April 11, 2018

DIGITAL ART: Photographs by Cranbury digital Camera Club members are on display through April 27 at the Gourgaud Gallery at Cranbury Town Hall. The organization concentrates on digital photographic techniques and methods.

Photos from Cranbury digital Camera Club (CdCC) photographers are on display at the Gourgaud Gallery, located at Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, through April 27. The photos selected by the photographers for the show depict various themes and subject matter. The photographers are from Cranbury, Hightstown, Monroe, West Windsor, and other communities in Central New Jersey. Their work has been on display at various galleries throughout New Jersey.  more

April 4, 2018

“COMBO MEAL”: A mixed media oil painting by Carley Hall is one of many pieces now displayed at the “Visual Arts Student Exhibition” in the Gallery at Mercer County Community College. The public is invited to an opening reception on Wednesday, April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Visual Arts students at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) display their varied talents as the Gallery at Mercer presents its annual “Visual Arts Student Exhibition.” This exhibit, which features the best works by MCCC students, runs through Thursday, May 3. It is free and open to the public.  more

March 28, 2018

“SLEEPYBOP”: Princeton artist Alison Kruse is headed to France for a creative residency. This recent painting is oil on wood board. More of her work can be seen at www.alisonskruse.com/paintings.

By Kam Williams

In classical music circles, they call a kid with promise a prodigy. In rock ’n’ roll, the buzz is about the best unsigned bands. Out in Hollywood, they like to refer to an emerging young actress as an ingénue.

But I don’t know if anybody ever coined a term for an up-and-coming painter with great potential. But if they did, that’s what they’d be calling Alison Kruse, New Jersey’s best kept secret. Until now. more

March 21, 2018

The Arts Council of Princeton was named Favorite Art Gallery in the 2018 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Taneshia Nash Laird, executive director of Arts Council of Princeton, center, accepted the award from Allison Tratner, interim executive director of New Jersey State Council of the Arts, and Adam Perle, president and CEO of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, on March 14 at ArtPride New Jersey’s headquarters in the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts in Burlington.

D&R Greenway Land Trust presents a special evening with renowned furniture designer Mira Nakashima on Thursday, March 22 (doors open 6:30 p.m., talk begins at 7 p.m.) at the Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton. Admission costs $10 person.

Mira Nakashima, the daughter of legendary furniture sculptor George Nakashima, will tell the story of the family’s woodworking legacy, followed by a signing of her book, Nature, Form, and Spirit: The Life and Legacy of George Nakashima. Nakashima pieces will be displayed and available for purchase, including a three-legged stool, candle holders, pencil holders, and bread boards. more

February 21, 2018

PATTERN OF LEAVES: This 1923 oil on canvas by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), from The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, was acquired in 1926. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

About suffering they were never wrong, The old Masters …. –W.H. Auden (1907-1973)

There are four artist’s statements writ large on the walls of the Princeton University Art Museum’s exhibit “The Artist Sees Differently: Modern Still Lifes from The Phillips Collection.” The first and catchiest is Cézanne’s “The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” The most technical is Braque’s “The goal is not to be concerned with the reconstruction of an anecdotal fact, but with the constitution of a pictorial fact.” More generally philosophical is Giorgio Morandi’s “To achieve understanding, it is necessary not to see many things, but to look hard at what you do see.” more

“FLUID MOVEMENT”: The artwork of Jane Adriance is featured in a solo exhibit running March 2 through April 26 at the Present Day Club in Princeton. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The public is invited to a reception in celebration of the opening of a solo exhibit by Jane Adriance at the Present Day Club in Princeton on Friday, March 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit runs through April 26. more

February 7, 2018

“BLOOM NO. 2”: This hand-built porcelain sculpture by Lindsay Feuer is part of “Adaption: An Exploration of Scale,” on view from February 12 through March 8 at Princeton Day School. An artists’ reception is on Thursday, February 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School (PDS) presents “Adaptation: An Exploration of Scale” featuring the work of artists Lindsay Feuer, PDS science teacher Carrie Norin, and Madelaine Shellaby, on view from February 12 through March 8. There will be an artists’ reception on Thursday, February 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. more

“THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS”: Rachel Huffaker of the Hun School of Princeton received first prize in the photography division of the Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition for this black and white Philadelphia cityscape. The exhibition runs through February 11.

Hun School of Princeton seniors Rachel Huffaker and Nicholas Reilly have been awarded top prizes in the Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition in New Hope, Pa.

