Tag Archives: Hopewell

Dancing Under the Moon

The Sierra Tarahumara in Northern Mexico is one of the most unspoiled areas of wilderness left in the world today. “Words like mystical, powerful and haunting… don’t describe what it feels like to be here,” writes Richard Speedy. “Vast and … Continue reading

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Dancing with Fire

Some artists never grow up. Thank god. By preserving the child within, they help us survive this brutal world, with its tornadoes, hurricanes, e. coli outbreaks and drawer-dropping congressmen. Seeing the whimsical work of sculptors Dana Stewart and Francois Guillemin … Continue reading

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Wind and Waves

Hopewell-based artist Jan Purcell likes visiting Cape Cod during the off season, when she can be alone with the elements.  Some of her magical, luminous paintings can be seen at the new Gallery at Verde in Kingston through Jan. 19. … Continue reading

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Vermont in New Jersey

It’s that time of year again, when the burst of autumnal color lures you down country roads. To pop open the sun roof and  experience it en plein air, you don’t have to go all the way to Vermont. Rolling … Continue reading

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Drawn Through Nature

For the love of sheep, Susan MacQueen is back! This time she’s in a two-person show with Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser at the Veridian Gallery in Pennington. “I have explored the image of sheep through sculpture, installation, monoprint and most recently, drawing,” … 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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To Paint or Not to Paint

The other day I went to visit my friend Janet Purcell in Hopewell. (Her painting, at left, is titled “Freeze Dried.”) Jan’s house could be in Vermont, surrounded as it is by woods. Her sunny spaces are just like her … Continue reading

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Quilting in Glass

A few weeks ago, when I ran into Chuck Katzenbach and his wife, Bru, at the Artists Gallery in Lambertville, they invited me to their Hopewell home to see their Boer goats. Mr. Katzenbach originally wanted the goats, bred in … Continue reading

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Painting in Clay

Hopewell artist Patricia Lange loves an adventure, and she loves to experiment. A believer in the happy accident, she recently visited the desert of her native Chile, and was inspired by the terra cotta terrain to create a new series … Continue reading

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Secrets and Surprises

Almost by accident, I learned there was an art gallery in the basement of Woodacres, the site of the Junior League Designer Showhouse on Great Road in Skillman. I managed to go there the other morning, and discovered all this … Continue reading

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