Category Archives: printmaking

Villages within a Village

The recently completed Plainsboro Public Library is in the heart of a village – albeit a newly fabricated village — with cafes, ethnic restaurants, a bakery, even a fountain in a piazza. So it is fitting that an art exhibit … Continue reading

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Consider the Pineapple

When Anne Q. McKeown and I arrive at her Brooklyn high rise, with a sweeping view of the eastern part of the borough, artist Emna Zghal offers us something to drink: coffee, tea, or would we like something Tunisian? Definitely … Continue reading

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Immediate and Raw

Last year in Iran, Tunisia, Egypt and Moldova, protest organizers took advantage of Twitter to get the word out. But in 2006 in Oaxaca, Mexico, when a teachers’ strike grew into a massive anti-government uprising, protesters relied on woodblock prints … Continue reading

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Stories to Tell

Dragonflies, luna moths, the phoenix, purple orchids, mermaids, centaurs and other mysterical creatures populate the artwork of Idaherma Williams. The Franklin Township resident’s prints and paintings take us where no plane will go, but they do take us where trains … 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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Running with Wolves

The front-page picture in The New York Times shows a group of people standing on a balcony in Iraq. Flanked by colorful cloths, the men, women and children are looking down to the street, where there has just been an … Continue reading

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Symbol of the Human Predicament

I read in the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Noyes Museum in Oceanville is exhibiting the work of Jacob Landau through Jan. 2. Says the exhibition blurb: “Provocative and inspiring Landau bears witness to man’s responsibility for injustice… Timeless and relevant … Continue reading

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Teacups and Hankies

“The power of gender roles in our personal growth has increasingly become an area of focus in my work,” writes Tracy Otten in her artist statement.  “I associate the teacup with femininity – possessing both elegance and delicacy. The designation … Continue reading

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The Nose Knows

In conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Nose, an opera by Dmitry Shostakovich based on a short story by Nikolai Gogol, the Zimmerli Art Museum is exhibiting four prints by St. Petersburg artist Viktor Vilner (born 1925) through … Continue reading

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Imagine the Possibilities

What could be more fun that spring break? If only I were a kid, I’d sign up right away for Spring Break: The Art of Japan at the Arts Council of Princeton, March 29 – April 2, for ages 5-12. … Continue reading

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