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In the Galleries
Paul Robeson centennial tribute features an exhibition of photographs,
memorabilia, and art. To April 25.
Day show featuring wildlife paintings by Dallas Piotrowski. To April
29. The gallery is open by appointment during school hours.
Plainsboro, 609-799-6706. "Here Comes the Sun," a group
show featuring paintings by Gail Bracegirdle, Ruth Crown, Jim
Ed Hicks, Phil Meade, Bill Blank, and Sydney Anne Neuwirth, with
by Stacie Speer-Scott. To June 13.
609-452-7800. "The Creative Lens," photographs by Robert A.
Parker. The professional writer and photographer from Nutley says
three types of photographic images appeal to him. "The first are
impressionistic images created by blurred movement or my camera
The second type are patterns that have been created by man or by
The third type are landscapes, many of which feature inclement
Nassau, 609-921-6748. "Practical Photographers: The Rose Family
Studio," images from the awesome collection of 10,000 glass plate
negatives, dating from shortly after the Civil War to the early 1950s.
The Rose Studio was founded in Princeton in 1873 by Royal Hill Rose.
The commercial photography studio stood on Nassau Street through three
generations of family owners, until its closing in 1951. Show
through December. Free. Museum hours are Tuesday to Sunday, noon to
Street, 609-497-4192. Oil paintings by Etzer Desir, a Haitian-born
artist who studied with Frank Robuste. Part of sales benefit the
Center. To June 18.
"The Cartoons of Henry Martin." Well known for his work for
the New Yorker, the Princeton artist’s cartoons have appeared in
national publications including the Harvard Businessman Review, the
Saturday Evening Post, and Look, as well as England’s Spectator and
Punch. His original drawings are in private collections including
the IBM Collection, Princeton University, and the Swann Collection.
To April 30. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"A New Look at Images," an exhibit of new works by the
photographer and octogenarian Harry Rubel. The show reflects his years
of photographing the landscape of the region, as well as his new
in collage. Through April. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10
p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed from 2:30 to 5 p.m. daily.
Bronze sculptures, paintings, and porcelain by Hungary’s Laszlo
whose works can be found in the Vatican, the Smithsonian, and the
White House. Also bronzes by Charles McCollough, and paintings by
Karen Pauline and Janet Purcell. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10
a.m. to 7:30 p.m, Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Opening reception for an exhibition of "Contemporary
curated by, and including, noted painter Lois Dodd. Selected artists
include Rita Barragona, David Dewey, Terri McNichol, Harry Naar,
O’Reilly, and Robert Shoup. To April 24.
Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
to 9 p.m.; and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday.
732-247-8672. Maria Owens, a solo show of paintings in oil, acrylic,
and pastel. To April 28. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday,
2 to 7 p.m.
"I create my own colors, and those colors guide me; they are my
initial inspiration," says Owens. Whether she’s observing a NASA
moon rock sample, a New Mexico evening sky, or a tranquil view of
an Eastern water scene, the colors she sees and uses are vivid and
609-683-8092. Pastels on paper by Leyla Spencer. To May 2. Hours are
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday to 9 p.m.; and
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Road, 609-921-3272. "Fact and Fiction," a show of opposites
featuring nationally exhibited artists Stephen Guild, Ayshe Ozbekhan,
Madelaine Shellaby, and Leyla Spencer. To May 2.
In the Upstairs Gallery, Professional Artists Group members’ show
features Jane Adriance, Connie Gray, and Darlene Prestbo.
609-737-9313. "Fiber and Clay," a shared show by Hanneke de
Neve and Connie Bracci-McIndoe celebrating 20 years’ friendship. To
De Neve is a painter who began experimenting with fiber collage 25
years ago. She uses found cotton, linen, and silks embellished with
hand-painted designs that incorporate figures, landscape, and
Bracci-McIndoe’s latest ceramic works are pit-fired bottles and
reminiscent of craggy rock monuments and sandstone formations.
"Art & Language," a national juried exhibition of more than
50 paintings, drawings, photographs, computer-generated and
artworks from around the world that explore the relationship between
the arts and language. To April 23.
Complex, 641 Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897. April Salon Show with
a "Wild Things" theme. The exhibit continues until the
breakdown party on April 26, at 5 p.m.
908-725-2110. "Zelda Burdick Retrospective," a memorial show
featuring drawings, paintings, sculpture, handmade paper, and prints
by one of the council’s founding members. Also, in the library
work by artist-in-residence Robert Schwieger. Both shows to April
Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
206, 609-924-1875. Lorraine Skidmore, a consultant to corporate and
private art collections for 15 years, opens a gallery space with a
show of new works by Patricia Davis-Ganek. To May 8.
