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Teas, Herbs, and Sculpture
Those who still seek proof that art walks well with commerce need
merely stroll down Witherspoon Street and stop in at number 27 –
Holsome Teas & Herbs. Merchandise lines the walls near the door, but
your eyes and feet are drawn farther, to the spiraling arms of
"Medina," sculptor Robert Cannon’s intriguingly suspended garden of
herbs and mosses.
Instinctively, your vision traces beyond, over the bamboo floor, back
into the soft lit room reserved for yoga, meditation, and tai Chi.
Only afterward do you take in the front of this linear shop. Large
inviting bins of teas line the entire right wall. Herbal and
homeopathic remedies, along with more familiar vitamins, stretch along
the left. Amidst this aura of calm, you might scarcely notice the
quiet standing figure of owner, Paul Shu.
As a career research chemist for 3M and later Mobil in Pennington, the
inventive Shu racked up 74 U.S. patents. Then, eight years ago, at age
54, he retired, as he puts it, "to invent my own dream."
On Friday, December 17, Shu’s Holsome takes on an even greater
artistic atmosphere as he transforms a substantial part of his 4,000
square-foot store into a permanent gallery. Sculptor Joseph Petrovics
and abstract photographer Madelaine Shellaby open the gallery with an
artists’ reception that night from 6 to 8 p.m., and a display of their
own works. All are invited. Their collections remain on view through
Monday, January 24. Holsome’s doors remain open daily from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., with specific gallery hours from Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to
5 p.m. For further details call 609-279-1592 or visit www.holsome.com.
Shu sees the move from holistic center to gallery as less a leap than
a natural progression. Like the shift from scientist to herbalist.
"Art is, after all, one more natural method of healing," he says. Shu
was born in the Schezwan region of China in the middle of World Wall
II. Urged by his parents to study his way upward, he immigrated to the
United States and took his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the
University of Michigan. But other seeds early on had been planted.
"I remember my grandparents practicing herbal medicine," recalls Shu.
"They would collect local herbs and effect remedies the natural way.
Increasingly throughout my life, I grew more interested in this safe,
simple path." Shu’s innate artistic bent shows itself in the outlay of
his Holsome holistic center. Stark and minimally lit, the open space
emphasizes the fascinating items along the shelves. Visitors have
claimed that upon entering they feel the Princeton commercial bustle
lifted from their shoulders as a sense of tranquility descends. Yet
the move to a more formalized gallery took just the right Chi.
The untranslatable "Chi" is a Chinese term connoting a favorable
energy and spirit radiating from a thing well created. Shu recently
found it at Pennington’s Silva Gallery in the works of Ann Ridings.
From her traditional Chinese brush paintings, to her latest
watercolors involving two paintings on matsume rice paper squares,
woven into a single abstract, Ridings showed the spirit Shu sought. He
made her the curator of Holsome’s permanent gallery.
Ridings’ selection of Petrovics art for the opening could not have
proved more fortuitous and timely. This past year Petrovics was
selected for one of the most prestigious artistic commissions in the
nation: a memorial at the World Trade Center. In his Blawenburg studio
he is now working on a 56-foot panoramic mural that displays the
events of September 11, and below records the names of the fallen
Those who would enjoy a smaller scale preview of this globally
important tribute find it in the artist’s "Skyscrapers and Clouds"
collection, which makes up half of Petrovics’ Holsome showing.
Petrovics emigrated from Hungary to the United States in l988. Already
a renown talent in his homeland, Petrovics quickly found work in
Manhattan both, teaching and sculpting for such patrons as the Church
of St. John the Divine. Living first in Princeton at the Ettl farm
artist colony, then later in Blawenburg, Petrovics would make the
morning commute from New Jersey, across the Hudson, and view the New
York skyline splayed before him.
"I looked at the skyscrapers," he recalls. "Our greatest structures,
just like the pyramids were in ancient times. One day, I saw dark,
heavy clouds settling on and weighing down these skyscrapers. Their
peaks poked through the clouds like knives. I could almost feel the
pressure on my skin."
