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Sunday, April 23

Jazz Appreciation Month Event: Small Group A

- Free and Open to the Public!

Jazz at Princeton University presents a concert with Small Group A under the direction of Rudresh Mahanthappa. Compositions of the great masters of this truly American music will be performed by this stellar group proves that jazz is very much alive as a contemporary and relevant art form.

This Jazz Appreciation Month Event is held in partnership with the Princeton Public Library.

Mountain Lakes: A Lens On The Seasons

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for an exhibition of Frank Sauer’s extraordinary color and black-and-white photographs of The Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, the heart of Princeton’s “Central Park,” showing the Preserve’s beauty in all four seasons. This exhibition will be on view in the Solley Theater Lobby from March 10 through April 30, with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30.


Sales of photographs will benefit the Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), which maintains and enhances the Preserve for all to enjoy. Read more about FOPOS here.

Join us for an Artist Talk with Frank Sauer on Saturday, April 1 at 2pm.

Nassau Hall to Hoagie Haven: Princeton Paintings by James McPhillips

“Having worked for McCarter Theatre, I gained an appreciation for Princeton’s people, architecture, university and businesses. All of which have been natural inspiration for my paintings and even my graphic work like the Prince-TON art. After McCarter, I partnered with jane shop (7 Spring St.) to showcase my Princeton work and beyond (currently a Paris series). I am grateful, honored and thrilled that Arts Council of Princeton and The Princeton Public Library asked me to share these pieces for the launch of the second floor renovation.”
-James McPhillips

The Uncommon Common Place

Photographer Oleg Moiseyenko on view on the renovated second floor of the Princeton Public Library.

Monday, April 24

Mountain Lakes: A Lens On The Seasons

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for an exhibition of Frank Sauer’s extraordinary color and black-and-white photographs of The Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, the heart of Princeton’s “Central Park,” showing the Preserve’s beauty in all four seasons. This exhibition will be on view in the Solley Theater Lobby from March 10 through April 30, with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30.


Sales of photographs will benefit the Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), which maintains and enhances the Preserve for all to enjoy. Read more about FOPOS here.

Join us for an Artist Talk with Frank Sauer on Saturday, April 1 at 2pm.

Nassau Hall to Hoagie Haven: Princeton Paintings by James McPhillips

“Having worked for McCarter Theatre, I gained an appreciation for Princeton’s people, architecture, university and businesses. All of which have been natural inspiration for my paintings and even my graphic work like the Prince-TON art. After McCarter, I partnered with jane shop (7 Spring St.) to showcase my Princeton work and beyond (currently a Paris series). I am grateful, honored and thrilled that Arts Council of Princeton and The Princeton Public Library asked me to share these pieces for the launch of the second floor renovation.”
-James McPhillips

The Uncommon Common Place

Photographer Oleg Moiseyenko on view on the renovated second floor of the Princeton Public Library.

Tuesday, April 25

Black & White Monotype

- $120

Join artist and printmaker Maria Doering for a fun day of printmaking!  Monotype is a experimental and direct process of image creation through the use of printmaking techniques. You will create one-of-a-kind prints by removing ink from a plate with various rags, Q-tips, brushes and found materials and then transferring that image to paper by hand. You can create up to 10 different images during this workshop. This workshop is especially beneficial if you enjoy drawing as we will focus on translating your drawing and painting skills into printmaking. 
You can come prepared with a few image ideas or spend the day experimenting with found materials. You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking to participate in this workshop. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs.
View more information or register.

Developing a Vision Board

- $45

Join an exclusive artistic workshop where life goals are the focal point. Art gives us the ability to express ourselves by sharing our passions, ambitions and emotions in bold, often colorful ways. In this workshop – led by Taneshia Nash Laird, the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Princeton – you will use collage art to create personalized vision boards that express your desires for the future. You can choose to focus on personal or professional goals or both!

This supportive group event merely requires you to bring a list of your goals—either on paper or in your head—and a positive attitude. We will talk about the steps you need to reach your goals and then use the medium of a collage to create an art piece that best represents to you the milestones you want to reach. Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will leave with a collage that visually represents their goals. 

