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Sunday, April 17

Paint Out 4/17: Communiv

- $0

PRE-REGISTRATION HAS EXPIRED!
Pre-registration deadline is April 13, 2016 at 5pm.
Join us at our other locations this spring:
4/23 at Grounds For Sculpture
5/8 at Morven

Art al Fresco!
Join us for the Arts Council’s continuing Paint Out Princeton program in connection with Communiversity, Festival of the Arts! Artists are invited to set-up an easel 12:30-5:30pm in the midst of Communiversity to capture the moment, the mood, the magic. The large crowds who come to this event each year will be invited to visit and observe artists at work! TO PRE- REGISTER, PLEASE EMAIL education@artscouncilofprinceton.org !!!!!!!!

View more information or register.

Communiversity ArtsFest 2016

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Produced by the Arts Council of Princeton with participation from the students of Princeton University and support from the town of Princeton, Communiversity ArtsFest features over 200 booths showcasing original art and contemporary crafts, unique merchandise and culinary masterpieces from local chefs, plus six stages of continuous live entertainment. The Spring of 2016 will mark our 46th year, drawing over 40,000 art lovers and fun seekers to downtown Princeton making it Central New Jersey’s largest and longest running cultural event.

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.

"Listen Up!" Princeton Symphony Orchestra Exhibition

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s 2016 BRAVO! Listen Up! Exhibition features over 30 stunning works of visual art and writing created by area middle school students in response to Tsao Shu, an orchestral work by Music Alive: New Partnerships Composer-in-Residence Jing Jing Luo. Now in its ninth year, Listen Up! is an educational program which encourages creativity through active listening. To date, it has engaged over 210 middle school students.

To learn more about PSO BRAVO! programs, please visit princetonsymphony.org

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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, April 18

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.

Tuesday, April 19

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.

Tracy K. Smith - Poetry Reading and Book Signing

- Free!

Presented in collaboration with the Princeton Public Library, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith will read from and sign copies of Ordinary Light: A Memoir, the story of her coming-of-age and struggle to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history and what it means to be black in America. This event is to be held in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

Wednesday, April 20

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.

Thursday, April 21

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.

Friday, April 22

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.

Paint Out Princeton Exhibition

View the work from participants of the Arts Council’s Paint Out Princeton events, which provide opportunities for artists to paint “Al Fresco” in various locations. This year’s Paint Outs were held at Communiversity ArtsFest, Grounds For Sculpture, and Morven Museum and Garden.

Join us for a Closing Reception on Saturday, May 21 from 3-5pm.

Pierre Bernay

Pierre Bernay

Tara Holl

Tara Holl

Helene Mazur

Helene Mazur

Saturday, April 23

Indigo Dye & Batik: Morven

- $130

FILLED! TO BE PLACED ON A WAITLIST, EMAIL US AT OSEURAL@ARTSCOUNCILOFPRINCETON.ORG
Students will have exploring the ancient art experience of indigo dyeing in the great outdoors with Master Artisan Lian Sawires. This spring, weather permitting, participants will get out pails and hoses and do indigo dyeing outside on the beautiful grounds surrounding the Carriage House of Morven Museum & Garden. Learn about this mysterious dye-stuff and other natural dyes, do some binding and winding with natural resists to create amazing patterned, bright blue and white fabrics! Soy wax batik and natural turmeric dyeing will also be taught, in conjunction with indigo dyeing, giving participants a range of skills to create traditional, ethnic batiks, as well as modern, edgy designs. Everything is provided including samples, handouts, two silk scarves and a cotton t-shirt to bring home.
Bring a lunch and your own undyed fabrics to play with as well.
Material fee $35.00 is payable to the instructor.

Please note this workshop takes place at Morven [55 Stockton Street in Princeton].
Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton; for more information and to register, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org
For more information on Morven Museum & Garden, visit http://morven.org/
Member rates apply to current members of either organization.

View more information or register.

Paint Out 4/23: GFS

- $0

PRE-REGISTRATION HAS EXPIRED!
Pre-registration deadline is April 20, 2016 at 5pm.
Includes admission to Grounds For Sculpture for the artist!
Join us at our other location this spring:
5/8 at Morven

Art al Fresco!
Join us for Princeton Arts Council’s continuing Paint Out Princeton program at Grounds For Sculpture, where the beautiful landscape is a plein air painter’s paradise! The 42 magnificent acres are enhanced by unique and rare tree specimens, in addition to a variety of plantings from stunning Maitland roses to larger-than-life lotus plants. Scattered throughout the landscape are more than 270 contemporary sculptures from both world-renowned and local artists. The interplay of art and nature is at its best at Grounds For Sculpture! The setting is certain to provide painterly inspiration in spring!

Pre-registration is required [education@artscouncilofprinceton.org] and includes admission to Grounds For Sculpture for the artist.
For more information about Grounds For Sculpture, visit groundsforsculpture.org

View more information or register.

Landscape Poetry: GFS

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Celebrate Earth Day with poetry! Create poems inspired by Mother Nature and the beautiful landscape surrounding you. We’ll begin with a brief demo by poet Colby Cedar Smith as she creates a poem and talks through her process. Then, tour the grounds with your family and work together to create your own poems. As you tour, you will happen upon prompt words hung from tree limbs and other supports that you can choose to incorporate or interpret in your own creation. Participants will quite literally be walking through an inspirational landscape of words. Watercolor pencils will be provided so you can illustrate the borders of your poems. Completed poems will be on a clothespin display in the park for visitors to enjoy. Drop-in between 1 and 3pm

For more information about Grounds For Sculpture, visit groundsforsculpture.org

View more information or register.

Girl Scouts: Drawing [Juniors]

- $27

Purpose:
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know some great drawing techniques.
5 Steps: Experiment with different materials
Learn how to add shading
Get some perspective
Use your imagination like a graphic artist
Make your own masterpiece – and show it off!
View more information or register.

Cafe Improv

- $2 General Admission; $1 ACP members/students/seniors

Join us in the Solley Theater for an evening of music, poetry, and comedy. To register to play and for more information, visit cafeimprov.com. Check cafeimprov.com before the performance to view a line-up of performers!

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.

Paint Out Princeton Exhibition

View the work from participants of the Arts Council’s Paint Out Princeton events, which provide opportunities for artists to paint “Al Fresco” in various locations. This year’s Paint Outs were held at Communiversity ArtsFest, Grounds For Sculpture, and Morven Museum and Garden.

Join us for a Closing Reception on Saturday, May 21 from 3-5pm.

Pierre Bernay

Pierre Bernay

Tara Holl

Tara Holl

Helene Mazur

Helene Mazur