Monthly Archives: October 2008

Multi-layered and Timeworn

Liz Mitchell is cropping up all over! She’s exhibiting her Coptic journals at the Hopewell Train Station (see The Artful Blogger post about Transformations) and has an exhibit of her collages, pictured here, at the Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St., … Continue reading

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Transformations

Here’s one of Sally Stang’s amazing collages. She had one for sale at last year’s Cabin Fever Cabaret for the West Windsor Arts Council, and there was another she just put in the mail and sent to Martha Stewart — … Continue reading

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Round and Round

This past summer, I took a wonderful bike trip from the Czech Republic to Bavaria and Austria. I shot 500 pictures and put together a slide show using the Ken Burns effect on my Mac. Then, unexpectedly, the hard drive … Continue reading

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Hyper-realism

David Rivera has taken realism to a different level. Trained at the Philadelphia Academy of Art and the New York Academy of Figurative Art, he is influenced by Dutch and Flemish painters.  His students at Mercer County Community College are … Continue reading

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Art World Interiors

I am a long-time fan of Margaret O’Reilly, now the acting director of the State Museum of New Jersey in Trenton. I remember meeting her years and years ago when she came to my house to pick up a James … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light (Bulbs)

In the spirit of Marcel Duchamp and his “ready-mades,” Jasper Johns looked at everyday objects – the American flag, targets, numbers, an all-white canvas – in a new way. In Jasper Johns: Light Bulb, the Princeton University Art Museum explores … Continue reading

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Comfort of Friends

Harriet Wiseman‘s paintings are, at once, reminiscent of Amadeo Modigliani’s portraits, but Ms. Wiseman is very much of our time and her own mind. Self-taught, she paints people, mostly women, in a simple style, bejeweled, wearing brightly colored clothing with … Continue reading

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Changing Light

Although technically the calendar has turned and it is indeed fall, it still feels like summer — there are still zucchini and tomatoes growing in my garden, and still plenty of weeds to pull. So perhaps it’s the comfort of … Continue reading

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Passage to Asia

Isabella de la Houssaye is one of those amazing women who was trained as a lawyer, worked as a banker, had five children, and traveled all over the world, having exotic adventures with her family while adding to her extraordinary … Continue reading

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Out in the Pasture

Joe Kazimierczyk often paints on location, but he likes to bicycle around with his camera, making photographs from which to work.   He was cycling past River Lea Farm in Branchburg one day and stopped to photograph three cows in a … Continue reading

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