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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.

View more information or register.

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.

Sunday, April 30

Communiversity ArtsFest 2017

- Free and Open to the Public!

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.

Paint Out Communiversity

- $0

Pre-registration deadline is April 26, 2017 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 with Communiversity, Festival of the Arts! Artists are invited to set-up an easel 1:00pm- 6:00pm 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.

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, May 1

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, May 2

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, May 3

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, May 4

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.