Monthly Archives: April 2010

Secrets and Surprises

Almost by accident, I learned there was an art gallery in the basement of Woodacres, the site of the Junior League Designer Showhouse on Great Road in Skillman. I managed to go there the other morning, and discovered all this … Continue reading

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Elusive Memories

After 13 years exploring the interaction of memory and sense of place, the title of this exhibition, “Sense of Knowing,” May 1-31, speaks to a deep underlying unity among Michael Madigan’s recent paintings. Gleaned from numerous trips to coastal areas … Continue reading

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All of the nights we’d harmonize till dawn…

Architects may come and architects may go and never change your point of view. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright created extensive gardens around the buildings he designed, according to garden writer Derek Fell in The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright. “Wright … Continue reading

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Creative Journey

Brian Peterson, senior curator at the James A. Michener Art Museum and an accomplished photographer, will give a talk on “The Creative Journey: A Conversation About Art and Life” at Penn State April 28. A bit of a hike, so … Continue reading

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West Comes East

Sarah J. Webber is one of a group of artists in West Comes East at the Artful Deposit in Bordentown, May 1 to June 6. Ms. Webber grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and earned a fine arts degree in … Continue reading

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Raw, Cooked and Globalized

Twelve sculptors, members of the Sculptors Association of New Jersey, are exhibiting at the Silva Gallery at the Pennington School, 112 West Delaware Ave., Pennington, through April 30. “…these sculptures represent our interpretation of the world around us, and perhaps … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope Eyes

The artist Shaun Daley has invented his own world, and he knows it. A  self-taught artist, he has dubbed his style “Shaunism” as a statement that his work is not an academic exercise nor a movement by a group of … Continue reading

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Art for Contemplation Sake

Contemplation, concept, craftsmanship and composition — those are the “four Cs” juror Kenneth Kaplowitz used in selecting artwork for Gallery 125’s  exhibit Art for Art’s Sake opening April 9, 6-9 p.m., and running through June 3. Mr. Kaplowitz is a … Continue reading

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The Recession is Over!

While there may be a “lag” in some respects, one look at this painting, “Headin’ to the Barn” by Dick Van Duzer, makes me think happy times are here again. The weather tells me there is renewal and rebirth, and … Continue reading

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Partners in Pattern

I can’t imagine a more perfect pairing of artwork than these — Andrew Werth’s Conceptual Frame, acrylic on panel, at left, and Charles Katzenbach’s Disorderly Colors, oil on glasswork, at right. Both are about precision and about color, and both … Continue reading

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