Opening This Week

Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, 215-917-0046. Friday, July 11, 5 to 8 p.m., opening reception for “TAWA: Past Present Forward,” a summer exhibition celebrating 30 years of art by the Trenton Artists Workshop Association. On view through August 23. Gallery talk takes place Saturday, August 23, at 1 p.m.

BOI’s of New Hope Art Gallery, 9 West Mechanic Street, New Hope, PA, 215-862-8292. On Saturday, July 12, 6 to 9 p.m., in conjunction with Second Saturdays, Princeton artist Deborah Paglione, past president of the Garden State Watercolor Society, and resident artist at BOI’s, will demonstrate her free-hand style of painting, a style that is rich in color and full of drama.

Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 to late evening and by appointment.

Fleetwing Gallery, 12 North Main Street, Lambertville, 609-460-4369. Saturday, July 12, 6 to 9 p.m., opening reception for “How Soon Is Now?,” a two-person show featuring new paintings and drawings of color fields and animal processions by Kerri Lee Johnson and Jason Byers, directors of Blankspace Gallery in Oakland, CA, an artist-run gallery showcasing emerging contemporary art. On view through September 7.

Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

Firestone Library, Princeton University, 609-258-3000. Sunday, July 13, is the first day of “Three Centuries of Political Cartoons.” On view through January 18, 2009.

The Heldrich Hotel, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-729-4670. Friday, July 11, 6 to 8 p.m., opening reception for “Tuscany: A Photographic Journey,” by Highland Park photographer Mark Chernin. On view through Labor Day. Visit

Howard Gallery of Fine Art, 77 West Bridge Street, New Hope, 215-862-5272. Saturday, July 12, 5 to 9 p.m., unveiling of Dott Bunn’s oil painting “Mountain John,” a frequent entertainer at John & Peters. The gallery is also part of New Hope’s “Best Dessert Contest.”

Monmouth Museum, Brookdale Community College, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, 732-747-2266. Friday, July 11, 6 to 8 p.m., opening reception for “Transforming Heaven and Earth: Artistic Visions of Technology,” works by Joan Hierholzer, on view through August 3, and oil paintings by Rick Buttari, on view through August 10.

New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery, 2A Stockton Avenue, New Hope, 215-862-4586. Saturday, July 12, 6 to 9 p.m., opening reception for “Pop Goes the Easel,” an exhibit of new works by husband and wife artists Betty Jacobsen and Marc Deasy. On view through August 24.

Gallery hours are Sunday, Monday, and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Queenstown Gallery, 24 West Broad STreet, Hopewell, 609-466-0817. Saturday, July 12, 5:30 to 8 p.m., opening reception for “Watercolor Anarchy Show.” On view through September 8.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Satrudays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Lecture

Rockingham Association, Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, 609-683-7132. History lecture, “Fighting for Independence While Decorating in the English Taste: Furniture in Revolutionary America,” presented by Matthew Thurlow, installation coordinator for the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He will explain what 18th century American furniture can tell us about life in Revolutionary-era America. $5 donation.

In the Galleries

Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777. “Return: Home.” Eleven New Jersey-affiliated artists explore the meaning of “home” from personal, political and cultural perspectives. On view through September 6.

Belenikin Art Gallery, 5 Lambert Lane, Lambertville, 609-397-5855. “The Agony and the Ecstasy,” featuring the work of Valeriy Belenikin, a contemporary narrative painter who was classically trained at the Moscow Academy of Fine Arts. On view through August 17.

Gallery hours Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

Bucks Gallery of Fine Art, 201 South State Street, Newton, PA, 215-579-0050. “Two Worlds Shared,” a shared exhibit featuring the works of husband and wife, Valeriy and Tamara Skrypka. On view to July 15.

Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Cranberry’s Gourmet Shoppe, 8 Public Road, Monroe, 609-655-0134. Exhibit featuring the work of Carl Frankel. On view through July 31.

D&R Greenway, Preservation Place, Rosedale Road, 609-924-4646. “Our Historic Landscape: Past, Present, and Future,” a photographic exhibition combining the partnership between the Greenway, Historical Society of Princeton, and the Princeton Photographers Club. On view to September.

