Monthly Archives: February 2010

Imagine the Possibilities

What could be more fun that spring break? If only I were a kid, I’d sign up right away for Spring Break: The Art of Japan at the Arts Council of Princeton, March 29 – April 2, for ages 5-12. … Continue reading

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Art Deco Jewel

This quilt, “Where is the Quilt Show?” by Anna A. Faustino (The 2010 Quilt Fest of New Jersey, for which Ms. Faustino won “Best Pictorial Quilt,” is at the Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, March 4-7), has … Continue reading

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Going Postal

Henri Rousseau painted his amazing jungle scenes while working  as a tax collector in Paris. Herb Vogel worked as a postal clerk and his wife, Dorothy, worked as a librarian as they managed to build an impressive art collection. Labyrinth … Continue reading

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If a Tree Falls in the Forest…

It is tragic and sorrowful when a mighty old master tumbles to the ground, considering how many hundreds of years it took to reach that stature. Trees have so much to teach us. There is no man wiser than a … Continue reading

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When the Masters Meet

Years ago, when his house was on the Princeton Area YWCA Rooms to View tour, I got my own private peek inside Michael Graves’ magnificent Mediterranean-style villa (one of the perks of being a journalist that compensates for the miniscule … Continue reading

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The Long and Winding Road

I know I’ve been down this road before. It could be upstate New York, it could be Maine or Massachusetts. Or it could be Lambertville. It’s sort of parallel to a major road, and it’s slightly up on a hill. … Continue reading

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Save the Park!

You know you’re living in dire times when the nation’s parks are threatened. Fortunately, artists are rallying to the cause. Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery will showcase the work of area artists who have joined forces to help in the fundraising efforts … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line

It’s about money. Artist Hanna van Goeler uses dollar bills as her canvas. The Hunterdon Museum is exhibiting Hanna von Goeler: The Currency of an Altered State through March 21. The site-specific installation uses simple objects to explore complex questions … Continue reading

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Broken Heart

Only Faith Ringgold merits two blog posts in a row. Here we are, on the cusp of Valentine’s Day, and limited-edition prints of Ms. Ringgold’s “Somebody Stole My Broken Heart” are being made available at the Hunterdon Museum in Clinton. … Continue reading

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Anyone Can Fly

Last year, when the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art  organized and mounted, Declaration of Independence: Fifty Years of Art by Faith Ringgold, a retrospective, I was very fortunate to get to interview the legendary artist on the occasion of … Continue reading

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