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Sunday, March 6

Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool - Pirates, Pandemonium and Panto

- $20 General Admission; $15 ACP Members, students and seniors

The Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Variety Theater present, Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool – Pirates, Pandemonium and Panto. Saturday, March 5 at 2pm and 7pm at the Stuart Little Theater, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart at 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton.

Swashbuckling Peter Pan appears whenever a child says, “Let’s Pretend.” The Darling children love make believe, but their helicopter parent, the rules-obsessed Mrs. Darling, insists they keep things real. When a local tycoon threatens to convert the pool to AstroTurf, the whole town turns out to keep him at bay. On the way, Mrs. Darling learns the true meaning of magic when she turns the family pet into a giant crocodile.

The script, written by Zoe Brookes, Todd Reichart, Tom Regan and Per Kreipke, features local businesses, local stories, jokes for all ages and some big surprises. Zoe Brookes, Todd Reichart and Plainsboro music teacher Michael Jacobsen created original music for the show. The performance involves more than 50 community members both front and back stage, ages 8 to 75, including singers, dancers, acrobats and musicians. Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool will include many parents performing with their children.

Now in its seventh season, the Princeton Variety Theater enjoyed successes at the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, including Shockheaded Peter, Stone Soup, On Air and (un)connected, the team branched out and introduced Princeton to the art of Panto. ‘Jack and the Beanstalk,’ staged in February 2014, was a sell-out success, followed by ‘Cinderella, the UGGly Version’ in 2015.

Panto, or pantomime, is not the same as mime. Panto is crowd-pleasing, family-oriented theater, typically based on a well-known story, and specially crafted for the town where it’s performed. There is a great deal of audience participation, singing and dancing, and a very simple script. Often, men play women and vice versa.

Director Todd Reichart has plenty of film, theater and TV credits to his name, but this local form of original theater has a special place in his heart. “We bring people together in an honest attempt to create something wonderful from what everyone can offer. Expect cute kids, virtuosity and belly laughs,” he says.

For funding, this production relies in part on local sponsors featured in the show. This year’s sponsors are JaZams, Hulit’s Shoes, Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics, Smith’s Ace Hardware and Labyrinth Books.

Tickets are available at the door.

Open Drawing Workshop

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This 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 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 ($12/$10 ACP members). View more information or register.

Every Fiber of My Being

Every Fiber of My Being presents the work of seven artists: Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan and Katie Truk. This group exhibition was curated by 2016 Spring Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. What inspires these seven artists varies, but they share a common use and appreciation of textile and modern embroidery.


From Diana Weymar’s Curator Statement:
“This show explores the use of textile as a second skin – embodying past memories and experiences to embrace and express a deeper sense of self. Stitching, or drawing with thread, is a practice that imprints the movement of the hands while thoughts unfold. When the hands are occupied, the mind is open to both the external qualities of textile but also the inner knowledge of the artist. Every Fiber of My Being, a group exhibition, celebrates both simple materials and complex ideas. When looking at handmade objects, the viewer often wonders, ‘How long did it take to make that?’ The answer I give is that it takes a lifetime. This kind of work comes from a deep sense of wonder, history, caring, joy, community, loss and transformation.”

Related Events

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 5, 3-5pm

Artist Talk:
Sunday, March 6, 1-3pm



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Monday, March 7

Open Drawing Workshop

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This 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 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 ($12/$10 ACP members). View more information or register.

Every Fiber of My Being

Every Fiber of My Being presents the work of seven artists: Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan and Katie Truk. This group exhibition was curated by 2016 Spring Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. What inspires these seven artists varies, but they share a common use and appreciation of textile and modern embroidery.


From Diana Weymar’s Curator Statement:
“This show explores the use of textile as a second skin – embodying past memories and experiences to embrace and express a deeper sense of self. Stitching, or drawing with thread, is a practice that imprints the movement of the hands while thoughts unfold. When the hands are occupied, the mind is open to both the external qualities of textile but also the inner knowledge of the artist. Every Fiber of My Being, a group exhibition, celebrates both simple materials and complex ideas. When looking at handmade objects, the viewer often wonders, ‘How long did it take to make that?’ The answer I give is that it takes a lifetime. This kind of work comes from a deep sense of wonder, history, caring, joy, community, loss and transformation.”

Related Events

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 5, 3-5pm

Artist Talk:
Sunday, March 6, 1-3pm



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Tuesday, March 8

Open Drawing Workshop

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This 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 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 ($12/$10 ACP members). View more information or register.

