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Modern and Contemporary

Princeton University Art Museum has made a major commitment to modern and contemporary art by appointing Kelly Baum the first Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Previously assistant curator of contemporary art at the Blanton Museum of Art at … Continue reading

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Artworks Open

“Stephanie” by Gail Postal (left) is just one of the many amazing images you can see in The Salon Show at Artworks. In conjunction with the Trenton City Museum’s 2009 Ellarslie Open XXVII, Artworks will present  the show of entries … Continue reading

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Floating Leaves and Memory

HAPPILY, the world – even central New Jersey – is filled with artists who create alluring paintings, prints, sculpture, mixed media. Rarer is the artist who, as a teacher, can create an entire generation of artists who produce eye-catching work. … Continue reading

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Viral Connections

Pictured, at left: Detail of Ik Jook Kang’s “Happy World” mosaic mural at the Princeton Public Library, where many of the librarians are my Facebook friends. Dec. 7, 2008 – the day that will live in infamy. That’s when I … Continue reading

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Fun With Natalie

Natalie Featherston’s trompe l’oeil works are exhibited in galleries across the country, but Made You Look! The Art of Deception at Ellarslie, through April 19, is her first major show in New Jersey. There are trompe l’oeil works in Ms. … Continue reading

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Save Newspapers and Environment in One Easy Way

Now that all of us eco-conscious shoppers are going to market with our earth-friendly reusable bags that we’ve purchased during National Public Radio’s pledge drives, I would like the answer to a very basic question: What are people putting their … Continue reading

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Ahead of Her Time

This photograph of James Joyce was made by Berenice Abbott, a relatively little known photographer from the early 20th century. If you’ve ever seen a 1930s-era black-and-white photograph of New York City’s Flatiron building, then you know Berenice Abbott. She … Continue reading

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Addicted to Color

Look into Carol Schepps eyes, and you see her quilts. Or maybe this is what she sees when she looks out of her eyes, and it is this vision enables her to create her dazzling concentric circles of fabric. She … Continue reading

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Teaching a Stone to Talk

As an artist, Madelaine Shellaby leaves no stone unturned. She works in ceramics, manipulates photographic images, paints, and writes and binds her own books. She produces installation art, such as one she did for the Princeton Artists Alliance 2005 exhibit … Continue reading

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Mom Eats Son’s Homework

Libby Ramage is one of the funniest artists working in Princeton. Her latest series of collage involves recycling her son’s homework. I bought four of her handmade cards — made from recycled homework — at the Arts Council of Princeton’s … Continue reading

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