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Sunday, April 21

Ceramics by Jenyfer Guethe

Visit the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Lobby Gallery to view work by ceramic artist Jenyfer Guethe.
My work with clay combines functional pottery with free flowing sculptural forms. Since I was young I’ve been fascinated with how nature seems to have an overall “flow”, similar to how ocean waves are constantly changing the shoreline with each ebb and flow of the tide. This can leave a subtle soft touch on the sand when a gentle wave has pulled away, or a more pronounced sharper gouge to the shoreline if there are rougher seas. I translate that thinking into my work that nothing is set in stone – what starts out as a simply thrown bowl can be carved, altered, and ultimately completely transformed from the original shape. Every piece has the possibility to become something completely different than how it was initially created. I find carving my work therapeutic as well.. with every piece, each alteration through carving is slowly changing the shape to express its full potential. I aim to create pottery that will be admired while used, and hope to inspire people that anything that began as ordinary can be transformed into something extraordinary.
-Jenyfer Guethe

Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces, a dual exhibition by photographer Ricardo Barros & sculptor Austin Wright. This installation addresses volume– the space a substance occupies – in various ways through light, shadow, and form.

 

“You could say we’re focusing on the same subject, but seeing it through different lenses,” says Princeton resident photographer Barros.

 

“Or,” sculptor Wright adds, “We’re both pursuing a sculptural vision. Mine results in a three-dimensional sculpture. Ricardo works with similar forms to produce a two-dimensional photograph.”

 

[caption id="attachment_22839" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Ricardo Barros
Untitled
Photography[/caption]

 

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy

At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

WILD: Wildlife Paintings and Drawings

The Arts Council of Princeton of Princeton is pleased to present an exhibition of wildlife related artworks by Charles David Viera in support of the Wildlife Painting and Drawing class offered for adults.

Horses, wolves, birds, and other animals are featured in these paintings and drawings for the aesthetic value and emotional impact that they inspire in this artist and longtime ACP instructor. The public is invited to join us for the exhibition opening, enjoy the exhibition, and register for the accompanying studio class.

[caption id="attachment_23677" align="aligncenter" width="492"] Fox Hunt : Duck
20 x 20 inches
Acrylic[/caption]

Monday, April 22

Open Drawing Workshop

- $15/$13 ACP Members

Open Drawing Workshop is a monitored, non-instructional workshop in which artists can work at their own pace in the medium of their selection (no turpentine-based oil paints, please) from a live nude model in short and sustained poses. Chairs and a limited number of easels are available. Students must provide their own materials. Come as often as you like throughout the year!


REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED —just drop in and pay at the door ($15/$13 ACP members). Canceled on all Holiday Mondays.

Ceramics by Jenyfer Guethe

Visit the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Lobby Gallery to view work by ceramic artist Jenyfer Guethe.
My work with clay combines functional pottery with free flowing sculptural forms. Since I was young I’ve been fascinated with how nature seems to have an overall “flow”, similar to how ocean waves are constantly changing the shoreline with each ebb and flow of the tide. This can leave a subtle soft touch on the sand when a gentle wave has pulled away, or a more pronounced sharper gouge to the shoreline if there are rougher seas. I translate that thinking into my work that nothing is set in stone – what starts out as a simply thrown bowl can be carved, altered, and ultimately completely transformed from the original shape. Every piece has the possibility to become something completely different than how it was initially created. I find carving my work therapeutic as well.. with every piece, each alteration through carving is slowly changing the shape to express its full potential. I aim to create pottery that will be admired while used, and hope to inspire people that anything that began as ordinary can be transformed into something extraordinary.
-Jenyfer Guethe

Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces, a dual exhibition by photographer Ricardo Barros & sculptor Austin Wright. This installation addresses volume– the space a substance occupies – in various ways through light, shadow, and form.

 

“You could say we’re focusing on the same subject, but seeing it through different lenses,” says Princeton resident photographer Barros.

 

“Or,” sculptor Wright adds, “We’re both pursuing a sculptural vision. Mine results in a three-dimensional sculpture. Ricardo works with similar forms to produce a two-dimensional photograph.”

 

[caption id="attachment_22839" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Ricardo Barros
Untitled
Photography[/caption]

 

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy

At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

WILD: Wildlife Paintings and Drawings

The Arts Council of Princeton of Princeton is pleased to present an exhibition of wildlife related artworks by Charles David Viera in support of the Wildlife Painting and Drawing class offered for adults.

