Art in Town

Art On Campus

To the North

Art In Trenton

Other Museums

Other Galleries

Film

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Art in Town

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

engravings by Michelle M. Post. To October 8. Installed on the school

grounds, seven big wood, stone, and bronze sculptures by the

Lambertville-based

artist Harry Gordon. Open by appointment during school hours.

Marsha Child Contemporary, 220 Alexander Street,

609-497-7330.

"Two Views of Truth," a two-man exhibition of photographs

by Ricardo Barros and sculpture by Vladimir Kanevsky. Gallery hours

are Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the show that runs

to October 17.

Barros presents recent work from his "Sculptors Portfolio,"

a series of black-and-white photographs of noted American and European

sculptors. Barros strives to capture in the sculptors and their work

in original and often humorous ways, offering insights into the

personalities

of the artists. His subjects include Magdalena Abakanowicz, Marisol,

George Segal, and Vladimir Kanevsky.

Kanevsky will present his newest work in a series of ceramic

sculptures

of the human figure. Kanevsky captures in his sculpture the curious

duality of the human spirit that is both vulnerable and invincible.

His work is both serious and humorous, elegant and earthy, recalling

the art of ancient civilizations.

Doral Forrestal, 100 College Road East, 609-452-7800.

"Water Works," an exhibition of watercolors by Gail

Bracegirdle.

The show in the upper lobby is always open and runs through November

1.

Bracegirdle graduated from Moore College of Art in textile design,

and worked in that field until switching to watercolor in 1992. With

subjects that include plants, flowers, and still-life, she has

developed

a new technique of crinkling wet paper before painting on it. She

also creates quilt paintings by layering color, paper, and textures

in designs and sewing the quilt stitches into the painting.

DeLann Gallery, Princeton Meadows Shopping Center,

Plainsboro,

609-799-6706. Featuring whimsical sculpture by Bob Matranglo, and

paintings in oil by David Thurlow, Inga Steinberg, Marina Kalinovsky,

and Apo Totosyan. To November 8. Gallery hours are Tuesday to

Thursday,

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to

6 p.m.

Firebird Gallery, 15 Witherspoon, 609-688-0775. Original

watercolors by the Russian-born illustrator Gennady Spirin from his

new picture book, "Jack and the Beanstalk, re-told by Princeton

author Ann Beneduce, and published by Philomel. Artist’s book signing

will be Saturday, October 23, for the show that continues through

November. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

and by appointment.

Medical Center at Princeton, Witherspoon Street,

609-497-4192.

Pastels art show by Kathy Shumway-Tunney, to November 18. In the

Merwick

Unit Library, landscapes and house portraits by Betty Hirschmann,

to December 9. Part of proceeds benefit the medical center. Open 8

a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Pringle International Art, 8 Chambers Street,

609-921-9292.

"A Change of Seasons," an exhibition of recent work by

European

artists Joe McIntyre, Simon Palmer, and Gabriel Schmitz. Gallery hours

are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the show that runs

to October 16.

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

"Cityscapes: New York City in Princeton," an exhibition of

paintings by Brian Knauer, a former Triumph bartender who now works

out of his own studio and gallery in New York City. Through September.

Williams Gallery, 8 Chambers Street, 609-921-1142. "A

Far Eastern Perspective," a group show of lithographs by Susumu

Endo of Japan, woodblock prints by Yoshikatsu Tamekane of Japan, and

digital paintings by Cyprian Li of China. To October 16. Gallery hours

are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Website at

www.wmgallery.com.

Susumu Endo has been called a conjurer and a magician. After years

of practicing manual photographic techniques, he began using a

computer

system in the early 1980s. "My basic concept of design is `space

and space,’" he says. "I feel there are different levels of

consciousness that we can have of space, all coexisting. I feel a

strong image can give us entrance into the other, unseen world."

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Art On Campus

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

Ritual Simplicity to Imperial Splendor: Chinese Ceramics from the

Collection of Nelson Chang ’74," to September 26; "Chinese

Painting and Calligraphy: In Memory of John B. Elliott," to

September

30.

The permanent collection features a strong representation of Western

European paintings, old master prints, and original photographs.

Collections

of Chinese, Pre-Columbian Mayan, and African art are considered among

the museum’s most impressive. Not housed in the museum but part of

the collection is the John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection of

20th-century

outdoor sculpture, with works by such modern masters as Henry Moore,

Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, and George Segal located throughout

the campus.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and

Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Free tours of the collection are given every

Saturday

at 2 p.m.

