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Friday, May 12

Digital Art Jam [11-15]

- $120

Join in on this two day digital workshop where students will be given three random words and be challenged to integrate them into an (often wacky) art piece. Students may interpret them as they see fit, and will find that by the end of class they may have just possibly created a piece comprising of a samurai cupcake spaceship. This weekend workshop is a great way to challenge any artist’s creativity while also learning the endless possibilities of the digital art platform. Class will meet on Friday 5/12 from 3-5:30pm and Saturday 5/13 from 2-5pm. View more information or register.

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

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars, and the Fluidity Between

 

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between is a collaborative residency project between New York City-based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for more than 14 years, Fiona and Maria will be reunited in the studio to continue work on their collaborative drawing project in the Taplin Gallery between April 7th and May 7th, 2017. Read more about the Residency here.
Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 6 from 3-5pm.

The Uncommon Common Place

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

Saturday, May 13

Eco-Printing

- $85

Eco-Printing or Direct Contact Printing is a process of embedding botanical “stamps” directly from plant material. Working with natural elements such as leaves, blossoms, berries, eucalyptus, flower petals, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and bark – artists will create a naturally made silk scarf or cotton bandana. The “images” and color that will be embodied within the fabric will reflect the actual color that the plant material transfers. The class will begin with an introduction to the process followed by a nature walk to collect botanical items for use in printing/dyeing. Using no chemicals or additives the participants will then learn how to use the plant material to decorate their fabric item. No experience necessary. Materials Fee: A materials fee of $15 will cover all supplies.

View more information or register.

Digital Art Jam [11-15]

- $120

Join in on this two day digital workshop where students will be given three random words and be challenged to integrate them into an (often wacky) art piece. Students may interpret them as they see fit, and will find that by the end of class they may have just possibly created a piece comprising of a samurai cupcake spaceship. This weekend workshop is a great way to challenge any artist’s creativity while also learning the endless possibilities of the digital art platform. Class will meet on Friday 5/12 from 3-5:30pm and Saturday 5/13 from 2-5pm. View more information or register.

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

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars, and the Fluidity Between

 

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between is a collaborative residency project between New York City-based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for more than 14 years, Fiona and Maria will be reunited in the studio to continue work on their collaborative drawing project in the Taplin Gallery between April 7th and May 7th, 2017. Read more about the Residency here.
Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 6 from 3-5pm.

The Uncommon Common Place

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

Sunday, May 14

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

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars, and the Fluidity Between

 

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between is a collaborative residency project between New York City-based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for more than 14 years, Fiona and Maria will be reunited in the studio to continue work on their collaborative drawing project in the Taplin Gallery between April 7th and May 7th, 2017. Read more about the Residency here.
Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 6 from 3-5pm.

The Uncommon Common Place

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

Monday, May 15

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

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars, and the Fluidity Between

 

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between is a collaborative residency project between New York City-based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for more than 14 years, Fiona and Maria will be reunited in the studio to continue work on their collaborative drawing project in the Taplin Gallery between April 7th and May 7th, 2017. Read more about the Residency here.
Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 6 from 3-5pm.

The Uncommon Common Place

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

Tuesday, May 16

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

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars, and the Fluidity Between

 

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between is a collaborative residency project between New York City-based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for more than 14 years, Fiona and Maria will be reunited in the studio to continue work on their collaborative drawing project in the Taplin Gallery between April 7th and May 7th, 2017. Read more about the Residency here.
Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 6 from 3-5pm.

The Uncommon Common Place

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

Wednesday, May 17

Artist Talk: Patrick Strzelec

- Free and Open to the Public!

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for an artist talk and presentation with Patrick Strzelec, sculpture artist featured on the Graves Terrace. This event is free and open to the public.

Of his work on view at the Robeson Center, Strzelec says, “Pure abstraction can provide a visual, intellectual, and visceral impact. The outdoor work on the sculpture terrace has been an investigation of this concept for the past 25 years. The ambiguity of form illustrates a type of narrative allowing for a personal interpretation. This group of work is intended to inspire a conversation with or by the viewer through its reference to our connection to life but through a reality transformed.”

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

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars, and the Fluidity Between

 

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between is a collaborative residency project between New York City-based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for more than 14 years, Fiona and Maria will be reunited in the studio to continue work on their collaborative drawing project in the Taplin Gallery between April 7th and May 7th, 2017. Read more about the Residency here.
Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 6 from 3-5pm.

The Uncommon Common Place

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

Thursday, May 18

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.

Author Talk: Kitsi Watterson on “I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton”

- Free and Open to the Public!

Held in the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room, this free event features award-winning author Kitsi Watterson as she reads from her recent book I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton, which includes vivid first-person accounts of more than 50 black residents of the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. She’ll talk about how the roots of Princeton’s black community are as deeply intertwined with the university as they are with the history of the United States, the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow racism, and the nation’s current conversation on race.

Three community members, relatives of individuals interviewed in the book will also read:
Sharon Campbell, daughter of Floyd and Connie Campbell
Kelly Carter, daughter of Jim Carter
Vicki Phox Tolbert, daughter of Thomas Phox

This program is part of the Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood Stories Project in collaboration with the Arts Council of Princeton and the Historical Society of Princeton. Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities

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.

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

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars, and the Fluidity Between

 

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between is a collaborative residency project between New York City-based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for more than 14 years, Fiona and Maria will be reunited in the studio to continue work on their collaborative drawing project in the Taplin Gallery between April 7th and May 7th, 2017. Read more about the Residency here.
Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 6 from 3-5pm.

The Uncommon Common Place

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