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Saturday, August 6

Altered Book W/S: Watershed

- $100

Garden-inspired altered books! Make your own altered book using botanicals gathered during a brief Naturist-guided hike on the grounds of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed. Artists will learn techniques to transform an old book into a journal or art object. Plant fibers, blossoms and leaves will be used to help compose imagery and will influence collage techniques. Using a sturdy board book supplied by the instructor, artists will develop a unique art object and learn the skills of creating doors, pop-ups, tip-ins and sculptural inclusions. Artists with more experience are encouraged to explore new possibilities, develop deeper skills and share their works with other artists. The finished books will display each artists’ exploration of our landscapes and the endless possibilities of altered book art objects. 
Enrolled artists should bring a variety of decorative papers, dried and/or pressed botanicals (if they are available), an Xacto knife and utility knife/box cutter, a metal ruler, pencil, erasers and sharpener and any dimensional objects (this is a great chance to pull items from your junk drawers — lost earrings, keys, knick-knacks, ticket stubs, stamps, beads—the sky’s the limit!). Board books, glues, paints/inks, brushes, additional decorative papers, dimensional objects, various collage materials and tools will be provided by the instructor for a $25 materials fee. Artists should also bring a bagged lunch. 
View more information or register.

Carousel Organ Association of America Organ Band Rally

- Free and Open to the Public!

The Carousel Organ Association of America (COAA) and Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors Association (AMICA) will combine with a band organ rally, and annual international convention to bring 100-year old large, ornate, elaborate mechanical organs to the streets, squares, and parks of Princeton for a wonderful weekend of music.

Normally originally associated with carousels, fairgrounds, skating rinks and other art and musical venues, these magnificent instruments are owned by collectors in all parts of the country and the world who lovingly maintain and restore them. During the summer, the enthusiast organizations to which most of these people belong bring them to various cities and sites for a musical and art cultural exhibition of sights and sounds for each other and the public to enjoy. Princeton for the first time will be the beneficiary of this event!

This event is produced and organized by notable collector Glenn Thomas for both organizations, with the cooperation and support of the Arts Council of Princeton, Palmer Square, YMCA, and several other merchants and civic organizations.

These instruments will play 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7 at various locations around town, including the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. View a full map here:

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HomeFront Food Drive

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HomeFront’s Shelves are BARE! In order to help feed the 1,000+ households that depend on HomeFront of Trenton every month for a free food bag, they are in desperate need of:

Low sugar cereal
Rice, pastas and sauces
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned proteins (tuna, chicken, beef stew)
Peanut butter and jelly
Canned hearty soups
Juices and shelf milk

Bring your donations to the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts between 10am-4pm.
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

For more information about HomeFront, visit homefrontjn.org or call 609.989.9417.

[caption id="attachment_16305" align="aligncenter" width="230"]Help feed local families today. Help feed local families today.[/caption]

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.

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity

Sunday, August 7

Carousel Organ Association of America Organ Band Rally

- Free and Open to the Public!

The Carousel Organ Association of America (COAA) and Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors Association (AMICA) will combine with a band organ rally, and annual international convention to bring 100-year old large, ornate, elaborate mechanical organs to the streets, squares, and parks of Princeton for a wonderful weekend of music.

Normally originally associated with carousels, fairgrounds, skating rinks and other art and musical venues, these magnificent instruments are owned by collectors in all parts of the country and the world who lovingly maintain and restore them. During the summer, the enthusiast organizations to which most of these people belong bring them to various cities and sites for a musical and art cultural exhibition of sights and sounds for each other and the public to enjoy. Princeton for the first time will be the beneficiary of this event!

This event is produced and organized by notable collector Glenn Thomas for both organizations, with the cooperation and support of the Arts Council of Princeton, Palmer Square, YMCA, and several other merchants and civic organizations.

These instruments will play 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7 at various locations around town, including the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. View a full map here:

[caption id="attachment_16428" align="alignright" width="697"]Click to enlarge Click to enlarge[/caption]

HomeFront Food Drive

-

HomeFront’s Shelves are BARE! In order to help feed the 1,000+ households that depend on HomeFront of Trenton every month for a free food bag, they are in desperate need of:

Low sugar cereal
Rice, pastas and sauces
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned proteins (tuna, chicken, beef stew)
Peanut butter and jelly
Canned hearty soups
Juices and shelf milk

Bring your donations to the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts between 10am-4pm.
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

For more information about HomeFront, visit homefrontjn.org or call 609.989.9417.

[caption id="attachment_16305" align="aligncenter" width="230"]Help feed local families today. Help feed local families today.[/caption]

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.

