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Sunday, October 16

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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CANCELLED-Photo: ACP on the Canal [Sat & Sun]

- CANCELLED

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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Friday, October 21

Nicholas McConnell Piano Recital

- Free and Open to the Public!

Nicholas McConnell, a senior at Princeton High School, will play his Senior Piano Recital on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Solley Theatre at The Arts Council of Princeton. Admission is FREE and open to the public. Reception to follow. The program will feature F. Chopin’s Piano Sonata in B–flat minor, Op. 35, works by J.S. Bach, J. Brahms, M. DeFalla, as well as some of Nicholas’s own music.

Nicholas McConnell started piano lessons at age 6 ½ and began composing about two weeks later. Throughout elementary and middle school, he composed in both classical and jazz styles. When he was in fifth grade, his piece “The Days Ya See” for flute and piano was a winner of the Student Composers Competition of the Music Educators National Conference, and it was performed by professionals at the Kennedy Center. His work received honorable mention at the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards in both 2011 and 2013. Since 2014, Nicholas has played piano with the Jazz Ensemble at Princeton High School. He has played violin in area orchestras, and has sung in the choir of Trinity Episcopal Church, Princeton.

Nicholas is a student of pianist and William Scheide protégé, Mariam Nazarian. He has studied jazz piano with Tara Buzash. Since 2007 he has been a student of violin, viola, and composition with David Gordon.

Outside of music, Nicholas is interested in mathematics, logic, and computer science. He has posted mathematical articles on the web, including a textbook on Universal Algebra. He enjoys math summer camps and competitions. In his non-academic life, Nicholas posts Rejah City Collaboration, a continuing series of illustrated stories, and he has recently posted his first Flash game.

Saturday, October 22

Hot Textiles: Sculptural Forms

- $130

Create free-standing sculptural forms, vessels and relief pieces using soft materials and heat tools in this new Hot Textiles workshop. Recycled materials and man-made fibers are cut, shaped and built-up with heat guns, irons and soldering irons, layering texture, color and distressing them. Build structure with Tyvek and bondable webs, create texture with foils, synthetic organza and more, add rich color with disburse dyes, and transfer paints, creating layered paintings, vessels and free-standing forms. Dive into working both large and small. Students will end their session with knowledge of hot textile tools and materials, and samples to inform future work, as well as several great pieces (fabric collage, beads and vessels). A wonderful workshop for exploring innovative materials and tools or going to the next 3-D level. Beginner and up. A materials fee of $35.00 is paid to the instructor.

Bring a handful of plastic shopping bags of you have them and any synthetic fabric scraps you have on hand.​
View more information or register.

Hot Textiles: Sculptural Forms

- $130

Create free-standing sculptural forms, vessels and relief pieces using soft materials and heat tools in this new Hot Textiles workshop. Recycled materials and man-made fibers are cut, shaped and built-up with heat guns, irons and soldering irons, layering texture, color and distressing them. Build structure with Tyvek and bondable webs, create texture with foils, synthetic organza and more, add rich color with disburse dyes, and transfer paints, creating layered paintings, vessels and free-standing forms. Dive into working both large and small. Students will end their session with knowledge of hot textile tools and materials, and samples to inform future work, as well as several great pieces (fabric collage, beads and vessels). A wonderful workshop for exploring innovative materials and tools or going to the next 3-D level. Beginner and up. A materials fee of $35.00 is paid to the instructor.

Bring a handful of plastic shopping bags of you have them and any synthetic fabric scraps you have on hand.​
View more information or register.

Closing Reception and Artist Talk: "I Am Innocent"

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Join the Arts Council of Princeton for your last chance to view Photos from Centurion: I Am Innocent, and enjoy a talk by artist Diane Bladecki.

Multimedia artist Diane Bladecki has had a camera in her hand for most of her life. For the past 12 years, her focus and mission have been to capture on film the humanity, grace and dignity of those who have been imprisoned for crimes they did not commit: innocent men and women who had their freedom taken from them by a judicial system that wrongly convicted them.

Finding the Great Pumpkin

- Free!

Join the Arts Council of Princeton at the Princeton Shopping Center for an afternoon of family-friendly fall fun! Enjoy pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, fall crafts and activities, and live music by Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band! This event is free and open to the public.

Thank you to co-sponsors Lillipies and Princeton Shopping Center.

Cafe Improv

- $2/1 ACP members, students, seniors.

Cafe Improv happens on the fourth Saturday of every month at 7pm. Attendees can expect an evening of music, poetry and comedy. For a list of performers, to register to play and for more information, visit cafeimprov.com.

This Saturday, Oct. 22nd, the Café Improv lineup includes a very special election season program featuring The Left Wing, an ever-changing crew of socially conscious musicians who want people to come out and vote on November 8th. Originally formed by Arts Council director Jeff Nathanson in 2004, the group has played at political events for Rush Holt, Joe Biden, John Corzine and others. The current lineup includes: Evelyn Counts, Olive Giles, Cliff Hochberg, John Koran, Jeff Nathanson and John Timpane. Come out and enjoy 60s and 70s protest music with The Left Wing. And, vote like your future depends on it! Also, check out the rest of the Café Improv lineup, which is excellent.

For the past 24 years, Café Improv has connected beginning and professional performers. Café Improv is easily accessible to the public through affordable admission rates and televised broadcasts on Princeton Community Television.