Huffaker received first prize in the photography division and Reilly received second prize in the 3-D division of the juried art competition. This year, 126 students from 18 high schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania entered the competition. It is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday through February 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. more

January 24, 2018

“LAMBERTVILLE STATION:” This wood stain by Lawrence High School teacher Sean Carney is among 30 works by high school students and their teachers featured in “Passing the Palette” at the MCCC Gallery through March 8. The community is invited to an opening reception on Wednesday, January 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Gallery at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will showcase the talents of high school art teachers and their students in “Passing the Palette: Arts Educators and Students.” This multi-generational exhibit will be on display through Thursday, March 8. The community is invited to an opening reception on Wednesday, January 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.  more

“OUTBURST”: This work by Timberlane Middle School student Raelynn Cui is featured in the “BRAVO! Listen Up!” exhibition running January 30 through February 26 at the Arts Council of Princeton. An opening will reception will be held on Tuesday, January 30 at 4 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 30 at 4 p.m., the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO’s) “BRAVO! Listen Up!” exhibition featuring student artwork and writing created in response to Erwin Schulhoff’s Concerto for String Quartet and Winds opens at the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP). Participating middle school students will be on hand to discuss their works and their interaction with PSO’s guest ensemble, the Lark Quartet, who performed the concerto with the orchestra on October 29. more

January 10, 2018

“IT’S A DOG’S LIFE”: This painting by Charles David Viera is part of his “Narrative Paintings” exhibition, on view in the Arts Council of Princeton’s Lower Level Gallery through February 3. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 13 from 3-5 p.m.

The Arts Council of Princeton presents two new exhibitions, “Heroes of Comic Art” and “Narrative Paintings.” Both will have opening receptions on Saturday, January 13 from 3-5 p.m.

“Heroes of Comic Art” features original published artworks by Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Curt Swan, John Buscema, Jack Davis, Steve Ditko, and other artists that created many of the comic heroes in today’s books and films. It will be on view in the Arts Council’s Taplin Gallery through March 10. The works are from the collection of Charles David Viera. more

TANJUNG DATU: The beaded art of Wendy Ellsworth is featured in “A Passion for Beads,” running January 14 through April 22 at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, January 14 at 2 p.m.

Wendy Ellsworth creates art bead by tiny bead, and with a seemingly endless variety of colors, shapes, and textures at her fingertips, her palette appears unlimited.

“I consider myself a color artist, with beads representing tiny photons of colored light which can be woven together to form infinite patterns of beauty and delight,” Ellsworth said.  more

January 3, 2018

“TAKE FLIGHT”: This acrylic painting by Michael Schweigart is part of “Visionaries,” an exhibit also featuring the work of Claudia Fouse Fountaine, Alan Klawans, and Carol McClure Sanzalone. The exhibit will be at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville from February 8 to March 4. An artists’ reception will be on February 11 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville presents “Visionaries,” an exhibit featuring works of Claudia Fouse Fountaine, Alan Klawans, Carol McClure Sanzalone, and Michael Schweigart from February 8 to March 4. Highlighting images of nature and the environment, the exhibit will showcase a variety of media and creative techniques unique to each artist as they express their creative visions. more

“3 LINE ASCENDING #5”: This turned wood piece is part of “David Ellsworth: A Passion for Wood,” an exhibition running January 14 through April 22 at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, January 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.

In a career spanning four decades, David Ellsworth has become one of the premier designers of turned wooden vessels, deeply influencing contemporary craft and numerous artists.

This month, the Hunterdon Art Museum (HAM) will spotlight his work in “David Ellsworth: A Passion for Wood,” an exhibition which focuses on the woodturner’s technical and aesthetic development through the years, noted Ingrid Renard, who is curating the exhibition with Hildreth York. more

December 27, 2017

“PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER”: Henriette Wyeth’s 1937 painting of her father, artist N.C. Wyeth, is featured in “Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective,” running from January 21 through May 16 at the Michener Museum of Art in Doylestown, Pa. The exhibit also features the work of Henriette’s husband, artist Peter Hurd.

In January, the Michener Art Museum will present “Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective,” an exhibition that explores the work, marriage, and careers of two remarkable artists who contributed to the canon and dialogue of 20th century American art.  more

Ulysses Grantz Dietz

Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville will host curator and author Ulysses Grantz Dietz on January 18 as he delivers a presentation titled “It Was All Modern: Art, Craft, and the Rhetoric of the Marketplace.”

