Exhibitions

Interconnections: The Language of Basketry

You’d expect to find bamboo, cane or bark used as materials in an art exhibition on basketry – but hair curlers? Plastic zip ties?

The works created by the twenty-two artists highlighted in the Hunterdon Art Museum’s newest exhibition, Interconnections: The Language of Basketry, include everything from stapled paper to fabricated metal. Some employ found objects, others utilize clay, linen, or wire. Works range from […]

Andrew Hayes: Paper and Steel

 

Andrew Hayes may not judge a book by its cover, but he does judge it by the edges of its pages.

The artist prowls old book stores and antique shops searching for the perfect volumes for his work: Creating sculptures by marrying the rigid qualities of steel to the delicacy of book pages. Hayes gravitates toward older books with gold leaf or red on their […]

Kreh Mellick: All the Woodsy Things

Artist Kreh Mellick’s work is influenced by a variety of sources from her family’s passion for collecting antiques to her great-grandmother’s sketch books and by Pennsylvania Dutch folklore.  But perhaps nothing is more surprising than the inspiration she felt after picking up an old book of machine drawings.

The diagrams of the machines were in black and red ink. The black represented the non-moving machine […]

To The Best of My Recollection

“To the best of my recollection” might sound like a phrase drawn from the Watergate Hearings or a television courtroom drama, but it also suggests the fallibility of memory. A new exhibition of drawings at the Hunterdon Art Museum explores how we retell stories, and how information is lost or distorted when we consider the people and places in our lives.

“To the Best of […]

Lisa Macchi: New Works on Paper

Artist Lisa Macchi says the experience of painting is a living, breathing process that’s intuitive, improvisational, visceral and seductive.

“It’s a physical dance with the piece for me,” Macchi said. “My process is not to think too much and let the work take its own course.”

Macchi’s solo exhibition, New Works on Paper, opens at the Hunterdon Art Museum on Sunday, May 17 and runs until […]

Made to Capture

To a photographer, inspiration can appear in many ways: The smile on a child’s face, the dew drop on a flower, the angles and whorls in a building’s façade.

Or it can be something — an image, an idea, a tableau — locked in the mind, where it stays until the photographer brings it to life.

That is what Made to Capture, the newest exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum, conveys.

“The common thread in […]

Meanings of Home

Tucked away, inside a rather nondescript building in Lawrenceville, some truly beautiful and empowering art is being created.

Small groups of adults comb through fabrics, searching for just the right swatch to capture their feelings. Others are hunched over whirring sewing machines, stitching together pillows or wall hangings. This mix of homeless women and volunteers are exploring what home means to them on a very […]

Members Exhibition 2015

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, fiber, oils, acrylics and collage.

This year’s juror was Gail Stavitsky, chief curator of the Montclair Art Museum.

Artists featured in this year’s Members Exhibition are: Susan Amann, Kiyomi Baird, Bennett Bean, Richard Begbie, Bette Blank, Linda Brooks Hirschman, John […]

Member Highlight Exhibition: Arturo Cabrera

About two years ago, Arturo Cabrera was a familiar face at the Hunterdon Art Museum as a summer camp coordinator overseeing volunteers and managing supplies.

But when Cabrera returns to the Museum on Sunday, Nov. 15, his visit will be for an entirely different purpose. Cabrera was chosen last year from the Museum’s Members Exhibition for a solo show, which will run until Jan. 3, […]

Peter Jacobs: The Collage Journal — The First Decade

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This morning, Peter Jacobs rolled out of bed, poured himself a cup of coffee and reached into his leather shoulder bag for an X-Acto knife, some glue, a 9-x-12 inch self-healing matt and a 12-page Strathmore watercolor pad. He retrieved his copy of The New York Times from his front porch, and sat down at his kitchen table where he spent the next two […]