Art in Town

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Nature Photographer Jim Hilgendorf

In the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains of

California, there are trees that are considered the oldest living

inhabitants on Earth, including a tree called "Methuselah," which was

found to be over 4,700 years old. Photographer Jim Hilgendorf, of New

Hope and New York, has been fascinated with the Bristlecone Pine trees

ever since 1973, when he stumbled upon the then little-known forest.

In 2004, Hilgendorf, who was trained at the International Center of

Photography and the New York Institute of Photography, returned to

this magical place.

The results of that trip, which included a trek to Bryce National Park

in Utah and Windy Ridge in the Pike National Forest in Colorado, can

be seen in "Bristlecone Pine Trees." This exhibit, along with "Light

Caresses," photography by Mark Fields, opens with a reception on

Friday, April 22, at Gallery 14 in Hopewell. A reception to meet the

photographers takes place on Saturday, April 23.

According to a statement from the gallery, the trees featured in

Hilgendorf’s work live in very cold, windy, and dry climates, usually

at high elevations, and their branches have aged into beautifully

twisted shapes reaching into the sky. Up close they reveal beautiful

gnarled, grainy designs in various shades of brown, black, and white.

Mark Fields’ primary interest is light interacting with form,

sometimes referred to in the art world as "chiaroscuro." His photos

capture light as it falls on a tulip, a violin, a building, or the

human hand. He says he titled this exhibit "Light Caresses" because he

believe it exemplifies how light affects all.

Fields was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in

Philadelphia, and his photographs have been exhibited in over 30

exhibitions including one-person shows in universities, art centers,

and galleries.

"Bristlecone Pine Trees," photography by Jim Hilgendorf, and "Light

Caresses," photography by Mark Fields, Gallery 14, 14 Mercer Street,

Hopewell. Friday, April 22, 6 to 9 p.m., opening reception; Saturday,

April 23, 1 to 3 p.m., meet the photographers and discuss their work.

609-333-8511 or

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Art in Town

Dynasty Arts, 20 Nassau Street, Unit F, 609-688-9388. "Last Dynasty,"

oil and watercolor, and limited edition prints. Artist and owner, Lu

Zuogeng, combines Chinese brushwork with Western watercolor. Also,

Chinese antique furniture of Ming and Qing dynasties. The gallery is

open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon

to 5 p.m.

Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street,

609-921-6748. "Princeton Recollects" exhibition was organized to

celebrate the accomplishments of the Princeton History Project. In the

1970s and ’80s, the project was dedicated to collecting and preserving

memories, and publishing "The Princeton Recollector," a monthly

magazine. The exhibition includes original letters, documents, and

artifacts. Free. Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Hall Gallery, 20 Library Place,

609-497-7990. "Design Matters," the seminary’s history in typography,

photography, illustration, paper, ink, and other graphic elements. The

designs are on posters, magazine covers, websites, greeting cards, and

brochures. Gallery talk and reception with the artists on Monday, May

2, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. On view through May 27. Open Monday to Saturday,

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855. "Jane

Lawrence Paintings." On view through June 11. Gallery open Monday to

Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m; and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.

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Area Galleries

Bordentown Gallery, 204 Farnsworth Avenue, 609-298-5556. "Spring

Members Only Show" for artists with the New Jersey Chapter of the

American Artists Professional League. Princeton artist Charles

McVicker, a member of the Garden State Watercolor Society, selected

the winners. On view through May 18.

Firehouse Gallery, 8 Walnut Street, Bordentown, 609-298-3742. "Picasso

Kids Exhibition," a showcase of works of kids ages 7 to 17. Some work

for sale. Through May 22.

Gold Medal Impressions, 43 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor,

609-606-9001. Newly-expanded gallery of photographer Richard Druckman,

a freelance photographer for Associated Press. Six rooms and over 250

photographs of professional football, basketball, hockey, tennis, and

Olympic events. Photographs for sale are matted and framed and in a

variety of sizes and prices. Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616. A

seasonal outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring the ISC Outstanding

Student Achievement Awards Exhibition. "Twisted Logic" by Patrick

Dougherty,"Earthwords and Geoglyphs" by Australian artist Andrew

Rogers. Show continues to May 1. "Focus on Sculpture 2005," an annual

juried exhibition of photographs by amateur photographers and the

figurative sculptures of contemporary Norwegian artist Nicolaus

Widerberg. On view in the Domestic Arts Building to May 1. Open

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., April to October.

Hopewell Frame Shop Gallery, 24 West Broad Street, 609-466-0817.

"Spring Sampler," a multi-medium exhibit by Susan Freeman of Cranbury.

Works include drawings, etchings, papercuts, wall sculptures, and

household goddesses. On view through May 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday

through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

La Principessa Ristorante, Route 27, Kingston Mall, 609-921-3043. "La

Dolce Vita, " a collection of original photographs from Italia by Ed

Tseng. The exhibition remains on permanent display. Restaurant hours

are Tuesday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m.;

and Sunday, 4:30 to 9 p.m.

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Campus Arts

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

and baroque galleries are open. The museum’s galleries are open

Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Tours

on Saturdays at 2 p.m.