Horses, wolves, birds, and other animals are featured in these paintings and drawings for the aesthetic value and emotional impact that they inspire in this artist and longtime ACP instructor. The public is invited to join us for the exhibition opening, enjoy the exhibition, and register for the accompanying studio class.

[caption id="attachment_23677" align="aligncenter" width="492"] Fox Hunt : Duck
20 x 20 inches
Acrylic[/caption]

Tuesday, April 23

Ceramics by Jenyfer Guethe

Visit the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Lobby Gallery to view work by ceramic artist Jenyfer Guethe.
My work with clay combines functional pottery with free flowing sculptural forms. Since I was young I’ve been fascinated with how nature seems to have an overall “flow”, similar to how ocean waves are constantly changing the shoreline with each ebb and flow of the tide. This can leave a subtle soft touch on the sand when a gentle wave has pulled away, or a more pronounced sharper gouge to the shoreline if there are rougher seas. I translate that thinking into my work that nothing is set in stone – what starts out as a simply thrown bowl can be carved, altered, and ultimately completely transformed from the original shape. Every piece has the possibility to become something completely different than how it was initially created. I find carving my work therapeutic as well.. with every piece, each alteration through carving is slowly changing the shape to express its full potential. I aim to create pottery that will be admired while used, and hope to inspire people that anything that began as ordinary can be transformed into something extraordinary.
-Jenyfer Guethe

Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces, a dual exhibition by photographer Ricardo Barros & sculptor Austin Wright. This installation addresses volume– the space a substance occupies – in various ways through light, shadow, and form.

 

“You could say we’re focusing on the same subject, but seeing it through different lenses,” says Princeton resident photographer Barros.

 

“Or,” sculptor Wright adds, “We’re both pursuing a sculptural vision. Mine results in a three-dimensional sculpture. Ricardo works with similar forms to produce a two-dimensional photograph.”

 

[caption id="attachment_22839" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Ricardo Barros
Untitled
Photography[/caption]

 

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy

At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

WILD: Wildlife Paintings and Drawings

The Arts Council of Princeton of Princeton is pleased to present an exhibition of wildlife related artworks by Charles David Viera in support of the Wildlife Painting and Drawing class offered for adults.

Horses, wolves, birds, and other animals are featured in these paintings and drawings for the aesthetic value and emotional impact that they inspire in this artist and longtime ACP instructor. The public is invited to join us for the exhibition opening, enjoy the exhibition, and register for the accompanying studio class.

[caption id="attachment_23677" align="aligncenter" width="492"] Fox Hunt : Duck
20 x 20 inches
Acrylic[/caption]

Wednesday, April 24

Bringing Skylight to Life with Emily Mann, Mahira Kakkar, and Zane Pais

- Free and Open to the Public!

The Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter Theatre Center present a Special Community Stage Event, Bringing Skylight to Life.

McCarter Theatre Center’s Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann will be joined in conversation by Mahira Kakkar (Miss Witherspoon, Five Mile Lake, Hank and Asha) and Zane Pais (Dead Poets Society), actors from McCarter’s upcoming production of Skylight, David Hare’s Tony and Olivier Award-winning masterpiece.

Emily will speak about her process—from tablework to tech and previews — as a stage director working with actors to craft deep and rich performances, and Mahira and Zane will share their perspectives as professional actors in collaboration with directors, in the skins of their characters, and in the service of playwrights. Then the trio will dig into the details of their work together on Skylight, a play actors love to play and Emily has always wanted to direct. Please join us for an intimate and fascinating discussion, which will include a Q&A with the audience.

Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ

This event is free and open to the public.

Bringing Skylight to Life is a Community Stage event. Community Stage productions are free events held in collaboration with local artistic groups and organizations. Community Stage programming enable the Arts Council’s Solley Theater to act as an accessible space for community partnerships and high-quality performing arts experiences.

Ceramics by Jenyfer Guethe

Visit the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Lobby Gallery to view work by ceramic artist Jenyfer Guethe.
My work with clay combines functional pottery with free flowing sculptural forms. Since I was young I’ve been fascinated with how nature seems to have an overall “flow”, similar to how ocean waves are constantly changing the shoreline with each ebb and flow of the tide. This can leave a subtle soft touch on the sand when a gentle wave has pulled away, or a more pronounced sharper gouge to the shoreline if there are rougher seas. I translate that thinking into my work that nothing is set in stone – what starts out as a simply thrown bowl can be carved, altered, and ultimately completely transformed from the original shape. Every piece has the possibility to become something completely different than how it was initially created. I find carving my work therapeutic as well.. with every piece, each alteration through carving is slowly changing the shape to express its full potential. I aim to create pottery that will be admired while used, and hope to inspire people that anything that began as ordinary can be transformed into something extraordinary.
-Jenyfer Guethe

Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces, a dual exhibition by photographer Ricardo Barros & sculptor Austin Wright. This installation addresses volume– the space a substance occupies – in various ways through light, shadow, and form.

