Art in Town

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Campus Arts

Art In Trenton

Art by the River

Area Museums

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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

place.

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."

Annual Juried Show, Artsbridge, Prallsville Mills,

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

9 p.m.

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Art in Town

Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777.

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.

Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, 609-924-7206. Exhibit

of paintings by Costa Rican artist Arlyn Heilbron Ortiz. Open by appointment

during school hours. To April 25.

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

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.

"Nelson’s contributions to the art world had been largely

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."

Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street, 609-497-4211.

"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.

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

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.

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

Watercolorists Unlimited, a group of 20 area professional artists.

On view to May 9.

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Art in the Workplace

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

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.

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Campus Arts

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

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.

Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library, Princeton University,

609-258-3184. "Unseen Hands: Women Printers, Binders, and Book

Designers," a Milberg Gallery exhibition curated by Rebecca Warren

Davidson. To April 13.

Lawrenceville School, Gruss Center of Visual Arts, Lawrenceville,

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.

Peddie School, Mariboe Gallery, Peddie School, Hightstown,

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

18.

Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Hall Gallery, 20

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.

Rider University Art Gallery, Student Center, Lawrenceville,

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.

Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton streets, New

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.

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Art In Trenton

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

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.

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

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.

Rhinehart-Fischer Gallery, 46 West Lafayette, Trenton,

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.

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Art by the River

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

"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

May 5.

Gratz Gallery, 30 West Bridge Street, New Hope, 215-862-4300.

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.

Travis Gallery, 6089 Route 202, New Hope, 215-794-3903.

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.

Area Galleries

Abud Family Foundation for the Arts, 3100 Princeton Pike,

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Peggy Lewis Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly

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.

Piscataway Municipal Complex, 455 Hoes Lane, Piscataway,

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.

Plainsboro Public Library, Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897.

Exhibit of mixed media works and photography of D.J. Haslett. To May

2.

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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.

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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Auditions

Kelsey Theater seeks a cast of male actors, ranging in

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.

Opera Festival of New Jersey seeks children for the

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 klein@operafest.org.

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Participate Please

Jewish Community Center begins a Corporate Basketball

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.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service has funds for families

available to purchase special foods needed for the Passover holiday.

All inquiries are confidential. Call Linda Meisel at 609-987-8100.

Panera Bread Company, in a collaborative effort with the

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.

Voices Chorale, under the direction of Lynne Ransom, announces

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.

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Volunteer

Fresh Air Fund seeks volunteer host families for New York

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.

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Donate Please

Boys Scouts of America seeks used uniforms that have seen

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,

ext. 20.

Educational Services Commission seeks business attire

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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