Category Archives: Collage

Cultural Connections to the Land

In less than a quarter century, D&R Greenway Land Trust of Princeton has preserved more than 50,000 acres in the heart of the most densely populated state. To put this in perspective, all of Manhattan Island is just under 15,000 … Continue reading

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Translating Nature

At last! Someone has finally found a use for knitting, that entanglement of yarn often used to create ill-fitting sweaters. Multimedia artist Joy Kreves uses knitting to create components for her wall-size installations — her fibrous masses look like a … Continue reading

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Open Laboratory

Last week, while visiting the Princeton University Art Museum to write about the Pictures of Pictures exhibit curated by Joel Smith, I ran into Lucy Graves McVicker. (Read more about her here.) Not only is she an extraordinary artist, but … 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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Hawaiian Hula Ladies

A series of large-scale watercolors of the trunks of trees and mandala-inspired quilts in saturated hues are the latest explorations into luminous color and harmonic design by artist Kate Graves, which will be on exhibit in the ground floor exhibition … 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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Dawn of a New Era

Here’s a new year wish from Rajie Cook, the designer responsible for the universal symbols. You see his artwork every time you search for the restroom at the airport. Those little black figures, one with a skirt and one with … Continue reading

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Hand’s On

Over the weekend, I indulged in a two-day intensive workshop with Isaiah Zagar who, thanks to a recent film about him by his son and a CNN feature, is experiencing a new wave of popularity. Zagar, 70, has been encrusting … Continue reading

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Positively Phillips’ Mill

“Mr. Dylan,”  a mixed media work by John Nebesney of Princeton, has won the Hughes Award to an Artist Exhibiting at Phillips’ Mill For the First Time. The prestigious 80th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition  is the first and … Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving

Everything Rebecca Kelly creates exudes a wonderful sense of whimsy and pathos (at left, her mixed media work, “Sad Clown”). This multitalented woman is a storyteller, teacher, artist, and now curator. She has put together transFORMation: Art Made from Recycled … Continue reading

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