 

“You could say we’re focusing on the same subject, but seeing it through different lenses,” says Princeton resident photographer Barros.

 

“Or,” sculptor Wright adds, “We’re both pursuing a sculptural vision. Mine results in a three-dimensional sculpture. Ricardo works with similar forms to produce a two-dimensional photograph.”

 

[caption id="attachment_22839" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Ricardo Barros
Untitled
Photography[/caption]

 

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy

At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

WILD: Wildlife Paintings and Drawings

The Arts Council of Princeton of Princeton is pleased to present an exhibition of wildlife related artworks by Charles David Viera in support of the Wildlife Painting and Drawing class offered for adults.

Horses, wolves, birds, and other animals are featured in these paintings and drawings for the aesthetic value and emotional impact that they inspire in this artist and longtime ACP instructor. The public is invited to join us for the exhibition opening, enjoy the exhibition, and register for the accompanying studio class.

[caption id="attachment_23677" align="aligncenter" width="492"] Fox Hunt : Duck
20 x 20 inches
Acrylic[/caption]

Thursday, April 25

Ceramics by Jenyfer Guethe

Visit the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Lobby Gallery to view work by ceramic artist Jenyfer Guethe.
My work with clay combines functional pottery with free flowing sculptural forms. Since I was young I’ve been fascinated with how nature seems to have an overall “flow”, similar to how ocean waves are constantly changing the shoreline with each ebb and flow of the tide. This can leave a subtle soft touch on the sand when a gentle wave has pulled away, or a more pronounced sharper gouge to the shoreline if there are rougher seas. I translate that thinking into my work that nothing is set in stone – what starts out as a simply thrown bowl can be carved, altered, and ultimately completely transformed from the original shape. Every piece has the possibility to become something completely different than how it was initially created. I find carving my work therapeutic as well.. with every piece, each alteration through carving is slowly changing the shape to express its full potential. I aim to create pottery that will be admired while used, and hope to inspire people that anything that began as ordinary can be transformed into something extraordinary.
-Jenyfer Guethe

Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces, a dual exhibition by photographer Ricardo Barros & sculptor Austin Wright. This installation addresses volume– the space a substance occupies – in various ways through light, shadow, and form.

 

“You could say we’re focusing on the same subject, but seeing it through different lenses,” says Princeton resident photographer Barros.

 

“Or,” sculptor Wright adds, “We’re both pursuing a sculptural vision. Mine results in a three-dimensional sculpture. Ricardo works with similar forms to produce a two-dimensional photograph.”

 

[caption id="attachment_22839" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Ricardo Barros
Untitled
Photography[/caption]

 

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy

At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

WILD: Wildlife Paintings and Drawings

The Arts Council of Princeton of Princeton is pleased to present an exhibition of wildlife related artworks by Charles David Viera in support of the Wildlife Painting and Drawing class offered for adults.

Horses, wolves, birds, and other animals are featured in these paintings and drawings for the aesthetic value and emotional impact that they inspire in this artist and longtime ACP instructor. The public is invited to join us for the exhibition opening, enjoy the exhibition, and register for the accompanying studio class.

[caption id="attachment_23677" align="aligncenter" width="492"] Fox Hunt : Duck
20 x 20 inches
Acrylic[/caption]

Friday, April 26

90's Dance Party

- Suggested donation: $5
[caption id="attachment_24007" align="aligncenter" width="623"] Click to expand![/caption]

Gather your friends and get ready to let your hair down! The ACP’s Solley Theater will transform into an 90’s dance party with vinyl spun by DJ ModCon02, snacks, and best of all, a celebration of community!

