Art in Town

Other Galleries

Art by the River

Art On Campus

To the North

Art in the Workplace

Art In Trenton


Other Museums

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Art in Town

Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon, 609-921-6748.

Paul Robeson centennial tribute features an exhibition of photographs,

memorabilia, and art. To April 25.

Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, 609-924-7206. An Earth

Day show featuring wildlife paintings by Dallas Piotrowski. To April

29. The gallery is open by appointment during school hours.

DeLann Gallery, Princeton Meadows Shopping Center,

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.

Gratella Gallery at the Forrestal, 100 College Road East,

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


Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158

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

4 p.m.

Merwick Unit, Medical Center at Princeton, Witherspoon

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.

Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street,


"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.

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Other Galleries

Club Cafe Gallery, Franklin Towne Center, Route 27,


"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.

The Eurogallery, 37 West Broad Street, Hopewell,


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.

Firehouse Gallery, 8 Walnut Street, Bordentown,


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.

Joyce’s Golden Palette, 46 Paterson Street, New Brunswick,

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


Main Street Gallery, Montgomery Center, Rocky Hill,

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.

Montgomery Cultural Center, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

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.

Ruth Morpeth Gallery, 18 North Main Street, Pennington,

609-737-9313. "Fiber and Clay," a shared show by Hanneke de

Neve and Connie Bracci-McIndoe celebrating 20 years’ friendship. To

April 16.

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.

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

"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.

Plainsboro Artists Alliance, Public Library, Municipal

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.

Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road,


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


Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and

Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Skidmore Art Consultants Gallery, One Airport Place, Route

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.

Stony Brook Gallery, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed


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


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Art by the River

ABC Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street,

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.

Bell’s Union Street Restaurant, 183 North Union,


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.

Riverrun Gallery,

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


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Art On Campus

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


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.

Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton


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.

Firestone Library, Princeton University, 609-258-3184.

"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.

Gallery at Mercer County College, Communications Center,

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.

Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, 609-896-5168.

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.

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To the North

Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation, 300 Somerset

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.

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton

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.

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Art in the Workplace

The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Route 206 and


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

color harmonies.

Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters Gallery, New


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


Merrill Lynch Gallery, Merrill Lynch Corporate Campus,

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

main entrance.

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

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.

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Art In Trenton

Capital Health System at Mercer (formerly Mercer Medical

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, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park,


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.

Extension Gallery, 60 Ward Avenue, Mercerville,


"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.

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

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.

St. Francis Medical Center, 601 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton,

609-599-5659. "Western Scenics" by Evan G. Lindner, black

and white photographs of the American West. To April 10.

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Other Museums

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



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


Hopewell Museum, 28 East Broad Street, Hopewell,


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.

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

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.

Art Museum, Princeton University, 609-258-3788. The


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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