Tag Archives: Trenton

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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Engineering Marvels

Great feats can take many years and unending patience. It was 16 years between the time John A. Roebling started building the Brooklyn Bridge, in 1867, to the time of its opening on May 14, 1883. (The bridge opened after … 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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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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New Look at New Deal Murals

Curious about the fabulous murals in the heart of our capital city? Enjoy a six-block walk in Trenton led by David Leopold, guest curator of Charles W. Ward: Paintings for People, on view at the James A. Michener Art Museum … Continue reading

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Homage to Hopper

Gas stations, motels, restaurants, theaters, railroads and urban street scenes — Edward Hopper found beauty in their loneliness. Faith Wight pays homage to Hopper in this photograph, on view at Gallery 125’s Point of View, 125 S. Warren St., Trenton. … 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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For the Love of a Bridge

You’ve heard me spout off before about my love for the Brooklyn Bridge (see post). Now you can see a play about the Roebling family, those engineering geniuses who changed the way we live. Actors’ NET of Bucks County launches … Continue reading

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