Monday, August 3, 2015

Art Openings of the Weekend, Ice Cream and Pearl Clutching

So a lucky email reminded me I had planned on going to an art opening Sunday and had neglected to put it on my calendar.  Lucky because at the opening I met several very interesting artists, made a couple of new friends, was invited on to another opening,and met another interesting artist there, too.  All in all, a great afternoon.

Here's the initial opening, Watercolorists Unlimited, a very high level group of serious watercolor artists.  A few shots of the 18-work exhibit -- in Plainsboro Library Gallery till late August, still time to get there if you love watercolors -- and of artists.  There are a lot of reflections in the pix, sorry, but doing my best.

 Lisa Walsh's Red Barn , Cranbury


Art Lee, himself a noted artist, though not in watercolor, discusses their works with left  E. Jean Dunham, the person and her  painting, Point of View, and, right, Beverly Nickel and her Waiting for the K Train.

 Here's Lisa Walsh in person, with her Hollyhocks.  Lisa is a muralist and decorative painter with a busy practice locally. You can find more about her at

Mary Kramarenko had two wonderful paintings in the show, do go and see.  Here's one of them

Then on to the Gourgaud Gallery in Cranbury for a wildly assorted and exciting exhibit of the Creative Collective, where I found art of friends, and was encouraged to join the group.  Which I did later in the day, and now I'm signed up to draw plein air this week with a group, yay. 

This is who they are:

And here are some of the works in the current exhibit

 Elaine Rosenberg, a collage artist is here

 And here's the stonework art of  Janis Blayne Paul and her bio

Fans of Joy Kreves will spot this from across the room!  wonderful mixed media work, about the earth and antiquity and myth and origins.

Worth going to see this one.  The Gallery is in the Municipal Building in Cranbury, and the exhibit is up till late August.

And it just so happens that down the street is a great ice cream stop.  I stopped, butter pecan in case you're interested, and aside from a slight mishap which resulted in icecream on the lens of my camera, can't juggle a cone and a tablet, it was a great coda to the afternoon.

After which I had a pearl clutching moment when I realized I'd already tentatively arranged to go to another event, and it fell completely off my radar, sorry, stitchers.


  1. You obviously live in an area rife with creativity - all these art openings sound like so much fun. And I have to say that your library should deserve all kinds of kudos for the support it obviously gives to the artist community.

  2. looks like a great show so much variety and lots of talented people


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