Art in Town

Art On Campus

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Art In Trenton

To the North

Art in the Workplace

Art by the River

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This column by Pat Summers was published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on

December 22, 1999. All rights reserved.

The Goddess & the Mud Pot

It would have been easy to assemble a calendar


with photographs of baby animals or beautiful gardens or classic this

or that — or even a learn-a-word-a-day calendar. But the U.S.

1 staff decided that our Year 2000 calendar would feature images of

inspiring art works created during the last 1,000 years. And by


in the mix works created in all parts of the world, and in all media,

we believed we could find at least one stunning representative of

each of 10 centuries in the permanent collections of museums in our


So we gave ourselves a crash course on the art history of the second

millennium and reviewed the holdings at art sites from Newark to


to Philadelphia, then took our figurative cup next door to borrow

some sugar — images, that is. In the process, we learned much

more about each of the possible image sources and encountered any

number of obliging museum representatives who were eager to help.

While looking back, we also pondered the future: How might art in

the upcoming third millennium be regarded by the time the fourth


is imminent? But first, there was the 11th century to deal with,


a calendar photo of 11th-century art. We knew that as we moved closer

to our own century, we’d have no difficulty finding images: 20th


art is all over. And before reaching the plenitude of 19th century

Impressionists, we would travel through the Renaissance, after all,

and fabled dynasties of the East.

Now although we acquired twice the number of images required to


it, or a total of two, we can state with authority that 11th-century

art is hard to come by. From the New Jersey State Museum came an image

of a ceramic vessel, circa 600-1000 A.D., unearthed at the Abbott

Farm site, in Trenton. While that vessel certainly qualified for our

January page illustration, the graceful figurative sculpture from

Tibet offered from the collection of the Newark Museum, dating from

the same time period, is much more than just a pretty face. We could

not resist making the exquisitely crafted gilded goddess, "Tara

with Throne and Prabhamandala," our "Miss January."

This work is just a fraction of the Newark Museum’s renowned Asian

art collection. (A review of the current Tibetan art exhibition


in the November 24 issue of U.S. 1.) The museum’s 90th anniversary

celebration continues through early January, and right about now,

an impulse train trip to Newark could offer a calming respite from

holiday overload. In sampling the museum’s Tibetan holdings, visitors

can also get a sense of its distinguished American art collection.

For February, and the 12th century, we traveled to West Africa in

choosing an image of "Seated Man," a terra cotta sculpture

in the Art Museum, Princeton University. By March, or the 13th


France held the monopoly as the country of origin for possible images.

We had the enviable task of choosing from among reliquaries, or


— church-shaped containers for saints’ relics; stained glass


and a medieval marble cloister with elements from a French abbey and

a monastery’s Romanesque fountain, all installed at the Philadelphia

Museum of Art. Although a stained and painted glass rondel depicting

a Biblical story was vividly beautiful, as was a rendering of St.

George in the same medium, we selected an image of a gilt copper and

enamel reliquary whose sides in relief memorialize the martyrdom of

St. Stephen.

Again from the Art Museum, Princeton University, came

the 14th century work seen on our April page: an ivory casket whose

relief work shows scenes from the romances. Both May and June feature

15th century images — from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the

first is a detail from a Chinese handscroll more than 30 feet long,

"Bamboo Under Spring Rain," a brush painting with an unusually

low perspective, by Hsia Ch’ang, a specialist at painting bamboo.

June brings a page from a 15th-century psalterium, a rare and


item that is the first extant dated printed book. An image of this

book, published in Mainz, Germany, by Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer,

was loaned from the Scheide Library, the privately funded collection

of Princeton’s William H. Scheide, housed in the university’s


of rare books and special collections. The department comprises five

divisions housed in two libraries on campus: manuscripts, rare books,

visual materials, public policy papers and university archives, and

the rare books and manuscripts cataloging team. Its main office is

on the first floor of Firestone Library; in addition to weekday hours,

exhibition galleries are open weekends from noon to 5 p.m.

Curiously, the 16th century was almost as difficult to fill as the

11th. Here, the Philadelphia Museum of Art offered a choice that


a suit of steel and brass armor in the German Renaissance style and

a portrait of "Cosimo di Medici as Orpheus" by Agnolo


But we opted for a Dosso Dossi oil painting, "The Holy Family,

with the Young Saint John the Baptist and Two Donors," a touching

scene of Virgin and Child made more touching by the cat that walks

sedately across our line of sight.

For our 17th century image, Peter Paul Rubens’ monumental "Cupid

Supplicating Jupiter" was the easy choice, frequently used by

the Princeton Art Museum as its signature work. Known as "The

Forbes Rubens," the painting is the promised gift of Malcolm S.

