Category Archives: landscapes

Brooklyn’s Biggest Yard

Standing on the rooftop of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, looking out on the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges spanning the East River, we see water towers, smokestacks and red brick housing below us, and Freedom Tower in the distance. It has … Continue reading

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The Painterly First Lady

Not that the Historical Society Princeton doesn’t do everything top-notch, but I just wasn’t expecting the paintings of Ellen Axson Wilson, first wife of President Woodrow Wilson, to be quite so beautiful. I thought they would be important historically, helping … Continue reading

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Textures and Trails

Diana Moore, curator at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton, exhibited signs of a creative spirit at a young age. When her parents gave her holiday gifts  she spent hours inventing different ways to use the boxes those presents came … Continue reading

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Landscape Turns Inscape

From the mountains of China to Norway’s Lofoten Islands, from the sunsets of the American Southwest to gardens in France, England and Japan, Princeton artist Thomas George has immersed himself in the beauty and mystery of nature for more than … Continue reading

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What We Owe the Earth

Eve Ingalls is on an archaeological dig. She is examining the surface of the earth, and what we have done to it. Whether working in sculpture, paint, or drawing, she is redrawing the earth, with its scarred surfaces, showing us … Continue reading

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Winging it with Birds and Bees

The mission of the D&R Greenway is preserving land, plain and simple. But it is the way in which watershed lands and large-scale landscapes are saved from development that makes all the difference. Since its founding in 1989, the Princeton-based … Continue reading

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Stones, Mandalas and Hazy Seas

A cure for Cabin Fever awaits in area art galleries. Start your tour at Stuart Country Day School’s Considine Gallery, where Thinking by Eye: Art Faculty at Stuart Country Day School is on view through March 11. Speaking of touring the galleries, … Continue reading

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Black Moon

As Amie Siegel’s video “Black Moon” opens, a group of beautiful California yoga moms dressed in glamorous army fatigues walks stealthily through an abandoned suburbia, rifles at the ready. On view at Boston’s ICA, this is a quasi-science-fiction movie featuring  … 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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