This theme lodged in Petrovics’ mind and since 1990 has expressed
itself in dozens of small abstract models of swirling clouds pierced
by spikey man made structures. Originally created as models, Petrovics
dealt swiftly with these smaller, foot-high blocks to preserve the
spontaneity of thought. Later many of them were expanded into full
size sculptures in wood, stone, and even bronze. The process was
working well. Then came September 11, 2001. Petrovics’ whole artistic
vision twisted in the events of that day; the horror infused and
contorted both the man and his work. "It was a wrenching for
everybody," he says. "Naturally my sculptures changed and reflected
Petrovics kept the theme, but adapted to the consciousness that comes
with history. His structures remain in abstract because, in his view,
skyscrapers are always more symbolic than real.
Seven of the larger Skyscraper and Cloud pieces are to be displayed,
along with several of the smaller models in soapstone, alabaster, and
granite. Additionally, Petrovics shows some of his "Fugitive Shadow"
series – another collection inadvertently transmuted by the violence
of our times.
In l995 Petrovics arrived in Nagyatad, Hungary, toting a concrete
design model. It represented his entry in the very select
International Wood Carving Symposium. The artists’ park stood,
unfortunately, only 20 miles from the Hungarian-Croatian border, where
war raged and a constant whine of NATO planes was heard overhead.
Roads flooded with refugees streaming into the small boarder villages.
Stricken by this vision, Petrovics scrapped his original plan and
began the series "Fugitive Shadow" – which he states "provides a
symbolic shelter for the eternal fugitive: Mankind."
From his early days in northeastern Hungary Joseph watched his father
sit at his cobblers bench, and work with tools he designed
specifically for his own hands. As a student, Joseph followed suit,
making his own tools and sculpting his way through the fine arts high
school and the Fine Arts Academy of the University of Budapest, in
each institution winning the top scholarship. In 1987 Petrovics was
awarded the Derkovits prize for young artists and was hired onto the
staff of the national museum. His career was made. Commissions rolled
in. A comfortable life was assured.
But America’s free wheeling expression has lured many a talent to its
shores, and in l988 Petrovics brought his family to the Garden State.
His ability to create powerful, monumental pieces with the most
careful realistic detail was soon recognized. When the veterans of Iwo
Jima wanted a larger than life-size depiction of the famed flag
raising, they sought this recent American immigrant. And today
Petrovics’ rendering can be viewed in New Britain-Newington,
Madelaine Shellaby, who joins Petrovics in Holsome’s inaugural art
show, releases a Chi that flows very companionably with that of
holistic purveyor Shu. An abstract photographer, she portrays the
world as an evolving blend of quantum physics and ancient Chinese
Taoist philosophy. "We are all unified by a constant energy field,"
Shellaby says. "Consciousness infuses itself into every physical
tissue. Images of what we view as our self become blurred in the
energy exchange. There are no exact lines."
While the ancient eastern pundits struggled to explain this world
view, and physicists still madly scribble mathematical formulason
chalkboards, Shellaby takes up an equally difficult challenge: how to
explain our universally energized selves visually. For a springboard
medium she has selected photography, but from there Shellaby launches
into an entire high tech transformation.
Shellaby’s collection, displayed at Holsome Gallery, and entitled "The
Digital Body," follows in the tradition of fine art printmaking. To
obtain the original picture, she employes both traditional and digital
photography. Shellaby prefers the photographers’ grand old time
favorite, the Hasselblad, which provides her with a large, workable
two-and-a-quarter-square-inch negative. "This gives me both the very
high resolution I require as well as the ability to blur images," she
Once developed, the image gets scanned into the computer, where
Shellaby’s real magic begins. Shades are changed, muted, intensified.
Separate photos scanned in profiles can create a rain of stones or
other startling composites. The final image is taken to printer who
blends the inks accordingly. The photos are printed in a series of 10
and signed, along with artist’s and and printer’s proofs. The result
resembles a lithograph, etching, or silkscreen.
Shellaby’s selection of photography for her current show comes after a
lifetime of training. Named after an artist cousin, she had the
creative world impressed upon her by her mother, who never tired of
taking her daughter to museums. Her father, a career state department
employee, kept the family hopping from Boston, to New Jersey, to Lima,
Peru, to Brazil, and back to the United States. In l966, when nearby
Haight-Ashbury was in full swing, Shellaby graduated from Scripps
College with a B.A. in humanities and then a master’s in painting from
the University of California-Berkeley.