All supplies provided. Light refreshments will be served.

All revenue from this workshop will go towards the funding of the Arts Council of Princeton’s community outreach programs

View more information or register.

Developing a Vision Board Workshop with Taneshia Nash Laird

- $30 ACP Member, Student, Senior; $45 General Admission

Art gives us the ability to express ourselves by sharing our passions, ambitions, and emotions in bold, often colorful ways. In this workshop – led by Taneshia Nash Laird, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Princeton – you will use collage art to create personalized vision boards that express your desires for the future. You can choose to focus on personal or professional goals – or both! Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will leave with a collage that visually represents their goals.

All supplies provided. Light refreshments will be served. Proceeds from this workshop will go towards the funding of the Arts Council of Princeton´s Community Outreach programs.

Additional Developing a Vision Board Workshops will be held:
April 25, 7-9:30pm
May 18, 10am-12:30pm
May 18, 7-9:30pm

Developing a Vision Board

- $45

Join an exclusive artistic workshop where life goals are the focal point. Art gives us the ability to express ourselves by sharing our passions, ambitions and emotions in bold, often colorful ways. In this workshop – led by Taneshia Nash Laird, the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Princeton – you will use collage art to create personalized vision boards that express your desires for the future. You can choose to focus on personal or professional goals or both!

This supportive group event merely requires you to bring a list of your goals—either on paper or in your head—and a positive attitude. We will talk about the steps you need to reach your goals and then use the medium of a collage to create an art piece that best represents to you the milestones you want to reach. Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will leave with a collage that visually represents their goals. 

All supplies provided. Light refreshments will be served.

All revenue from this workshop will go towards the funding of the Arts Council of Princeton’s community outreach programs

View more information or register.

Developing a Vision Board Workshop with Taneshia Nash Laird

- $30 ACP Member, Student, Senior; $45 General Admission

Art gives us the ability to express ourselves by sharing our passions, ambitions, and emotions in bold, often colorful ways. In this workshop – led by Taneshia Nash Laird, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Princeton – you will use collage art to create personalized vision boards that express your desires for the future. You can choose to focus on personal or professional goals – or both! Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will leave with a collage that visually represents their goals.

All supplies provided. Light refreshments will be served. Proceeds from this workshop will go towards the funding of the Arts Council of Princeton´s Community Outreach programs.

Additional Developing a Vision Board Workshops will be held:
April 25, 10am-12:30pm
May 18, 10am-12:30pm
May 18, 7-9:30pm

Mountain Lakes: A Lens On The Seasons

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for an exhibition of Frank Sauer’s extraordinary color and black-and-white photographs of The Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, the heart of Princeton’s “Central Park,” showing the Preserve’s beauty in all four seasons. This exhibition will be on view in the Solley Theater Lobby from March 10 through April 30, with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30.


Sales of photographs will benefit the Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), which maintains and enhances the Preserve for all to enjoy. Read more about FOPOS here.

Join us for an Artist Talk with Frank Sauer on Saturday, April 1 at 2pm.

Nassau Hall to Hoagie Haven: Princeton Paintings by James McPhillips

“Having worked for McCarter Theatre, I gained an appreciation for Princeton’s people, architecture, university and businesses. All of which have been natural inspiration for my paintings and even my graphic work like the Prince-TON art. After McCarter, I partnered with jane shop (7 Spring St.) to showcase my Princeton work and beyond (currently a Paris series). I am grateful, honored and thrilled that Arts Council of Princeton and The Princeton Public Library asked me to share these pieces for the launch of the second floor renovation.”
-James McPhillips

The Uncommon Common Place

Photographer Oleg Moiseyenko on view on the renovated second floor of the Princeton Public Library.

Wednesday, April 26

Mountain Lakes: A Lens On The Seasons

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for an exhibition of Frank Sauer’s extraordinary color and black-and-white photographs of The Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, the heart of Princeton’s “Central Park,” showing the Preserve’s beauty in all four seasons. This exhibition will be on view in the Solley Theater Lobby from March 10 through April 30, with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30.


