D&R Greenway Land Trust
Spirit by William Vandever

Visit the Art Galleries

Marie L. Matthews Gallery
at the Johnson Education Center

This gallery has on exhibit works from a variety of media, inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Marie L. Matthews Gallery is located inside a circa 1900's restored barn that is also home to D&R Greenway Land Trust.

You may visit the galleries during weekdays from 10am to 5pm, except for holidays.
Please call 609.924.4646 ahead of time to ensure that art exhibitions are viewable in all rooms.

art opening


The video catalog of previous art shows can be found on our YouTube channel.

Top Introductory Photo - Spirit by William Vandever, Digital archival print


 

Current Exhibit:

"Palette with Purpose: COLOR in NATURE"

Exhibit is open for viewing through July 31

Color is critical to how flora and fauna function, whether it is to hide from a predator, sneak up on prey, or to attract a mate. Experience how color calls & conceals, with a special exploration of camouflage by the Contemporary Art Group.

Zebra Herd by Paul Federico
fiorentino

 

Contemporary Art Group:
Margaret McCrary Anderson, Virginia Carroll, Alicia Cotter, Paul Federico, Brooke Gardiner, Monique Hendricks, Mel Holston, Donald Kuhn, Eduardo Lara, Lane Lewis,
Charlann Meluso, Tom Perri, Sharon Reed, Linnea W. Rhodes, Bob Sharen,
Cecilly Sullivan, Cynthia Weiss, Gail Winbury

Fine Art Photographers:

Jim Amon, Amadeo De Bona, Jamaila Hernandez, Teresa Prashad,
Megan Uhaze-Wear, Anne Zeman

 



Marie L. Matthews
Marie L. Matthews

The Marie L. Matthews Gallery was named in honor of Marie L. Matthews, a noted Princeton artist. Marie Matthews lived a full life as an accomplished nature photographer, very active in philanthropic affairs. She raised a family and traveled widely. She graduated from the University of California-Berkeley and received a Masters Degree in Education from Goucher College. She served as a trustee of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, Corner House Foundation, and Mothers 2 Mothers Program. The generous spirit of Marie lives on in the Marie L. Matthews Gallery.





Olivia Rainbow Gallery

Named by Leslie and Chris Kuenne of Princeton in memory of their daughter Olivia, a burgeoning artist who loved the outdoors, the gallery exhibits works of children and students from pre-school through high school ages. Throughout the year, changing exhibits mirror the theme of the art displayed in the Marie L. Matthews Gallery.

Current exhibit:

"All Eyes on Nature!"

Arts Exchange Students of The Arts Council of Princeton and Homefront

Open for viewing through June 25

 

JPS
JPS

 



The Jay Vawter Decoy Collection

Close to eighty artistic carved decoys were gifted by collector Jay Vawter of Princeton to D&R Greenway Land Trust in February 2012.  This gift seeks to inspire a conservation ethic by creating appreciation for the waterfowl and bird species on display. 


Jay Vawter

D&R Greenway’s work to preserve critical natural habitats – including marshes and wetlands, rivers and streams – was the impetus behind the gift.

An astute collector of high quality decoys, when Jay Vawter learned his children were not interested in inheriting his collection, he decided they would make a perfect charitable gift.  He selected D&R Greenway as the recipient because: “D&R Greenway preserves lands full of these birds.”

Many of the decoys in the Vawter Collection have won awards, such as a Merganser drake that won best in show at the Ward World Championships. Lem and Steve Ward, hunters and fisherman, weren’t trained artists but developed their ability to create lifelike birds by observing birds in the marshes and waterways.  In 1975, the Ward Museum opened in Salisbury, Maryland. Every decoy in the Vawter Collection was carved by an artist represented in the state-of-the-art Ward Museum.

Current exhibit:

Carver Ben Heinemann

 


 

Click here for directions to the Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540

609.924.4646

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