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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,
"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 www.photosgallery14.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.gratzgallery.com. 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
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.
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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