The presentation looks at a range of modern objects, from the 1890s to the 21st century, and explores different meanings of “modern.” more

December 20, 2017

“SAVE THIS I”: This painting by Charles Bryan is part of “Past Looking Forward,” an exhibition featuring the work of Bryan and Diana Weymar at the Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School. The exhibition runs from January 8 through February 1, with an artist’s reception on January 12 from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

The Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School will present “Past Looking Forward,” featuring the work of artists Charles Bryan and Diana Weymar, from January 8 through February 1. There will be an artists’ reception on Friday, January 12 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. more

“CLOSE ENCOUNTER”: This watercolor painting by Beatrice Bork is part of “Naturally Inspired,” an exhibit also featuring the work of Bill Jersey, Maxine Shore, and Joe Kazimierczyk. The exhibit will be at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville from January 4 through February 4, with an opening reception on January 7  from 1-4 p.m.

Fine artists Bill Jersey, Maxine Shore, Beatrice Bork, and Joe Kazimierczyk explore the great outdoors through their unique interpretations in “Naturally Inspired,” an exhibit at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville running January 4 through February 4. All are invited to attend the opening reception on Sunday, January 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. more

“RED BERRIES:” Linda Gilbert’s acrylic painting will be featured in the Gourgaud Gallery’s ninth annual “Open Call Exhibit,” running January 7 through January 26. A reception with refreshments will be held on Sunday, January 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Gourgaud Gallery will present its ninth annual “Open Call Exhibit” from Sunday, January 7 through Friday, January 26. The theme is trees and plants. An opening reception with refreshments will be held on Sunday, January 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.  more

December 13, 2017

“FEATHER & FLIGHT”: This photograph of a great horned owl mother and baby by Wayne
Domkowski is part of the “Feather & Flight: Juried Exhibit” at the D&R Greenway Land Trust Johnson Education Center in Princeton. The exhibit, which features more than 80 works of art celebrating birds, runs through February 9.

D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Johnson Education Center galleries take flight with more than 80 works of art in “Feather & Flight: Juried Exhibit,” on view through February 9.

“Birds are more than beautiful; they are bellwethers of environmental health,” says Curator Diana Moore. “This exhibit celebrates birds, and also highlights conservation’s significant role in supporting crucial travel patterns for the 4,000 species that migrate. Because of New Jersey’s location along the Atlantic flyway, our natural resources are critical to avian survival.” more

The Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter Theatre Center have announced “Cows in Our Town,” a new community-wide public art project created to promote awareness of local artists and McCarter’s upcoming production of Marie Jones’ Stones in His Pockets. Through a series of art installations placed in local businesses “Cows in Our Town” will run December 20 — February 11 and aims to enhance the around-town experience for visitors and Princeton residents alike through the holiday season and into the new year.  more

December 6, 2017

“GRANITE STREET”: This oil painting by Debbie Pisacreta is featured in “Memories,” an exhibit featuring the work of four artists at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville running December 7 to 31. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, December 10, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Fine artists Alla Podolsky, Joseph Zogorski, Gail Bracegirdle, and Debbie Pisacreta invite the public to view images that capture each artist’s memory of a location, scene, or life moment in “Memories” the 4×4 Winter Group exhibit series at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville running December 7 to 31. more

November 29, 2017

“RUNTIME”: Part of a *graphic design exhibition* highlighting the work of current and former students in Princeton University’s Program in Visual Arts, this piece by Neeta Patel, Class of 2017, is an interface for Apple Watch that tracks the times when the user looks at the device and encourages behavior to look less frequently. Produced in VIS 415, Advanced Graphic Design. (Screenshot Courtesy the artist)

The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts presents *a graphic design exhibition* curated by award-winning faculty member, artist, and writer David Reinfurt, highlighting the work of 184 current and former students since the Lewis Center launched courses in graphic design in 2010. more

“BRIDGE AT SAYEN GARDENS”: This watercolor painting by Susan Troost is featured in the Gourgaud Gallery’s “Cranbury Art in the Park” plein air series. The art will be on display from December 3 through December 29, with an artist’s reception on Sunday, December 3 from 1-3 p.m.

All are invited to an artists’ reception on Sunday, December 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gourgaud Gallery, Cranbury Town Hall (Old School Building), 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, to celebrate the art created from the Art in the Park plein air series sponsored by the Cranbury Arts Council.

For more information, visit www.cranburyartscouncil.org.