College of New Jersey, Art Gallery, Holman Hall,

609-771-2198.

New works by TNCJ art faculty members, to September 29. Gallery hours

are Monday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.; and

Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.

Lawrenceville School, Gruss Center of Visual Arts,

Lawrenceville,

609-620-6026. Annual faculty show featuring recent work by Brian

Daniell,

Jamie Greenfield, Allen Fitzpatrick, Andy Franz, and Leonid Siveriver.

Opening reception is Thursday, September 23, 7 p.m., for the show

that continues to October 6. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday,

9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday;

Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Gallery at Mercer County College, Communications Center,

West Windsor, 609-586-4800. "Energy Anatomy," an exhibition

of abstract paintings by Debra Weier, inspired by the vast outer

universe

and the inner anatomy of molecules and organs. To September 24.

Gallery

hours are Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Wednesday

evenings

from 6 to 8 p.m.

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To the North

Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation, 300 Somerset

Street, New Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "The Hungarian Spark in

America,"

an exhibition highlighting Hungarian contributions to the arts,

sciences,

humanities, commerce, religious and civic life in America. To January

31, 2000. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. $3 donation.

Quietude Garden Gallery, 24 Fern Road, East Brunswick,

732-257-4340. Contemporary sculpture by 110 artists in natural outdoor

installations on view through October. Hours are Friday to Sunday,

noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton streets, New

Brunswick, 732-932-7237. "A Sense of Wonder: African Art from

the Faletti Family Collection." Show features 80 works, dating

from the 15th to early 20th century, presenting an overview of the

variety of style and sensibility in African art. To November 24.

Museum

hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

"A Sense of Wonder" pushes beyond traditional notions of

African

art as an exemplar of beauty and power and assesses it in terms of

such indigenous African virtues as ajabu, Swahili for

"surprising,

astonishing, marvelous;" kabande, Mende for "an

appreciation

of mystery and wonder;" and ara, Yoruba for "startling,

perhaps uncanny, creativity."

Also on exhibit: "Sources of Japonism: Japanese Woodblock Prints

from the David and Ruth Eisenberg Collection"; and "Let’s

Go: On the Move with Children’s Book Illustration." Both shows

to November 24. @HEAD 14 = Art by the River

ABC Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street,

609-397-0275. "Jules and Adam Schaeffer," a father-son

exhibition:

monoprints by Jules Schaeffer and haiku by Adam Schaeffer. To

September

25. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Friday 1 to

5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4588.

Impressionist landscapes by Bernard Ungerleider, industrial cityscapes

by Marc Reed, and atmospheric landscapes by Paul Mordetsky. Gallery

hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To October

3.

Bell’s Restaurant, 183 North Union, Lambertville,

609-397-2226.

Still life and landscape paintings by Lisa Mahan, to October 15.

Goldsmiths Gallery, 26 North Union Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4590. "Silver Prints," an exhibition of photographs

by New Jersey multi-media artist Victor Macarol, to September 30.

Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Howard Mann Art Center, 45 North Main Street,

Lambertville,

609-397-2300. Marc Chagall, signed lithographs, etchings, and posters

from a large private collection. Included are "Bible,"

"Fables,"

"Paris Opera," "Jerusalem Windows," and others. To

October 10. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5

p.m.

Nagy Gallery, 20 South Main Street, New Hope,

215-862-8242.

One-person exhibition of painting and sculpture by Doylestown artist

Sandra Eliot continues to October 28. Educated at Penn State and the

Tyler School of Art, Eliot’s work has been exhibited in Paris, London,

Sydney, and Zurich. She also works as an art teacher and freelance

photojournalist.

Tastebuds Cafe, 49 West Ferry Street, New Hope,

215-862-9722.

Watercolors by Gail Bracegirdle, to October 31.

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Art In Trenton

Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, 609-394-9436. Work

by Artworks faculty including Bob Beck, Gail Bracegirdle, Katherine

Cogan, Caroline Gibson, Deborah Hockstein, Margaret K. Johnson,

Patricia

Kay, Stephen Kennedy, Micheal Madigan, Barbara Osterman, Kathy

Shumay-Tunney,

Michelle Soslau, Erica Stanga, and Alan Taback. Gallery hours are

Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. To

October

10.

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park,

609-989-3632.

"Ten x Ten," a group show of women’s book arts organized by

the Printmaking Council of New Jersey. Also showing: The D&R Canal

and Trenton: A Visual History. Shows continue to October 24. Museum

hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 2 to

4 p.m.