 

Thank you to our Party Partners:

Princeton Record Exchange
Small World Coffee
The Bent Spoon
Olives
Labyrinth Books
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice

Ceramics by Jenyfer Guethe

Visit the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Lobby Gallery to view work by ceramic artist Jenyfer Guethe.
My work with clay combines functional pottery with free flowing sculptural forms. Since I was young I’ve been fascinated with how nature seems to have an overall “flow”, similar to how ocean waves are constantly changing the shoreline with each ebb and flow of the tide. This can leave a subtle soft touch on the sand when a gentle wave has pulled away, or a more pronounced sharper gouge to the shoreline if there are rougher seas. I translate that thinking into my work that nothing is set in stone – what starts out as a simply thrown bowl can be carved, altered, and ultimately completely transformed from the original shape. Every piece has the possibility to become something completely different than how it was initially created. I find carving my work therapeutic as well.. with every piece, each alteration through carving is slowly changing the shape to express its full potential. I aim to create pottery that will be admired while used, and hope to inspire people that anything that began as ordinary can be transformed into something extraordinary.
-Jenyfer Guethe

Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces, a dual exhibition by photographer Ricardo Barros & sculptor Austin Wright. This installation addresses volume– the space a substance occupies – in various ways through light, shadow, and form.

 

“You could say we’re focusing on the same subject, but seeing it through different lenses,” says Princeton resident photographer Barros.

 

“Or,” sculptor Wright adds, “We’re both pursuing a sculptural vision. Mine results in a three-dimensional sculpture. Ricardo works with similar forms to produce a two-dimensional photograph.”

 

[caption id="attachment_22839" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Ricardo Barros
Untitled
Photography[/caption]

 

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy

At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

WILD: Wildlife Paintings and Drawings

The Arts Council of Princeton of Princeton is pleased to present an exhibition of wildlife related artworks by Charles David Viera in support of the Wildlife Painting and Drawing class offered for adults.

Horses, wolves, birds, and other animals are featured in these paintings and drawings for the aesthetic value and emotional impact that they inspire in this artist and longtime ACP instructor. The public is invited to join us for the exhibition opening, enjoy the exhibition, and register for the accompanying studio class.

[caption id="attachment_23677" align="aligncenter" width="492"] Fox Hunt : Duck
20 x 20 inches
Acrylic[/caption]

Saturday, April 27

Cafe Improv: Community Stage Event

- Free and Open to the Public!

For the past 25 years, Café Improv has connected beginning and professional performers in the ACP’s Solley Theater. Attendees can expect an evening of exciting local music, poetry, comedy, and more. Café Improv is easily accessible to the public through affordable admission rates and televised broadcasts on Princeton Community Television. Click here to learn more and/or register to play!

This performance is part of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Community Stage Series. Community Stage productions are free (and nearly free) held in collaboration with local artistic groups and organizations. Community Stage programming enable the Arts Council’s Solley Theater to act as an accessible space for community partnerships and high-quality artistic experiences.

Ceramics by Jenyfer Guethe

Visit the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Lobby Gallery to view work by ceramic artist Jenyfer Guethe.
My work with clay combines functional pottery with free flowing sculptural forms. Since I was young I’ve been fascinated with how nature seems to have an overall “flow”, similar to how ocean waves are constantly changing the shoreline with each ebb and flow of the tide. This can leave a subtle soft touch on the sand when a gentle wave has pulled away, or a more pronounced sharper gouge to the shoreline if there are rougher seas. I translate that thinking into my work that nothing is set in stone – what starts out as a simply thrown bowl can be carved, altered, and ultimately completely transformed from the original shape. Every piece has the possibility to become something completely different than how it was initially created. I find carving my work therapeutic as well.. with every piece, each alteration through carving is slowly changing the shape to express its full potential. I aim to create pottery that will be admired while used, and hope to inspire people that anything that began as ordinary can be transformed into something extraordinary.
-Jenyfer Guethe

Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Riverside Silos/Shaping Spaces, a dual exhibition by photographer Ricardo Barros & sculptor Austin Wright. This installation addresses volume– the space a substance occupies – in various ways through light, shadow, and form.

 

“You could say we’re focusing on the same subject, but seeing it through different lenses,” says Princeton resident photographer Barros.

 

“Or,” sculptor Wright adds, “We’re both pursuing a sculptural vision. Mine results in a three-dimensional sculpture. Ricardo works with similar forms to produce a two-dimensional photograph.”

 

[caption id="attachment_22839" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Ricardo Barros
Untitled
Photography[/caption]

 

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy

At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

WILD: Wildlife Paintings and Drawings

The Arts Council of Princeton of Princeton is pleased to present an exhibition of wildlife related artworks by Charles David Viera in support of the Wildlife Painting and Drawing class offered for adults.

Horses, wolves, birds, and other animals are featured in these paintings and drawings for the aesthetic value and emotional impact that they inspire in this artist and longtime ACP instructor. The public is invited to join us for the exhibition opening, enjoy the exhibition, and register for the accompanying studio class.

[caption id="attachment_23677" align="aligncenter" width="492"] Fox Hunt : Duck
20 x 20 inches
Acrylic[/caption]