December 20, 2011

Area Exhibits

The Art Way Gallery at Princeton Allliance Church, Schalks Crossing and Wyndhurst roads in Plainsboro, is showing “Seen & Unseen,” a show of photography by Deborah Land and Jeff Currie, through January 21, 2012. The opening reception is Friday, January 6, from 5-8 p.m. (snow date January 13).

The Arts Council of Princeton at Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, is holding the annual “Sauce for the Goose” holiday show and sale through December 22, with work by regional artists, artisans and crafters for sale. A mix of art and crafts, including paintings, drawings, functional and decorative ceramics is included. Registration for winter classes for all ages in the visual, literary and performing arts is now open. Twenty new instructors have joined the faculty. Classes begin January 9.
For more information call (609) 924-8777 or visit

D&R Greenway at 1 Preservation Place in Princeton presents “Friends in Field and Forest,” which has winning student art and essays by fifth graders in the Olivia Rainbow Student Gallery. One winner from each county created art on threatened and endangered Garden State wildlife. The show is open through December 31. “Textures and Trails,” an exhibit of landscape quilts, metals, textiles, and objects from nature is on view through February 10 and celebrates the many paths that wind through the New Jersey landscape.

Dorothea’s House at 120 John Street will present a program on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art Sunday, January 8 at 5 p.m. Veronica White of Columbia University will talk about a unique collection of art by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, a 17th century Italian baroque painter best known as “Guercino.”

Firestone Library is presenting “George Segal: Sculptor as Photographer” at the Milberg Gallery through December 30. “Sin & the City: William Hogarth’s London” will run through January 29. Recently rediscovered watercolors by British painter Gwen John are on view through December 31 in the 18th Century Window of the Main Gallery.

Gallery at Chapin, 4104 Princeton Pike, presents “Birds and Beast,” showing paintings of Charles David Viera, from January 3-27.

Gallery 14 presents three photography exhibits through December: “African Children” by Larry Parsons, “High Water” by John Blackford, and “Travels in Iberia II” by Martin Schwartz. The gallery is at 14 Mercer Street in Hopewell and is open Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and by appointment.

Gourgaud Gallery at Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, is showing “Cranbury Gardens IX: Works from Art in the Park 2011,” a plein air series that this year included 30 artists capturing scenes at local farms, gardens, and historic homes, through December 26. From January 2-30, the gallery will exhibit “Winter Light,” the third annual January Open Call for Artists. All art will feature the theme and media will include oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, photography, and collages. The “Celtic Tea” reception is Sunday, January 8 from 1-3 p.m. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton had to postpone the opening of The Meadow, the new seven-acre outdoor gallery, as a result of Hurricane Irene and other weather events. The inaugural exhibit, “Aerial Roots” by Steve Tobin, will run until August. On the main floor of the Museum Building GFS is presenting “White Hot: Expressions in Iron,” an exhibition of contemporary work from nine artists working primarily in cast or fabricated iron and revealing the range of versatility the medium permits. The mezzanine will host “Creating Steelroots,” an illuminating exhibition of maquettes and drawings by Steve Tobin, the featured artist in The Meadow. In the Domestic Arts Building: on the main floor are the cutting-edge works of the young up-and-coming sculptor’s to watch—winners in the International Sculpture Center’s 2012 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards. On the mezzanine is “Instrumental Transitions” composed of 14 small-scale machinist works by Michael A. Dunbar. These exhibitions will remain up until April. For detailed information, visit

Historical Society of Princeton at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, is presenting “Einstein At Home,” an exhibit featuring home furnishings, personal memorabilia, and photographs of Albert Einstein with family, friends, colleagues, and national dignitaries, through January 16. Suggested admission is $4 per person; free to HSP members. The Updike Farmstead on Quakerbridge Road is open to the public on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (609) 921-6748 x100 or visit

The James A. Michener Art Museum at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa., is hosting “Quilt Art: International Expressions,” through December 31 in the Fred Beans Gallery. “Transmutation and Metamorphosis: The Painterly Voice: Bucks County’s Fertile Ground” will feature more than 200 works of art by Bucks County’s best-known historic artists through April 1. “Learning to See: Photographs by Nancy Hellebrand,” a series of large-scale photographs combining individual pictures of tree branches will be on view through February 26.

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick is hosting “at/around/beyond: Fluxus at Rutgers” through April 1, 2012; “Two Venetian Masters,” an exhibition of etchings by Canaletto and Tiepolo through January 8; and a series of original children’s book illustrations that will be on view until June 24.

The Mariboe Gallery at Peddie School, Hightstown, presents “Midwest Filipino,” photography by Daniel Ballesteros, January 6-February 2. The exhibit investigates what it means to be Filipino-American. An opening reception and artist talk is Friday, January 6 from 6:30-8 p.m.

The Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, presents the paintings of Mavis Smith from January 14-May 20. The artist is a Bucks County native who began as a children’s book illustrator and uses egg tempera. She will do a gallery talk Sunday, January 22 at 3 p.m.

Morven Museum & Garden’s “Stars and Stripes: Fabric of the American Spirit,” featuring 100 flags from The Pierce Collection of American Parade Flags, has been extended through January 8. More information is available by visiting or calling (609) 924-8144, ext. 106. Museum hours are Wednesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. on. Group tours of 10 or more can be arranged any day by advance reservation. There is free on site parking.

Mudd Manuscript Library at 65 Olden Street, Princeton University, is presenting “She Flourishes,” showcasing the history of women at Princeton, through August 31. The show documents the struggles and accomplishments of women scholars, students, staff, and other women associated with the University.

Plainsboro Public Library’s Gallery hosts works by Tamara Woronczuk, Plainsboro resident, through December 28. The gallery is at 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro.

Princeton Day School’s Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery is presenting “Say It With Flowers,” featuring artwork by alumnus Lily Stockman ‘01, January 9-February 2. An artist’s reception on January 14 is open to the public from 6-8 p.m.

Princeton Brain and Spine Care Institute at 731 Alexander Road, suite 200, presents Art Times Two’s “Eyejinks,” an exhibition of recent works by Princeton area artists John Franklin, Rory Mahon, and Andrew Wilkinson. The exhibit will be up through March 31.

Princeton High School’s Numina Gallery hosts “Dream,” a collection of work by students in media that are individual interpretations of dreams. The show runs through December 23.

The Princeton University Art Museum is presenting “Multiple Hands: Collective Creativity in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Painting” through January 22. Mark Rothko’s painting Magenta, Black, Green on Orange (No. 3/No. 13) is on view through January 8. The spiritual lives and religious customs of late medieval Christians are the subject of “Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum,” through February 12, 2012. Two photo shows are on view through February 5: “Lee Friedlander: Cars and The New Cars,” 14 prints from the recently rediscovered “The New Cars 1964;” and “Pattern/Picture,” from the Museum’s collection of 15 works from the archives of the Clarence White School of Photography. “John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum” will run March 17-June 10. Museum hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. For further information, call (609) 258-3788.

West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction, will exhibit “Recyclone!” featuring the work of Eva Mantell, Ina Brosseau Marx, and Eric Schultz. The opening reception is January 13 from 4-7 p.m.