Extension Gallery, 60 Ward Avenue, Mercerville,

609-890-7777.

"Self-Propelled," an exhibition of sculpture, functionals,

and prints by Christopher Marsland. Gallery hours are Monday to

Thursday,

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To September 30.

"Self-propelled" is about Marsland’s journey as an apprentice

at the Johnson Atelier over the past two years. Marsland says the

sculptures are reflective of the stone carving and metal casting

processes

learned at the Atelier along with a continuing romance Marsland has

with the found object as a basis for the creation of new works.

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

609-292-6464. "The Modernists," a single-room exhibition of

gems from the permanent collection by Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove,

Marsden Harley, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, Helen Torr, and

others. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.;

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Also "Apollo 11 Remembered," an exhibit of commemorative

items,

to January 2; "Sunstruck!" an exhibit that explores the

cultural

myths, music, literature, archaeological artifacts, and astronomy

of Earth’s nearest star, to March 12. On extended view: "Dinosaur

Turnpike: Treks through New Jersey’s Piedmont"; "Amber: The

Legendary Resin"; "The Moon: Fact & Fiction."

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Other Museums

Burlington County Historical Society, 454 Lawrence Street,

Burlington, 609-386-4773. "Wildfowl Decoy Exhibit" by master

Burlington carver Jess Heisler (1891-1943), whose best work ranks

among the finest of the Delaware River school of carving, and works

by his friend and pupil John Marinkos (1915-1999). To January 9. Hours

are Monday to Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street,

Doylestown,

215-340-9800. "The Philadelphia Ten: A Women’s Artist Group, 1917

to 1945." Show presents work by 30 Philadelphia-based painters

and sculptors to banded together with the sole purpose of "showing

just the work they wished to present, in the most dignified and

harmonious

manner." To October 3.

Fern Coppedge and M. Elizabeth Price are among the Bucks County

artists

represented. The show was organized by the Moore College of Art and

Design, curated by Page Talbott and Patricia Tanis Sydney.

Also, "From Soup Cans to Nuts," an exhibition of prints by

Andy Warhol, on loan from the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The artist,

who died in 1987, is best known for his flamboyant, multiple

silkscreen

prints that explore icons of popular culture from the famous soup

to Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy. To November 21.

Museum hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday

evenings to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed

Mondays. $5 adults; students $1.50; children free.

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Other Galleries

The Artful Deposit, 46 South Main Street, Allentown,

609-259-3234.

"Cats," a group exhibition with works by artists inlcuding

Bill Giacalone, Hanneke DeNeve, Elizabeth Lombardi. Gallery is open

Tuesday through Sunday (call for hours) and by appointment. To

November

15.

Firehouse Gallery, 8 Walnut Street, Bordentown,

609-298-3742.

The gallery celebrates its fourth year and a new exhibition season

featuring 12 gallery co-op members presenting shows that change

monthly.

Working with owner Eric Gibbons are curators and artists Beverly

Fredericks

and Lana Bernard-Toniolio.

Additional co-op members are Maura Carey, Sarah Bernotas, Richard

Gerster, Robert Sinkus, Mike Pacitti, Michael Bergman, Jane Lawrence,

Charlotte Jacks, Dorothy Amsden, Carmen Johnson, Joh Wilson, and Bob

Gherardi. Gallery hours are Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday

to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Highlands Gallery, Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate

Drive, Jamesburg, 732-521-0070. "Medley," an exhibition of

paintings, hand-made paper, and mixed media works by Anita Benarde.

To October 27. Free.

Montgomery Cultural Center, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

Road, 609-921-3272. A shared show of mixed-media assemblages by Leyla

Spencer and pastels and watercolors by Patrice Spovieri. To September

30. Community Open Art Exhibit continues to September 30. Hours are

Tuesdays through Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.

to 3 p.m.

Morpeth Gallery, 18 North Main Street, Pennington,

609-737-9313.

Paintings by Betty Curtiss and ceramic sculpture by Melisande

D’Alessio.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To September

28.

Betty Curtiss has been documenting the regional landscape in oil

paint,

from views of the Delaware to Hunterdon County roadsides to the Jersey

shore, for the past three years. Her paintings have been exhibited

in the Phillips Mill and Mercer County artists juried show, and her

painting "Chestnut Street, February Thaw" was featured in

the U.S. 1 1999 wall calendar.

