The Arts Council of Princeton Names Taneshia Nash Laird As New Executive Director

by Ted DeutschNovember 30, 2016

The following is an announcement sent to media on Tuesday, November 23 by Arts Council Board President, Ted Deutsch. The Arts Council of Princeton announced that after a national search, the organization has selected Taneshia Nash Laird as its new executive director. A regionally and nationally recognized leader in arts and economic development, Nash Laird will serve as the Arts Council’s third executive director since the organization’s founding in 1967. Nash Laird is currently the owner of Legacy Business Advisors, a community development consultancy that

A Note of Thanks

by Jeff NathansonNovember 16, 2016

The Arts Council of Princeton’s major annual fall gala, Dining by Design, took place this past Saturday at Grounds For Sculpture. I would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to each and every person that helped in making this very successful event truly memorable. Our event committee members, especially Event Chair Sarah Hatfield, went above and beyond to plan a truly beautiful event to benefit Arts Council of Princeton’s Community Outreach programs. Working with such a talented and dedicated group is an honor and

The History of Day of the Dead

by Oscar Torres-ReynaNovember 2, 2016

An Excerpt from Day of the Dead, A Brief In 2003, UNESCO proclaimed Mexico’s Day of the Dead Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The cultural wealth of this tradition resides in the fact that it not only blends ancient Mexican mythologies with European Catholic traditions, but it also combines all fundamental elements of Mexico’s rich culture: family, food, music, arts and crafts, and a strong sense of community. In the 3,000-year-old ancient Mexican religion, it was believed that the dead would return to earth. Mourning

Eye Candy

by Sarah Collum HatfieldOctober 28, 2016

Visions of the spin art machine I loved as a kid and Dylan’s Candy Bar (think rainbow swirl lollipops) came to mind when I first saw RATTLE, Paul Henry Ramirez’s installation in the West Gallery of Grounds For Sculpture. This vibrant exhibition inspired the theme of this year’s Dining by Design, the Arts Council of Princeton’s annual fall gala fundraiser. Eye Candy. It is hard to resist the temptation to take in every aspect of the space at once – some kind of greediness takes

Interwoven Stories

by Diana WeymarOctober 26, 2016

Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle Everything I do is stitched with its color – W.S. Merwin, Separation A couple of years ago, Maria Evans, Artistic Director of the Arts Council of Princeton, and I sat down at small world coffee to talk about our mutual interest in socially-engaged embroidery. At the time, I was living in Maine and had just completed The John McPhee Samplers — eleven fabric 8.5” x 11” three-hole lined pages stitched with his writing from

Fall Is Spook-tacular with The Arts Council Of Princeton!

by Arts Council Marketing TeamOctober 19, 2016

Fall is most definitely underway – our offices at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts are bustling with activity as we plan and prepare for some exciting upcoming events. We hope you’ll agree that the Arts Council of Princeton is a go-to for classes, concerts and community events for the Princeton area and beyond. Many of our events are free and fun for all ages, including exhibitions and artist talks throughout the year. New this year is the Finding the Great Pumpkin event, this Saturday,

You’re Invited to Dining by Design: Eye Candy

by Arts Council Marketing TeamOctober 12, 2016

  The countdown has begun for this year’s Dining by Design 2016, the Arts Council of Princeton’s annual fall fundraiser, to be held on November 12 at Grounds For Sculpture. Here at the Arts Council of Princeton, Dining by Design is always a highlight of our year, serving as a wonderful opportunity to spread awareness of our community outreach programming, to celebrate the arts and their impact on society, and to throw a creative and fun party for our supporters and friends. This year’s theme, Eye Candy, is inspired by Rattle,

“Ch… Ch… Ch… Changes”

by Jeff NathansonOctober 5, 2016

“Ch… Ch… Ch… Changes” Changes are in the air as the Arts Council of Princeton experiences a period of transition. Many of us gathered on September 10th to recognize the many contributions of Liz Murray who served as our Education Director since 2010. Under Liz’s leadership the ACP’s Education offerings expanded significantly during her 6+ years with new programs developed for Homeschoolers, the Girl Scouts, satellite locations including Morven Museum and Garden, D&R Greenway Land Trust, Grounds For Sculpture and more. As a result of

An Evening With Bollywood

by Uma KapoorSeptember 19, 2016

Sitting with my Masala tea on a bright spring morning, I wrote in my diary – “Bollywood.”  I was inspired to create an event where people could experience the unique magic of Bollywood and Indian culture. I reminisced about my own experiences and the evenings my family spent watching Bollywood movies on our television in India. I felt my heart racing with the rhythms of the dances and the melodies of the music, my eyes rounding with wonder at the glamorous dresses and the beautiful

Robeson Center Live!

by Arts Council Marketing TeamSeptember 13, 2016

While it’s hard to believe that summer has come and gone, the Arts Council of Princeton is thrilled to introduce our extraordinary lineup for the fall and winter to keep you entertained while the temperatures cool down. Robeson Center Performances range from jazz, blues, world-fusion, folk, musical theater, and culturally-specific roots music. With Robeson Center Live! and Café Improv – a monthly showcase of local and regional artists broadcast on Princeton Community Television – Robeson Center Performances present a diverse range of artists in the