"Recarving China’s Past: The Art, Archaeology, and Architecture of the

Wu Family Shrines," a collection of pictorial wall carvings that have

been recognized as apart of mid-second century funerary structures.

Through June 26.

Also, "Some Art of the ’80s," contemporary artists including Sandro

Chia, Eric Fischl, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Salle, and Sean Scully.

Through June 12.

College of New Jersey, Art Gallery, Holman Hall, Ewing, 609-771-2198.

Undergraduate exhibition of a variety of different media. On view

through April 27. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 3

p.m.; Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.

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Art in the Workplace

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hopewell Campus, 609-252-5120. Outdoor sculpture

show features works by seven prominent East Coast artists: Hope Carter

of Hopewell, Kate Dodd, Richard Heinrich, John Isherwood, Joel

Perlman, John Van Alstine, and Jay Wholley. Exhibition is on view

during business hours and will remain in its location for two years.

The artists were selected by a panel composed of Alejandro Anreus,

veteran curator and scholar, Jeffrey Nathanson of the International

Sculpture Center, and visual artist Sheba Sharrow, working under the

guidance of Kate Somers, curator of the company’s corporate gallery in


Johnson & Johnson, Administration Building Atrium, Grandview Road,

Skillman, 732-524-6957. Ricardo Barros presents "Facing Sculpture," a

portfolio of photographic portraits features 30 black and white

portraits of contemporary sculptures. He also celebrates the recent

publication of his book, "Facing Sculpture: A Portfolio of Portraits,

Sculpture, and Related Ideas." Through May 6. Also, abstract and

landscape paintings of New Jersey artist Antonia Germanos. On view

through August 5. Appointments required to see the exhibition.

Stark & Stark, 993 Lenox Drive, Lawrenceville, 609-895-7386. New

Jersey Teen Arts Touring Art Exhibit. On view through June 3.

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Art by the River

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville. "Field and Stream,"

a shared exhibit of watercolors by Gail Bracegirdle and digital prints

by Alan J. Klawans. On view through May 1. Gallery hours are Friday,

Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Artsbridge, Prallsville Mills, Route 29, Stockton, 609-773-0881. 11th

annual juried show under the leadership of Mick Byers and Judith

Hoctor. Show remains on view through April 24. Exhibit is open daily

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Spring Exhibition featuring the watercolors of Joanne Augustine and

introducing a special show of a group of artists who participated in

the Delaware River Sojourn during the summer of 2004. On view through

May 29. Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Gratz Gallery, 30 West Bridge Street, New Hope, 215-862-4300. "Joseph

Crilley," an exhibition of new works in oil by Bucks County painter.

Works may be viewed at On view through May 8.

Gallery hours, Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday,noon

to 6 p.m.; and by appointment.

Louisa Melrose Gallery, 41 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, 908-996-1470.

"Pastel," a shared exhibit featuring pastel artists Alden Baker, Jason

Chang, Rainie Crawford, Christina Debarry, Christina Debrosky, Diana

deSantis, Frank Federico, Barbara Fischman, Julie Friedman, Roz

Hollander, Maceo Mitchell, Claire Paisner, Peter Seltzer, Rae Smith,

Brenda Tribush, Rhoda Yanow, and Frank Zuccarelli. On view through May


New Hope Arts, Union Square, West Bridge Street and Union Square

Drive, New Hope, 215-862-3396. Second annual New Hope Sculpture

Exhibition featuring an indoor exhibition of more than 88 works by 43

nationally and internationally recognized artists and an outdoor show

of seven large-scale works installed throughout the town. Through

April, 2006.

Riverrun Gallery, 287 South Main Street, Lambertville, 609-397-3349.

"Two Photographers," an dual exhibit of works by Bruce Katsiff and

Brian H. Peterson. Katsiff’s "Built Environments" features a selection

of photos taken over 25 years. Peterson presents "Selected Photographs

1979-2004" explores recurring themes of light and movement. On view

through May 29. Gallery open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, noon

to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

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Art In Trenton

The Classics Return, Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park,

609-989-3632. Shared show "The Classics Return" with works of Bernard

Moore, Susan Kiley, Anthony Colavita, and Aundretta Wright. Through

February 27. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sundays, 1

to 4 p.m.

Gallery 125, 125 South Warren Street, Trenton, 609-393-8998. "Moscow

Makes, Trenton Takes," an exhibit of close to 40 mid to late 20th

century Russian paintings from the personal collection of Trenton

businessman, Shelley Zeiger. On view through June 3.

New Jersey State Museum, Galleries at 225 West State Street, Trenton,

609-292-6464. "Vision and Voice: Princeton Artists Alliance in

Dialogue with Contemporary New Jersey Poetry," an exhibit of over 40

works by New Jersey artists and poets. Margaret M. O’Reilly is

curator. Through May 13. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 9

a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Old Barracks Museum, Barrack Street, Trenton, 609-396-1776.

"Furniture, Curios and Pictures: 100 Years of Collecting by the Old

Barracks," a display in the exhibit gallery is included in the tour

admission fee. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the last tour is

at 3:50 p.m.

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