Open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, 609-989-3632. “Past Present Future,” a summer exhibition celebrating 30 years of art by the Trenton Artists Workshop Association. On view through July 26. Gallery talk on Sunday, July 13, 1 p.m. Companion exhibit at Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton.

Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Gallery 125, 125 South Warren Street, Trenton, 609-393-8998. “The Art of Summer.” Group show. On view through August 2.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday noon to 6 p.m. ; and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gallery 14, 14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, 609-333-8511. “Chance Encounters,” Moira H. Longino; and “Night,” a group exhibit. On view to July 27.

Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Garden State Watercolor Society, Capital Health System, 446 Bellevue Avenue, Trenton, 609-394-4000. Associate members exhibit. On view through July 18.

Gourgaud Gallery, 13 North Main Street, Cranbury, 609-395-0900. www.gourgaudhist.htm. “From Eye to Hand: Interpreting Photography with Brush Stroke” featuring photography by Nan Miller and watercolor paintings by Michelle Rosenthal. On view through July 27.

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616. “Masters in Clay.” Features the work of seven globally known artists. On view in the museum and domestic arts buildings through September 28.

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Monday.

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, 732-932-7237. “New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India,” through July 31; “Painting for the Grave: The Early Work of Boris Sveshnikov,” through October 12; “From Here to the Horizon: American Landscape Prinst from Whistler,” through July 31; “Ways and Means: How Illustrators Plan a Picture Book,” through July 20; “Art for the Dance: Russian Costume and Stage Designs from the Riabov Collection,” through July 31; and “Russian Dance,” through July 31.

Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; weekends noon to 5 p.m.. Closed Mondays. Closed Tuesdays in July and all of August.

Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-989-6922. “Night Light: Vanishing Wildwood Neon, an exhibit by Mark Stermer. Artist’s reception on Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m. On view to July 31.

Open Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Michener Art Museum, Union Square, New Hope, 215-340-9800. “New Hope: Art and the River,” an exhibit featuring the work of close to 40 artists. On view through October 5.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 pm.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA, 215-340-9800. “Lilli Gettinger: Memory Transformed,” through August 3; and “Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs,” through August 31.

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays Memorial Day to Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Monday.

Middlesex County Cultural Commission, East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway, 732-745-4489. “Culture in Context: A Tapestry of Expression.” On view to July 29. In conjunction with the exhibit is a traditional Greek folk dance performance by the Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey on Wednesday, July 16, at Community Middle School, 55 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro, at 7:30 p.m. Register. Free.

Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, 609-924-8144. “Picturing Princeton 1783: The Nation’s Capital.” The largest exhibition ever assembled at Morven, it showcases more than 70 portraits, accompanied by archival documents, decorative art, and historic artifacts that tell the story of Congress’ five-month stay in Princeton in 1783. Docent tours Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pennswood Village Art Gallery, 1382 Newton Langhorne Road, Newtown, PA, 215-968-8879. Works by David J. Simchock features photographs from around the world. Through August 10.

PNC Bank, 2 North Main Street, New Hope. New works by Eugene Gladston through August 31.

Open Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Gallery, 609-497-7990. “Passion of Christ for Us” features paintings by Philip Lee Smith. On view through July 11.

Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4 p.m., Sunday, 2 to 9 p.m.

Princeton University Office of Informational Technology, Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-258-7200. Paintings, poetry, photographs, art glass, fabric art, wood carving, sculpture, writing, and music created by staff members. On view through July 13.

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Schotland Gallery, 123 Main Street, Flemington, 908-334-0549. “Old New York — 1940s to ’60s,” photographs by Ronald S. Schotland. On view through July 26.

Hours by appointment.

Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-924-4377. Whimsical art and photographs by Hal Studholme. Reception on Friday, July 18, 7 to 9 p.m. On view to September 2.

South Brunswick Arts Commission, 549 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-329-4000. “Teachers as Artists.” Through September 26.

Travis Gallery, 6089 Route 202, Solebury, PA, 215-794-3903. “Sand & Surf: Five Artists’ Interpretation of the Ocean.” Through July 19.

West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462. Photography exhibit by Kevin Wong of West Windsor includes digital abstracts and nature and travel photos. Wong is studying at the Brooks Institute of Photography in California. Visit Exhibit on view through July 31.

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