Every Fiber of My Being

Every Fiber of My Being presents the work of seven artists: Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan and Katie Truk. This group exhibition was curated by 2016 Spring Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. What inspires these seven artists varies, but they share a common use and appreciation of textile and modern embroidery.


From Diana Weymar’s Curator Statement:
“This show explores the use of textile as a second skin – embodying past memories and experiences to embrace and express a deeper sense of self. Stitching, or drawing with thread, is a practice that imprints the movement of the hands while thoughts unfold. When the hands are occupied, the mind is open to both the external qualities of textile but also the inner knowledge of the artist. Every Fiber of My Being, a group exhibition, celebrates both simple materials and complex ideas. When looking at handmade objects, the viewer often wonders, ‘How long did it take to make that?’ The answer I give is that it takes a lifetime. This kind of work comes from a deep sense of wonder, history, caring, joy, community, loss and transformation.”

Related Events

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 5, 3-5pm

Artist Talk:
Sunday, March 6, 1-3pm



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Wednesday, March 9

Open Drawing Workshop

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This 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 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 ($12/$10 ACP members). View more information or register.

Every Fiber of My Being

Every Fiber of My Being presents the work of seven artists: Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan and Katie Truk. This group exhibition was curated by 2016 Spring Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. What inspires these seven artists varies, but they share a common use and appreciation of textile and modern embroidery.


From Diana Weymar’s Curator Statement:
“This show explores the use of textile as a second skin – embodying past memories and experiences to embrace and express a deeper sense of self. Stitching, or drawing with thread, is a practice that imprints the movement of the hands while thoughts unfold. When the hands are occupied, the mind is open to both the external qualities of textile but also the inner knowledge of the artist. Every Fiber of My Being, a group exhibition, celebrates both simple materials and complex ideas. When looking at handmade objects, the viewer often wonders, ‘How long did it take to make that?’ The answer I give is that it takes a lifetime. This kind of work comes from a deep sense of wonder, history, caring, joy, community, loss and transformation.”

Related Events

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 5, 3-5pm

Artist Talk:
Sunday, March 6, 1-3pm



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Thursday, March 10

Open Drawing Workshop

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This 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 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 ($12/$10 ACP members). View more information or register.

Every Fiber of My Being

Every Fiber of My Being presents the work of seven artists: Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan and Katie Truk. This group exhibition was curated by 2016 Spring Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. What inspires these seven artists varies, but they share a common use and appreciation of textile and modern embroidery.


From Diana Weymar’s Curator Statement:
“This show explores the use of textile as a second skin – embodying past memories and experiences to embrace and express a deeper sense of self. Stitching, or drawing with thread, is a practice that imprints the movement of the hands while thoughts unfold. When the hands are occupied, the mind is open to both the external qualities of textile but also the inner knowledge of the artist. Every Fiber of My Being, a group exhibition, celebrates both simple materials and complex ideas. When looking at handmade objects, the viewer often wonders, ‘How long did it take to make that?’ The answer I give is that it takes a lifetime. This kind of work comes from a deep sense of wonder, history, caring, joy, community, loss and transformation.”

Related Events

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 5, 3-5pm

Artist Talk:
Sunday, March 6, 1-3pm



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Friday, March 11

Alfa Art Gallery Opening Reception: The New Brunswick Art Salon featuring the Arts Council of Princeton

- Free!

Alfa Art Gallery is pleased to announce the first exhibition to start off the spring season, The New Brunswick Art Salon: featuring the Arts Council of Princeton. This exhibition will exclusively feature art instructors from the Arts Council of Princeton, bringing their professional knowledge and recent artistic visions to the availability of Alfa Art Gallery audience.

Exhibiting artists include Barbara Dilorenzo, Charles David Viera, Eva Mantell, Ifat Shatzky, and Libby Ramage.

Merging the New Brunswick Community Arts Council and the Arts Council of Princeton presents a unique opportunity for all members, artists, and interested parties to explore and collaborate new ideas, opportunities, and art forms.

There will be light refreshments and a live musical performance by Classical Revolution, a global network of musicians who take classical music out of the concert hall and into non-traditional venues, in order to enrich communities and create local support networks for local musicians. Performing musicians will include: James Keene- Violin I; Samantha Tomblin- Violin II; Seth Van Embden- Viola; Alex Nelson- Cello.

