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In the Galleries
A nearly life-size figure of clay, bronze, epoxy, and
wood entitled "Freedom!" by Robert Santerre of Arrowsic, Maine,
won first place from among 700 entries in the Artsbridge Ninth National
Juried Show held at Prallsville Mills, Route 29, Stockton, from April
11 to 27. Opening reception and awards ceremony is Friday, April 11,
from 6 to 9 p.m., with a $5. charge at the door.
Jurors for the show were Laura Galvanek and Keary Rosen. Galvanek
is curator of exhibitions at the Morris Museum in Morristown who has
also taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Rosen is sculptor and
sculpture instructor at Raritan Valley Community College. Earlier
in her career, she worked with Allan Kaprow in performance art and
was selected for the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
Other winners are Matthew Van Horn of State College, Pennsylvania,
with a mixed media sculpture, "Yogurt," second place; a graphite
drawing called "Ground Z" by W. Carl Burger of Califon, third
place. And Georgene Y. Taylor’s collage "Scissor Girl," fourth
Special awards went to Bob Justin of Plainsboro for "Most Innovative
Use of Material" and his found object sculpture, "Night Nurse."
Photography award went to Joanne M. Nestor of Stockton for "Laura’s
World." Sculpture Award was "New Guinea Wall Mask" by
Miles Van Rensselaer of Easton, Pennsylvania. Most Innovative
was a mixed media piece of acrylic and book pages by Charles F. Wicker,
called "Freedom of Fear."
Route 29, Stockton, 609-773-0881. Opening reception for the group’s
ninth annual juried show, open daily without charge at the Prallsville
Mills, to April 27. Reception fee is $5. Friday, April 11, 6 to
An exhibit of sculpture by Cassidy Enoch. Enoch earned his BFA from
California College of Arts and Crafts, and went on to obtain a MFA
from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He is
currently employed at Crozier Fine Art in Newark and was formerly
the director of ArtSite Gallery in Wellsville, New York. Open Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To April 18.
of paintings by Costa Rican artist Arlyn Heilbron Ortiz. Open by appointment
during school hours. To April 25.
and Montgomery Center for the Arts, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery
Road, Skillman, 609-921-3272. Two-venue Leonard Nelson Retrospective
Exhibition of paintings and prints by the late Philadelphia modernist,
curated by Sam Hunter, professor emeritus, Princeton University. To April 17.
overlooked until recent years," says Sam Hunter, whose illustrated
monograph on the artist was published by Rozzoli International in
2001. "The rediscovery of his work is prompting increased awareness
of what a quiet, yet formidable force Nelson has been in the evolution
of 20th-century American art."
"Art First!" International juried exhibition and sale of art
and fine crafts by professional artists with physical and mental disabilities.
Over 300 pieces are mounted throughout the public corridors of the
Medical Center; on view through May 18.
Jurors include Anne Reeves, executive director Arts Council of Princeton;
Rebecca Sender, associate director Princeton University Art Museum;
and Margaret Kennard Johnson, former art instructor at the Museum
of Modern Art. Michael Graves is the honorary chair.
Numina Gallery, Princeton High School, Moore Street, 609-806-4314.
"Memoir of an Assimilated Family," works by Judith Brodsky,
Princeton printmaker, Rutgers art professor emerita, and founder of
the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper. Brodsky’s installation
of 50 photo etchings were created from snapshots of various members
of her extended family, dating back to the 19th century. Each image
carries the artist’s personal anecdote about the people represented
and her thoughts on the process of assimilation. Gallery hours are
Monday to Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.; and by appointment. To May 9.
Paintings, prints, and drawings by Jennifer Cadoff. The co-curator
of the Jewish Center Gallery is showing her work there for the first
time with a show whose connecting thread is nature, particularly flowers
and landscapes. Part of sales benefits the center. Open Monday to
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed
Saturdays. To May 16.
Watercolorists Unlimited, a group of 20 area professional artists.
On view to May 9.
609-252-6275. "Outsider Art: The Inner Worlds of Self-Taught Artists,"
an exhibit of 75 works by 30 international artists referred to as
self-taught, visionary, and intuitive. Aloise Corbaz, Bill Traylor,
and Adolf Wolfli, historical figures whose works helped define the
category, are represented. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
weekends and holidays, 1 to 5 p.m. To June 15.
Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy," celebrating the contributions
of Swiss engineers to structural design in the 20th century. Robert
Maillart, Othmar Ammann, Heinz Isler, and Christian Menn are among
the designers featured. The show is also a tribute to David Billington
who pioneered the integration of liberal arts into engineering education
during his 45 years teaching at Princeton. To June 15. 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.
Also "The Photographs of Ed Ranney: The John B. Elliott Collection,"
an overview of the artist’s career from 1970 and 1999, to June 7.
Also "Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered," a
show featuring artists Sanford Biggers, Anne Chu, Ellen Harvey, and
Zhang Hongtu, curated by Eugenie Tsai, to June 29. "The New Vulgarians:
New York Pop," to July 13.
The museum invited four contemporary artists to create new works
inspired by paintings, sculptures, and other objects from the museum’s
vast holdings. These works are on view in the permanent collection
galleries. Organized by guest curator Eugenie Tsai, the exhibition
is designed to help visitors to gain new insights into the museum’s
collection of works from earlier periods. Also "The Arts of Asia:
Works in the Permanent Collection" to June 30.
609-258-3184. "Unseen Hands: Women Printers, Binders, and Book
Designers," a Milberg Gallery exhibition curated by Rebecca Warren
Davidson. To April 13.
609-620-6026. In the Hutchins Gallery, "Ted Berglund: Paintings
& Drawings." Berglund is an alumnus of the class of 1996. 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 April 17.
609-490-7550. Solo show by Larry Miller. "Lines of Code" focuses
on his `genetic’ pieces including "Lines to Grow," a palmistry
piece with hand castings, and "Score," with references to
the Ten Commandments. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To April
Library Place, 609-497-7990. "Mythic Women: Helen and Clytemnestra,"
an exhibition of paintings and sculpture inspired by contemporary
women and mythic stories by Ann Stewart Anderson. Open Monday to Saturday,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. To May 3.
609-895-5589. "Rosemarie Beck: Paintings 1965-2001" featuring
21 paintings by the artists who teaches at the New York Studio School.
On Thursday, April 10, artist and teacher Catherine Drabkin speaks
on Beck’s contributions0. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to
7 p.m.; Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. To April 28.
Brunswick, 732-932-7237. "George Segal: Sculpture, Paintings,
and Drawings from the Artist’s Studio," a major traveling exhibition,
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; to June 29. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Spotlight tours Sundays at 2 and
3 p.m. Admission $3 adults; under 18 free; and free on the first Sunday
of every month.
Sculpture by Gabriele Roos and an group show by the photographer members
of Gallery 14 in Hopewell. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3
p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. To April 13.
609-586-0616. In the Museum, new work by glass artist Dale Chihuly,
extended to July 6. 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.
609-695-0061. Ritch Gaiti, "Returning to the Spirits, A Painted
Journey of the West." A self-taught painter, Gaiti spent 26 ears
in the corporate world and retired from his first career as the first
vice president and senior director of advanced technology at Merrill
Lynch. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To April 26.
"Stepping Into the Future," a group show featuring young illustrators
and recent graduates of the Pratt Institute. Artists include Patty
Bowman, Nicole Margaretten, Ted McGraff, and Camille Wainer. Guest
curator is C.M. Gross. Open Thursday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To
An exhibition celebrating the work of Philadelphia Ten artist Maude
Drein Bryant. In addition to 50 works by Bryant, the show includes
works by Fern Coppedge, M.E. Price, Isabel Cartwright, Helen McCarthy,
and others. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday,
noon to 6 p.m. To May 4.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1880, Maude Drein enrolled in the
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at age 19. Her still lifes of
flowers and pots were featured and widely lauded when she exhibited
with the Philadelphia Ten in 1923. Painted in a post-impressionist
style, Bryant uses vigorous brush strokes and bold colors. Her landscapes
are similar to impressionist works done in this period by artists
of the New Hope school in both their composition and palette.
The 17th annual Byers Bucks Fever Art Exhibition featuring photographers
Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. To April 24.
