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Sunday, October 9

Monday, October 10

Tuesday, October 11

Wednesday, October 12

Michael Austin Pop Up Concert

- Free and Open to the Public!

Singer/songwriter/musician Michael Austin and Austin 27 Productions will present a pop-up jazz concert in the ACP’s Solley Theater.

This free concert is held in conjunction with the current exhibition, I Am Innocent: Photos from Centurion.

What differentiates Austin from other artists is his life story: most of the songs on his full length album, I Just Want To Love You, were written during his incarceration at the Maryland State Penitentiary, where he spent 27 years for an armed robbery and murder that he did not commit. While the experience would have destroyed a lesser man, Austin instead found inner strength through music, channeling his emotions into songwriting. “Music became my sanctuary,” he says. “It was a place where I could go to find peace. I thank God that was able to find the particular entity that allowed me to go on this journey.”

Centurion agreed to take Austin’s case, and after five years of diligent research and paperwork, was able to prove his innocence. Michael Austin was released on December 28, 2001, and was granted a full pardon in October 2003 by Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

“Music”, Austin says, “is not only a form of expression. It’s a way of life, a way out, and a way for young people to find meaning and focus.”

Thursday, October 13

Friday, October 14

The Monsoon Music Session

- $15/10 ACP members, students, seniors

The Monsoon Music Session is a world-fusion concert featuring kora (21-string West African harp) player Amadou Kouyate, sarod (25-string Indian lute) player Soumya Chakraverty, and drummer Debapriya Naya. Enjoy an evening of storytelling, improvisation, and unique instruments in tandem with the beautiful sounds of Indian harmonies and slick African grooves. $15/10 ACP members, students, seniors.

Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-served basis.

Robeson Center Performances range from jazz, blues, world-fusion, folk, musical theater, and culturally-specific roots music. With Robeson Center Live!, Café Improv – a monthly showcase of local and regional artists broadcast on Princeton Community Television – and community collaborations, Robeson Center Performances present a diverse range of artists in the intimate setting of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Theater, one of New Jersey’s best listening rooms. These performances present live music, theater, spoken word and more in an uncluttered sound space, providing the audience with an inspiring, up-close-and-personal experience.

Saturday, October 15

Photo: ACP on the Canal

- $135

Come and discover the power of your camera and learn the elements of good artistic composition during a photo shoot at the D&R Canal in Kingston on Day 1 of this weekend workshop. Day 2 will be spent in ACP’s Digital Studio gaining a better understanding of how to work with software, moving from the newly formed images on the monitor to the realization of the finished print in hand.

DAY ONE Saturday, 10/15 1:30-5pm at the D&R Canal in Kingston
Join Bill Blanchard for a hands-on photography session at the D&R Canal in Kingston. This particular area is one of the more heavily visited spots along the canal’s 70 mile stretch because of its natural beauty, interesting man-made features, and variety of botanical material. Participants will walk at a leisurely pace allowing time to capture images, talk about photography and answer individual questions. Instruction will be given in the basic elements of good photographic composition, including leading lines, pattern, symmetry, rule of thirds, texture, and framing. Along the way students will be guided through shooting manually using Camera Raw, ISO’s, Shutter Speeds, f-Stops, and Depth of Field, among other topics. The intent of the workshop is for participants to have fun, while becoming more comfortable with the operation of their cameras and their abilities to express themselves through it. Please dress appropriately for the weather and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Rain or shine!

DAY TWO Sunday, 10/16 2:30-6pm at the Arts Council of Princeton
The intent of day two is to give the student a methodology for working effectively with the software side of digital photography, moving from the newly formed images on the monitor to the realization of the finished print in hand. While working in ACP’s Digital Imaging Lab, Bill will guide students through the basics of digital image “Work Flow”, starting with Adobe Bridge to organizing images, entering Meta Data, Key Words, copyright information, as well as renaming of image files. Image correcting will occur in Photoshop and in Photoshop’s “Camera Raw” section, covering, Color Space settings, Color Management, working with Layers, including adjustment layers and layer masks, and the basics of good “Non-Destructive Image Construction”.
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Print: Botanicals [Morven]

- $85

Students will learn how to embed botanical “stamps” directly from plant material. Working with such natural elements as leaves, blossoms, berries, eucalyptus, flower petals, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and bark – artists will create a naturally made silk scarf or cotton bandanna. The “images” and color that will be embodied within the fabric will reflect the actual color that the plant material transfers. The workshop will begin with an introduction to the transfer process followed by a nature walk to collect botanical items for use in printing/dyeing. Using no chemicals or additives, participants will then learn how to use the plant material to decorate their fabric item. No previous experience necessary.
A materials fee of $12 will cover all supplies.

Please note this ACP program 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.

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