Art by the River

Area Galleries

Area Museums

Art in Town

Campus Arts

Art in the Workplace

Auditions

Donate Please

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In the Galleries: Area Museums

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

Ellarslie Open XXI, the annual juried show. Distinguished juror Robert

Sakson selected 85 works by 72 artists from the 310 entries submitted.

Awards for "Best in Show" in painting, sculpture, printmaking,

mixed-media, and photography. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to

3 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. To June 15.

A vital member of the Trenton art scene for over 40 years, juror Robert

Sakson is a member of almost every outstanding watercolor society

and painting group in the U.S. His work is in the permanent collections

of the Princeton University Art Museum, Ellarslie, Avon Corp, AT&T,

and others.

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

609-292-6464. "Taking It Personally: Selected Paintings 1962 to

2003" by Paul Matthews continues in the museum’s Cityside Gallery.

These large-scale figurative oils address issues of time and transience,

aging and mortality. Political messages, human vulnerability in the

form of nudity, and the natural process of childbearing are all depicted.

To July 27.

Matthews studied at Cooper Union in New York where he received the

highest achievement prize. He has had more than 25 solo shows, receiving

the Best of Show at the Ellarslie Open in 1999 and 2002, as well as

First Award at the Philadelphia Sketch Club in 2000 and 2003. Exhibit

catalog includes an essay by Russell Banks.

Also "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."

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

215-340-9800. "Six Continents of Quilts: The Museum of Arts and

Design Collection" features 30 vibrant and colorful quilts by

contemporary fabric artists from New York to Japan to South Africa;

to July 6. Summer hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;

Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday

noon to 5 p.m. Museum admission $6 adults; $3 students and children.

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 by the River

Artsbridge, Canal Studios, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville,

609-773-0881. Monthly show features George Golia, photographs; Beth

Pituch, abstract works in encaustic, wax, and oils; Jim Lucas, celebrity

portraits in acrylic; Cathy DeChico, acrylic paintings; Janet Waronker,

watercolors; and Judith Hoctor, jewelry. To May 31.

Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0804.

Spring exhibition featuring watercolors, oils, and mixed-media by

W. Carl Burger, and oil paintings by Colette Sexton. Gallery hours

are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To June 1.

Louisa Melrose Gallery, 41 Bridge Street, Frenchtown,

908-996-1470. "Passionately Pastel" invitational show brings

together 13 signature members of the Pastel Society of America, each

with technical virtuosity, many exhibiting in Frenchtown for the first

time. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., to May 26.

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Area Galleries

Creative Artist Guild, Hills Gallery, 601 Route 206, Hillsborough,

908-281-1855. "Spring for Art," group show features Jane Adriance,

Susan Antin, Connie Gray, Betty Klank, Mary Kramarenko, Diana Patton,

Darlene Prestbo, Seow-Chu See, Patrice Sprovieri, Colin Throm, Gloria

Wiernik, and Lorraine Williams. To May 17.

Family Framers, 15 East Railroad Avenue, Jamesburg, 732-605-7900.

Paintings and pastels by Helen Post. A graduate of Pratt Institute

and Rutgers, artist and educator Helen Post has works in the collections

of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, and many private collections.

To May 31.

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

Shared show features "Transformations" by Rhoda Kassof-Isaac

and "Windows and Reflections" by Frank Magalhaes. Gallery

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

To May 25.

Lawrenceville School, Gruss Center of Visual Arts, Lawrenceville,

609-620-6026. "Seeing: Selections from Collection Dancing Bear"

featuring 70 intriguing works focusing of eyes from the photography

collection of W.M. Hunt ’64. Hunt is a New York-based collection,

curator, and champion of photography. He is director of photography

at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in Chelsea. 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 June 7.

Montgomery Center for the Arts, 124 Montgomery Road, Skillman,

609-921-3272. The 34th annual Garden State Watercolor Society members

juried exhibition and sale. Jurors are Judy Antonelli and Herbert

Appleson. Artists’ reception is Sunday, May 4, for the show that continues

to June 1. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday 1

to 4 p.m.

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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 museum collection featuring works by Hungarian

American artists who emigrated to the U.S. between 1920 and 1957.

Artists are Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Bertha and Elena De Hellenbranth,

Sandor Zugor, Janos Antal Kurz, Lajos Szanto, Vincent Korda, Emil

Kelemen, Willy Pogany, Tibor Gergely, and Zoltan Poharnok. Museum

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

4 p.m. $5 donation. To May 18.