Building 4, third floor, Lawrenceville, 609-896-0732. Solo show
of paintings and sculptures by Mexican artist Rony Chubich. The Abud
Family Foundation for the Arts was established in 2002 to promote
Ibero-American art in various forms. Show runs to April 11.
Created by area neurosurgeon Ariel Abud and his family, the foundation
promotes the contemporary arts of Spain, Latin America, and Central
America. It awards stipends to artists, with an invitation to travel
to the U.S. and exhibit their work in the small Lawrenceville gallery.
Gallery is open by appointment, Wednesday to Saturday, 1:30 to 6 p.m.
Shared show features "Women in White" by Edward J. Greenblat,
and "Plain and Simple Photography" by Heinz Gartlgruber. Gallery
hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment.
To April 20.
Abstract paintings by Florence Moonan. In 1990, the artist was awarded
Best of Show at the Ellarslie Open IX. "Moonan’s abstract acrylics
are deeply moving," says gallery owner Abby Frantz. "They
draw you into the personal and emotional feeling she’s projecting.
Her works reflect an incredible sensitivity, and viewing her work
is a richly rewarding experience." On view to April 26.
James Jansma’s "Time Being," a show of recent clay sculpture.
Also Micheal Madigan’s "Memory Walking," an exhibition of
paintings that evoke scenes of ancient, pastoral Ireland. Gallery
is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to
5 p.m. Both shows continue to April 27.
Street, 609-397-0275. "Moods of Nature," an exhibition of
paintings by Addie Hocynec. Open Monday to Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.;
Friday 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To April 25.
732-562-2310. "Captured Moments," a group show by members
of TAG. Artists include Adams, Berkowsky, Betz, Kogan, Koppel, Mandelbaum,
Pletzner, Post, See, and Wiernik. Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. To April 30.
Exhibit of mixed media works and photography of D.J. Haslett. To May
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.
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.
age from 25 to 45 for the play "Jeffrey." Auditions are Saturday
and Sunday, April 12 and 13, noon to 4 p.m., on the Mercer College
campus. The show, scheduled for June 20 and 21, is an AIDS benefit
in memory of James Tolin, an actor and former MCCC student. Call Tracy
Antozzeski at 609-291-8123.
choral ensemble for Alban Berg’s "Wozzeck." Children should
be between the ages of 9 and 11, of small to medium stature, and prepare
one short piece, preferably in German. Contact Marjory Klein at 609-919-1003,
ext. 108, or e-mail email@example.com.
League at its Ewing gym beginning on Monday evening, April 14. The
league will be limited to eight teams of co-workers. Cost per team
is $345 plus the fees for officials each night. To sign up a team,
call Jeff Hirschman at 609-883-9550.
available to purchase special foods needed for the Passover holiday.
All inquiries are confidential. Call Linda Meisel at 609-987-8100.
Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, offers free dessert to families
dining together after 5 p.m. The family must mention the Partnership
Campaign to receive a complimentary pastry or cookie for each family
member. Panera’s New Jersey locations include one in Nassau Park Pavilion
in West Windsor and another on Nassau Street in Princeton.
its 14th Annual Music Composition Contest for Children. Deadline is
May 7. Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to compose a piece of music
with a vocal element, write it down in any kind of notation (formal
or invented), and make a cassette recording. Submit recording and
three written copies, with child’s name and age, assisting adult’s
name, phone, address, and child’s background in music with a $5 processing
fee to: Voice Composition Contest, Box 404, Pennington 08534. Selected
compositions will be performed by the chorale at the May 31 and June
1 concerts. Call 609-637-9383.
City children’s summer vacations. Hosts may be young families, single
professionals, empty nesters, and grandparents. Call Betsy Bloemeke
at 609-448-1027 or visit the website, www.freshair.org.
a scout through part of the program, but still have some life left.
Uniforms will be cleaned, repaired, and provided to those needing
uniforms through their leaders. Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Explorer, and
Varsity Scout uniforms can be brought to the Scout Service Center,
Route 1 South, Monmouth Junction. Call Megan Campbell at 609-419-1600,
for women returning to the work force. This service is for women who
are widowed, separated, divorced, or have a disabled or seriously
ill spouse. Clothing must be dry-cleaned and bagged. Call 908-788-1453
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