Monthly Archives: October 2009

China Cuba Connection

In 71 – Fragments of a Dream, on view at the New Jersey State Museum through Nov, 24, photographer Maria Lau explores the connection between her Cuban and Chinese family. Born and raised in the Garden State, she came to … Continue reading

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Hand’s On

Over the weekend, I indulged in a two-day intensive workshop with Isaiah Zagar who, thanks to a recent film about him by his son and a CNN feature, is experiencing a new wave of popularity. Zagar, 70, has been encrusting … Continue reading

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Watch the documentary, George Segal: American Still Life, on NJN  at 8 p.m. (Also, read my story about his daughter, Rena Segal, here, and see a past blog post about George Segal here.) George Segal loved the real world. “I … Continue reading

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New Love in Paradise

Last week, while in Bali, I fell in love all over again… with a newly discovered painter, Arie Smit. I had gone to Bali expecting paradise, sort of like Gauguin’s Tahiti. Bali was a kind of paradise, though not the … Continue reading

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Monhegan Scenery

Stockton artist Jerry Cable recently returned from Maine and will host his second annual exhibit, Island Magic II, in his studio in Stockton, through Oct. 18. The exhibit will feature recent oil paintings of Monhegan Island and Coastal Maine. His … Continue reading

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Second Skin

Second Skin: Fabrics to Fashions, Textiles to Tattoos, an exhibit of fiber art and wearable art at New Hope Arts Center, is on view through Oct. 24.Pictured, at left, is “Dancer” by Kevan Lunney of E. Brunswick. Ms. Lunney began … Continue reading

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Missed the House Tour!

I love the Cadwalader Heights neighborhood in Trenton. Was too busy to pay attention to the house tour this year, but can still reminisce with this story I wrote a few years ago: THIS time of the year, with the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bucks in Fall

While enjoying the magnificent fall foliage in upper Bucks County, view the artwork at Big Tree Studios  (pictured, at left: Christine McHugh’s “Cuttaloosa Afternoon) and discover established and up-and-coming artists Big Tree Studios announces its first showing of First Sunday … Continue reading

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Salon de Refuses

The “Salon de Refuses” at Riverrun Gallery in Lambertville has become something of a great local tradition. Initiated about 10 years ago, it  provides an opportunity for paintings not accepted at the prestigious Phillips Mill Show to be exhibited at … Continue reading

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Positively Phillips’ Mill

“Mr. Dylan,”  a mixed media work by John Nebesney of Princeton, has won the Hughes Award to an Artist Exhibiting at Phillips’ Mill For the First Time. The prestigious 80th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition  is the first and … Continue reading

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