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DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Camden Fireworks Gallery
I will have 2 paintings and a drawing in this show. The opening
reception is on Sunday, August 6th
at 1 PM. Hope you can make
Camden FireWorks Gallery
1813 South Broadway
Camden, NJ 08104
856 448 3044
"Power of the Flower"
Markeim Arts Center
104 Lincoln Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Opening reception Friday, May 12th 7-9PM
Show runs through June 2nd
have 2 nude studies of Paul Robeson
(based on 1926 images by Greenwich
Village photographer, Nickolas Muray)
in the Ellarslie Museum (ellarslie.org)
AGAINST ALL ODDS.
History Exhibits, Activities,
Education, Music, Dance and More
Inspired by Paul Robeson In
conjunction with The Paul Robeson
House of Princeton and the African
American Cultural Collaborative of
Mercer County Exhibits on Display Ė
July 9 Ė September 11, 2016 Opening
Reception Saturday, July 9, 2016
Artists, Members & Special Guests:
6-7 pm Public Reception: 7-9 pm
Presentation Ė Remembering Paul
Robeson, with Denyse Leslie Sunday,
July 10, 3 pm
pleased to announce the opening of the first
curated art show at
Our choice in
theme for this show - Killing the Cure - sprang
open dialogue that addresses the human tendency
long-term solutions in favor of short-sighted,
which in turn harm us. Our artists submitted
environmental concern, corporate greed and the
resources. We couldn't be happier with the
outcome! Join us on
opening reception Thursday, January 21st or come
reception on Friday March 4th.
The show will
run through March 6th. Participating
Mary Ann Leitch
Katie Van Vliet
Corey Jameson -
Rebecca Goldschmidt -
Room With help from: Alyssa Schimmel - Velvet
R. MICHELSON GALLERIES
is proud to present
July 21 - 26
Saturday, July 25th,
in conjunction with The
New England Morgan Horse
No Nukes / 18" x 24" /
Oil and Acrylic
hardwired to create and
witness images of horses.
They appeared in the cave
dwellings of prehistoric
humans and continue to be on
display in modern
structures. I have been
drawing and painting horses
since childhood. My father,
William G. Connors,
instilled in his five
children love and
appreciation for these
beautiful animals from an
early age. He took us
riding, to fairs, and the
race track. My third grade
teacher, Miss Germanio (a
would let me sign my papers
with a small horse drawn on
the top of the page.
I grew up in a
small town in Southern New
Jersey that was largely farm
land. In my lifetime I have
witnessed it transform into
an over developed suburban
sprawl. I always felt this
change was not for the
better and am sad to see
America become a uniform
maze of developments, malls,
big box stores, and fast
food establishments. It's a
quality of life issue.
Sadly unique properties and
landmarks are obliterated in
favor of homogeneity.
enrolled in a pre-vet
program at Rutgers
University. A large animal
practice was the objective.
Eventually my introduction
to and love for art took
precedence with animals, of
course, being my favorite
subjects. Artists like
Paulus Potter, Rubens,
George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur,
Gericault, Landseer, and
Munnings were major
influences for their own
focus on animals in their
I feel the
environment is the key issue
today. We are dismal
stewards of this planet.
Humanity has taken earth to
the breaking point and it's
time to back off. What good
are all the material gains
in the world if you can't
drink the water or breathe
the air? I try to make
people more aware of the
natural realm through my
Francais Stallion 3
/ 11.25" x 15.5" /
About R. Michelson
For over 35 years, R. Michelson
Galleries has been acknowledged
as a leader in discovering and
nurturing the careers of many of
our country's best known
figurative artists. Art
originally exhibited in our
galleries now hangs in many of
the most prestigious museums in
America, including New York's
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
and the Art Institute of
Chicago. We are proud to be the
first American art gallery to
feature the art of children's
book illustration alongside and
on an equal footing with the
more traditional fine arts. R.
Michelson Galleries is located
in Northampton, Massachusetts,
the #1 art town in America, in
which "the most prominent visual
arts space is R. Michelson
--John Villani, The 100 Best
Small Art Towns in America
R. MICHELSON GALLERIES
132 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Mon-Wed 10-6, Thu-Sat 10-9, Sun
are hardwired to create and witness images of horses.
