Area Exhibits 4/11/12
The Arts Council of Princeton at Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, is showing “Drawing Beyond: An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing,” with works by Eve Aschheim, Caroline Burton, Theresa Chong, and other artists, through April 13. On April 12 at 7 p.m., Tim Lefens, founder of A.R.T. (Artistic Realization Technologies), will speak on “Art and the Real.” For more information call (609) 924-8777 or visit www.artscoun
Artworks, 19 Everett Alley in Trenton, is showing “The Capital City College and University Art Exhibition” through April 24. The exhibit highlights the work of emerging and young regional visual artists as well as the centers of art instruction in the central New Jersey region. Visit www.art
College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Route 31 in Ewing Township, is presenting “Illuminating Data: Visualizing the Information that Moves Our World” through April 18 in the Arts and Interactive Multimedia Building. The exhibit will showcase how artists engage with data. Visit www.tcnjartgallry.pages.tcnj.edu or call (609) 771-2633 for information.
D&R Greenway Marie L. Matthews Galleries, 1 Preservation Place, shows “Babbling Brooks and Silent Springs” through May 4. In conjunction, “Waterscapes,” a show of photography by high school students, is on display. Also featured is “Voices for the Marsh,” a juried photography show about the Hamilton-Trenton-Bordentown Marsh. On April 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., a juried poetry reading, “Water, Water Everywhere,” with flutist Judith McNally, will be presented. A permanent exhibit of native waterfowl decoys is now on view in the Johnson Education Center. Jay Vawter and Dr. Charles Leck will lecture on decoys, waterfowl migration patterns, and more on April 25 at 7 p.m. A dessert reception begins at 6:30 p.m.
Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum in Cadwalader Park, Parkside Avenue, Trenton, is holding the Save the Ellarslie Open Gala on May 5. An opening preview and reception is from 6-9 p.m., followed by a live art auction from 7-10. Freeholder Sam Frisby is the MC and auctioneer. The cost is $125 ($200 per couple); black tie is optional. Call (609) 989-1191 or visit www.ellarslie.org.
Firestone Library at Princeton University is showing “A Fine Addition: New & Notable Acquisitions in Princeton’s Special Collections” through August 5 in its Main Gallery. In the library’s Milberg Gallery, “Capping Liberty: The Invention of a Numismatic Iconography for the New American Republic” is on view through July 8.
Gallery 14, 14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, is showing “Digital Noir: Black-and-White Photographs by Richard Trenner” along with “Ingenuous Tapestries” by Rhoda Kassof-Isaac through April 22. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. or by appointment.
Gourgaud Gallery at Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, is showing “Spring into Spring,” art by Mary Ellen Brennan, through April 29. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, has two exhibits in the Domestic Arts Building through April 22: on the main floor are the cutting-edge works of the winners in the International Sculpture Center’s 2012 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards. In the mezzanine gallery is “Instrumental Transitions” composed of 14 small-scale machinist works by Michael A. Dunbar. Opening May 12 are spring/summer exhibitions including Ming Fay’s “Canutopia” installed in the new East Gallery. Artists displayed in other GFS galleries include Sharon Engelsein, Willie Cole, and Marilyn Keating. In the Education Gallery through June 6, “The Impact of Art” will show works by artists with disabilities. See www.groundsforsculpture.org.
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. Admission is $4 per person; free to HSP members. At the HSP’s Updike Farmstead on Quaker Road, “The Art of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson: American Impressionist” is on display. 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 in Clinton shows “Kirsten Hassenfeld: Cabin Fever,” through June 3. The artist does sculpture and collage. Visit www.hunterdonartmu
The James A. Michener Art Museum at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa., is hosting “Mavis Smith: Hidden Realities” through May 20. “Intelligent Design: Highlights of Arts and Crafts Studio Craft Movements” is a permanent exhibit featuring works by Wharton Esherick, George and Mira Nakashima, David Ellsworth, and others. “Have Gags Will Travel: The Life and Times of a New York Cartoonist” will look at the work of Sylvia Getsler through July 1. “Offering of the Angels,” a selection of 45 Renaissance and Baroque masterworks from the Uffizi Gallery, is on view April 21-August 10.
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, is hosting a series of original children’s book illustrations until June 24. Rachel Perry Welty’s first solo show, “24/7,” runs through July 8. “In the Search of an Absolute: Art of Valery Yurlov” is on view through June 3. “Aspects of Architecture: The Prints of John Taylor Arms” is on display April 14-July 31.