Davis-Ganek shows a lively collection of still lifes, abstracts, and
abstracted landscapes focuses on color and shape. "I am strongly
influenced by Matisse," she says, "drawn to his color and
simplification of shapes, De Kooning’s spontaneity and color, and
Diebenkorn, for his scratchy, expressive brushwork, color, and
As I paint, I am constantly thinking in terms of color and shape;
subject matter is always secondary." Gallery hours are Thursday
to Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m., and by appointment.
Pennington, 609-737-7592. "Images from Nature," an exhibition
of paintings by the late Rachel Horne, known to many as the eccentric
English woman who ran the Nature Center at Washington Crossing State
Park in the 1960s and ’70s. To April 25.
Horne’s passion was nature and she expressed it in the nature center’s
exhibits and the captivating stories she shared with all. She also
expressed it in acrylic paintings of the wildlife she loved, her
for the first time in a show of works loaned by family and friends.
Located in the Watershed’s Buttinger Nature Center, gallery hours
are Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4
609-397-0275. "Unique Impressions," monotypes by Dee
To April 24. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Friday
1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.
609-397-2226. "Arbors and Barns," an exhibit of paintings
by Edith Skiba La Monica. She has a B.A. in painting and an MA in
art history and criticism from SUNY at Stony Brook. To May 2.
287 South Main Street, Lambertville, 609-397-3349. "Body
an exhibition of portraits by the Lambertville artist Paul Matthews.
A graduate of Cooper Union, his subject matter has always been people,
their relationships, attitudes, and psyches. Show runs to May 3.
hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed
in the Art and Painting of Late Imperial China," a select
exhibition featuring works from the permanent collection, the
Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and private collections. Also
"Central Europe in Princeton: Old Master Drawings by Flemish and
German Artists from the Collection of the Art Museum." Both shows
to June 14.
609-258-4790. An exhibition by Zhou Yong, a native of China who holds
a master’s degree from the Xian Art Institute. For over 20 years Yong
lived in China’s northwest hinterlands, the ancient "Silk
travel route used by Marco Polo. Many of his painting show scenes
of rural life in this remote region. To April 15. The gallery is open
daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"The Search for Latin America: Sources at Princeton," an
exhibition of 200 items ranging from original manuscripts, rare books,
maps, photographs, correspondence, coins, and artifacts traces a
history of the region from Pre-Columbian times to the 20th century.
To April 13. Gallery hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends
noon to 5 p.m.
Second Floor, West Windsor, 609-586-4800. Works by students in the
college’s visual arts program. Included are paintings, sculpture,
ceramics, photographs, prints, watercolors, drawings, animation, and
design. To April 15. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m.; and Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.
Retrospective of the works of painter Louisa Matthiasdottir, born
in Iceland in 1918. The artist studied in Denmark and Paris become
coming to New York in 1943 where she studied at the Hans Hofmann
A catalog accompanies the show that continues to April 22. Free.
Matthiasdottir’s kitchen still lifes, portraits, self-portraits, and
Icelandic landscapes have received wide attention. Curator Deborah
Rosenthal says her paintings "have been praised for their
for her Hofmann-like feeling for the spatial potential of the flat
rectangle, married in her canvases to a sharp eye and quick brush
applied to observed detail." Gallery hours are Monday to Friday,
2 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.
Street, New Brunswick, 732-846-5777. Victor Vasarely Retrospective,
an exhibition by the father of Op Art — "the pop of op"
— and pioneer of the development of every kind of optical device
for the creation of the new art of visual illusion. $2 donation. To
September 27. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
streets, New Brunswick, 908-932-7237. "Paul Robeson: Artist and
Citizen," a major show in observance of the centennial of the
birth of the Princeton-born scholar, athlete, singer, movie star,
and political activist. The multi-disciplinary show features 150 items
on loan from collections around the world. By placing Robeson’s life
within the context of American history during the first half of this
century, the exhibit interprets major themes of social, cultural,
and intellectual history. To July 31.
Also, "Riding the Wave: The Japanese Influence on the Depiction
of the Sea and Water in Western Art," to July 5. "Russia as
Seen by Foreign Travelers" to July 31, 1998.
Museum hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
$3 adults; free for members, children under 18, and Rutgers students,
faculty, and staff. Free on the first Sunday of each month.
Line Road, 609-252-6275. "Father and Daughter: George and Rena
Segal." Drawings and paintings by New Jersey’s
sculptor and his daughter. To April 12. Gallery hours are Monday to
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday to 7 p.m.; weekends & holidays,
1 to 5 p.m.
