Monthly Archives: November 2010

Batman Comes to Short Hills

Bette Blank’s painting of a Passover Seder will make non-Jews want to convert. Who knew a four-hour meal without leavened bread and so many interruptions to read from the Haggadah could be such fun? Here, in a formal dining room … Continue reading

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Wildness in our Midst

THIS time of year, New Jerseyans take to the hills of Vermont to drink in the fall foliage, or experience the silence of a region blanketed by snow. Gerald Lubeck makes the trip in reverse.  The New Jersey native who … Continue reading

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All On A Summer’s Day

When I look at Dan Finaldi’s paintings, I feel like I’m home, like I’ve returned to childhood with streets lined with sycamore trees casting soothing shadows on a hot summer day, young people sitting on porches or in Adirondack chairs. … Continue reading

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year: II

CRUISING around Philadelphia’s City Hall at street level, you might not see him at first. Take a look up at the top, and there stands William Penn. The 37-foot, 27-ton bronze rendering of the Quaker who founded the Keystone State … Continue reading

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year

THE air is getting raw, the days are growing shorter and even the autumnal glow is starting to fade… but there’s still more to look forward to this season. The Covered Bridge Artisans will be holding its annual studio tour … Continue reading

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City at Night

You may have to enlarge it to see the detail, but the bridge connecting Lambertville, NJ, to New Hope, PA, is teeming with people watching the fireworks over the Delaware River. Lambertville is beautiful any time of the day, but … Continue reading

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The World of Tomorrow

Entering the galleries of Princeton University Art Museum, one is greeted at first by familiar sights: Monet’s “Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge” and Toulouse Lautrec’s “The Sacred Grove” – both landscapes in the traditional sense. Nobody’s Property, on view through … Continue reading

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Books – Get ’em While they Last!

As we go through the digital revolution, artists are reacting as print products disappear before our eyes. New York City’s New Museum is exhibiting The Last Newspaper, in which 27 artists “disassemble and re-contextualize elements of the newspaper… using methods … Continue reading

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Art is More than Painting

John Baldessari, a pioneer of conceptual art, felt he wasn’t going anywhere with painting and so in the late 1960s he had the “body” of work cremated and took home the ashes in a box. He made cookies from some … Continue reading

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