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Saturday, February 22

Opening Receptionof McVicker at 90: A Retrospective

- Free and Open to the Public!

Join the Arts Council for the Opening Reception of McVicker at 90.

Charles McVicker is an award winning painter of landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, and portraits.  He works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.  He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the National Watercolor Society,  the National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein, the Princeton Artists Alliance, and was President of the Garden  State Watercolor Society.  He has won awards in all of these organization’s juried exhibitions.
He has won the Robert Sanstrom Gold Medal in the  National Soceity of Painters in Acrylic and Casein Annual Exhibit and was the Honored Artist at the Phillips Mill Annual exhibit in Bucks County PA.

McVicker at 90: A Retrospective

 

I feel I am a reporter and interpreter. My paintings are autobiographical in the sense that they are the result of experiences and travels. I paint what I think is important or beautiful. I am moved by the idiosyncrasies of people and the beauty and fragility of nature. And I have always been intrigued by the magic of paint and design.

-Charles McVicker

Charles McVicker is an award-winning painter of landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, and portraits.  He works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.  He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the National Watercolor Society,  the National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein, the Princeton Artists Alliance, and was President of the Garden  State Watercolor Society.  He has won awards in all of these organization’s juried exhibitions.
He has won the Robert Sanstrom Gold Medal in the  National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein Annual Exhibit and was the Honored Artist at the Phillips Mill Annual exhibit in Bucks County PA.

Sunday, February 23

McVicker at 90: A Retrospective

 

I feel I am a reporter and interpreter. My paintings are autobiographical in the sense that they are the result of experiences and travels. I paint what I think is important or beautiful. I am moved by the idiosyncrasies of people and the beauty and fragility of nature. And I have always been intrigued by the magic of paint and design.

-Charles McVicker

Charles McVicker is an award-winning painter of landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, and portraits.  He works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.  He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the National Watercolor Society,  the National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein, the Princeton Artists Alliance, and was President of the Garden  State Watercolor Society.  He has won awards in all of these organization’s juried exhibitions.
He has won the Robert Sanstrom Gold Medal in the  National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein Annual Exhibit and was the Honored Artist at the Phillips Mill Annual exhibit in Bucks County PA.

Monday, February 24

Open Drawing Workshop

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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.

McVicker at 90: A Retrospective

 

I feel I am a reporter and interpreter. My paintings are autobiographical in the sense that they are the result of experiences and travels. I paint what I think is important or beautiful. I am moved by the idiosyncrasies of people and the beauty and fragility of nature. And I have always been intrigued by the magic of paint and design.

-Charles McVicker

Charles McVicker is an award-winning painter of landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, and portraits.  He works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.  He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the National Watercolor Society,  the National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein, the Princeton Artists Alliance, and was President of the Garden  State Watercolor Society.  He has won awards in all of these organization’s juried exhibitions.
He has won the Robert Sanstrom Gold Medal in the  National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein Annual Exhibit and was the Honored Artist at the Phillips Mill Annual exhibit in Bucks County PA.

Tuesday, February 25

McVicker at 90: A Retrospective

 

I feel I am a reporter and interpreter. My paintings are autobiographical in the sense that they are the result of experiences and travels. I paint what I think is important or beautiful. I am moved by the idiosyncrasies of people and the beauty and fragility of nature. And I have always been intrigued by the magic of paint and design.

-Charles McVicker

Charles McVicker is an award-winning painter of landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, and portraits.  He works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.  He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the National Watercolor Society,  the National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein, the Princeton Artists Alliance, and was President of the Garden  State Watercolor Society.  He has won awards in all of these organization’s juried exhibitions.
He has won the Robert Sanstrom Gold Medal in the  National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein Annual Exhibit and was the Honored Artist at the Phillips Mill Annual exhibit in Bucks County PA.

Wednesday, February 26

Wednesday Drop-In Open Studio

- $10 ACP Members; $12 Non-Members

Love to paint or draw, but don’t have the space? The Arts Council welcomes our artist community to drop in for unmonitored studio space in our airy 2nd floor Painting Studio!

Up to 6 artists can be accommodated every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30-4pm.

ACP Member: $10 per session
Non-Member: $12 per session
Artists may register per session or for a full semester (Feb 12 -April 1).
** REGISTER: https://bit.ly/2vNLkO7

Artists must bring:
• All materials including paint, pencils, charcoal, etc. Artists using oil paint must bring odorless turpenoid.

