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Monday, January 15

Martin Luther King Day Free Community Event

- Free and Open to the Public!

Join the Arts Council of Princeton as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of live music, interactive workshops, and discussions as they relate to Dr. King’s life, teachings and civic engagement. The celebratory day will begin with a Community Breakfast at 9am, followed by hands-on activities for all ages.

Schedule of Activities:

9-11am COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
Speakers: Princess Hoagland, Not in Town Princeton; Monique Jones, Princeton Public Schools; James Fields, Christian Union of Princeton

11-2pm HANDS ON!
Art and history activities for all ages including Open Archive by the Historical Society of Princeton

2-3pm LIVE PERFORMANCE
First Baptist Church Choir

3-5pm SCREENING OF TEACH US ALL
TEACH US ALL is a documentary and social justice campaign on educational inequality set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis. Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced violent resistance when desegregating Central High in Arkansas, America’s schools continue to represent the key battleground of the Civil Rights Movement. TEACH US ALLdemonstrates powerful lessons from history within a timely context, emphasizing the need for unity and collective action to rectify the disparities among America’s children.

The Arts Council of Princeton’s MLK Day event is made possible by Princeton University and the Historical Society of Princeton.

Heroes of Comic Art

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Heroes of Comic Art, featuring original published artworks by Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Curt Swan, John Buscema, Jack Davis, Steve Ditko and other great artists that created many of the comic heroes that we enjoy in today’s books and films.

 
Each artist in this exhibition have made major contributions to the history of the comic books as we know them. In 1940, Jack Kirby and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character, Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1960s, Kirby and Stan Lee co-created the Fantastic Four, the Mighty Thor, the X-men and the Incredible Hulk among other characters for Marvel. Steve Ditko also co-created Spider-man. Previously, the DC Comics Carmine Infantino had introduced the Flash to readers which sparked the renewed interest in superhero comics. This allowed artists like Joe Kubert (Hawkman) and Gil Kane (Green Latern) to follow suit and reintroduce other characters, initiating what historians consider to be the Silver Age of Comics. The original pages are all included in this exhibition.

 

“At some point I became aware that I could own the original drawings used in the publication of the comics that educated and entertained me through my formative years,” Charles David Viera says on his collection, “Partly for their artistic value and partly for nostalgia purposes, I am presenting this exhibition of the true comic book heroes, the artists themselves.”

 

An exhibition of Viera’s own original work, Narrative Paintings, will simultaneously be displayed in the Arts Council’s Lower Level Gallery with an Opening Reception on Saturday, January 13 from 3-5pm. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement, which will be offered at the Arts Council on Saturday, January 20 from 1-2:30pm.

Interwoven Stories

View a selection of 20 pages from Interwoven Stories, a community stitching project created by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. More than 200 3-hole fabric pages, stitched with memories, places, and people, were created by Interwoven Stories participants, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community.

Interwoven Stories Update: Pages from The University of Puget Sound and the Arts Council of Princeton collections currently on exhibit: The Municipal Hall of Princeton, Arts Council of Princeton, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), and Bogota, Colombia (Dec.) with Build Peace 2017. Opening May 12, 2018, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery, pages from all collections on exhibit for one month. The Nantucket Atheneum and Artists Association of Nantucket will exhibit the entire collection and their completed pages from 2018 at the Nantucket Arts Festival, October 2018. During the past year, the pages have been exhibited at The Slide Room Gallery (Victoria, BC), The University of Puget Sound, The Nantucket Atheneum, The Mariboe Gallery (The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ), and shared with many people around the country.

[caption id="attachment_19001" align="aligncenter" width="640"] On view in the lower level gallery of the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts[/caption]

View more Interwoven Stories pages on permanent exhibition at Princeton Municipal Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

Narrative Paintings

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Featured in the Lower-Level Gallery at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is Narrative Paintings by longtime ACP instructor, Charles David Viera. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement which will be offered at the ACP during the winter semester.

 

Charles David Viera’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum ,The Nassau County Museum, Adam Gimbel Gallery ,and the First St Gallery in New York and  locally at the Artists’ Gallery and the Riverrun Gallery in Lambertville NJ . Viera has taught painting and drawing to students of all levels including graduate students at Long Island University, inmates at the Brooklyn House of Detention and children at the Montclair and Hunterdon Art Museums. He currently teaches Beginner to Advanced Painting for adult students at ACP and for Hunterdon County.

Transition: Vietnam

Vietnam is a country in transition. Intrigued by the rapid transformation of Vietnam, one of the fastest growing economies of the world, Mark Ludak and Andrew Cohen have returned multiple times to photograph this region. A dynamic, youthful country, especially seen in mega-cities like Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon), it is a country where the traditional and contemporary are reconstituted into distinctively Vietnamese manifestations.

