Exhibitions

David Ellsworth: A Passion for Wood

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In a career spanning four decades, David Ellsworth has become one of the premier creators of turned wooden vessels, deeply influencing contemporary craft and numerous artists.

The Hunterdon Art Museum will spotlight his work in David Ellsworth: A Passion for Wood, an exhibition which focuses on the woodturner’s technical and aesthetic development through the years, noted Ingrid Renard. Renard is curating this exhibition with Hildreth […]

Wendy Ellsworth: A Passion for Beads

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Wendy Ellsworth creates art bead by tiny bead and with a seemingly endless variety of colors, shapes and textures at her fingertips, her palette appears unlimited.

“I consider myself a color artist, with beads representing tiny photons of colored light which can be woven together to form infinite patterns of beauty and delight,” Ellsworth said. “My approach to color is intuitive, a felt-sense of what […]

Painterly Abstractions

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A new exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum offers an updated look at the many ways artists’ individual styles are revealed through abstract painting.

Featuring the art of Andrew Baron, Lorraine Glessner and Suzanne Kammin, Painterly Abstractions opens Sunday, Jan. 14 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend; the afternoon features gallery talks and refreshments.

Through the exhibition, viewers can […]

Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread

In Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread, 16 artists wield a needle like a pen to compose intensely personal stories and record intimate histories.

In this exhibition, artists deal with relationships, gender and identity; their works show exquisite textured drawings that expand upon textile traditions to make compelling contemporary statements.

“Stitching is an intimate physical act, closely connected to the body,” said Carol Eckert, who is curating […]

Joe Ciardiello: Spaghetti Journal

Illustrator Joe Ciardiello has revered the Old West ever since he was a kid.

He grew up in a land where big-screen cowboys once galloped into the sunset – Staten Island.

No, really!

More than a century ago, when motion picture cameras first started rolling, many Westerns were filmed at Fred Scott’s Movie Ranch in South Beach, a Staten Island, NY, town just a short stagecoach ride […]

Members Highlight Exhibition: John Darab

John Darab’s fascination with glass began as a child – perhaps after a family vacation in upstate New York that included a visit to the Corning Museum of Glass.

Later, while studying chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he took a class in glass science where his love for glass from an artistic and scientific perspective blossomed under the tutelage of Dr. Minoru Tomozawa.

About 15 years […]

2017 Members Exhibition

 

This annual exhibition showcases the diverse talents of the members of the Hunterdon Art Museum. The artists’ work in an array of media including clay, photography, sculpture, glass, fiber, oils, acrylics and collage.

This year’s Members Exhibition features: Susan Amann, Michelle Auerbacher, Richard Begbie, Richard Carmella, Maureen Chatfield, Patricia Cudd, William Davies, Liz Demaree, James DePietro, Adrienne Der Marderosian, Don Esch, Faith Frankel, Kevin Hinkle, […]

Young Artists Showcase

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The Young Artists Showcase is one of the Hunterdon Art Museum’s longest running programs, having started more than 25 years ago. The showcase has encouraged many students to enjoy the arts throughout their adult lives; some have even gone on to pursue professional careers in the arts.

Each year, the Museum invites elementary, middle and high schools throughout Hunterdon County to participate in a series […]

Christopher Darway: Sculptural Jewelry

Christopher Darway’s new solo exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum may be titled “Sculptural Jewelry,” but that only tells part of the story.

Darway’s unique brand of wizardry employs the design and engineering of tiny – and not so tiny – objects, including kinetic jewelry; the invention of games and gadgets; expertise in metalcraft, gems and minerals; contemporary and synthetic materials including metal, clay, polymers, […]

The Art of Construction

Concrete, drywall, PVC pipes, wire, milk crates.

You’d fully expect to see these and similar materials at a construction site but not in an art museum. But the Hunterdon Art Museum’s latest exhibition The Art of Construction encourages viewers to see how common building materials can be bent, twisted and shaped to create intriguing works of art.

Lovina Purple is curating this show. The foundation for […]