Tuesday, November 14, 2017

cranbury art in the park

A group show of paintings by artists who participated in the plein air series is scheduled for December at the Gourgaud Gallery: 

Cranbury Art in the Park 

Weekdays: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm (closed on 12/25)
Sundays: 12/3 and 12/17 1-3 pm

Please come to the Artist Reception on Sunday 12/3 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 www.cranburyartscouncil.org.

Anyone wishing to exhibit at the Gourgaud Gallery can obtain an application at the Gallery or at www.cranbury.org. For information on upcoming programs and events, join us on facebook and on www.Gourgaudgallery.blogspot.com. If you are interested in CAC membership or participating in any way, please email us at cranburyartscouncil@gmail.com.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Everything With Wings

During the next few weeks  the Gourgaud Gallery, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, NJ will feature an exhibit by Helen M. Rudnick:

“Everything With Wings II”
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Sundays 10/1 and 10/15   1-3 PM

“Everything With Wings II” is a continuation of an artistic theme that Helen began in 2015. It mixes real with fantasy, natural with spiritual, eastern with western.  Sometimes the vision calls for watercolor, sometime acrylic, and occasionally photographic mixed with ink.  It’s all there, no rules, just feelings and ideas.

Helen was born and raised in the prosperous city of Hangzhou China.  At age 15 Helen entered a special High School in Hangzhou for the artistically inclined. After High School, she was accepted into the prestigious China National Academy of Fine Arts where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.  

Helen then moved to the United States to find herself as an artist and to find her “American dream”.  She enrolled in a Masters Degree Program in Art Education at Kean University, receiving here degree in 2007.

From 2001 to 2014 Helen ran her own art studio (Helen Studio), where she taught basic art skills. In 2015 she decided to close the studio and focus on her own art. Helen had solo exhibitions and participated also in group exhibitions. 

Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment for the artwork. As part of a non-profit Cranbury Arts Council, the Gourgaud Gallery donates 20% of art sales to the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs that support Arts in our community, see www.cranburyartscouncil.org.

Friday, September 1, 2017

The exhibition will be titled "Gourgaud Galley open studio : from the study to the final artwork"

The exhibition will be titled "Gourgaud Galley open studio : from the study to the final artwork"
Reception Sept. 10 1-3

Exhibition opening: Sunday the 10 th from 1 pm to 3 pm
Exhibition: from Sunday the 10 th to Friday September the 22nd sketches by Pierre Bernay

The sketche is a study at dusk in Bar Harbor and some clouds study at sea 


Monday, July 17, 2017

“Celebration III” – Art by Creative Collective

Celebration III” – Art by Creative Collective
  • Opening Reception Sunday, August 6, 1-3 pm
  • Artist Demo by Lucretia E. McGuff-Silverman
    Dingle Peninsula
    Lynn Varga

    Sunday, August 13, 1-3 pm
  • Open Studio - Sunday, August 20, 1-3 pm
    All events are free and open to public Exhibit runs from August 6 through August 25, 2017 Hours: Monday Friday 9 am 4 pm
    Sundays 8/6, 8/13 and 8/20 1-3 pm
    Gourgaud Gallery located in Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, NJ will host art creations by members of the Creative Collective. The theme of the show is 'Celebration III'
    and includes a variety of mediums including oil painting, acrylic paintings, photography, watercolor, digital art and mixed media.
    Eighteen Creative Collective members will be displaying artworks at the gallery.
    They are:
    John O. Aaen, Linda Gilbert, Chris Peter Hadfield, Jacque Howard, Robert Lowes, Catherine Martzloff, William H. McCarroll, Lonnie Merrill, Howard Michaels, Elizabeth A. Peck, Laurie Hermann Schwartzer, Lucretia E. McGuff-Silverman, Nancy Scott, Aleksandra Seletskaya (Sasha), Stephanie Sprague, Evi Sutkowski, Lynn Cheng Varga, Ellen Veden

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 Omn7team@gmail.com.

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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 www.cranburyartscouncil.org.

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 www.cranburyartscouncil.org.

For more information contact:
David Nissen dnissen@comcast.net

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 <stacey.crannage@gmail.com