Forbes, Class of ’41; Malcolm S. Forbes Jr. ’70; and Christopher



Images of art that originated on opposite sides of the world vied

for our 18th century page — a silver teapot made in Philadelphia

or an Edo period porcelain tea jar from Japan. The tea jar with enamel

glazes is unconventional in approach: rather than covering the entire

surface of the jar with intricate detail, as was common in Chinese

porcelain, this artist chose a single subject and treated it with

quiet elegance.

Predictably, the 19th century opened up for us a treasure trove of

images from museums and historical institutions throughout the area.

From historic Morven, on Stockton Street in Princeton, came a


"Commodore Robert Field Stockton," by Samuel Bell Waugh. Built

as the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence —


Stockton’s grandfather — Morven served for a while as the


mansion. Morven is now closed until the summer for the first of two

restoration phases that will convert it into a museum of regional


Drawing further on the works at the Princeton University art museum,

we considered Albert Bierstadt’s panoramic scene, "Mount Adams,

Washington," but chose instead Claude Monet’s "Waterlilies

and Japanese Bridge" for the great affection in which it is held

by so many regular visitors to the museum. It also beat out Van Gogh’s

much-loved "Sunflowers" from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Known for both its burgeoning Russian art and Japonisme collections,

New Brunswick’s Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum made three esteemed

Japanese wood block prints available, from which we chose Utagawa

Tonokuni III’s "Fifty-Three Stations of Tokaido: Hara," a

second 19th century image, for the November page. Aubrey Beardsley’s

graphically stunning pen-and-ink drawing, created for the cover of

"The Yellow Book," was made available by Princeton


Rare Books and Special Collections, but it became a beautiful


Last came December, the month designated for 20th


art. With the range of images available to represent this last century

of the millennium, having front and back covers as image sites to

supplement the 12 months was a godsend. For December, we chose a


of Marcel Duchamp’s mixed media masterpiece, "The Bride Stripped

Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)." This seminal work

is part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s extensive Duchamp


— a result of his relationship with Philalphia patron Katherine

Dreier. Also known, or notorious, for his 1913 Armory Show


painting, "Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2," as well as

his enigmatic "ready-mades" such as "Fountain" (1917),

Duchamp eschewed convention and championed the unorthodox for much

of this century, and is widely credited for revolutionizing thinking

about art.

Finally, our front cover shows Pablo Picasso’s familiar painting,

"Three Musicians," courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of

Art. A work in oil, it yet suggests his cut and pasted collages,


through the three characters the importance of music in the Cubist

canon and in suggesting the theme of the artist (Picasso as Harlequin)

as performer, it also reflects this artist’s life-long tradition of

autobiographical work.

From Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, we show inside the back cover

a recent sculpture installation, "If It Were Time," by J.

Seward Johnson Jr. In this cast bronze and aluminum work, Johnson

presents an astonishing three-dimensional homage to Claude Monet’s

1867 oil painting, "Terrace at Sainte Andresse." Two images

from the James A. Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown, were also


for a 20th-century spot with works by Edward W. Redfield and Joseph

Pearson Jr. The museum is home to a leading collection of 19th and

20th century regional American art including Pennsylvania


as well as an interactive exhibition honoring maverick Bucks County

artists, authors, and composers.

Amazing — the breadth of visual art produced in this millennium

and available in museums and related sites just a short drive, or

walk, away. It encompasses art produced all over the globe,


showing waves of creativity and creation, and suggesting both the

independence and the interdependence of art and artists. But now,

"the past is prologue." We are poised at the edge of the third

millennium — and who knows what art will evolve from the art of

the last thousand years?

Will third-millennium art be a reaction to, or a continuation of?

Will we recognize the art of the past in that of the future? If much

of this millennium was the age of the "white male genius,"

could the next one turn out to be a time of the "multi-color


genius"? Will cyber, or digital, art come to the fore? If not,

what media will be dominant in the next millennium? Will the


become extinct? Who will the artists be? Who will art critics be in

the next millennium, and what expertise will they need? How about

art consumers — will "new art" create new appreciators?

Through high-tech production means, will "art" proliferate

so that any one work of art has unlimited potential for reproduction?

What will become of "original" art?

Much closer to the here and now, if there are still paper calendars

— or calendars of any sort, or even a need for calendars a


years from now — will people look back at the 21st century,


what kind of art it produced and whether images of that art could

possibly interest those facing the fourth millennium? Are we glad

or sorry that we’ll probably never know the answers to these


questions? For now, how exciting to think that some artists we know

or admire today may go on to become exponents of 21st century art,

and maybe, way down the road, figure in some Year 3000 calendar.

