Tag Archives: Mel Leipzig

Chronicling New Jersey with a Paint Brush

After more than 40 years at Mercer County Community College, Professor of Fine Arts Mel Leipzig can claim a large swathe of the population as students. Many have gone on to successful art careers, citing him as a major influence. … 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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Into the Woods

For years, Harry Naar has been championing the work of other artists. In his gallery at Rider University’s Bart Leudeke Center, he has been showcasing artists for so long, he barely remembers the years – it’s been about 30. And … Continue reading

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Michael Graves: Remembered and Imagined Landscapes

The tubes of paint are neatly splayed out on the desk. Jars are filled with brushes that have been lovingly cleaned. On an easel sits a pencil sketch, the beginning of a new work. When he sits here at the … Continue reading

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Little Houses

Windows, doors and little houses make up the canvases of Linda Pochesci, who recently had a show at the Nassau Club in Princeton. She’s one of the artists who will be in The Influence of a Teacher: Mel Leipzig and … Continue reading

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Modern Art Prophets

I recently attended a lecture by Mercer County Community College Professor Mel Leipzig on two of the key members of Les Nabis, Edouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard. Les Nabis were post Impressionist avant-garde artists in Paris in the 1890s. The … Continue reading

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When the Masters Meet

Years ago, when his house was on the Princeton Area YWCA Rooms to View tour, I got my own private peek inside Michael Graves’ magnificent Mediterranean-style villa (one of the perks of being a journalist that compensates for the miniscule … Continue reading

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Positively Phillips’ Mill

“Mr. Dylan,”  a mixed media work by John Nebesney of Princeton, has won the Hughes Award to an Artist Exhibiting at Phillips’ Mill For the First Time. The prestigious 80th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition  is the first and … Continue reading

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Some of my Favorite People

I was so excited to get the press release announcing the jurors for this year’s Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibit, because some of them are my favorite people: Mel Leipzig, Kate Somers and Jonathan Shahn (the others might be favorite people … Continue reading

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Suburban Realist

Renowned New Jersey artist and professor at Mercer County Community College for more than 40 years, Mel Leipzig will be honored during a special tribute by former student and photographer Mike Dill on April 29. The event will kick off … Continue reading

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