Sales of photographs will benefit the Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), which maintains and enhances the Preserve for all to enjoy. Read more about FOPOS here.

Join us for an Artist Talk with Frank Sauer on Saturday, April 1 at 2pm.

Nassau Hall to Hoagie Haven: Princeton Paintings by James McPhillips

“Having worked for McCarter Theatre, I gained an appreciation for Princeton’s people, architecture, university and businesses. All of which have been natural inspiration for my paintings and even my graphic work like the Prince-TON art. After McCarter, I partnered with jane shop (7 Spring St.) to showcase my Princeton work and beyond (currently a Paris series). I am grateful, honored and thrilled that Arts Council of Princeton and The Princeton Public Library asked me to share these pieces for the launch of the second floor renovation.”
-James McPhillips

The Uncommon Common Place

Photographer Oleg Moiseyenko on view on the renovated second floor of the Princeton Public Library.

Thursday, April 27

Jazz Appreciation Month Event: Film and Q&A: “The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith”

- Free and Open to the Public!

In the 1950s, dozens of jazz musicians – Thelonius Monk, Hal Overton, Ronnie Free, and many more – jam night after night in a run down New York loft, unaware that all is being captured in sound and pictures by acclaimed LIFE magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith. Directed by Sara Fishko of WNYC. 1 hour, 27 minutes.

Following the screening, Dan Buskirk from WPRB Princeton will participate in a Q&A.

This Jazz Appreciation Month Event is held in partnership with the Princeton Public Library and the Princeton Garden Theatre.

Screening will take place at the Garden Theatre, no ticket required. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

Mountain Lakes: A Lens On The Seasons

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for an exhibition of Frank Sauer’s extraordinary color and black-and-white photographs of The Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, the heart of Princeton’s “Central Park,” showing the Preserve’s beauty in all four seasons. This exhibition will be on view in the Solley Theater Lobby from March 10 through April 30, with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30.


Sales of photographs will benefit the Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), which maintains and enhances the Preserve for all to enjoy. Read more about FOPOS here.

Join us for an Artist Talk with Frank Sauer on Saturday, April 1 at 2pm.

Nassau Hall to Hoagie Haven: Princeton Paintings by James McPhillips

“Having worked for McCarter Theatre, I gained an appreciation for Princeton’s people, architecture, university and businesses. All of which have been natural inspiration for my paintings and even my graphic work like the Prince-TON art. After McCarter, I partnered with jane shop (7 Spring St.) to showcase my Princeton work and beyond (currently a Paris series). I am grateful, honored and thrilled that Arts Council of Princeton and The Princeton Public Library asked me to share these pieces for the launch of the second floor renovation.”
-James McPhillips

The Uncommon Common Place

Photographer Oleg Moiseyenko on view on the renovated second floor of the Princeton Public Library.

Friday, April 28

Jazz Appreciation Month Event: Applied Harmony

- Free and Open to the Public!

The Princeton High School band performs a concert as the concluding event of Jazz Appreciation Month and to help kick-off Communiversity.

Applied Harmony is a five-piece combo and one of New Jersey’s top youth jazz groups. The five musicians began playing together as members of the prestigious Princeton Studio Band. Currently, they are all seniors at Princeton High School and look to pursue music in college.

Weather permitting, the band will perform on Hinds Plaza. In case of inclement weather, the concert will happen in the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room.

This Jazz Appreciation Month event is held in partnership with the Princeton Public Library.

Paint Out 4/17: Communiv

- $0

Pre-registration deadline is April 21, 2016 at 5pm.
Join us at our other locations this spring:

Art al Fresco!
Join us for the Arts Council’s continuing Paint Out Princeton program in connection in conjunction with the Princeton Public Library for Jazz month. Artists are invited to set-up an easel 10:00am- 3:00pm in the Hinds Plaza. Live music at noon! 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.

Mountain Lakes: A Lens On The Seasons

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for an exhibition of Frank Sauer’s extraordinary color and black-and-white photographs of The Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, the heart of Princeton’s “Central Park,” showing the Preserve’s beauty in all four seasons. This exhibition will be on view in the Solley Theater Lobby from March 10 through April 30, with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30.


