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. It’s safe enough so a kid or a dog can be safe, and the homes are comfortable though often in need of maintenance (darn that rotting wood). There’s a mix of different types of people here, and the neighbors mostly get along. In the summer they see each other on their porches or washing their cars, and they had a neighborhood block party in 1972 but no one’s been able to muster up the energy to organize one since — although there is talk of a neighborhood wide garage sale possibly as soon as this spring. Oh, and did we mention the Fourth of July parade?

In “Old York Road,” painter Sal Asaro has evoked much from my head. The septuagenarian paints everywhere from New Jersey and Pennsylvania to New Orleans, Italy, Sicily and Maine. The painting won the Carol and Louis Della Penna Award and can be seen at the Coryell Gallery in Lambertville.

The Lambertville Historical Society and the Coryell Gallery are celebrating the 30th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, “Lambertville and the Surrounding Area,” through March 21. Artist-Curator Tricia Fagan juried the show.

The Coryell Gallery at the Porkyard, 8 Coryell St., Lambertville, is in a renovated Sausage Factory, located alongside the historic Delaware & Raritan Canal. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

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