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.

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Art in Town

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

Sculptures by Kristin Gudjonsdottir. A native of Iceland, Gudjonsdottir

graduated in 1995 in sculpture and glass from the California College

of Arts and Crafts. She has shown in galleries and museums in California,

Idaho, Washington, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and in Iceland.

In 2001 she won the best in show purchase award at Rocky Mountain

Arts Center. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To May 9.

Lost and Found Gallery, 20 Nassau Street, 609-497-9499.

"First You Must Take Direction," functional artworks by Boris

Bally created from traffic signs, including serving trays, bowls,

chairs, key chains, and pins. Gallery open Wednesday to Saturday,

10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To May 10.

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

"Past Made Present: The Paintings of Ilona Zaremba," solo

exhibit by the Polish native now living in Canada. Her richly textured

mixed-media compositions are included in many corporate and private

collections, including that of actor Steve Martin. Four of her paintings

appear on screen in Martin’s new movie, "Bringing Down the House."

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To May 26.

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 to 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.

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.

Princeton Photo, 126 Nassau Street, 609-683-1211. David

J. Simchock’s exhibition of travel photography, "Vagabond Vistas."

The images were captured during the artist’s three-year journey through

five continents. To May 15.

SweeTree Gallery, 286 Alexander Street, 609-934-8665.

"Chickens to Go," hand-made chickens by artist Maria del Fabro,

who awoke one morning and started making chickens. Her chickens come

out of handwork traditions passed down to her from her Italian ancestors;

they are made of wool, cotton and other natural fabrics. A portion

of show’s proceeds will be donated towards efforts for peace. Also

on exhibit, "Art from the Caribbean." Open Fridays and Saturdays,

1 to 6 p.m. To May 24.

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Campus Arts

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

the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered," a show featuring new work

by artists Sanford Biggers, Anne Chu, Ellen Harvey, and Zhang Hongtu,

inspired by the museum collections, curated by Eugenie Tsai, to June

29. Also "The New Vulgarians: New York Pop," an exhibition

of 18 works that seeks to reposition pop in such away that its challenging

and discomforting aspects can be perceived again; to July 13. Also

"The Photographs of Edward Ranney: The John B. Elliott Collection,"

an overview of the artist’s career from 1970 and 1999; to June 7.

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 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; to June 15. "In Pursuit

of the Past: Provenance Research at the Princeton University Art Museum,"

an exhibition organized to provide viewers with a behind-the-scenes

look at the research methods used to trace the history of works of

art. Focusing on issues related to ownership and collecting, the exhibition

will present the results of research on eight paintings in the museum’s

collection of European painting; to August 10.

Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson

School, 609-258-1651. "Ricanstructions," a selection of works

by Puerto Rican artist Juan Sanchez. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.

to 5 p.m.. To June 7.

Firestone Library, Princeton University, 609-258-1148.

"Brave New World: 20th-Century Books from the Cotsen Children’s

Library," an exhibition that fills the library’s main gallery

and the Milberg Gallery upstairs.

College of New Jersey, Art Gallery, Holman Hall, Ewing,

609-771-2198. Annual Senior Fine Arts Exhibition. Gallery hours are

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

1 to 3 p.m. To May 16. @LT = Gallery at Mercer County College,

Communications Center, 609-586-4800, ext. 3589. Visual Arts Student

Show, the annual show highlighting work by MCCC visual arts students

studying with faculty that includes Mel Leipzig, Joan Needham, Frank

Rivera, Yevgeniy Fiks, Tina La Placa, Eric Kunsman, and Michael Welliver.

Open Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday evenings 6

to 8 p.m.; Thursday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. To May 15.

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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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Auditions

Villagers Theater has auditions for the Teensville production of "Bye Bye Birdie" on Monday, May 12, and Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. 40 teenaged boys and girls are needed. Show dates are weekends August 1 to 17. Contact Richard Baker at website: www.villagerstheatre.com

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra has an open call for all instruments on Wednesday and Thursday, May 14 and 15, at Dorothea’s House on Paul Robeson Place in Princeton. The orchestra is for skilled musicians in grades 8 to 12. To schedule call Malinda Strauss at 609-936-8700 or E-mail GPYOrchestra@aol.com

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Donate Please

National Association of Letter Carriers will collect and deliver food to Mercer Street Friends Food Cooperative on Saturday, May 10. Leave donations of non-perishable foods in a bag near your mailbox and it will be picked up by your carrier and delivered to the community food bank.

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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