— Pat Summers

One copy of the U.S. 1 2000 Calendarwill be delivered

free to each company that receives the paper by hand delivery on


December 22.

Additional copies can be purchased at the U.S. 1 offices for $4.95.

To buy by mail, send a check for $6.95 payable to U.S. 1 Calendar,

12 Roszel Road, Princeton, 08540. One will be mailed out first class

ASAP. For bulk orders call 609-452-0038.

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Art in Town

Cranbury Station Gallery, 28 Palmer Square East,


Exhibit of watercolors and oils by Kathleen Maguire Morolda. Gallery

hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday to

9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Medical Center at Princeton, Witherspoon Street,


In the Merwick unit library: "Paintings of Fred and Jennie


to March 9. Part of proceeds benefit the medical center. Open 8 a.m.

to 7 p.m. daily.

Main Street Gallery, Montgomery Center, Route 206,


Featuring color and black-and-white photographs by Harry Rubel who

has been making photographs for 45 years. Also, works by area artists

Patrice Sprovieri, Wayne Mathisen, Annelies van Dommelen, and Susan

Setteducato. Also exhibiting Hsu Dan, Tom Chesar, Larry Chestnut,

Calvin Hart, Clem Fiori, Leslie Neumeyer, Leyla Spencer, Janet Landau,

Jacob Landau, Ellyn Gerberding, and Marge Levine. 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.

Pringle International Art & Williams Gallery, 8 Chambers

Street, 609-921-9292. "Going Global: Contemporary fine art from

around the world spanning Princeton, New Jersey, to Reykjavik,


Princeton artists include Michael Berger, Jane Eccles, Richard Erdman,

and Robert Sakson; from farther afield, Tanya Kohn, Karolina


Salvatore Magazzini, and Mary Stork. To January 22.

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Art On Campus

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


Lear’s Greece," an exhibition of watercolors, sketchings, and

letters by the English artist and limmerick master, from the Gennadius

Library of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece.

Also "The Trappings of Gentility: 19th-Century British Art at

Princeton." Both shows to January 2. Also, "American Works

on Paper," to January 16. "Contemporary Photographs, new


and photographs from the permanent collection; to January 9. The


is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5

p.m. Free tours of the collection are every Saturday at 2 p.m.

The permanent collection features a strong representation of Western

European paintings, old master prints, and original photographs.


of Chinese, Pre-Columbian Mayan, and African art are considered among

the museum’s most impressive. Not housed in the museum but part of

the collection is the John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection of


outdoor sculpture, with works by such modern masters as Henry Moore,

Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, and George Segal located throughout

the campus.

Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton


609-258-4790. "Dreamscapes," an exhibition of paintings by

WWS alumna Alexandra Isaievych. Combining her passion for art with

an interest in public policy and economics, Isaievych has worked on

economic assistance programs in Ukraine, an experience that has


her conviction that "art which provides inspiration for reclaiming

the dignity of the human spirit is as essential as good economic


8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays; weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Other Galleries

DeLann Gallery, Princeton Meadows Shopping Center,


609-799-6706. "Portraits in Other Objects" by Eric Montoya,

an artist who exhibits in Los Angeles and New York. The show features

oil portraits whose forms are comprised of other narrative elements.

To February 12. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to

6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gallery at Doral Forrestal, 100 College Road East,


"Fabrications," an exhibition of fabric art by Carol Sara

Schepps. Her subjects include "59 Caddy," which features the

back end of the popular car, and "Circles." Schepps’ work

has been shown in Philadelphia, San Diego, and Houston, as was


in the recent book, "Visions: Quilt Expressions." To January


Firehouse Gallery, 8 Walnut Street, Bordentown,


The gallery celebrates its fourth year and a new exhibition season

featuring 12 gallery co-op members presenting shows that change


Working with owner Eric Gibbons are curators and artists Beverly


and Lana Bernard-Toniolio.

Other co-op members are Maura Carey, Sarah Bernotas, Richard Gerster,

Robert Sinkus, Mike Pacitti, Michael Bergman, Jane Lawrence, Charlotte

Jacks, Dorothy Amsden, Carmen Johnson, John Wilson, and Bob Gherardi.

Gallery hours are Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday,

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Highlands Gallery, Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate

Drive, Jamesburg, 732-521-0070. "Favorite Things," an


of watercolors by Joanne Augustine and Barbara G. Watts, both of whom

paint subjects from nature. To January 4.

