Art in Town

Art On Campus

Art In Trenton

To the North

Other Galleries

Other Museums

Art by the River

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Art in Town

Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street,


"In Darkness & Light: Reflections of Kenya," an exhibit of

recent paintings by Kevin Patrick Kelly. Gallery hours are Monday

to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the show that continues to January


Kelly has been making art since childhood as a way to communicate

what is simultaneously commonplace and transcendent. He says he has

spent his time considering silence — "the space between what

is said and what is done — the movement of the world in relation

to creation. I have made art, as many do, from my sense of memory,

time, dream, chance, confusion, faith, and voice."

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.

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.


Works on Paper," to January 16. The museum 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


To January 31. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays; weekends

from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Art In Trenton

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.

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 "The Modernists," an exhibition of gems from the


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 & Fiction."

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. Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;


1 to 4 p.m. $3 donation.

Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Mason Gross

School of the Arts Galleries, Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick,


ext. 838. Annual Fellowship Exhibition continues to February 11.

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.

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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. Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 11


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

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.

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.

Hopewell Frame Shop, 24 West Broad Street, Hopewell,


A show of witty three-dimensional constructions by Ted Crane continues

through February. Crane is a member of the Class of 1945 at Princeton

University and a self-trained artist; he is publisher of the Begell

House. Shop hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday,

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

Montgomery Cultural Center, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

Road, 609-921-3272. "Out of the Blue," an exhibition of new

paintings by the physically challenged artists working with Artistic

Realization Technologies, the brainchild of artist Tim Lefens. Begun

with students of the Matheny School and Hospital, and now extended

to five New Jersey facilities, the artists use a laser pointer and

an able-bodied "tracker" to apply paint to canvas. The


writes Susan Abdulezer, are "canvases from students whose bodies

are frozen, but whose minds are volcanic." To February 26. Gallery

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

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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. Hours

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

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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


Howard Mann Art Center, 45 North Main Street,


609-397-2300. A show of Charles Fazzino’s whimsical, three-dimensional

paper constructions on big subjects that include New York,


sports, and the law. To February 28. Open Wednesday through Sunday,

noon to 5 p.m.

Riverbank Arts, 19 Bridge Street, Stockton, 609-397-9330.

Recent work by James Feehan is featured at the gallery that represents

100 area artists. Gallery hours Monday to Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m.;

Thursday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.

to 7 p.m. To February 15.

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