Saturday, June 17, 2017

Digital Alchemy by Philip McConnel

The Gourgaud Gallery

is Proud to Announce:
Digital Alchemy by Phillip McConnell

Reception July 9, 2017
Cost – Free to attend

Exhibit from July 9-28, 2017
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM

I am a Glitch Artist with a focus on abstract, surrealist digital art.
Digital Alchemy is a project is where I blend different aspects of photography (landscape, portrait, urban, nature and macro) with different concepts of Glitch Art (VHS, aesthetic, vapor wave) to create something new out of something broken. With almost everything in photography being digital it leads the mind to wonder what can really be done when pushed a step further. As technology advances, more and more everyday pushing the boundary of what the mind can create is literally at your fingertips. Alchemy is the transformation of matter either from one state to another or from one substance to another. By bending and manipulating the raw data or code of a picture, I essentially corrupt the original picture by breaking it down to its most basic form and bend it to create something new. This project features several different series titled the first of which is titled: Return to nature. A juxtaposition series where I blend different aspects of nature photography and architecture to show the relative size of nature to manmade construction, Another series is titled: As Above So Below or aasb for short. In this series, I take religious figures and place them next to their places of worship.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Phillip McConnell at 609.638.4375 or email at

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Small Works by Watercolorists Unlimited"

During the month of June the Gourgaud Gallery, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, NJ will feature an exhibit of  "Small Works by Watercolorists Unlimited" and will feature small watercolor paintings (under 11"x 17" framed) by Watercolorists Unlimited, a group of 13  NJ artists who meet monthly to critique work together. Each month the group chooses a new subject to paint and they meet at the end of the month to have lunch and a formal critique. Many of the artists have been active in the group for more than 20 years. There will be several paintings from each artist on exhibit, and most works will be for sale. 

An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, June 4 from 1-3. There will be refreshments, and many of the artists will be present. The show will be on exhibit from June 4 - 30, Monday - Friday 9-4 and on Sunday June 18 1-3.

The artwork is for sale with 20% of each sale going to support the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs. Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment. See

Friday, March 24, 2017

David Nissen Photography Reception Sunday, April 2 1-3 PM

April at the Gourgaud Gallery, located in Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, NJ:

David Nissen Photography
Reception Sunday, April 2 1-3 PM

Exhibit from April 2-28, 2017
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Sunday 4/2 and Sunday 4/23 1-3 PM
A note from David Nissen: This is my second exhibit in the Gallery. It presents some 45 images from three sources.
· Cranburyiana: including the Memorial Day parade, construction of the dam, seasonal images of the lake.
· New York City cityscapes: the Battery and the Hudson River, the Bowery and Lower East Side, Central Park.
· Western deserts: Death Valley -- Badwater Basin, Mesquite Dunes; Redrock Arizona/Utah – Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley.
The artwork is for sale with 20% of each sale going to support the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs. Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment. See

For more information contact:
David Nissen

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cranbury School Honors National Youth Art Month

Cranbury School Honors National Youth Art Month

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM 

National Youth Art is celebrated during the month of March.  Cranbury School student artists will be featured at the Gourgaud Gallery at Town Hall in Cranbury.  The show will run from March 7th to March 30th.  

Stacey Crannage, Art Teacher at The Cranbury School, has selected art pieces from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade to be showcased.  Criterion used for selecting the Gallery artwork included technique, originality, and showcasing the student’s unique strengths and talents.  Student artwork will include paintings, drawings, and sculpture, amongst others.  

An artist reception will be held on Sunday, March 12th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Gallery.  Several of the exhibiting artists will be present. Light refreshments will be served.

The Gourgaud Gallery is located in Town Hall 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, NJ and is free and open to the public.

For more information for an article please contact 

Stacey Crannage <

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cranbury Art in the Park December 4-30 Reception Sunday December 4 from 1-3 pm

Cranbury Art in the Park 

Weekdays: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm (closed on 12/26)
Sundays: 12/4 and 12/18 1-3 pm

Please come to the Artist Reception on Sunday 12/4 at the Gourgaud Gallery, Cranbury Town Hall (Old School Building), 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, NJto celebrate the art created from the Art in the Park plein air series sponsored by the Cranbury Arts Council. Each month from May to October, a different Cranbury property hosts local artists to capture the scenes offered at their beautiful gardens and historic homes in Cranbury and the artists painted also in parks in and beyond the town.

The art will be on display through the month of December making it a great time to purchase art for holiday gifts. 

Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment. All art that is sold gives a 20% donation to the Cranbury Arts Council in order to continue in its mission to promote and support the arts through its programs, classes, exhibits, summer art & technology camp and winter theatre camp. For additional information see

Anyone wishing to exhibit at the Gourgaud Gallery can obtain an application at the Gallery or at For information on upcoming programs and events, join us on facebook and on If you are interested in CAC membership or participating in any way, please email us at

Friday, October 21, 2016

Surburban Art Guild Nov.6-Nov.25

Suburban Artist Guild

The exhibit will run from Sunday Nov. 6 - Friday Nov. 25 with the reception on Sunday Nov. 6 from 1-3 pm.

The Suburban Artist Guild (“SAG”) is an informal organization that provides a supportive environment for artists, creating 2-dimensional work, in the central New Jersey area. It has been in existence since 1963, and currently focuses on providing artists a forum to exchange artistic ideas, grow in their knowledge of technical, theoretical, and historical aspects of art, and to foster an appreciation of the arts by, and for, the general public.  SAG members exhibit expertise in watercolor, oils, pen/ink and acrylic painting, color pencil, graphite, pastel, and charcoal drawing. Many member artists belong to professional artist organizations.

SAG holds monthly meetings on the second Friday of each month (unless there’s a holiday, then a meeting is the week before or after), from 2-4pm at the East Brunswick Public Library meeting room 3. The meetings include mini-workshops and/or demos of a variety of artist techniques, all presented by experienced artists from around the state.  SAG also organizes local group exhibits, as well as individuals at a local restaurant. For information, contact Selena Palmer at 732 254 3113, or Paula Feifer at 732 238 0800.

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