Melisande D’Alessio has chosed clay as her medium for exploring her

interest in ritual, transformation, and femininity. Her ceramic

sculptures

are hand built and fired in a process suited to the message she

intends

for each piece. A cancer survivor, she graduated from Trenton State

College with a degree in fine arts and art therapy.

Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road,

Somerville,

908-725-2110. "Reading Blake," a national group show,

organized

by Paul Bonelli and Thomas Huck, of prints based on the art, poetry,

and philosophy of William Blake. Show features works evocative of

the visual style Blake used in his etchings as well as contemporary

interpretations. Media include engraving, etching, linocut,

lithography,

silkscreen, letterpress, and woodcut. Gallery hours are Wednesday

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

15.

Stony Brook Millstone Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Road,

Pennington,

609-737-7592. "Environmental Studies, Computer Collages and Wooden

Ware" by J. Chester Farnsworth. Opening reception is Friday,

September

24, for the satirical show of mixed-media work that remains on display

through October 30.

"J. Chester Farnsworth is the altered ego of a professor at a

small Ivy League university that remains nameless," writes the

artist. "His career in the visual arts has developed from

beginnings

that are best left unprinted. In deference to his wishes, we leave

them unprinted here. Farnsworth’s art falls into the general category

of Sub-realism, a term that the artist claims to have invented, which

is a branch of neo-post-modern art that exploits the absurd

underpinnings

of reality. But then what’s reality?"

West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, Princeton

Junction,

609-799-0462. "Playin’ in the Band," a concert photo exhibit

by Joe Ryan featuring the Grateful Dead and its final years with Jerry

Garcia, Blondie, and other road bands. To September 30.

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Film

<D>New Jersey Film Festival. Presented by the

Rutgers

Film Co-Op, independent, classic, international, and experimental

films screened in New Brunswick. Films are $5 ($8 Sundays), begin

at 7 p.m.; Thursdays in Loree Hall, Room 024, Douglass College;

Fridays

and Saturdays, Scott Hall, Room 123, Rutgers College Avenue campus;

Sundays at the State Theater, Livingston Avenue. Call 732-932-8482.

Prospero’s Books, Peter Greenaway’s 1991

re-interpretation

of Shakespeare’s "The Tempest," begins with a spectacular

shipwreck and ends with the soaring flight of Ariel, Thursday,

September

23. Besieged, Bernardo Bertolucci’s new film that captures the

passionate force field between two lonely exiles, an African fugitive,

played by Thandie Newton, and an English composer, played by David

Thewlis, Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25.

Existenz, David Cronenberg’s newest film, a surrealistic

tale of virtual reality, wrought with fetishistic sensuality,

paranoia,

and biological repulsion. On a double bill with I Stand Alone,

Gaspar Noe’s first feature that heads straight into the heart of urban

nihilism. Subtitles, Sunday, September 26.

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, Peter

Greenaway’s

controversial 1989 film details the perversely twisted relationships

between the four central characters whose lives revolve around love,

revenge, greed, and obsession, Thursday, September 30. The Blair

Witch Project, the no-budget hit horror film by Eduardo Sanchez

and Daniel Myrick about three filmmakers who hike into Maryland’s

Black Hills to make a documentary about a local legend and are never

heard of again, Friday through Sunday, October 1 to 3.

Performance, the 1970 cult psychodrama by Nicholas Roeg

and Donald Cammell that is a time capsule of late 1960s decadence,

starring Mick Jagger as an ambisexual, washed-up rock performer,

Thursday,

October 7. Run Lola Run, Tom Tykwer’s new film about a Berlin

hipster’s desperate race to secure 100,000 German marks in 20 minutes

to save her boyfriend’s life merges cinema, stop-motion effects,

animation,

and digital technology into a riveting mix. Subtitles, Friday through

Sunday, October 8 to 10.

Stairway to Heaven, Michael Powell and Emeric

Pressburger’s

1946 film about the significance of life portrays a British squadron

leader who survived jumping out of a burning bomber without a

parachute

during World War II but cannot get it out of his head that he should

have perished, Thursday, October 14.

After Life, Kore-eda Hirokazu’s acclaimed new film about

a group of people who have just died and are asked to choose a single

memory of happiness in which they will live for eternity. A filmic

event. Subtitles, Friday, October 15; Saturday, October 16.

1999 U.S. Super 8 Film/Video Festival-Part I, A touring

program of award-winners featuring works by Scott Calonico, Tony

Gault,

Susan Ingraham, Randy Stewart, and Yvette Torrel. Free, Wednesday,

October 20.


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