Monthly Archives: November 2008

Acid Rain

“Integrity of the work is important to me,” writes Joanne Amantea. “Each layer has a color, texture and personality of its own, influencing my choice of the next layer, and ultimately changing the way the viewer will perceive the completed work.” … Continue reading

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Still Water

In another century, Joanne Scott lived and painted in Skillman, NJ. I took a class with her at Princeton Adult School, then continued to study with her in the barn on her magnificent property. She encouraged us to paint en … Continue reading

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Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Dylan Thomas published those words in 1951, but don’t we all feel it now? And Susan Blubaugh expresses it so well in this painting, on view at the des Champs Gallery in the exhibit Celebrating the Season. Ms. Blubaugh moved … Continue reading

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Wearable Art

West Windsor artist Lenora Kandiner’s PolyPeople are just plain fun, and that’s something we could all use a bit more of now. Ms. Kandiner will exhibit and sell her PolyPeople and polymer clay jewelry and works of art at Crafters … Continue reading

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More Winter Wonder

This amazingly snowy scene by James Redding will be auctioned off for the  Bucks County Chapter of Fox Chase Cancer Center’s 12th Annual Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale Nov. 23 at the New Hope Eagle Fire Hall in New Hope, … Continue reading

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Picturing a River Town

It’s not snowing yet, but with the dismal economic picture and the dreary weather, I thought we could all use a pick-me-up, and this wintry Stockton scene, “Prallsville Mill in Snow”  by Mike Mann,  does the trick. Mike Mann will … Continue reading

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Nibbling the White Cube

Back in the summer, when I last caught up with him, photographer Frank Magalhaes was exploring variations on his black-and-white “I Am a Tree” image.  His multi-angled Plexiglas presentation was in an exhibit with the group MOVIS at Mason Gross … Continue reading

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Absence of Light

Karilyn Johansen is a graphic arts student at the Mason Gross School for the Arts, but she is someone to keep an eye one. In an exhibit of black-and white-photographs at Gallery 14 in Hopewell, Ms. Johanesen explores the camera’s … Continue reading

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Domestic Goddesses

Lynda Juel’s work often focuses on women, and frequently uses domestic imagery.  “Brooms and vacuums, irons, empty dresses, shoes, gloves and children’s clothes reflect the realities of ordinary life through metaphor and irony, playing on the edges between light and … Continue reading

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Strange Blooms

Annelies van Dommelen is obsessed with ravens and raptors. She recounts a tale from her childhood, in which she found an injured crow in the park, and then took it to the nature center’s veterinarian to set its wing. “I … Continue reading

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