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Monday, June 12

CANCELLED: Batik Flower Painting Workshop

- CANCELLED

Workshop takes place three consecutive evenings 6/12, 6/13 and 6/14 Monday to Weds. Using wax as a resist in dyeing cloth is an ancient art and can be done simply (waxing and dyeing) or done with a more complex result in mind. This class with Master Fiber Artist Lian Sawires will explore planning, waxing, dyeing and repeating the process to produce complex, multi-layer artwork, rich in color and visual texture. We will use a flower design (mine or one of yours) to guide you through developing the understanding and techniques to create wonderful colorful batiks.
Over 3 evenings you will develop and produce one painting, 2 scarves, as well as a few samples pieces, gaining lots of technique with waxing (including crackle, lining, shading and over-waxing) and color theory for over-dyeing. Bring in a photo or drawing of a flower with lots of contrast. and be ready to take your batik work to the next level.

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.

The two artists spent a total of 246 working hours throughout the month of April turning the
Taplin Gallery into their artist studio and finishing four new 6ft x 45inch drawings, plus
twenty-one medium to small sized drawings. Day or night, the studio was lit up so passersby
could stop to observe the artists in action and see the progression of the project. The general
public was also welcome inside the gallery to witness their artistic process up close.
Conversations with the visitors brought a variety of thought provoking perspectives to the artists,
who were pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic public engagement.

Fiona and Maria elaborate on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their
notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space
of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular
structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an
unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. They either draw simultaneously
on the same sheet or both artists begin a drawing separately and then switch to continue
working on the other’s drawing.

Read more about the Residency here.



The Uncommon Common Place

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

Tuesday, June 13

"Einstein's Brain" by Patrick Strzelec: Sculpture Unveiling

- Free and Open to the Public!

The Arts Council of Princeton presents the work of sculptor Patrick Strzelec at the Avalon Princeton apartment community. The outdoor installation, entitled Einstein’s Brain, will be unveiled and presented to the public on Tuesday, June 13 at 1pm, 283 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

In 2013, developer AvalonBay reached out to the Arts Council of Princeton to commission a work of public art for the Avalon Princeton project at the site of the former hospital. The process of reviewing artist proposals for the creation of a public sculpture occurred over the course of eighteen months, resulting in the selection of artist Patrick Strzelec.

CANCELLED: Batik Flower Painting Workshop

- CANCELLED

Workshop takes place three consecutive evenings 6/12, 6/13 and 6/14 Monday to Weds. Using wax as a resist in dyeing cloth is an ancient art and can be done simply (waxing and dyeing) or done with a more complex result in mind. This class with Master Fiber Artist Lian Sawires will explore planning, waxing, dyeing and repeating the process to produce complex, multi-layer artwork, rich in color and visual texture. We will use a flower design (mine or one of yours) to guide you through developing the understanding and techniques to create wonderful colorful batiks.
Over 3 evenings you will develop and produce one painting, 2 scarves, as well as a few samples pieces, gaining lots of technique with waxing (including crackle, lining, shading and over-waxing) and color theory for over-dyeing. Bring in a photo or drawing of a flower with lots of contrast. and be ready to take your batik work to the next level.

Relief Print: Paper & Fabric

- $115

Learn to carve and print images for paper goods and textiles, ideal for quilting, sewing projects, table décor, t-shirts and more! Artists will explore design and print techniques aimed towards repeating patterns and yardage printing. Artists will handprint two yards of fabric and loads of paper goods with multiple-color images designed in class. Beginners welcome!

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.

The two artists spent a total of 246 working hours throughout the month of April turning the
Taplin Gallery into their artist studio and finishing four new 6ft x 45inch drawings, plus
twenty-one medium to small sized drawings. Day or night, the studio was lit up so passersby
could stop to observe the artists in action and see the progression of the project. The general
public was also welcome inside the gallery to witness their artistic process up close.
Conversations with the visitors brought a variety of thought provoking perspectives to the artists,
who were pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic public engagement.

Fiona and Maria elaborate on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their
notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space
of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular
structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an
unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. They either draw simultaneously
on the same sheet or both artists begin a drawing separately and then switch to continue
working on the other’s drawing.

Read more about the Residency here.



The Uncommon Common Place

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

Wednesday, June 14

CANCELLED: Batik Flower Painting Workshop

- CANCELLED

Workshop takes place three consecutive evenings 6/12, 6/13 and 6/14 Monday to Weds. Using wax as a resist in dyeing cloth is an ancient art and can be done simply (waxing and dyeing) or done with a more complex result in mind. This class with Master Fiber Artist Lian Sawires will explore planning, waxing, dyeing and repeating the process to produce complex, multi-layer artwork, rich in color and visual texture. We will use a flower design (mine or one of yours) to guide you through developing the understanding and techniques to create wonderful colorful batiks.
Over 3 evenings you will develop and produce one painting, 2 scarves, as well as a few samples pieces, gaining lots of technique with waxing (including crackle, lining, shading and over-waxing) and color theory for over-dyeing. Bring in a photo or drawing of a flower with lots of contrast. and be ready to take your batik work to the next level.

