Tag Archives: Ellarslie

Best View of Trenton’s ‘Central Park’

There are many ways to get to Trenton’s Cadwalader Park, whether cycling along  the D&R Canal State Park or following the winding path to Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum. This summer, Ellarslie has launched an ambitious exhibition, Cadwalader Park: An Olmsted … Continue reading

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Ceramic Evolution from Toilet and Tea Cup

From the 19th to the early 20th century, Trenton was one of two major pottery centers in the U.S. (the other being in East Liverpool, Ohio). Its products were shipped all over the country and at its zenith, in the … Continue reading

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Trenton Makes Art

Trenton Makes: I conjure New Jersey’s capital city in its heyday, when it had more than 50 pottery manufacturers and was an industrial powerhouse, with Roebling Wireworks churning out bridges and elevators, even Slinkies. The city fell on hard times … Continue reading

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Naked Truth

When Paul Matthews paints from a model, and he is looking at, say, the lips or an eyelid, the model will suddenly touch that part of her face, as if to relieve an itch. This convinces the artist not only … Continue reading

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From Trenton to Africa, then Maine

Ever since there were threats last fall that the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie would be shuttering due to a lack of funds, I’ve been eager to get over there and find out what’s going on. “We are alive and … Continue reading

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Go Figure

He’s back! Thiebaud Thiercelin, former artist-in-residence at the Arts Council of Princeton who moved to France several years ago, is returning for an exhibit, Go Figure, at the Dalet Gallery in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-Sept. 1, with a Sept. 3 opening … Continue reading

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Missed the House Tour!

I love the Cadwalader Heights neighborhood in Trenton. Was too busy to pay attention to the house tour this year, but can still reminisce with this story I wrote a few years ago: THIS time of the year, with the … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Parallel Universe

As a fine art photographer shooting architecture, portraits, landscapes and abstractions, Paul Grand has created portfolios from around the world. His style is painterly, sculptural, and at times, even a bit theatrical. Mr. Grand avoids the big picture and focuses … 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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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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