Alfa Art Gallery
108 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732.296.6720

Open Drawing Workshop

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This 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 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 ($12/$10 ACP members). View more information or register.

Pi Day Concert Event

- Suggested donation $3.14

The Arts Council of Princeton presents a Pi Day concert celebration, Constant Commentary, by musician and composer Wilbo Wright. This musical suite analogously depicts the ongoing debate between Pi and Tau, two mathematical constants vying for the title of “best constant pertaining to a circle.” (spoiler alert: Pi wins because it’s Pi Day!) Performers include Wilbo Wright and Steve Rice. Video/visuals will be provided by photographer and video artist Andrew Wilkinson. Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before showtime.

For more information about Pi Day Princeton, visit pidayprinceton.com

 

 

Every Fiber of My Being

Every Fiber of My Being presents the work of seven artists: Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan and Katie Truk. This group exhibition was curated by 2016 Spring Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. What inspires these seven artists varies, but they share a common use and appreciation of textile and modern embroidery.


From Diana Weymar’s Curator Statement:
“This show explores the use of textile as a second skin – embodying past memories and experiences to embrace and express a deeper sense of self. Stitching, or drawing with thread, is a practice that imprints the movement of the hands while thoughts unfold. When the hands are occupied, the mind is open to both the external qualities of textile but also the inner knowledge of the artist. Every Fiber of My Being, a group exhibition, celebrates both simple materials and complex ideas. When looking at handmade objects, the viewer often wonders, ‘How long did it take to make that?’ The answer I give is that it takes a lifetime. This kind of work comes from a deep sense of wonder, history, caring, joy, community, loss and transformation.”

Related Events

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 5, 3-5pm

Artist Talk:
Sunday, March 6, 1-3pm



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Saturday, March 12

Felted Sculpture: GFS

- $90

ONE SPACE LEFT! TO REGISTER, EMAIL US AT OSEURAL@ARTSCOUNCILOFPRINCETON.ORG.
What is the process of felting a sculpture? A rectangular piece of plastic is enclosed in many layers of wool. After wetting it with warm, soapy water, it is massaged and rubbed for 15-20 minutes on both sides to entangle the fibers. Plastic is then removed so these soft felted pieces can shrink through even more vigorous agitation. By choosing a different location to cut into the felt, participants will determine the sculptural outcome of their particular finished 3D artwork. Explore how felt can be shaped – almost like clay – into visually intriguing fiber art.
Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton. Visit classes at artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777
Membership rate applies to current members of either organization..  
Additional $20 materials fee payable to instructor for 4 pieces (additional pieces available at $5 unit cost). Please bring 3 dozen small (3/4 inch) binder clips, about 20 plastic shopping bags (recycled is fine) and 2 old towels to the workshop.

View more information or register.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Behind the Music with Caroline Shaw

- Free!

The Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) present Behind the Music with Caroline Shaw.

Caroline Shaw will discuss the creative process behind her work Lo for violin and orchestra, co-commissioned by the PSO for the 2015-2016 anniversary season celebrating the creativity of women. Rossen Milanov will join in with what it’s like to collaborate with an artist who is both composer and soloist. Wine and cheese will be served.

This is a free event, but advanced registration is recommended.

Ms. Shaw’s Lo for violin and orchestra will be performed at the PSO’s Beholding Brahms concert on Saturday, March 13.

Open Drawing Workshop

-

This 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 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 ($12/$10 ACP members). View more information or register.

Every Fiber of My Being

Every Fiber of My Being presents the work of seven artists: Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan and Katie Truk. This group exhibition was curated by 2016 Spring Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. What inspires these seven artists varies, but they share a common use and appreciation of textile and modern embroidery.


From Diana Weymar’s Curator Statement:
“This show explores the use of textile as a second skin – embodying past memories and experiences to embrace and express a deeper sense of self. Stitching, or drawing with thread, is a practice that imprints the movement of the hands while thoughts unfold. When the hands are occupied, the mind is open to both the external qualities of textile but also the inner knowledge of the artist. Every Fiber of My Being, a group exhibition, celebrates both simple materials and complex ideas. When looking at handmade objects, the viewer often wonders, ‘How long did it take to make that?’ The answer I give is that it takes a lifetime. This kind of work comes from a deep sense of wonder, history, caring, joy, community, loss and transformation.”

Related Events

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 5, 3-5pm

Artist Talk:
Sunday, March 6, 1-3pm



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