They appeared in the cave dwellings of prehistoric
humans and continue to be on display in modern
structures. I have been drawing and painting horses
since childhood. My father, William G. Connors,
instilled in his five children love and appreciation for
these beautiful animals from an early age. He took us
riding, to fairs, and the race track. My third grade
teacher, Miss Germanio (a veterinarianís daughter) would
let me sign my papers with a small horse drawn on the
top of the page.
I grew up in a small town in Southern New Jersey that
was largely farm land. In my lifetime I have witnessed
it transform into an over developed suburban sprawl. I
always felt this change was not for the better and am
sad to see America become a uniform maze of
developments, malls, big box stores, and fast food
establishments. Itís a quality of life issue. Sadly
unique properties and landmarks are obliterated in favor
of homogeneity. I originally enrolled in a pre-vet
program at Rutgers University. A large animal practice
was the objective. Eventually my introduction to and
love for art took precedence with animals, of course,
being my favorite subjects. Artists like Paulus Potter,
Rubens, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Gericault,
Landseer, and Munnings were major influences for their
own focus on animals in their works.
I feel the environment is the key issue today. We are
dismal stewards of this planet. Humanity has taken earth
to the breaking point and itís time to back off. What
good are all the material gains in the world if you
canít drink the water or breathe the air? I try to make
people more aware of the natural realm through my work.
July 21 - July 26, 2015
Reception: Saturday, July 25, 6-8pm
conjuction with the New
England Morgan Horse Show
Morgan Bay Mare
Morgan Black Stallion
Thoroughbred Filly Faragon
Selle Francais Stallion
Selle Francais Stallion 1
11.25x 15.5 in
Selle Francais Stallion 2
11.25x 15.5 in
Selle Francais Stallion 3
11.25x 15.5 in
Study for Morgan Bay Mare
Study for Morgan Black Stallion
The Green Python has moved on to Artworks Gallery. "Art
All Night SELECTS" opens June 27th from 6-8 PM. 19
Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611. The show runs
through July 25th
"Obama Ain't" photograph, can be seen In:
...of color: The African American Experience
at the Ellarslie Museum, Trenton, NJ 08606.
Opening reception: July 11th 7-9 PM. This exhibition
runs through August 30th, 2015
mixed media painting, "Dancing Memories III" will be in
Postcards From The Edge at Luhring Augustine Gallery,
531 West 24th Street, NYC, NY 10011. The preview party will be
on Friday, January 30th from 6-8PM.
painting "Solstice" is on the cover of the November/December
2014 issue of Wisdom magazine.
featuring "Winter Ringneck" is inside the publication.
exhibit at Ellarslie tells the story of Trenton and its people
Thursday, August 7, 2014 4:10 PM EDT
Connors and Marina Ahun each have created works of art depicting
the Lower Trenton Bridge, commonly known as the Trenton Makes
bridge because of its iconic sign stating "Trenton Makes The
But the photograph by Mr. Connors and the
painting by Ms. Ahun offer different perspectives of the bridge.
In Ms. Ahunís painting, the bridge seems proud, if such a thing
as possible. It stands beneath a cloudy sky, the rolling water
of the Delaware River beneath it.
Mr. Connorsí photograph
takes a more pessimistic view. In text accompanying the picture,
Mr. Connors calls the "Trenton Makes" sign an anachronism.
"Everything has already been taken and not much is being
manufactured," the artist writes. The photo, taken on a cold
winter night, depicts the riverís water as red, symbolizing how
Trenton has been bled dry, in the photographerís view. He adds
that the photo was printed straight from the negative and not
much in the image has been manufactured.
These are just
two of the works of art featured in Trenton Then & Now
Contemporary Views, an exhibit showcasing images of Trenton at
Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, on view through Sept. 14.
