Monthly Archives: April 2009

Suburban Realist

Renowned New Jersey artist and professor at Mercer County Community College for more than 40 years, Mel Leipzig will be honored during a special tribute by former student and photographer Mike Dill on April 29. The event will kick off … Continue reading

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Water Works

As with many cities, Philadelphia is a study in contrasts. Alongside the historic architecture are post-modern skyscrapers and skeletons of new buildings going up. Even the venerable Philadelphia Museum of Art was recently covered with scaffolding as its “envelope” of … Continue reading

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Pinot to Picasso

Marie Sturken is everywhere these days! In addition to recent exhibits at the Monmouth Museum and Ellarslie, she’s currently in an exhibit at Toad Hall (Kimono Mania, through July 5), and in The Hand of Nature at the D&R Greenway. … Continue reading

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Urban Realist

It’s hard to believe I only discovered the artist Virginia Snedeker in 2006, when I wrote about her exhibit at Morven. Since then, I’ve come to know her brother, Dick Snedeker, very well. Ms. Snedeker’s work can be seen at … Continue reading

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City of Dreams

One of my best fantasies is of living in Lambertville. (I also dream of living in a cottage in Maine, but we’ll talk about that elsewhere.) I’d live in a Victorian in Lambertville, maybe even along the towpath, and have … Continue reading

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Going Nowhere

“Going Nowhere” is not the state I’m in, but the title of the installation, at left, by Princeton-based artist Frances Heinrich who is exhibiting Narrative Art: What Happened? at the Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, through May 1. … Continue reading

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End of Life

It’s 57 degrees in Nice, France, where former Princeton resident and Rutgers sociology professor Cathy Stein Greenblat lives, facing the Mediterranean. The lifelong Francophile lives in the land of her dreams, listening to WBGO Jazz Radio in Newark on iTunes. … Continue reading

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Visual Storyteller

In the 300 years it stood in Princeton Battlefield Park, the original Mercer Oak attracted many artists who photographed it or otherwise memorialized it. But when a mighty wind ended its life in 2000, a new tree was planted from … Continue reading

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Kids Help Kids

Looking at my newborn grandson — he is the little Buddha — I believe that children come into this world all knowing, and life is a process of forgetting that perfect wisdom. OK, that does sound pretty negative, but certainly … Continue reading

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Quilted Photographs

Small World Coffee is often the venue for inspired young artists. Alison Young begins with photographs, then transforms them with fiber and thread through a printing and stitchery process. Images fromĀ  familiar Princeton area parks and gardens are on view … Continue reading

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