Sales of photographs will benefit the Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), which maintains and enhances the Preserve for all to enjoy. Read more about FOPOS here.

Join us for an Artist Talk with Frank Sauer on Saturday, April 1 at 2pm.

Nassau Hall to Hoagie Haven: Princeton Paintings by James McPhillips

“Having worked for McCarter Theatre, I gained an appreciation for Princeton’s people, architecture, university and businesses. All of which have been natural inspiration for my paintings and even my graphic work like the Prince-TON art. After McCarter, I partnered with jane shop (7 Spring St.) to showcase my Princeton work and beyond (currently a Paris series). I am grateful, honored and thrilled that Arts Council of Princeton and The Princeton Public Library asked me to share these pieces for the launch of the second floor renovation.”
-James McPhillips

The Uncommon Common Place

Photographer Oleg Moiseyenko on view on the renovated second floor of the Princeton Public Library.

Saturday, April 29

Indigo Dye & Batik: Morven

- $130

Why not treat yourself to a fun, ancient art experience-namely indigo dyeing in the great outdoors with Master Artisan Lian Sawires.  This spring, weather permitting, we’ll get out the pails and the hose and do indigo dyeing outside at the beautiful carriage house of Moven Museum. Learn about the 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 will also be taught in conjunction with Indigo dyeing, giving you a range of skills to create traditional, ethnic batiks, as well as modern, edgy designs. Everything is provided including samples, handouts, 2 silk scarves and a cotton Tee that you will dye and take home. Bring in your own undyed fabrics to play with, as well.
35.00 material fee payable to 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.

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Sketchbooks Collaborations

- $60

In this workshop, we dive deep into the idea of sketchbook sharing with another artist and introduce the class to different methods of sketchbook collaboration. We will also explore how this method works when artist teams live close together versus living long distances from one another. Participants are paired up to start working together in small folio sketchbooks while expressing their own ideas and reacting to each other’s styles. This workshop is for individuals as well as students who would like to take a workshop with their art buddies. Workshop taught by Spring 2017 Anne Reeves Artist in Residence!
View more information or register.

Workshop: Sketchbook Collaborations 101- CANCELLED

- CANCELLED

Sketchbook Collaborations 101 is an exclusive workshop taught by the ACP’s Spring 2017 Anne Reeves Artists-in-Residence Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering.

In this workshop, Fiona and Maria will dive deep into the idea of sketchbook sharing with another artist and introduce the class to different methods of sketchbook collaboration. You will also explore how this method works when artist teams live close together versus living long distances from one another. Participants are paired up to start working together in small folio sketchbooks while expressing their own ideas and reacting to each other’s styles. This workshop is for individuals as well as students who would like to take a workshop with their art buddies.

For more information and to register, click here!

Mountain Lakes: A Lens On The Seasons

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for an exhibition of Frank Sauer’s extraordinary color and black-and-white photographs of The Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, the heart of Princeton’s “Central Park,” showing the Preserve’s beauty in all four seasons. This exhibition will be on view in the Solley Theater Lobby from March 10 through April 30, with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30.


Sales of photographs will benefit the Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), which maintains and enhances the Preserve for all to enjoy. Read more about FOPOS here.

Join us for an Artist Talk with Frank Sauer on Saturday, April 1 at 2pm.

Nassau Hall to Hoagie Haven: Princeton Paintings by James McPhillips

“Having worked for McCarter Theatre, I gained an appreciation for Princeton’s people, architecture, university and businesses. All of which have been natural inspiration for my paintings and even my graphic work like the Prince-TON art. After McCarter, I partnered with jane shop (7 Spring St.) to showcase my Princeton work and beyond (currently a Paris series). I am grateful, honored and thrilled that Arts Council of Princeton and The Princeton Public Library asked me to share these pieces for the launch of the second floor renovation.”
-James McPhillips

The Uncommon Common Place

Photographer Oleg Moiseyenko on view on the renovated second floor of the Princeton Public Library.