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Monday, July 24

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

Summer Camp 2017

The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity.

The Uncommon Common Place

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

Tuesday, July 25

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

Summer Camp 2017

The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity.

The Uncommon Common Place

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

Wednesday, July 26

Pop In Workshop: Bike Repair Clinic & Basic Woodworking

- FREE

Do your bike brakes squeak or are you wondering how to fix a broken chair leg? Join us for this dual focus evening to learn the basics of bike maintenance and basic woodworking. If you have a bike or piece of furniture with an issue, bring it along and we’ll do our best to teach you how to fix it. Hosted by Sustainable Princeton.

The Arts Council of Princeton and Palmer Square have teamed up to bring DIY-styled public workshops to downtown Princeton. The new Pop In space is located at 10 Hulfish Street, directly across from Halo Pub and next door to jaZams and the ACP’s “energy playground” parklet. The space will be open at posted times for events such as sewing projects, drawing workshops, the art of journaling, robotic demos, bike repair, old movie screenings, and a lot more. So, get up outta your armchair, stop fiddling with your phone, and come on down and make something!

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

Summer Camp 2017

The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity.

The Uncommon Common Place

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

Thursday, July 27

Octavia Blues: Summer Courtyard Concert Series

- Free and Open to the Public!

Octavia Blues is a lead vocalist, harmonica playing rhythm guitarist, composer, performer and is endorsed by Suzuki Music USA and Godin Guitars. Octavia is noted for outstanding and dynamic vocal harmonica and guitar performances consisting of exciting original music and/or cover material depending on venue needs. Strong unforgettable shows are the norm for this multi-talented artist. Dedicated to the music that drives this performer, the several shows in her musical arsenal include The Octavia Blues Band, Infusion With Octavia Jazz and her Folk show of touching singer-songwriter material. Music, performance and touching people run through Octavia’s veins!

The Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Shopping Center present the 32nd annual Summer Concert Series, featuring the best in local and regional jazz, folk, world, rock and blues. Join us every Thursday, 6–8 pm, from June 22–August 24, 2017, at the Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair!

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

Summer Camp 2017

The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity.

The Uncommon Common Place

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

Friday, July 28

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

Summer Camp 2017

The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity.

The Uncommon Common Place

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

Saturday, July 29

Textiles: Original Design

- $130

Take a creative journey using the medium of textile printing with Master Artisan Lian Sawires  that will boost your creativity and artistic confidence.  Discover how to easily create and use your own designs, resulting in a book of motifs for textiles and other printing, as well as, creating a variety of unique textile pieces in the workshop. Through quick creative exercises exploring shape, form and color, and the techniques of transfer-dyeing and surface design, you will build print blocks and isolate patterns while nurturing your own graphic style. Textiles are a great tool for this adventure, because the learning curve is short, the results immediate and interesting, so that you can focus on your reactions, preferences and inclinations.Take homes will include some nice fabric pieces, samples, notes, handmade stamps and a book of original designs—a tool you will use again and again in any medium. Level: beginning to advances in any art form. All supplies included. (35.00 material fee)

View more information or register.

Art Critique & Revision Workshop

- $85

Students will bring in up to 4 pieces, finished or in progress and we will view and discuss them in order to understand each artist’s strengths and objectives to move their work further toward their individual goals. The second half of the time will be spent in reworking or beginning new work based on the discussion.
View more information or register.

Cafe Improv

- $1 ACP Member, Student, Senior; $2 General Admission

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

On the fourth Saturday of every month 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.

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

Summer Camp 2017

The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity.

The Uncommon Common Place

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

Sunday, July 30

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

Summer Camp 2017

The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity.

The Uncommon Common Place

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