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity

Monday, August 8

HomeFront Food Drive

-

HomeFront’s Shelves are BARE! In order to help feed the 1,000+ households that depend on HomeFront of Trenton every month for a free food bag, they are in desperate need of:

Low sugar cereal
Rice, pastas and sauces
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned proteins (tuna, chicken, beef stew)
Peanut butter and jelly
Canned hearty soups
Juices and shelf milk

Bring your donations to the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts between 10am-4pm.
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

For more information about HomeFront, visit homefrontjn.org or call 609.989.9417.

[caption id="attachment_16305" align="aligncenter" width="230"]Help feed local families today. Help feed local families today.[/caption]

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.

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity

Tuesday, August 9

HomeFront Food Drive

-

HomeFront’s Shelves are BARE! In order to help feed the 1,000+ households that depend on HomeFront of Trenton every month for a free food bag, they are in desperate need of:

Low sugar cereal
Rice, pastas and sauces
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned proteins (tuna, chicken, beef stew)
Peanut butter and jelly
Canned hearty soups
Juices and shelf milk

Bring your donations to the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts between 10am-4pm.
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

For more information about HomeFront, visit homefrontjn.org or call 609.989.9417.

[caption id="attachment_16305" align="aligncenter" width="230"]Help feed local families today. Help feed local families today.[/caption]

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.

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity

Wednesday, August 10

HomeFront Food Drive

-

HomeFront’s Shelves are BARE! In order to help feed the 1,000+ households that depend on HomeFront of Trenton every month for a free food bag, they are in desperate need of:

Low sugar cereal
Rice, pastas and sauces
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned proteins (tuna, chicken, beef stew)
Peanut butter and jelly
Canned hearty soups
Juices and shelf milk

Bring your donations to the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts between 10am-4pm.
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

For more information about HomeFront, visit homefrontjn.org or call 609.989.9417.

[caption id="attachment_16305" align="aligncenter" width="230"]Help feed local families today. Help feed local families today.[/caption]

Opening Reception: Changing Faces

- Free and Open to the Public!

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for the opening of Changing Faces by Aaron Fisher, an exhibition held in conjunction with the Joint Effort Safe Streets Program. Stay for another Safe Streets event immediately following the reception: “We Must Not be Forgotten”: Witherspoon-Jackson Community Salute to Educators, Youth, Arts, Entertainment and Culture at 6:15pm.

The Safe Streets Program- in partnership with the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society, many Princeton businesses, community leaders, community organizations and citizens – will celebrate the historic designation of the Witherspoon-Jackson Community as the 20th Historic District in Princeton, New Jersey. This Princeton community celebration of the Witherspoon-Jackson Community will share stories of community, faith, hope and history. For more information on the Joint Effort Princeton Safe Streets Program or the Salute to the Witherspoon-Jackson Community, click here.

“We Must Not be Forgotten”: Witherspoon-Jackson Community Salute to Educators, Youth, Arts, Entertainment, Culture & 1948 Princeton Plan

- Free and Open to the Public!

On Wednesday, August 10, the Arts Council of Princeton will host “We Must Not be Forgotten”: Witherspoon-Jackson Community Salute to Educators, Youth, Arts, Entertainment, Culture and 1948 Princeton Plan as part of The Joint Effort Safe Streets Program. This community event is free and open to the public, and immediately follows the Opening Reception of Changing Faces by Aaron Fisher.

The Safe Streets Program- in partnership with the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society, many Princeton businesses, community leaders, community organizations and citizens – will celebrate the historic designation of the Witherspoon-Jackson Community as the 20th Historic District in Princeton, New Jersey. This Princeton community celebration of the Witherspoon-Jackson Community will share stories of community, faith, hope and history. For more information on the Joint Effort Princeton Safe Streets Program or the Salute to the Witherspoon-Jackson Community, click here.

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.

Changing Faces

The Arts Council presents the work of Aaron C. Fisher in Changing Faces. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Safe Streets Weekend, a Princeton community celebration of the Witherspoon-Jackson Community and will share stories of community, faith, hope and history.
 

StrengthStrength

 

Born in Princeton, NJ in 1963, it seems as if Aaron began drawing right away. “My sister is also an artist and I saw how well she painted, so I wanted to do the same thing.” Aaron studied Marketing Art & Design at Middlesex County College and soon thereafter started painting on textiles at a local flea market. “This is where I first got comfortable using an airbrush and I soon started painting on canvas. I prefer painting with acrylics and inks – my style goes from super realism to playful human figures with long, exaggerated bodies.” Aside from the visual arts, Aaron is a former musician who has toured the world as a member of a national recording act. “I can honestly say that I’ve met and shared the stage with all of my idols, even became good friends with a few of them. Even after all the excitement of concerts and after-parties, I had to come back to my first love – painting.” Aaron has done numerous exhibits around the state of New Jersey, including the Annual Plainfield Art in the Park, where he has taken first place Professional Oils & Acrylics for four years in a row. “I take pride in the fact that my work can put a smile on someone’s face.” Aaron’s work hangs in the collections of Avery Brooks, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Bette Midler, and many others. “God has given me a gift and I would like to share that gift with others.”

