Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Farms of Hunterdon County

Recently, while attending my younger son’s graduation from Oberlin College, I learned it is now socially acceptable to say you want to be a farmer as your career. In my high school yearbook — I’m not even going to tell … Continue reading

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Sugar Magnolia

Magnolia Soulangeana Ruby is a very showy spring flowering tree that is hardy to zone 5b. Short,  with large 10-inch dark red to purple with white, saucer shaped flowers in early spring, this is about as luscious as it gets … Continue reading

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Miracle on the Hudson

As summer approaches, and thoughts turn to being “down the shore,” East Windsor artist Daniel Thomas brings a beautiful array  of shore-inspired paintings to the Gallery at Plainsboro Public Library.  A visit to the show of watercolors between June 1-30 … Continue reading

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Only 13 days left…

to see Cézanne and Beyond at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! (Pictured at left is Matisse’s Bathers — this exhibit is all about the other artists who were inspired by Cezanne.) PAUL Cézanne was like the Marilyn Monroe of his … Continue reading

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I Want to Live Here!

This is my dream house in Hopewell! Amazingly, it’s not a photograph, but it was painted by Cranbury artist George Stave. An exhibit featuring his signature meticulous realist paintings, including this Hopewell interior, is at the Ruth Morpeth Gallery in … Continue reading

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New Moon

I’ve written about full moons, golden moons and blue moons, but here’s an entirely new take on the moon, Jesús Moroles’ “Black Moonscape.”  Grounds For Sculpture’s Spring/Summer Exhibition 2009, on view May 10 through Sept. 29, features the work of … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the livin’ is E-Z

Alan Barnett has found all the colors of the rainbow and more at this ice cream stand, the quintessential image of summer, conveying Coney Island or the Jersey Shore. It’s part of Gallery 125’s  Summer Show opening tonight. Juror Sarah … Continue reading

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In a Dream

Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar has spent his life’s career creating enormous mosaics which encrust entire buildings, from floor to ceiling, in alleys and rooftops. His work is a well known fixture of Philadelphia’s South Street neighborhood. In fact, he has … Continue reading

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Artworks Open

“Stephanie” by Gail Postal (left) is just one of the many amazing images you can see in The Salon Show at Artworks. In conjunction with the Trenton City Museum’s 2009 Ellarslie Open XXVII, Artworks will present  the show of entries … Continue reading

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Blue Moon

… you saw me standing alone… without a dream of my own. Or so the song goes. A blue moon is actually the second full moon in a month. They don’t occur very often, which is how the expression “once … Continue reading

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