The exhibit shares the story of the city, and the people of
Trenton, through paintings, photography, sculpture and mixed
media. From historical pieces to more interpretive works, and
images that show little-known places, the exhibit educates us
about Trenton and is bound to raise our curiosity about the
lesser-known crossing is the "Shaky Bridge," which Kevin Hogan
depicts in a photograph. The Shaky Bridge is located in Stacy
Park and was built by Roebling Works.
pedestrian bridgeís history and downright coolness, Mr. Hogan
writes "Yet it sits with nary a plaque or a sign to the north of
the Trenton Water Works on the banks of the Delaware River."
Craig Shofedís photographs showcase the foliage of the city. In
"Color of Hamilton Avenue," taken in 2012, a red brick building
with a white door is to the right. To the left is a
blue-and-green gate surrounded by overgrown green leaves.
Another photograph by Mr. Shofed, "Corner" depicts a brick
building covered in foliage. Mr. Shofed took the picture in the
spring of 2011. In wall text, he writes that it was around that
time that he saw the "beauty of nature" show up in surprising
places in the city.
"My eyes started to focus on the
battle between nature and Trentonís history," he writes.
Holly Williamsí mixed media piece titled "Picture Show" tells an
important and personal story. It depicts the Garden Theatre,
which used to be at 144 Broad Street. In wall text, Ms. Williams
notes that the building still exists but is abandoned. An image
of her father holds a dime (much bigger than scale). Going to
the movies was a contradiction for her father. There was freedom
in going to the movies by himself, but the fact that the theater
was segregated chipped away at that feeling of freedom.
The exhibit also offers some education about Trenton artists.
The gallery named after Thomas Malloy fittingly hosts some works
by Mr. Malloy. An untitled 1981 work by him shows a Trenton
street scene, with a block that is home to a drug store, book
store and Brownís Restaurant. The Battle of Trenton monument is
visible in the background. The sky is blue, but orange-hued
clouds indicate evening is soon upon us.
Mr. Malloy was
born in 1912 and moved to Trenton in 1923, and made the city the
subject of much of his art.
George Bradshaw is another
Trenton artist. He was born in 1880 and died in 1968. Wall text
near his paintings say he was a master drawer and teacher at
Trentonís School of Industrial Arts. He was a printmaker, and
Trenton was his source of inspiration. His etching titled "State
and Warren Streets" shows a busy streets scene. Look down the
center of the photo and in the background youíll see
construction going on.
Robert Saksonís painting "RKO
Lincoln" shows a bare marquee with the word "Lincoln" on it in
forest green script. The painting captures the scene shortly
after a rain storm as itís cloudy, and building reflections
shine in the wet street.
The exhibit has a whimsical side
as the colorful paintings of Thomas Kelly show people of the
city. One depicts a home where a man is on the phone near
staircase. A woman seems curious about the call, maybe even
suspicious. Another painting shows a husband and his dog in a
back yard. It seems his wife wants him to get to work around the
Trenton Then & Now Contemporary Views is on view at The
Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park, 300
Parkside Ave., Trenton, through Sept. 14. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun. 1-4 p.m. Closed Mondays. For more
information, go to www.ellarslie.org
or call 609-989-1191.
These 3 Delaware River photographs will be included in the
upcoming exhibition, "Trenton Then & Now: Contemporary
Views" at Ellarslie Mansion, the Trenton City Museum.
The opening reception is on June 28th.
6-7PM artists and museum members. 7-8PM general
The show runs from June 28, 2014 through
September 14, 2014. For further information
"Where The Buffalo Roam" by Brendon Connors can be seen at the 31st
annual Ellarslie Open.
The opening reception is on May 3rd, 2014 from 6-8PM.
The show runs through June 22nd, 2014
For further information go to ellarslie.org
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
will be featured in the 2014
Conservation Stamp competition in Cheyenne, Wyoming starting April
American Woodcocks (Scolopax minor);
Will be featured in "Ellarslie Open XXX" at, Ellarslie, The
Trenton City Museum.
April 20, 2013 - June 9, 2013.
Opening reception April 27th, 6-8 PM
This piece was awarded runner up for Best In Show Mixed Media at the
Ellarslie Open XXVIII.
The show hangs until June.
For information: Ellarslie.org or artworkstrenton.org