Montgomery Cultural Center, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

Road, 609-921-3272. All-Artists Show in the Upstairs Gallery,


by members of the 1860 House Professional Artists Group, to January

29. Also "Iron and Ink," an exhibit and sale of contemporary

art from Africa by Kwela Crafts, to December 31. Gallery hours are

Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Plainsboro Public Library, 641 Plainsboro Road,


In the foyer, Nature Photography by Kris Sudol. In the gallery,


Fine Arts of Hanneke de Neve," comprising fabric appliques,


textile painting, stitchery, and fiber art. Both shows to January


Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road, North

Branch Station, 908-725-2110. "Silver Anniversary Selections,"

members’ 25th annual juried exhibition, in the Main Gallery, to


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

Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Stony Brook Millstone Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Road,


609-737-7592. "Vanishing Landscape," an exhibit of oil pastel

and watercolor studies of the region’s fast-disappearing natural


by Dorothy Bissell. To January 8.

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Other Museums

Burlington County Historical Society, 454 Lawrence Street,

Burlington, 609-386-4773. "Wildfowl Decoy Exhibit" by master

Burlington carver Jess Heisler (1891-1943), whose best work ranks

among the finest of the Delaware River school of carving, and works

by his friend and pupil John Marinkos (1915-1999). To January 9.


to Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Lower Center Street, Clinton,

908-735-8415. "Mud Like a Blessing: Elemental Clay Sculpture,"

featuring works by Peter Callas, Sara D’Alessandro, Shellie Jacobson,

Jim Jansma, and Lauren Silver. To January 9. Tuesday to Sunday, 11

a.m. to 5 p.m.

Guest curator for the show is Michele Mercadal whose concept and title

was inspired by a phrase from a poem by Mary Oliver. "The


in this exhibit conveys the honoring of clay as a material and the

organic process by which it becomes a sculptural form," says


"The forms carry a contemplative feeling and convey the mysteries

and secrets of combining earth and fire."

Mercer Museum, Pine and Ashland Streets, Doylestown,


215-345-0210. "Edward Hicks Country," a companion to the


Museum of Art comprehensive exhibit on Edward Hicks, a show on the

professional and spiritual environment in which the lifelong Bucks

County artist worked. Three related displays explore the 19th-century

craft of ornamental painting, the Quaker meetinghouse environment,

and the iconography of the Society of Friends. To January 3. $5 adult;

$1.50 youth. Museum hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Tuesday evening to 9 p.m.

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


215-340-9800. "Let Children Be Children: Lewis Hine’s Crusade

Against Child Labor," an exhibition of historic photographs from

the early 20th century. Show runs to February 27. Website:

Museum hours Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday &


10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 adults; $1.50 students; children free.

Also on view, an exhibition of figurative outdoor sculpture by


artist Barry Johnston, to March 5; and "Recent Gifts: 19th and

20th-Century Photographs from Alexander Novak and Family," to

February 27.

"Intimate Vistas: The Poetic Landscapes of William Langson


a major retrospective of more than 50 works spanning a 50-year career,

from 1884 to 1939. Curated by Brian Peterson, it is one of the


ambitious scholarly undertakings to date, to January 9.

Also, "Celebration of American Art" features "An Edward

Hicks Sampler," featuring an 1837 version of "Peaceable


and "The Landing of Columbus." Also, "Picturing


Icons and Images of America’s Founding Father"; both to January


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Art In Trenton

Capital Health System, Mercer Campus, 446 Bellevue Avenue,

Trenton, 609-394-4121. "Ben Shahn: Graphic Works from the


of the New Jersey State Museum." Show features 17 prints, created

from 1936 to 1968, by the renowned American artist who lived in


New Jersey, before his death in 1969. Lobby gallery is always open.

To January 11.

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park,


"Partners," an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by


Craig and Charles Kumnick, partners and members of the College of

New Jersey art faculty. In the upstairs galleries, a juried show,

"The Best of Mercer County High Schools." Both shows to


2. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.;


2 to 4 p.m.

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. Fall-Winter Exhibition. In the Museum and Domestic Arts

Building, "Beverly Pepper," one-artist show. On the mezzanine,

a thematic photography show, "Focus on Sculpture." Shows


to April 16. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m.

to 4 p.m., and by appointment.

New additions to the 22-acre landscaped sculpture park include works

by Michele Oka Doner, David Hostetler, J. Seward Johnson Jr.,


Leiro, John Martini, and Joseph Menna. The park is on the former state

fairgrounds site, with indoor exhibitions in the glass-walled, 10,000

square foot museum, and renovated Domestic Arts Building.

