Monthly Archives: May 2012

Merry Old Sole

Willie Cole’s artistic training began in the 1960s: with his dollar-a-week allowance, the Newark native visited S. Klein’s Department Store and bought model kits of plastic cars and superheroes. He’d put them together according to the directions – but that … Continue reading

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ArtSpace Opens Doors

Although it’s a gray and dreary day, HomeFront’s Family Preservation Center, in a former dormitory of the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf in West Trenton, is alive with color. Whiskey barrels painted yellow, purple, kiwi green and in polka … Continue reading

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Princeton’s New Hospital Opens with Art

If you were lying in a hospital room, what kind of art would you want to see? There are as many answers as there are patients. Now, hospitals are joining museums as places to exhibit artwork. The Princeton area boasts … Continue reading

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Old Man Willow

Joyce Kilmer may never have seen a poem lovely as a tree, but Frank Magalhaes proclaims “I Am a Tree” in a series of photographic tapestries on view at Gallery 14 in Hopewell through May 27. The Princeton resident began … Continue reading

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Morven in May Gets an Arts-and-Crafts Makeover

May is the perfect month to throw a garden party. And if you have a sweeping front meadow like Morven Museum & Gardens, framed by a hundred-year-old wisteria and lined with historic trees, consider moving that party from the backyard … Continue reading

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Writers Block and Quark Park Return

The aroma of baking dough is wafting out the door of Witherspoon Bread Company. Illia Barger, about 20 feet up on a scissor lift, is applying paint to the bakery wall. Wearing paint-splattered coveralls and the signature headband that holds … Continue reading

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Strutting its Splendor

It’s spring, and one way to take in the flowering trees strutting their splendor is to walk, bike or drive through Princeton’s magnificent neighborhoods. This sport involves gazing at stately homes and imagining what it’s like to live in one. … Continue reading

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