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In the Galleries
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."
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.
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.
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.
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
609-773-0881. First Open Photography Show by the artists’ group. Open
Thursday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. To March 1.
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.
"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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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, 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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