Art in Town

Art On Campus

Art in the Workplace

To the North

Art by the River

Art In Trenton

Other Museums

Other Galleries

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Art in Town

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

Memorial exhibit celebrating the life of Meredith Stern Langberg,

longtime Princeton resident and graduate of the Philadelphia Museum

College of Art. With works ranging from cartoons and children’s books

to three-dimensional assemblages, Langberg transformed everyday materials

into witty, sometimes poignant, pieces. To October 2.

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.

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. 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Art in the Workplace

Educational Testing Service, Carter and Rosedale roads,

609-921-9000. In the Brodsky Gallery of the Chauncey Conference Center:

Samuel Lapenson, watercolor and mixed-media with watercolor, to October

14. High School Student A-P Studio art show, October 15 to 21. Alexandra

Sax, charcoal drawings, October 26 to November 29. Joan Shrager, acrylic

collages, December 1 to 31.

In the Conant Gallery Lounge B: Randolph Husava, oil paintings, to

October 20. Gary Peterson and Roger LaPelle, oil paintings, October

22 to November 19; Elaine Lisle, paintings, November 23 to December

29. Exhibits are open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stark & Stark, 993 Lenox Drive, Building 2, Lawrenceville,

609-896-9060. "Departures," an exhibition by the Art Group,

featuring Princeton area artists Liz Adams, Nadine Berkowsky, Eva

Kaplan, Edith Kogan, Judith Koppel, Stephanie Mandelbaum, Helen Post,

and Gloria Wiernik, and curated by Gary Snyder of Snyder Fine Art.

In the reception area galleries to November 12. Exhibit is open Monday

to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summit Bancorp Gallery, 301 Carnegie Center at Route 1,

609-987-3200. "The American Indian Artists’ Exhibition," a

group show that continues to November 29. Exhibition is open daily,

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

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To the North

Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers University, 732-932-9407.

In the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, "Stroke-Mark-Motion,"

an exhibition by feminist performance and conceptual artist and filmmaker

Carolee Schneeman. To November 13.

"There has always been something irrepressible in my work,"

says Schneemann. "Putting my body in a central position in my

art reveals contradictions in our culture. I resist social, erotic,

and esthetic restrains and have opened my energies to finding materials

and forms which celebrate and transcend predicted directions of the

work."

Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation, 300 Somerset

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

an exhibit highlighting Hungarian contributions to the arts, sciences,

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

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

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

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Art by the River

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.

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.

Riverrun Gallery, 287 South Main Street, Lambertville,

609-397-3349. On exhibit, Stephen Hall’s "Meanings and Metaphors,"

and Susan Zoon’s "Contents Under Pressure." Both shows run

to October 31. Gallery is open daily, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed

Tuesday.

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.

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.

Mercer Museum, Pine and Ashland Streets, Doylestown, Pennsylvania,

215-345-0210. "Edward Hicks Country," a companion to the Philadelphia

Museum of Art comprehensive exhibit on Edward Hicks, an exhibit on

the professional and spiritual environment in which the lifelong Bucks

County artist worked. Three related displays explore the 19th-century

craft of ornamental painting, the Quaker meetinghouse environment,

and the iconography of William Penn and the Society of Friends. $5

adult; $1.50 youth. Museum hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to

5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Tuesday evening to 9 p.m.

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

215-340-9800. Celebration of American Art features "An Edward

Hicks Sampler," featuring an 1837 version of "Peaceable Kingdom"

and "The Landing of Columbus." Also an exhibition, "Picturing

Washington: Icons and Images of America’s Founding Father." $5

adults; $1.50 students; children free. Museum hours are Tuesday to

Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday evenings to 9 p.m.; Saturday

& Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Also "The Philadelphia Ten: A Women’s Artist Group, 1917 to 1945,"

to October 3. "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. Closed

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

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Other Galleries

The Artful Deposit, 201 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown,

609-298-6970. "Thomas Kelly: Recent Works," an exhibition

by the painter whose quirky scenes capture some of the enigma of life

as we know it. To October 31. Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday,

4 to 7 p.m.

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.

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.

Mariboe Gallery, The Peddie School, 609-490-7550.

"Hall of Heroes," Bob Karstadt’s exhibition of drawings and

sculptures that examine heroes physical, mystical, biblical, historical,

popular, and extraterrestrial. His subjects include Mickey Mouse,

Joan of Arc, Eleanor Roosevelt, Socrates, and John Glenn. To October

15. The gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

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, a satirical show of mixed-media

work, To 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?"


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