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity

Thursday, August 11

HomeFront Food Drive

-

HomeFront’s Shelves are BARE! In order to help feed the 1,000+ households that depend on HomeFront of Trenton every month for a free food bag, they are in desperate need of:

Low sugar cereal
Rice, pastas and sauces
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned proteins (tuna, chicken, beef stew)
Peanut butter and jelly
Canned hearty soups
Juices and shelf milk

Bring your donations to the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts between 10am-4pm.
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

For more information about HomeFront, visit homefrontjn.org or call 609.989.9417.

[caption id="attachment_16305" align="aligncenter" width="230"]Help feed local families today. Help feed local families today.[/caption]

Grace Little and the Grace Little Band: Summer Courtyard Concert

- Free and Open to the Public!

As part of the 31st annual Summer Courtyard Concert Series, the Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Shopping Center present the Grace Little and the Grace Little Band. Grace Little, from Trenton, NJ, has wowed audiences with her powerful R&B and gospel vocals since she won the adult category of the famous Apollo Theater talent competition—at the age of 12! After that she joined the national touring companies of Dreamgirls, Oh Calcutta, and The Wiz. The Grace Little Band brings high energy to the classic hits and performs their own arrangements offering entertainment for all!!

Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair! In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the Arts Council’s Kristina Johnson Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center.

301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton NJ
Ample parking is available at the Princeton Shopping Center.

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.

Changing Faces

The Arts Council presents the work of Aaron C. Fisher in Changing Faces. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Safe Streets Weekend, a Princeton community celebration of the Witherspoon-Jackson Community and will share stories of community, faith, hope and history.
 

StrengthStrength

 

Born in Princeton, NJ in 1963, it seems as if Aaron began drawing right away. “My sister is also an artist and I saw how well she painted, so I wanted to do the same thing.” Aaron studied Marketing Art & Design at Middlesex County College and soon thereafter started painting on textiles at a local flea market. “This is where I first got comfortable using an airbrush and I soon started painting on canvas. I prefer painting with acrylics and inks – my style goes from super realism to playful human figures with long, exaggerated bodies.” Aside from the visual arts, Aaron is a former musician who has toured the world as a member of a national recording act. “I can honestly say that I’ve met and shared the stage with all of my idols, even became good friends with a few of them. Even after all the excitement of concerts and after-parties, I had to come back to my first love – painting.” Aaron has done numerous exhibits around the state of New Jersey, including the Annual Plainfield Art in the Park, where he has taken first place Professional Oils & Acrylics for four years in a row. “I take pride in the fact that my work can put a smile on someone’s face.” Aaron’s work hangs in the collections of Avery Brooks, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Bette Midler, and many others. “God has given me a gift and I would like to share that gift with others.”

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity

Friday, August 12

HomeFront Food Drive

-

HomeFront’s Shelves are BARE! In order to help feed the 1,000+ households that depend on HomeFront of Trenton every month for a free food bag, they are in desperate need of:

Low sugar cereal
Rice, pastas and sauces
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned proteins (tuna, chicken, beef stew)
Peanut butter and jelly
Canned hearty soups
Juices and shelf milk

Bring your donations to the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts between 10am-4pm.
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

For more information about HomeFront, visit homefrontjn.org or call 609.989.9417.

[caption id="attachment_16305" align="aligncenter" width="230"]Help feed local families today. Help feed local families today.[/caption]

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.

Changing Faces

The Arts Council presents the work of Aaron C. Fisher in Changing Faces. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Safe Streets Weekend, a Princeton community celebration of the Witherspoon-Jackson Community and will share stories of community, faith, hope and history.
 

StrengthStrength

 

Born in Princeton, NJ in 1963, it seems as if Aaron began drawing right away. “My sister is also an artist and I saw how well she painted, so I wanted to do the same thing.” Aaron studied Marketing Art & Design at Middlesex County College and soon thereafter started painting on textiles at a local flea market. “This is where I first got comfortable using an airbrush and I soon started painting on canvas. I prefer painting with acrylics and inks – my style goes from super realism to playful human figures with long, exaggerated bodies.” Aside from the visual arts, Aaron is a former musician who has toured the world as a member of a national recording act. “I can honestly say that I’ve met and shared the stage with all of my idols, even became good friends with a few of them. Even after all the excitement of concerts and after-parties, I had to come back to my first love – painting.” Aaron has done numerous exhibits around the state of New Jersey, including the Annual Plainfield Art in the Park, where he has taken first place Professional Oils & Acrylics for four years in a row. “I take pride in the fact that my work can put a smile on someone’s face.” Aaron’s work hangs in the collections of Avery Brooks, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Bette Midler, and many others. “God has given me a gift and I would like to share that gift with others.”

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity