

Thursday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. To March 1.

E.M. Adams Gallery , 44 Union Square Drive, New Hope, 215-862-5667.

Painter and sculptor Edward M. Adams’ new gallery space. A widely

exhibited artist, Adams is also a licensed psychologist with a private

practice in Somerville. Winter gallery hours Friday, Saturday, and

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Atelier Gallery , 108 Harrison Street, Frenchtown, 908-996-9992.

"Creatures," a theme art show to benefit the Hunterdon County

SPCA animal shelter. Featured artists include Robert Beck, Anne Cooper

Dobbins, Lisa Mahan, Kim Robertson, Barry Snyder, and Stacie Speer-Scott.

Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To March 31.

Belle’s Tavern , 183 North Union Street, Lambertville,

609-397-2226. "Simple Pleasures," a solo exhibition of etchings,

engravings, watercolor illustrations, pen and ink and tile by Carol

Chernack. Dinner served Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays to 10 p.m. Open Sundays, 5 to 9 p.m. To February


Coryell Gallery & Lambertville Historical Society , 8 Coryell

Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0804. Lambertville Historical Society’s

23d annual juried art exhibition, "Lambertville and the Surrounding

Area." Juror is Mel Leipzig. The show’s eight award-winning artists

are Tom Birkner, W. Carl Burger, Vincent Ceglia, Marge Chavooshian,

Alexander Farnham, Bryan Fisher, Robert Sakson, and Luiz Vilela. Gallery

hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To March 16.

Louisa Melrose Gallery , 41 Bridge Street, Frenchtown,

908-996-1470. "Too Soon for Spring?" show features flower-theme

works by 20 gallery artists including W. Carl Burger, Christina Debarry,

and Charles Nelson. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To March


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Campus Arts

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

Photographs of Ed Ranney: The John B. Elliott Collection," an

overview of the artist’s career from 1970 and 1999. First recognized

for his photographic studies of Mayan stonework in the 1970s, Ranney

began an ongoing collaboration with the artist Charles Ross in 1979,

documenting the evolution of Ross’s earthwork sculpture "Star

Axis," a monumental naked-eye celestial observatory being carved

into a cliff face in eastern New Mexico. Ranney will give a lecture

on "Space and Place" Wednesday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in McCormick

106. Show runs to June 7.

Also "Seeing the Unseen: Abstract Photography, 1900 to 1940,"

to March 23. "The Arts of Asia: Works in the Permanent Collection"

to June 30. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday

1 to 5 p.m. Highlights tours every Saturday at 2 p.m.

Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University , Woodrow Wilson

School, 609-258-1651. "Africa’s Lunatics," a photography show

by French photographer Vincent Fougere that depicts how Africa cares

for and treats its mentally ill. After a childhood spent in the Ivory

Coast, Fougere spent eight years traveling across Africa to photograph

its bruised souls. Opening reception is Friday, February 7. Monday

to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To March 21.

Gallery at Mercer County College , Communications Center,

West Windsor, 609-586-4800, ext. 3589. "Organics," a shared

show of recent works by Illia Barger and Jim Toia. Barger is showing

her luminous, large scale paintings of the interiors of various fruit.

Toia is exhibiting sculptures and prints influenced by his study of

mushrooms. The artists, who have never met before, will also create

a collaborative installation in the gallery. Gallery hours Tuesday

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

evenings 7 to 9 p.m. To February 20.

Lawrenceville School , Gruss Center of Visual Arts, Lawrenceville,

609-620-6026. In the Hutchins Gallery, "Crossing Borders: The

Photographs of Barbara Beirne." Show features 21 black and white

photographs of first and second generation American the high school

students. The artist traveled throughout New England to photograph

and interview her subjects and excerpts from these interviews appear

in conjunction with the photographs, allowing the viewer to hear each

of the student’s voices. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon; and

1 to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. To March 4.

Princeton Theological Seminary , Erdman Hall Gallery, 20

Library Place, 609-497-7990. "Fabrications," an exhibition

of textiles by fabric artist Carol Sara Schepps, a graduate of the

Pratt Institute of Technology in New York. Reception February 21,

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m.

to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 to 8 p.m. To March 14.

"My artwork examines the light, reflection, and complex elements

that make up otherwise common objects," says the artist. "By

unfolding the relationship of lights, darks, and color, I break down

an image and translate it into a melange of fabric and construction


Rider University Art Gallery , Student Center, Route 206,

Lawrenceville, 609-895-5589. "Altered Books: Spine Bending

Thrillers," curated by Karen McDemott, and showcasing the works

of 14 artists from across the country. Area professionals Sarah Stengle

of Princeton, Maria Pisano of Plainsboro, and Liz Mitchell of Pittstown

are among the featured artists. Also Maria Anasazi, Harriet Bart,

Doug Beube, Kerrie Carbary, Patricia Carter, Byron Clercx, Penny Dimos,

Sandra Jackman, Liz Mitchell, Pamela Paulsrud, and Miriam Schaer.

Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays from noon to

4 p.m. To March 6.

@@LT = Zimmerli Art Museum , George and Hamilton streets,

New Brunswick, 732-932-7237. "George Segal: Sculpture, Paintings,

and Drawings from the Artist’s Studio;" to May 26. Also: "June

Wayne: Selected Graphics, 1950 to 2000," a show celebrating Wayne’s

recent appointment as a research professor at Rutgers and the establishment

of the June Wayne Study Center and Archive, located in the RCIPP at

the Mason Gross School. To June 29. "Russian Cover Design, 1920s

to 1930s: The Graphic Face of the Post-Revolutionary and Stalinist

Periods"; to March 30. "Sergei Paradjanov Off Camera: Collages,

Assemblages, and Objects," to March 16. Open Tuesday through Friday,

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Spotlight

tours every Sunday at 2 and 3 p.m. Admission $3 adults; under 18 free;

and free on the first Sunday of every month.

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Art In Trenton

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

Three-man show features woodcuts and intaglio prints by Wendell Brooks,

and sculpture by Johnson Atelier staff member Michael Gyampo, and

his son, Michael Gyampo Jr. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3

p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. To February 23.

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

"The Sum of Its Parts," an exhibition of paintings, assemblage,

kinetic, and static sculpture by Joanna Platt. Opening reception Saturday,

February 15, 5 to 7 p.m. Open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To March 6.

Platt’s work explores the relationship between humans and machines;

the complex ways we internatlize the machines we have created and,

conversely, the ways in which they begin to resemble us. A graduate

of Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, she is supervisor of the

pattern development department of the Johnson Atelier.

Grounds for Sculpture , 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. Fall/Winter Exhibition. In the Museum, new work by glass

artist Dale Chihuly, to April 6. In the Domestic Arts Building "Focus

on Sculpture 2003," an annual juried exhibition of photographs

by amateur photographers. Juror is Hope R. Proper of the Perkins Center

for the Arts. 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. Individual memberships

start at $55. To April 6.

Area Galleries

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

Shared show featuring "Water in Motion" by Jay Goodkind and

"Without Tools He is Nothing," new works by Robert Borsuk.

Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

To March 16. @LT = Hopewell Frame Shop, 24 West Broad Street,

Hopewell, 609-466-0817. Wildlife and nature photographs by Andrew

Chen, a veteran nature photographer whose work has been published

in "North American Birds." To February 23.

La Principessa Ristorante, Route 27, Kingston Mall, 609-921-3043.

Photos centered in and around New York by photographer Ed Tseng. A

Plainsboro resident and a self-taught photographer, his works include

portrait, action, macro, and still life. Tseng is a USPTA certified

tennis professional at the Princeton Racquet Club who graduated from

Ferris State University with a degree in marketing and professional

tennis management.

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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,"

recent additions to the collection featuring works by nine Hungarian

Americans who 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 Vincent

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

Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. $5 donation. Through April.

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.

To May 30.

Hunterdon Museum of Art , Lower Center Street, Clinton,

908-735-8415. "2003 Annual Members Exhibition," juror Rocio

Aranda-Alvarado of Jersey City Museum. "Drawings by John Patterson:

Process, Reveries, and Accumulations." Open Tuesday to Sunday,

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To March 8.

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

609-292-6464. "Cultures in Competition: Indians and Europeans

in Colonial New Jersey," a show that traces the impact of European

settlement on the native Indians’ way of life after 1600. 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;" "Washington Crossing the Delaware."

Michener Art Museum , 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown,

215-340-9800. "Randall Exon: A Quiet Light," a solo show by

the Philadelphia-area painter and Swarthmore College professor; to

April 27. "A Home of Our Own," a show that commemorates Levittown’s

50th anniversary featuring the contemporary photographs of Jean Klatchko

and vintage objects from the State Museum; to April 13. Winter hours:

Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission $6 adults; $3 students and children.

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Off-Broadstreet Theater has an open audition for adult actors on Saturday, March 1, at 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell. The 2003 series includes two musicals, a farce, a melodrama, and a play. Performers are paid. Actors need to prepare a short monologue; singers bring their sheet music. To schedule, call Bob or Julie Thick, 609-466-2766.

Villagers Theater has auditions for "Winnie-the-Pooh" on Thursday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 22, at 1 p.m., at 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset. Five adult males, two adult females, and five children are needed. Website: Phone: 732-873-2710.

Playhouse 22 has auditions for "To Kill a Mockingbird" on Sunday, March 2, and Wednesday, March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the theater at 210 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick. Call 732-254-3939.