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.

The two artists spent a total of 246 working hours throughout the month of April turning the
Taplin Gallery into their artist studio and finishing four new 6ft x 45inch drawings, plus
twenty-one medium to small sized drawings. Day or night, the studio was lit up so passersby
could stop to observe the artists in action and see the progression of the project. The general
public was also welcome inside the gallery to witness their artistic process up close.
Conversations with the visitors brought a variety of thought provoking perspectives to the artists,
who were pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic public engagement.

Fiona and Maria elaborate on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their
notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space
of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular
structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an
unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. They either draw simultaneously
on the same sheet or both artists begin a drawing separately and then switch to continue
working on the other’s drawing.

Read more about the Residency here.



The Uncommon Common Place

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

Thursday, June 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.

The two artists spent a total of 246 working hours throughout the month of April turning the
Taplin Gallery into their artist studio and finishing four new 6ft x 45inch drawings, plus
twenty-one medium to small sized drawings. Day or night, the studio was lit up so passersby
could stop to observe the artists in action and see the progression of the project. The general
public was also welcome inside the gallery to witness their artistic process up close.
Conversations with the visitors brought a variety of thought provoking perspectives to the artists,
who were pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic public engagement.

Fiona and Maria elaborate on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their
notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space
of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular
structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an
unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. They either draw simultaneously
on the same sheet or both artists begin a drawing separately and then switch to continue
working on the other’s drawing.

Read more about the Residency here.



The Uncommon Common Place

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

Friday, June 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.

The two artists spent a total of 246 working hours throughout the month of April turning the
Taplin Gallery into their artist studio and finishing four new 6ft x 45inch drawings, plus
twenty-one medium to small sized drawings. Day or night, the studio was lit up so passersby
could stop to observe the artists in action and see the progression of the project. The general
public was also welcome inside the gallery to witness their artistic process up close.
Conversations with the visitors brought a variety of thought provoking perspectives to the artists,
who were pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic public engagement.

Fiona and Maria elaborate on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their
notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space
of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular
structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an
unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. They either draw simultaneously
on the same sheet or both artists begin a drawing separately and then switch to continue
working on the other’s drawing.

Read more about the Residency here.



The Uncommon Common Place

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

Saturday, June 17

Shibori/Dyeing: Watershed

- $130

Ancient art form meets modern aesthetic in this Shibori hand dyeing workshop focused on blending traditional and modern techniques to synthesize a truly unique textile art.
Work with master fiber artist Lian Sawires in adapting 5 shibori resist methods to create texture and patterns, while exploring 2 unique types of dyeing. Henna and acid dyes interact differently with fabric, allowing you to achieve interesting and complex results. Overdyeing, discharging and dye blending take you to the next level resulting in a virtually unlimited surface design palette. Beginners and advanced textile artists will both find a wealth of inspiration and creative possibility in this full day shibori intensive. Bring a lunch and your own fabrics to add to the three silk scarves we will provide. What you create will amaze you! $35.00 material fee payable directly to the instructor.

Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton; for more information and to register, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.

Membership rate applies to current members of either organization.
View more information or register.

La Primera Mirada: A First Look at New Flamenco Dance Works by Lisa Botalico

- Suggested donation: $10

Join us in the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Theater for La Primera Mirada: A First Look at New Flamenco Dance Works by Lisa Botalico, Flamenco dancer, choreographer, and instructor.

Featuring Lisa Botalico
Flamenco Youth Ensemble of NJ
Fiesta Flamenca Dancers
Arturo Martinez, guitar
Ivan Max, guitar
Joel Rudin, viola
Libby Ramage, visual artist
Alexander Rudin, trumpet
Dora Cayado Kuznitz, recitation

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.

The two artists spent a total of 246 working hours throughout the month of April turning the
Taplin Gallery into their artist studio and finishing four new 6ft x 45inch drawings, plus
twenty-one medium to small sized drawings. Day or night, the studio was lit up so passersby
could stop to observe the artists in action and see the progression of the project. The general
public was also welcome inside the gallery to witness their artistic process up close.
Conversations with the visitors brought a variety of thought provoking perspectives to the artists,
who were pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic public engagement.

Fiona and Maria elaborate on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their
notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space
of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular
structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an
unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. They either draw simultaneously
on the same sheet or both artists begin a drawing separately and then switch to continue
working on the other’s drawing.

Read more about the Residency here.



The Uncommon Common Place

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

Sunday, June 18

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.