Artists' Gallery Blog

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Artists Inspired by McCarter play - A Seagull in the Hamptons

Gail Bracegirdle, J. Stacy Rogers, and Carol Sanzalone, and will be displaying pieces related to "A Seagull in the Hamptons" , a new production by Emily Mann at McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Princeton, NJ. The production is freely adapted from Chekov's "The Seagull". Gail Bracegirdle's "Lures" and "Clam Shells", Carol Sanzalone's "Seagull" and "In the Hamptons" and J. Stacy Roger's "Montauk Point" will be on display in the gift shop area from May 1st through June 8th. The pieces are available for purchase before, during, and after each performance. Information about the performances are available at

"Clam Shells"
watercolor by Gail Bracegirdle

"In the Hamptons"
watercolor by Carol Sanzalone

"Montauk Point"
oil by J. Stacy Rogers

watercolor by Gail Bracegirdle

watercolor by Carol Sanzalone

Monday, April 21, 2008

Artists Gallery donations to the Arts Council of Princeton

Artists' Gallery artists Jennifer Cadoff, Joe Kazimierczyk, Alan Klawans and John Treichler are donating artwork to the Arts Council of Princeton's annual fund raiser "Pinot to Picasso", a spectacular evening of art, wine, and community celebrating the Arts Council of Princeton's Anne Reeves Studio.

The artwork will be given out in a Tombola style lottery this Friday, April 25, 6:30-9:30pm at:

The Technology Center of Princeton
330 Carter Road, Princeton

Ticket information is available on the Arts Council of Princeton's website. These are the works our artists have donated:

Pen and ink drawing by Jennifer Cadoff

"Coventry Farm Boardwalk"
oil painting by Joe Kazimierczyk

"Yacht Race"
original digital print by Alan J. Klawans

"Descent into Hell"
photograph by John Treichler

Saturday, April 19, 2008

April's Opening Reception

Here are some photos from the opening of our April Show, Realizations: Ideas That Became Art, featuring works by Alan Klawans and Florence Moonan:

Alan Klawans in front of his work

Florence Moonan in front of her artwork, talking with J. Stacy Rogers

The food spread at this opening was a work of art in itself!

At the end of the day, Florence had a lot more energy left than Alan, but these events can be a bit tiring for the artists.

Hope to see you at our next opening.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Florence Moonan at Ellarslie Open XXVI

Dorothy Fields and Me: "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly"
acrylic and mixed media collage
14 x 25 x 9.5"
by Florence Moonan

acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
by Florence Moonan

Florence Moonan will be showing two paintings at the Ellarslie Open XXVI and Second Salon des Refuses Juried Exhibition at the Trenton City Museum in Cadwalader Park. Dorothy Fields and Me: “Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly” was selected for the Open and M was selected for the Salon. The juror this year was Bruce Katsiff, Director and CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum.

Exhibition: April 19 – June 22, 2008
Opening reception: April 26, 5 – 9 p.m.
Members and Artists Only 5 – 6 p.m.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Show - Realizations: Ideas That Became Art.

New works by: Alan J. Klawans and Florence Moonan

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12, from 4 to 9 pm
Show Dates: April 11 through May 4, 2008

Alan Klawans and Florence Moonan will be exhibiting their latest "ideas that became art" at Artists' Gallery.

Alan Klawans' images for this show were created on his computer. Most of his work is autobiographical. The prints are recollections of past events, family members, fishing trips, travel adventures, movies, flea market experiences related to his collections, and walks through the neighborhood in which he lives.

The pieces in the "Realization Series" are small-scale works inspired by a map drawing with ink on paper that he had made a few years ago. He combined sections of the map drawing with other graphic material and computer drawing to create these prints. Other prints in this exhibition were created by working with postage stamps, scraps of metal, tools and other objects that found their way into his studio.

"X Map"
original digital print by Alan Klawans

Abstract painter, Florence Moonan was born in Trenton, New Jersey and raised in Lambertville among a family of artists. Her father encouraged her by giving her a new set of acrylic paints. Through painting she discovered a new way of expressing her ideas and her emotions. Inspired by the spirit of music, her first painting series recalled childhood performances in the Lambertville Music Circus. Music continues to inspire her as she works through the painting process. "When I listen to the music of Puccini, I'm transported. If I can’t sing it, I’ll paint it."

Facing only a blank canvas and surrounded by her paints, brushes, and knives she intuitively feels her way through the work. Add to this, her interest in texture and experimentation, combined with her beliefs, attitudes, and history, and the realization of an emotionally charged canvas is born as she scratches, wipes, sprays, builds up and rubs away at the surface. She often takes the inspiration of a successful piece into the creation of a series and produces additional works until the possibilities are exhausted. A bundle of ladies handkerchiefs stored among family mementos were the impetus for the pieces in this show.

mixed media by Florence Moonan