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Call for Entries

Mercer County Artists 2003 Exhibition at the gallery at Mercer County College submissions are due for jurying by Saturday, February 22 at noon. The juried exhibition is open to all artists living, working or studying in Mercer County, age 18 or above. Two original works of art in any media except photography may be entered; $5 entry fee per work. This year’s jurors are Ruth Morpeth, owner and curator, Morpeth Gallery in Hopewell, and Debbie Pringle, owner and curator, Pringle Gallery, Philadelphia. More than $1,500 in purchase awards and prizes. For submission guidelines go to, call 609-586-4800, ext. 3588, or e-mail

Lawrence Township is celebrating the diversity of cultures and arts in its community with the second annual Lawrence Arts & Music Festival, Saturday, May 10. Visual artists, musicians, dancers, sculptures, actors and playwrights, poets, professional and amateur, are invited to participate. Call Steve Groeger, recreation director, Lawrence Town Hall, 609-844-7066.

Arts Council of Princeton is accepting applications from artists, crafters, food and merchandise vendors, non-profit organizations, and performers. The street arts festival is Saturday, April 26, from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Princeton. Call 609-924-8777.

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Princeton Theological Seminary has a two-day theology and the arts program with lectures, discussion, and a concert for those interested in the interplay between music, scripture, and poetry on healing and wholeness. Worship is Friday and Saturday, February 28 and March 1. Preregister, $80. Call 609-497-7990.

American Cancer Society is accepting advance orders for its fundraising Daffodil Days, now through Friday, March 7. Fresh-cut bunches of daffodils are $7; the official Daffodil Days Vase is $8. Pick-up takes place during the week beginning Monday, March 24, at Princeton Flower Shop, 231 Bakers Basin Road, Lawrenceville. Free delivery is available for orders of $100 or more. Call 800-ACS-2345.

The Arts Council of Princeton is preparing to publish its 15th edition of "Under Age," an anthology of poetry, prose, and artwork by students under 18. Students are encouraged to submit their most creative works of literature and artwork. Submissions in both English and Spanish will be accepted. Illustrations must be in black and white, and no larger than 8.5 by 12 inches. All submissions must be received by March 14. For more information, contact the Arts Council at 609-924-8777.

Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey seeks volunteers to be trained to speak about the prevention of child abuse and neglect in their communities. In return for free training and materials, speakers are asked to commit to arranging and completing presentations in their community schools, civic organizations, house of faith, business organizations, or community fairs. Call 800-CHILDREN.

Literacy Volunteers of America spring tutor training courses begin Monday, March 24, at Hamilton Library. Tutors are needed to help with basic literacy and/or English as a second language studies in Mercer County. Call 609-393-8855.

Community Christian Choirs , ecumenical adult and children choirs, begins rehearsals at Allentown Presbyterian Church, Route 539, Allentown. Call 609-587-7076 or website:

Rutgers University has an YOuth Soccer Clinic for Volunteer Coaches on Sunday, February 23, from 11:30 am. to 3:30 p.m. in Piscataway. Preregister. $25 includes lunch. Call 732-932-6537.

2003 Governor’s Volunteer Awards is accepting nominations for individuals, groups, and organizations whose community service activities benefits residents, communities, or state. Awards are presented in arts, service to seniors, service to youth, education, environment and animals, health, human services, long term service, mobilization of volunteers, public safety, and volunteer leadership. Call 800-286-6528.

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Friends of the International Center at Princeton University seek volunteer tutors to help foreign graduate students, visiting scholars, and their spouses improve their conversational English. Tutors are matched for at least one year and meet for an hour a week. Call Hanna Hand at 609-258-1170.

Fresh Air Fund seeks host families for New York City children during summer 2003. For information visit or call 800-367-0003.

Friends of the International Center at Princeton University seek volunteer tutors to help foreign graduate students, visiting scholars, and their spouses improve their conversational English. Tutors are matched for at least one year and meet for an hour a week. Call Hanna Hand at 609-258-1170.

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Curves is collecting non-perishable food items to benefit local food banks. Offices are at 660 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, and 217 Clarksville Road, West Windsor. During the week of March 17, bring a bag of groceries to have the service fee for new members waived. Call 609-716-6262 or 609-750-1100 for information.

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For Kids

Weitz Music Studio presents Kindermusik for babies between two and sixteen months and a parent or caregiver. Classes will be held at Allentown Presbyterian Church, 20 High Street, Allentown. Call Pat Weitz at 609-587-7076.

RE/MAX of New Jersey offers scholarships to students in grades one through twelve who excel in extra-curricular activities in their "Quest for Excellence Scholarship Program." Call 800-828-7065 or Deadline is Tuesday, April 15.

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