Monthly Archives: September 2008

Urban Reverie

Love. That’s what it was, at first sight, when West Windsor Arts Council President Ruth Kusner Potts brought me a postcard from Eric Fowler‘s exhibit at Ellarslie. Eric Fowler paints buildings, but these are not the edifices featured in The … Continue reading

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Missing Maine

I miss Maine. I miss it not only because I miss summer, with fireflies, watermelon and fresh corn on the cob, heirloom tomatoes and the smell of basil at the farmers market, and being so so so hot and sweaty … Continue reading

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When I last caught up with Betty Curtiss, she was painting the Maresca Brothers butchers in Sergeantsville. She lovingly captured the thick slabs of red meat, links of sausage and kindly old men with huge cleavers and blood-soaked white aprons, … Continue reading

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It’s Ba-a-ack!

Remember the giant tooth, part of Sculpture Along the Way, from Sloan Avenue to Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton? It’s ba-a-ack! The giant molar has returned, not far from where it had been extracted last year to participate in an … Continue reading

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Beyond Rangoon

It’s not exactly that Lucy Graves McVicker went kicking and screaming to Burma, but the idea of cramming into an airplane seat for a full day’s worth of travel to a country led by a military regime that incarcerates journalists … Continue reading

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Rorschach Test

In Mel Brooks’ 1963 film The Critic, we see abstract images dance across the screen. A voice-over narration – Brooks’ voice – recounts an old man’s confusion over the images and the meaning of the film. Looking at Adam Stanforth’s … Continue reading

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The Chairs of Late Summer

Contemporary realist painter Frank DePascale hails from Philadelphia, where he is known for his urban scenes. For an exhibit at the Ruth Morpeth Gallery, 43 West Broad St., Hopewell, Sept. 20 – Oct. 18, his paintings were initially inspired by … Continue reading

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In the Mood

des Champs Gallery in Lambertville will begin its fall season with Black and Gold, a collection of mood-filled paintings by Luiz Vilela. The exhibit  runs through Oct. 5. Mr. Vilela’s oils have always been about mood, but these newest canvases … Continue reading

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Premier Arts Destination

Considered a “premier arts destination,” New Hope, Pa., is holding its Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and  Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The prestigious, juried event features more than … Continue reading

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POP Goes the Zimmerli

Since Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup can images first appeared in the 1960s, Pop Art has remained an influential force in contemporary art.  Artists made bold, colorful print imagery ranging from food packaging to politics, from rocket launches to sexy nudes, … Continue reading

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