Joan Perkes Fine Art, 202 North Union Street, Lambertville, is a new gallery currently showing work by Malcolm Bray, Cesar Nunez, Alan Goldstein, Celia Reisman, among others. Michener Museum Bruce Katsiff will show a small collection of platinum prints of the Bucks County area. Call (609) 460-4708.
Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, has a photo exhibit by Philip Liu. Mr. Liu’s work is focused on his cultivation of lotus and water lilies. The show is in the library’s East Lobby Gallery. The library is also holding its Third Annual Trashed Art Contest, in which artists can submit one piece of original artwork in any medium with a minimum of 75 percent recycled content. There are two categories, for adults and kids who live in Mercer County. The entries will be on display through April; a reception is April 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lawrenceville School’s Hutchins Rotunda Gallery on the campus, Main Street in Lawrenceville, presents “Basin Logic” by Lauren Rosenthal, through April 21. Visit www.lawrenceville.org.
Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University presents “The Quinoa Quandary: A Deconstruction of a Documentary,” a photo and video exhibit at Butler College Gallery. This solo show by senior James Cole runs through April 20, with an opening reception April 12 from 7-9 p.m. At the Guggenheim Gallery of Whitman College through April 18 “Selected Works” will feature photographic portraits by senior Alex Knoepflmacher. A reception is April 12 from 7-9 p.m.
Mariboe Gallery, Peddie School, Hightstown, shows “Life Sentence,” drawings by Israeli artist Shai Zurim, through April 19, when there is a reception from 6:30-8 p.m.
Morven Museum & Garden presents “Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist’s Journey through Amnesia,” through June 3. The show tells the story of Princeton native Lonni Sue Johnson. Visit 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 associated with the University.
Plainsboro Public Library Gallery hosts fractal derived works of art by Mike Hunter during the month of April. A reception is April 22 from 2-4 p.m.
Princeton Brain and Spine Care Institute at 731 Alexander Road, suite 200, presents “The Activity of Form,” a photography exhibit by Laura McClanahan, Greg McGarvey, Barbara Osterman, and Larry Parsons, through September.
Princeton Day School’s Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery is presenting “Letting Off Steam,” original sketchbooks and tea kettle prototypes by architect Michael Graves, through April 25.
Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton Street, hosts work by senior artists from April 11-May 31. Acrylics, watercolors, pencil drawings and pastels by senior artists who attend classes at PSRC will be on view. The opening reception is April 11 from 4-6 p.m.
The Princeton University Art Museum presents “Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930,” 40 works of art never before exhibited, through June 24. “John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum” will run through 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. Call (609) 258-3788.
Rider University Art Gallery presents “The Outside From Within: Envisioning Forest and Sea,” drawings and paintings by Professor of Fine Arts Harry I. Naar. The show runs through April 15. The gallery is in the Bart Luedeke Center on the campus, 2083 Lawrenceville Road.
Small World Cafe, 14 Witherspoon Street, shows “Saints & Sinners, a Celebration of the Mundane, Sacred and Profane” through May 1. The art is by Tom McGill.
Straube Center is presenting a “Fine Art Show: Grace, Strength and Freedom,” through May 25. Local artists will be featured. The center is on Route 31 at West Franklin Avenue in Pennington, in buildings 100 and I-108.
Terhune Orchards, Cold Soil Road in Lawrenceville, is showing more than 20 works by local artists from the Lawrenceville Main Street Artists Network April 14 and 15 as part of a wine event, from 1-3 p.m. both days. Some items will be for sale.
Triumph Brewery, 138 Nassau Street, is showing “Deep Within the Soul,” photographs by Colleen Maniere, through June 10. A percentage of all sales of the work benefit pancreatic cancer research.
University League Art Gallery, 171 Broadmead, shows works by Rita Stynes in a show called “Celtic Myths and Faith,” the weekends of April 21-22 and 28-29. Saturdays are from 1-6 p.m.; Sundays 2-6 p.m. A reception is April 20 from 6-9 p.m.
West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction, shows “Inside Out: Visionary Artists Tell Their Stories” through April 27. The exhibit is the work of self-taught artists. The arts center partners with HomeFront’s ArtSpace to produce this show. Visit www.westwindsorartscenter.org/Call-to-Visual-Artists.html for details.