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by Eva MantellDecember 9, 2014

“Shake it out, shake it out, oh whoa.” Florence Welch (from Florence and the Machine) is singing her heart out. We’re in a big circle shaking out our arms to the music flooding through the speakers in the Solley Theater. We spin, jump, chassé and drag the odd herd of imaginary horses across the floor. “Are you having fun?” Kory Geller asks us. Yep. We’re a group of young and old and everything in between, learning the same steps. Twenty-five students from kindergarten through senior

Sauce for the Goose?

by Maria EvansDecember 2, 2014

When I moved to Princeton more than 20 years ago, I spent a lot of time wandering aimlessly around town wondering what I would do here. On one of those wanderings, I noticed a small flyer advertising an artist ceramic sale oddly called ‘Sauce for the Goose.’ I was desperate to meet local artists and connect with people who might hook me up with studio space, new ideas or at least a decent beer. I managed to find the building, and from the looks of

Expressing thanks to William H. Scheide

by Jeff NathansonNovember 26, 2014

On behalf of the Board and Staff of the Arts Council of Princeton, it is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of our longtime friend, supporter and fellow art lover William H. Scheide on November 14, 2014. Our hearts go out to his wife Judy, his entire family and staff.   Bill Scheide, one of our region’s most important philanthropists, was born on January 6, 1914 and it was earlier this year that we came together as a community to celebrate his 100th

B Homes

by Peter AbramsNovember 19, 2014

Graham Apgar and I would like to thank the Arts Council of Princeton, the municipality of Princeton, and Golden Blossom Honey for the opportunity to install our B Homes at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. Taking local, organic, free-range materials to the sculpture/shelter/seating market, we are pleased to have on display three pieces at present: Peace Bench, BFF and Chess Shack, which were constructed from shipping pallets, Trenton Makes bridge boards and other ubiquitous and generally free materials. These experimental structures are simply

What Fun!

by Kookie JohnsonNovember 12, 2014

If you have attended the Arts Council of Princeton’s major fundraising events—Dining by Design and Pinot to Picasso—in the past, you would have invariably seen my name on perhaps too many letters, emails and posts soliciting your participation and thanking you for your support. As the ACP’s former Director of Development and Marketing, please allow me once again to thank all of you who attended and supported Dining by Design’s “Back in Black.” This year’s Dining by Design was the most fun I’ve ever had

One Night Can Lead to a Year of Adventure!

by Karen WilkinsonNovember 5, 2014

It is my pleasure to share some of the highlights of the upcoming Live Auction and Party Board offerings at our gala fundraiser Dining by Design this Saturday night. It has been great fun to be a part of this event and I would like to acknowledge the incredible generosity of Arts Council friends and community partners, both near and far. We couldn’t do this without you! But first, I would like to share my personal experience with the Arts Council fulfilling its mission of

ACP: My Home Away from Home

by Guest BloggerOctober 29, 2014

The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) is my home away from home! Starting at age six and continuing through today, I’ve had great opportunities to study and make art, volunteer for a variety of programs and co-lead the Princeton High School Community Service group dedicated to Arts Council projects. I’m so excited to blog about some current and future programs of interest, especially this fall’s Giant Puppet Project, part of the CAPs Program.   Starting in September, a group of interested high school students has

Finding Light Through Fire

by Guest BloggerOctober 22, 2014

My fall Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residency at the Arts Council of Princeton was a culmination of many years devoted to dance, music and art. How fitting was it to all come together in a sold-out performance last Saturday! It was pure luxury to spend several months planning and rehearsing both at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts and the ACP’s Kristina Johnson “Pop Up” Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center in collaboration with a visionary visual artist, Libby Ramage, as well as six wonderful musicians

Dining by Design Décor!

by Guest BloggerOctober 15, 2014

I am delighted to be the décor chair for Dining by Design, the Arts Council’s largest annual fundraiser, which will take place on Nov. 8. I’ve had some experience at this, having worked on the designs for both Pinot to Picasso (the spring fundraiser) and Dining by Design on and off for the past 8 years.Some of my more memorable ACP events were: collaborating with Judy King for both a blue water theme for Pinot to Picasso in 2010 (maybe you will remember the giant

Princeton Artists Alliance

by Guest BloggerOctober 8, 2014

Artists tend not to be joiners. They mostly work alone and isolated. So it is remarkable that the Princeton Artists Alliance has continued, as a group, for twenty-five years.   It began in 1989, when a small group met in Margaret Johnson’s living room to discuss the idea of starting an alliance of artists who would meet regularly and bring more attention to visual art in the Princeton community, and, would also, enjoy each others company. Five artists: Jane Eccles, Margaret Johnson, Joanne Scott, Marie