Monthly Archives: January 2009

Re-igniting the old flame

Donald Margulies’ play Sight Unseen, at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick through Feb. 15, examines the struggles of an artist who doesn’t quite understand his own extraordinary success. Jonathan Waxman, the artist, has achieved commercial and critical success. He … Continue reading

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Teaching a Stone to Talk

As an artist, Madelaine Shellaby leaves no stone unturned. She works in ceramics, manipulates photographic images, paints, and writes and binds her own books. She produces installation art, such as one she did for the Princeton Artists Alliance 2005 exhibit … Continue reading

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Mom Eats Son’s Homework

Libby Ramage is one of the funniest artists working in Princeton. Her latest series of collage involves recycling her son’s homework. I bought four of her handmade cards — made from recycled homework — at the Arts Council of Princeton’s … Continue reading

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Get Wired

Want to learn to make wire jewelry? Artist Ann Glaser will offer four classes in jewelry-making at her studio, Rewired Designs, 1624 Chestnut Ridge Road, Upper Black Eddy, Pa. (If you want to drool over her designs, like the one … Continue reading

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Please Touch the Art

Curator Tricia Fagan often tells visitors to the Gallery at Mercer County Community College not to touch the artwork, because oils from the hand can damage the artwork. Now, she’s throwing caution to the wind in the exhibit  As Seen … Continue reading

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Wyeth’s World

Andrew Wyeth, at 91 one of the most popular American artists of the 20th century, died early today in his sleep. Here’s a story I wrote about him three years ago, during a major retrospective of his work at the … Continue reading

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Making Pie with Grandma

When Ann Calandro was growing up on the 20th floor of a Manhattan high-rise, she’d spend vacations with her grandparents in Flemington. In this collage, on view at the Gallery at Chapin School through the end of January, she’s recreated … Continue reading

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Taming the Beast

Years ago, Bob Justin told me that one of the reasons he loved his wife was because she taught him how to live inside. I just loved that line, and by extension I would love to meet his wife. From … Continue reading

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Snow and Ice

Since winter has never been my favorite time of the year, I’ve always loved the fact that Lambertville and New Hope offer an annual Winter Festival. What better way to break out of the winter doldrums that to celebrate with … Continue reading

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Spirit World

Speaking of happiness, the paintings of Ellie Wyeth always make me happy. (At left: “Still Sleeping.”) Ms. Wyeth often includes her cute dogs in her happy paintings. Before the holidays, at the Arts Council of Princeton’s annual Sauce for the … Continue reading

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