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.
The Arts Council of Princeton at Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, is exhibiting the photography show “Location of Place,” opening January 12 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. A panel discussion with the photographers will follow the reception. The show explores various approaches and methods taken by photographers in remembering and documenting spaces, places, and geographic locations.
For more information call (609) 924-8777 or visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.
College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Route 31 in Ewing Township, is presenting “Raymond Pettibon: Early Drawings,” an exhibit of more than 40 works by the graphic artist January 25-February 29 in the Arts and Interactive Multimedia Building. Visit www.tcnjartgallery.pages.tcnj.edu or call (609) 771-2633 for information.
Community Art Gallery, Bank of Princeton in Lambertville, is showing “Captures and Releases,” photography by John Treichler, January 17-February 15. An opening reception is January 20 from 3-6 p.m. and a “Meet the Artist” event is February 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location is 10 Bridge Street.
D&R Greenway at 1 Preservation Place in Princeton presents “Textures and Trails,” an exhibit of landscape quilts, metals, textiles, and objects from nature through February 10. The show celebrates the many paths that wind through the New Jersey landscape.
Erdman Center Art Gallery of Princeton Theological Seminary is presenting a show of abstract painting, “Memory Scape,” by Shirley Kem, through February 29. The gallery is at 20 Library Place.
Firestone Library on the Princeton University campus is presenting “Sin & the City: William Hogarth’s London” through January 29.
Gallery at Chapin, 4104 Princeton Pike, presents “Birds and Beast,” showing paintings of Charles David Viera, through January 27. From January 30-March 2, paintings by Jeff Epstein are in a show, “Intersections of the Man-Made and Natural Worlds.” An artist’s reception is February 8, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery 14 presents “Barbershop and Beauty Parlor Portraints in Ghana and Mali” by David Miller through January, and a member group show through February 5. 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 “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, through January 30. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton celebrates Chinese New Year with several activities including a Chinese calligraphy demonstration and paper-cutting workshop January 14. The GFS 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 www.groundsforsculp
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 August 19. Suggested admission is $4 per person; free to HSP members. The HSP’s Updike Farmstead on Quaker Road is showing “Picturing Princeton,” historical photos of people and places in Princeton; works by A-Team Artists of Trenton; and an exhibit about the Clarke and Updike families. “The Art of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson: American Impressionist” starts February 1. Opening hours are Saturday and Wednesday from 12-4 p.m. For more information, call (609) 921-6748 x100 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, opens its 60th year with “Nathan Skiles: The Clockmaker’s Apprentice,” January 22-March 25. Mr. Skiles will create and install 100 objects made entirely from foam rubber for the show. Opening February 5 are two shows: “Fragmented” featuring works of Astrid Bowlby, Sebastian Rug, Christopher Skura and Ben Butler; and “Elizabeth Gilfilen: No longer, no later,” four large abstract paintings.
The James A. Michener Art Museum at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa., is hosting “Mavis Smith: Hidden Realities” January 14-May 20. A reception for the painter is February 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. “Intelligent Design: Highlights of Arts and Crafts Studio Craft Movements” is a permanent exhibit opening February 3 featuring works by Wharton Esherick, George and Mira Nakashima, David Ellsworth, and others. “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, 71 Hamilton Street, on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick is hosting “at/around/beyond: Fluxus at Rutgers” through April 1, 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, through February 2. The exhibit investigates what it means to be Filipino-American.
Mercer County Community College’s Gallery opens “Surface Tension: Works by Ayami Aoyama and Florence Moonan,” a show of sculpture and painting, January 11, with an opening reception January 18 from 5-7:30 p.m. The show runs through February 9. A gallery talk is February 2 at 7:30 p.m. The college is at 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.
Morven Museum & Garden opens “Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist’s Journey through Amnesia,” on January 26. The show, which tells the story of Princeton native Lonni Sue Johnson, is on view through June 3. More information is available by visiting www.morven.org 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.
Pennington School’s Silva Gallery of Art, will show a collection of paintings by Trenton artist Mel Leipzig through February 2, when a closing reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.
Present Day Club, 72 Stockton Street, is showing “Seeing the Light,” paintings and photographs by Meg Brinster Michael through February 24. The opening reception is January 20 from 5-7:30 p.m. Landscapes, still lifes, and digital photographs are included in the show.
Princeton Day School’s Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery is presenting “Say It With Flowers,” featuring artwork by alumnus Lily Stockman ‘01, through 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.
The Princeton University Art Museum is presenting “Multiple Hands: Collective Creativity in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Painting” through January 22. 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. 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. “Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930,” 40 works of art never before exhibited, is on view from February 25-June 24. “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.
Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street, is showing small quilts and other fabric art pieces by Sammi Nguyen of Group Hug Quilts through February 7.
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.