Shellaby has received three fellowships from the New Jersey Arts
Council, is a fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and
currently teaches at Stuart Country Day School. Her home and studio
are in Belle Mead.
However laudable the effort, the artfully enterprising Shu still faces
the age old artists’ dilemma of truth, beauty, and the wolf at the
door. His Holsome Teas & Herbs is, above all, a business. The teas,
herbs, and the yoga and other classes are all supposed to turn a
profit. The art in the gallery is for sale.
A question Shu now faces involves whether a full blown gallery can
actually benefit sales? Back in the early stages of his business plan,
Shu decided that he did not want the Toys R Us approach to his store.
Huge aisles, all jammed tight with merchandise may effectively get the
customer in, and induce him to buy and get out quickly. Such an
atmosphere, however profitable, Shu finds abhorrent for the creation
of a holistic center where new knowledge and healing are imparted.
There is no doubt that his new gallery will increase Holsome’s foot
traffic. "At the same time," says Shu, "I wonder a little, if I am
creating a situation where the store will fill with people who browse
for an hour then leave nodding politely without ever buying anything."
Part of Shu’s problem comes from selling a product that few buyers
know much about. People come into the store liking the idea of herbal
remedies and exotic kinds of teas. They are intrigued by the concept
of yoga, Tai Chi, or meditation. But very few have any solid knowledge
of these practices.
Yet despite the exotic nature of his product, Shu remains a very
practical businessman. "Every company spends its energies chasing the
popular culture," he says. "All of us want want to present the public
with the new thing that they want." Interestingly, he cites tea as one
of those up and coming products. While he holds no illusions about tea
ever triumphing over entrenched coffee as North America’s favored
beverage, Shu feels the numbers of tea drinkers is growing and will
continue to do so. Alternative remedies and preventative life
practices are sure to rise right along with it; if not like a leaping
tiger, perhaps like an ambling, unstoppable bear.
Curator Ridings sees the new gallery as a perfect completion to
Holsome and to the new trend toward choosing tea time over a coffee
break. It also fits a trend toward marrying shopping with
entertainment is an aesthetically pleasing environment. "The art will
revolve every few months," says Ridings. It will be chosen to
complement Shu’s aesthetic of living simply and well, and will add
even more interest to Witherspoon Street, which already presents an
attractive alternative to a trip to the mall.
opening for an art show featuring the sculpture of Joseph Petrovics
and the photograhic art of Madelaine Shellaby; Friday, December 17, at
6 p.m. The show continues through Monday, January 24. Call
CG Gallery, 10 Chambers Street, Princeton, 609-683-1988. An eclectic
collection of two dimensional art from American and European artists,
a selections of imported and domestic glass arts, veneer wood vases.
Through December 31. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to
Dynasty Arts, 20 Nassau Street, Unit F, 609-688-9388. The recently
opened Chinese antique and art gallery features a silk-screen series,
"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.
Numina Gallery, Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street, 609-806-4314
ext. 3170. Inaugural exhibition, "Til Every Art Be Thine," developed
as part of the statewide Transcultural Initiative that includes
exhibitions by 17 other professional New Jersey museums and galleries.
The focus of the multi-media presentation is a controversial mural
that occupies Princeton’s Palmer Square post office. Through February
18, 2005. The gallery is open weekdays, 3 to 5 p.m. and other times by
appointment. Although guided by John Kavalos, art history teacher at
Princeton High School, students run this gallery on their own. It
started in 2000 and has expanded to 10 times the original size.
The mural in question, by New York artist Karl Free, was a 1939 New
Deal work-relief project. The verse that accompanies the painting was
the inspiration for the exhibit title: "America! with Peace and
Freedom blest/ Pant for true Fame and scorn inglorious rest. Science
invites, urged by the Voice divine, Exert thyself ’til every Art be
The show features interviews with people from a cross-section of
Princeton’s population are projected on large screens. Visitors can
videotape their own comments in an interactive "voting booth," and
this footage will be added to the exhibit.
Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-4377. Fabric quilt
show by fabric artist Martha Bishop features handmade quilts, pillows,
and scarves. Combining old and new, she uses thrown-out sweaters and
other thrift store items, in her works. Through January 4.
Gallery 14, 14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, 609-333-8511. "Eye Paintings,
Brush Paintings, Photographs," featuring works by Rhoda Isaac Kassoff.
Also "Forgotten Passageways" by Marilyn Canning. Through December 19.
Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and by
Family Framers Art Gallery, 15 East Railroad, Jamesburg, 732-605-7900.
"Out of the Ordinary," a group photographic exhibit with works of
Vincent Valle, Brett Klersfeld, and Teddy Ehmann. Valle from
Princeton, exhibits his recent photographs of natural abstract.
Klersfeld from Woodstock, New York, contributes photos of abstract
nature. Teddy Ehmann, the gallery owner, exhibits photographs of
Iceland landscapes. Through December 31. Gallery hours, daily, 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sundays.
Firehouse Gallery, 8 Walnut Street, Bordentown, 609-298-3742. A show
of artwork by gallery owner Eric Gibbons, and his great aunt, Anita
Gish. Both have collections throughout the world. Through December 18
to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the exhibition.
Also, "Wizard of Oz Exhibition," a show of photographic monoprints
created by gallery owner Eric Gibbons from the movie. Each image is
unique, un-repeatable, and have a dreamlike quality. On view through
December 18. All work is for sale.
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.
Woven Metal featuring sculptures by David Paul Bacharach and Vesna
Yankovich. The Philadelphia Quilt Series, fabricated by Bacharach,
features woven and folded steel and copper wall hangings. Yankovich
created basket creations woven on a fabric loom and then sewn
together. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. In
the Toad Hall Shop and Gallery through December 31.
Also, 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, 2005.
Professor I-Hsiung Ju’s Painting Studio, 35 Sycamore Place, Kingston,
609-430-1887. Art exhibition by I-Hsiung Ju includes new paintings of
lotus, egrets, ducks, chickens, a rooster, bamboo, rustic scenes, and
a tiger. Through December 20. Saturday and Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Other hours and dates by appointment.
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.
Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road, North Branch
Station, 908-725-2110. Annual juried members show featuring prints by
31 members. Artworks include woodcuts, etchings, digital prints, and
handmade paper. Through January 22, 2005. Sale through December 18.
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
West Windsor Library, North Post Road, 609-799-0462. "Place to Sit," a
photographic exhibit by West Windsor resident Dr. Martin Schwartz, a
retired dentist. The photographs, both digital and film, were taken
over several years while traveling featuring where people chose to sit
while going about their daily routines. Through December 30.
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
are given on Saturdays at 2 p.m.
"Bringing into Being: Materials and Techniques in American Prints 1950
to 2000," an exhibition of 30 prints exploring American artists to
technical advances in printmaking. Through January 23, 2005.
"Contemporary Photographs from the Museum Collection." Through
February 6, 2005.
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
E.M. Adams Gallery, 440 Union Square Drive, New Hope, 215-862-5667.
"$400 and Under," an exhibit of watercolors, oils, mixed media,
monotypes, and sculpture to sell for $400 and under. Also on exhibit
are 12-inch bronze limited edition reproductions of Adams’ Angel of
Hope sculpture. The full-sized sculpture sits at Union Square. On view
through December 24. Gallery hours are Monday and Thursday, noon to 5
p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville. "Little Gems," an
exhibit of small-scale works in many different media. Artists include
Joy Barth,Bob Baum, Gail Bracegirdle, and Joy Kreves. Through February
6, 2005. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6
Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0804. Annual
holiday show features artists Joanne S. Scott with paintings and
prints, and Lucy Graves McVicker with watercolors and mixed media. On
view to January 16, 2005. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon
to 5 p.m.
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
Peggy Lewis Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street,
609-397-0275. "3 Visions: One Room," the work of three artists sharing
their whimsical, colorful, and inspirational messages. Wayne Holland
paints abstracts in oil. Janet Waronker exhibits watercolors based on
the natural world. Susanne Pitak-David features paintings and
sculpture in tempera and collage. Through December 23. Gallery hours
are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 9
p.m.; Friday 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Riverbank Arts, 19 Bridge Street, Stockton, 609-397-9330. Recent work
by David Baker. On view through January 31. Open Monday to Wednesday,
noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Riverrun Gallery, 287 South Main Street, Lambertville, 609-397-3349.