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

609-292-6464. "Unseen Treasures: Imperial Russia and the New


an exhibit of historic treasures of the Russian empire. The dazzling

collection of 300 art objects and artifacts from Russian’s famed State

Historical Museum and State Archive is displayed in five historical

settings. Show remains on view through April 16, 2000. Admission $10

adults; $8.50 seniors and students; $6 children. Advance ticket


at 800-766-6048 or online at Exhibit

is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.

to 6 p.m. Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

The dazzling collection of over 300 art objects and artifacts from

Russia’s famed State Historical Museum and the State Archive are being

seen for the first time outside the Russian Museum since its recently

completed 10-year renovation.

The exhibition takes the visitor on a unique journey beginning with

the formation of the Russian American Company in 1799 and spanning

a period of 200 years and 6,000 miles. From the Imperial Court of

St. Petersburg through the Russian winter in Siberia to the New World

of Alaska and Northern California and back to Moscow for the


of Alexander II, the exhibit tells an adventurous story of heroism,

romance, and spiritual enlightenment through the experiences of real

people who shaped Russian-American relations in the 18th and 19th


Also "New Jersey, A Sense of Place," the 30th anniversary

Garden State Watercolor Society show, juried by Leah Sloshberg,


of New Jersey State Museum, and Margaret O’Reilly, assistant curator

of fine arts, to January 2. "The Modernists," an exhibition

of gems from the permanent collection by Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove,

Marsden Harley, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, Helen Torr, and

others, to January 23. "The Regionalists and Precisionists,"

with works by Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis,

Francis Picabia, and George Ault, to January 30. On extended view:

"Dinosaur Turnpike: Treks through New Jersey’s Piedmont";

"Amber: The Legendary Resin"; "The Moon: Fact &


Rhinehart-Fischer Gallery, 46 West Lafayette, Trenton,

609-695-0061. "Art from 19th Century to the Present," plus

antiques and interior design. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon 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. "The Hungarian Spark in


an exhibit highlighting Hungarian contributions to the arts, sciences,

humanities, commerce, religious and civic life in America. To January

31. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday,

1 to 4 p.m. $3 donation. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11

a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. $3 donation.

Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton streets, New

Brunswick, 732-932-7237. "The Enduring Figure, 1890s to 1970s:

Sixteen Sculptures from the National Association of Women


Show continues to March 12 when the museum closes for renovation,

through mid-October. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.

to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Free.

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Art in the Workplace

Educational Testing Service, Carter and Rosedale roads,

609-921-9000. In the Conant Gallery Lounge, Elaine Lisle, paintings,

to December 29. In the Brodsky Gallery of the Chauncey Conference

Center, Joan Shrager, acrylic collages, to December 31. Exhibits are

open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

609-895-7307. Garden State Watercolor Society third annual associate

member juried exhibition. Jurors are Gary Snyder of Snyder Fine Art,

and Frances McIlvain, American Watercolor Society. To January 7.


is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Art by the River

ABC Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street,

609-397-0275. "Heart and Soul," a doll exhibit by Brook


Beaty and paintings by Cory S. Dale. To January 15. Gallery hours

are Monday to Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Friday 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville,


The annual "Small Works Show," a mixed bag of affordable,

collectible art by 17 area artists. Show runs to Saturday, January

22, when the gallery celebrates the new millennium with a party and

2,000 seconds of discounts on small works. Gallery hours are Friday,

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

Bell’s Union Street Restaurant, 183 North Union,


609-397-2226. Pastel landscapes by Julia Akers Gribbin, to January


Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville,


Holiday show featuring landscapes and regional scenes by Hunterdon

County artists Alexander Farnham in oil and by Ron Lent in watercolor.

To January 9. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5


Howard Mann Art Center, 45 North Main Street,


609-397-2300. Charles Fazzino, whimsical three-dimensional paper


on subjects that include New York, Philadelphia, sports, and the law.

To December 26. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to

5 p.m.

Morning Star Carriage House Gallery, 7 North Main Street,

Lambertville, 609-397-3939. "Holiday Gifts," a group


by 14 area artists including Katherine Stiles Cogan, Peter Czerinski,

Suzanne Douglas, Lisabeth Weber, Tom Williams, and others. To December

24. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday,

noon to 4 p.m.

Nagy Gallery, 20 South Main Street, New Hope,


Figurative and landscape paintings in oil by Helen Meyers and David

J. Dincher. To December 30.

Old English Pine, 202 North Union Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4978. "Safety in Numbers," Malcolm Bray’s fifth annual

eclectic group show of innovative painting and sculpture that includes

works by Myles Cavanaugh, Annelies van Dommelen, Gareth Evans, Chad

Cortez Everett, Diane Levell, Virgil Sova, Alan Taback, Stacie


and Ron Wyffels. To December 31. Open every day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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