In a departure from the direct-cast sculptures for which he is best
known, Segal shows six monumental portraits in pastel on paper, images
of his late mother Sophie, his wife Helen, his sister-in-law, Millie,
and former neighbor, Leon. Rena Segal shows four large acrylics and
10 pastels, all made over the past three years. These are scenes of
Farrington Lake that are charged with animated line and unexpected
732-524-3698. The 10th National Art Exhibition by the Mentally Ill,
curated by Marilyn Gottlieb-Roberts and Michael Bzdak, gives artists
acknowledgement, validation, support, as well as an outlet for their
creative expression. Though most have no formal training, "the
intensity of their personal visions, experiences, struggles, and
allow these artists to produce powerful and creative artworks,"
said NAIMI’s Juan Martin. Janssen Pharmaceutica, manufacturer of an
antipsychotic drug, is among the J&J companies involved in the
To April 30. Free by appointment.
Also, "Color, the Divine Madness," an exhibition of
paintings and portraits by New Jersey artist Barbara Petitto. To April
800 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, 609-282-1281. Newly dedicated
outdoors is the sculpture "Girl Chasing Butterflies" by
Visbal. In the gallery, works by Louise Nevelson, Helen Frankenthaler,
Jennifer Bartlett, Nancy Graves, and Pat Steir. Open seven days a
week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To be directed to the gallery, sign in at
609-895-7307. "Flowers: Views from the Garden," a group show
featuring paintings by Mark Davis, Thomas George, Lucy McVicker, Paul
Resika, Ralph Rosenborg, and others. To April 10. Gallery hours are
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Center), 446 Bellevue Avenue, Trenton, 609-394-4095. "Computer
Artists," a group show that features the many ways computers
the artist’s tool. Artists include Scott Bowker, Eric Peterson, Julian
Kerns, and nine art faculty members of MCCC. The gallery is always
open. To April 24.
Ellarslie Open XVI, the juried regional show of work by 64 artists
in all media. Jurors are Margaret K. Johnson, Arlene Smith, and Barry
Snyder. To April 26. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays.
"Cast Iron Sculpture," an exhibition by 34 area artists, staff
and apprentices of the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of
taking place concurrently with its hosting of the third International
Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art. To April 30. Gallery hours
are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
609-292-6464. Mel Leipzig Retrospective, a major retrospective show
by the Trenton realist painter and MCCC faculty member featuring more
than 60 works made from 1950 to the present. To June 28. Free.
Family, friends, and everyday life are Leipzig’s central themes. He
does not offer up allegory, political agenda, or myth. Instead he
presents the viewer with domestic genre scenes, images of people and
moments that are unseen, ignored, or considered commonplace.
"My paintings are done by working directly from life. I never
work from photographs," says Leipzig. "I feel that the use
of photography would dilute my feelings and undermine my
His models include his wife, Mary Jo, children Francesca and Joshua,
as well as students and friends.
Also, an exhibition of 12 sculptures by Walt Swales whose work
the artist’s interest in the evolution and sanctity of all cultures.
The artist, who teaches at Montclair State, works with welded steel
and rock to create minimal works that draw upon universal symbols
and signs. To May 10. Free.
Also, "Barbara Klein: Contemporary Ciphers," works by the
mid-career abstract painter. Klein sees her imagery as glyphs and
seeks to convey a symbolic language, one inspired by her musings on
prehistory and prelanguage. To May 3. Museum hours are Tuesday to
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
609-599-5659. "Western Scenics" by Evan G. Lindner, black
and white photographs of the American West. To April 10.
Also featured, "Creative Bucks County: A Celebration of Art and
Artists," an interactive exhibit honoring 12 maverick Bucks County
figures that include Oscar Hammerstein, Pearl Buck, and Dorothy
Hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Adults $5; students $1.50; children
On exhibit through January, toys from the collection of Tom and Marion
McCandless, including seven toys made in Hopewell by the short-lived
Hoproco Toy Company, located on Burton Avenue from 1925 to ’27. Also
on exhibit, a dozen miniatures including doll houses, churches, and
barns. Free. Museum hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from
2 to 5 p.m.
609-586-0616. Fall/Winter Exhibition on view in the museum and newly
renovated Domestic Arts buildings: "Stone: a Group
featuring works by Paul Bloch, Michael Braden, Susan Crowder, Horace
Farlowe, Yongjin Han, and Jill Sablosky. Gallery and outdoor hours
are Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
collection features a strong representation of Western European
old master prints, and original photographs. Collections of Chinese,
Pre-Columbian Mayan, and African art are considered among the museum’s
most impressive. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Tours are given every Saturday at 2 p.m.
Not housed in the museum but part of the collection is the John B.
Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection of 20th-century sculpture, with works
by such modern masters as Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso
and George Segal located throughout the campus.
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