"Nightfall," an exhibit showcasing recent works by Miles Cavanaugh.
The group of paintings depict local scenery and events capturing the
subtle beauty of evenings failing light. Through December 31. Gallery
open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Closed
Triumph Brewing Company, 400 Union Square, New Hope, PA, 215-862-8300.
Robert DeChico continues his photographic show, "Celebration of the
River Towns," for people who live or like river towns featuring the
scenic canals and towpaths, the buildings, and the ever-present river.
Through December 19. Gallery open Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10
p.m; and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
New Jersey State Museum, Galleries at 225 West State Street, Trenton,
609-292-6464. "Nikon’s Small World," a touring exhibit recognizing
excellence in photography through the microscope. Trenton is the only
state venue for the exhibit that runs through February 4. Featured
images include differentiating neuronal cells from the Scripps
Research Institute and an image of a spiderwort flower anther. The
gallery is open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. @LT: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.
American Hungarian Foundation Museum, 300 Somerset Street, New
Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "Enchanting Modern: Ilonka Karasz 1896-1981."
Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1
to 4 p.m. Through February 6, 2005.
Hunterdon Museum of Art, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, 908-735-8415.
Exhibition of unusual, eccentric, and functional furnishings by
well-known studio furniture designers and by emerging artists. Guest
co-curators are Hildreth York and Ingrid Renard. Museum hours are
Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Show runs to January 9. 2005.
James A. Michener Art Museum, Union Square Complex, Bridge Street, New
Hope, 215-340-9800. New Hope satellite facility opens with the
relocation of the popular, interactive multi-media show, "Creative
Bucks County: A Celebration of Art and Artists," featuring 19th and
20th century painters, writers, composers, and playwrights. Also on
exhibit, "Pennsylvania Impressionists of the New Hope School." Museum
admission $6 adults; $2 youth. Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown,
215-340-9800. "The Artists Among Us," a permanent interactive exhibit
dedicated to the history and legacy of the artists who have made New
Hope an internationally recognized arts colony. It is a permanent
exhibition. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Museum admission $6.50
adults; $4 students. www.michenerartmuseum.org.
Also, "Edward W. Redfield: Just Values and Fine Settings," an
exhibition of over 50 works created by the 20th century Pennsylvania
impressionist. The exhibit features works from early students
drawings, landscapes painted in France, and some pieces never before
on public view. Through January 9, 2005.
Also, an exhibition, "Selma Bortner: Body of Work," containing
Bortner’s prints from the late 1960s to 2004 including her New Mexico
landscape series. On view to January 30, 2005.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 709-721 Catharine Street, Philadelphia,
215-922-3456. "African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke A
Back," a display of African Art, runs through January. 2, 2005.
Also, an exhibit of 88 paintings focuses on Rajput courts of India
from the 17th to 19th centuries. Illustrates themes of pious devotion,
poetic love, the play of Hindu gods, and the pleasures and intrigues
of court life. Exhibit runs through mid-April 2005.
Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton streets, New Brunswick,
732-932-7237. "Alexsandr Arefiev and the Artists of His Circle."
Through December 31, 2004. "Designs for Theater, Opera, and Dance."
Through February 13, 2005. "Transcultural New Jersey: Residents and
Visitor, Works on Paper from the Collection of the Newark Public
Library. Through January 2, 2005. Pastels in Paris: From the Fin-de
Siecle to La Belle Epoque." Through January 30. "Beyond the Border:
Picturing Mexico in Children’s Book Illustrations." Through February
Museum hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Spotlight tours every Sunday at 2 and 3 p.m.
Admission $3 adults; under 18 free. Free admission on the first Sunday
of each month.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,
3620 South Street, Philadelphia, 215-898-4000. Australian Aboriginal
Paintings of the Wolfe Creek Crater. The museum is open Tuesday
through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. $8,
adults; $5, students and seniors. Exhibit runs through Sunday,
February 27, 2005.
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