Provided by the ACP:
• Constructed still life set-up
• Easels
• Masonite board
• Stools

Important notes:
• The only way to reserve space is to register ahead of time. Space may be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis
• No storage space is available – artists are not permitted to leave supplies or artwork in the studio in between sessions
• No refunds available once space is purchased
• Location/position in studio (in reference to the still life) is determined on a first-come, first-served basis

** Questions? Contact the Education Department at education@artscouncilofprinceton.org

Princeton Swing

- $5

In partnership with the Princeton Swing Club, join us for a fun, informal evening of swing dance! No partner necessary and all are welcome.

6:30-7:15pm | Advanced Lindy hop class
7:15-8pm | Drop-in format beginner swing dance class. “Swing” is a broad category that covers a dozen different forms of swing dancing (including lindy hop). Material for the class is selected at-random and will assume no prior dancing knowledge or skill.
8-9:30pm | DJ’d social dance

Classes will rotate leads and follows.

Instructors and DJ are all volunteers from the Princeton Swing Dance Club. Admission is $5 and includes everything.

McVicker at 90: A Retrospective

 

I feel I am a reporter and interpreter. My paintings are autobiographical in the sense that they are the result of experiences and travels. I paint what I think is important or beautiful. I am moved by the idiosyncrasies of people and the beauty and fragility of nature. And I have always been intrigued by the magic of paint and design.

-Charles McVicker

Charles McVicker is an award-winning painter of landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, and portraits.  He works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.  He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the National Watercolor Society,  the National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein, the Princeton Artists Alliance, and was President of the Garden  State Watercolor Society.  He has won awards in all of these organization’s juried exhibitions.
He has won the Robert Sanstrom Gold Medal in the  National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein Annual Exhibit and was the Honored Artist at the Phillips Mill Annual exhibit in Bucks County PA.

Thursday, February 27

McVicker at 90: A Retrospective

 

I feel I am a reporter and interpreter. My paintings are autobiographical in the sense that they are the result of experiences and travels. I paint what I think is important or beautiful. I am moved by the idiosyncrasies of people and the beauty and fragility of nature. And I have always been intrigued by the magic of paint and design.

-Charles McVicker

Charles McVicker is an award-winning painter of landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, and portraits.  He works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.  He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the National Watercolor Society,  the National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein, the Princeton Artists Alliance, and was President of the Garden  State Watercolor Society.  He has won awards in all of these organization’s juried exhibitions.
He has won the Robert Sanstrom Gold Medal in the  National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein Annual Exhibit and was the Honored Artist at the Phillips Mill Annual exhibit in Bucks County PA.

Friday, February 28

Story & Verse: A Storytelling and Poetic Open Mic

- $5 admission

Enjoy an evening of community-created entertainment in the form of storytelling and poetic open mic. All are welcome to tell a well-prepared story or perform their poetry. Each month, we’ll be inviting inspiration from a well-known song title.  Artists are invited to interpret the theme as broadly as they wish. Performers should bring their own work, inspired by this month’s theme: Come Together.

The evening will include 45 minutes of stories and 45 minutes of poetry with a brief intermission.

Doors: 7:30pm
Stories begin: 7:45pm
$5 entry; refreshments & light snacks provided

Performer Details

  • Performers will be randomly selected from names in a ‘hat’.
  • Storytellers should prepare a 5-minute story on the theme, true and about the teller. Storytellers should follow “The Moth” guidelines
  • Poets should perform their own poetry, up to 5 minutes in length, related to the theme.NOTE: performers will be selected at random, so it’s possible that not everyone will get to perform.

 

 

 

McVicker at 90: A Retrospective

 

I feel I am a reporter and interpreter. My paintings are autobiographical in the sense that they are the result of experiences and travels. I paint what I think is important or beautiful. I am moved by the idiosyncrasies of people and the beauty and fragility of nature. And I have always been intrigued by the magic of paint and design.

-Charles McVicker

Charles McVicker is an award-winning painter of landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, and portraits.  He works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.  He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the National Watercolor Society,  the National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein, the Princeton Artists Alliance, and was President of the Garden  State Watercolor Society.  He has won awards in all of these organization’s juried exhibitions.
He has won the Robert Sanstrom Gold Medal in the  National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein Annual Exhibit and was the Honored Artist at the Phillips Mill Annual exhibit in Bucks County PA.