Tuesday, January 16

Heroes of Comic Art

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Heroes of Comic Art, featuring original published artworks by Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Curt Swan, John Buscema, Jack Davis, Steve Ditko and other great artists that created many of the comic heroes that we enjoy in today’s books and films.

 
Each artist in this exhibition have made major contributions to the history of the comic books as we know them. In 1940, Jack Kirby and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character, Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1960s, Kirby and Stan Lee co-created the Fantastic Four, the Mighty Thor, the X-men and the Incredible Hulk among other characters for Marvel. Steve Ditko also co-created Spider-man. Previously, the DC Comics Carmine Infantino had introduced the Flash to readers which sparked the renewed interest in superhero comics. This allowed artists like Joe Kubert (Hawkman) and Gil Kane (Green Latern) to follow suit and reintroduce other characters, initiating what historians consider to be the Silver Age of Comics. The original pages are all included in this exhibition.

 

“At some point I became aware that I could own the original drawings used in the publication of the comics that educated and entertained me through my formative years,” Charles David Viera says on his collection, “Partly for their artistic value and partly for nostalgia purposes, I am presenting this exhibition of the true comic book heroes, the artists themselves.”

 

An exhibition of Viera’s own original work, Narrative Paintings, will simultaneously be displayed in the Arts Council’s Lower Level Gallery with an Opening Reception on Saturday, January 13 from 3-5pm. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement, which will be offered at the Arts Council on Saturday, January 20 from 1-2:30pm.

Interwoven Stories

View a selection of 20 pages from Interwoven Stories, a community stitching project created by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. More than 200 3-hole fabric pages, stitched with memories, places, and people, were created by Interwoven Stories participants, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community.

Interwoven Stories Update: Pages from The University of Puget Sound and the Arts Council of Princeton collections currently on exhibit: The Municipal Hall of Princeton, Arts Council of Princeton, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), and Bogota, Colombia (Dec.) with Build Peace 2017. Opening May 12, 2018, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery, pages from all collections on exhibit for one month. The Nantucket Atheneum and Artists Association of Nantucket will exhibit the entire collection and their completed pages from 2018 at the Nantucket Arts Festival, October 2018. During the past year, the pages have been exhibited at The Slide Room Gallery (Victoria, BC), The University of Puget Sound, The Nantucket Atheneum, The Mariboe Gallery (The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ), and shared with many people around the country.

[caption id="attachment_19001" align="aligncenter" width="640"] On view in the lower level gallery of the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts[/caption]

View more Interwoven Stories pages on permanent exhibition at Princeton Municipal Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

Narrative Paintings

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Featured in the Lower-Level Gallery at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is Narrative Paintings by longtime ACP instructor, Charles David Viera. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement which will be offered at the ACP during the winter semester.

 

Charles David Viera’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum ,The Nassau County Museum, Adam Gimbel Gallery ,and the First St Gallery in New York and  locally at the Artists’ Gallery and the Riverrun Gallery in Lambertville NJ . Viera has taught painting and drawing to students of all levels including graduate students at Long Island University, inmates at the Brooklyn House of Detention and children at the Montclair and Hunterdon Art Museums. He currently teaches Beginner to Advanced Painting for adult students at ACP and for Hunterdon County.

Transition: Vietnam

Vietnam is a country in transition. Intrigued by the rapid transformation of Vietnam, one of the fastest growing economies of the world, Mark Ludak and Andrew Cohen have returned multiple times to photograph this region. A dynamic, youthful country, especially seen in mega-cities like Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon), it is a country where the traditional and contemporary are reconstituted into distinctively Vietnamese manifestations.

Wednesday, January 17

Heroes of Comic Art

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Heroes of Comic Art, featuring original published artworks by Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Curt Swan, John Buscema, Jack Davis, Steve Ditko and other great artists that created many of the comic heroes that we enjoy in today’s books and films.

 
Each artist in this exhibition have made major contributions to the history of the comic books as we know them. In 1940, Jack Kirby and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character, Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1960s, Kirby and Stan Lee co-created the Fantastic Four, the Mighty Thor, the X-men and the Incredible Hulk among other characters for Marvel. Steve Ditko also co-created Spider-man. Previously, the DC Comics Carmine Infantino had introduced the Flash to readers which sparked the renewed interest in superhero comics. This allowed artists like Joe Kubert (Hawkman) and Gil Kane (Green Latern) to follow suit and reintroduce other characters, initiating what historians consider to be the Silver Age of Comics. The original pages are all included in this exhibition.

 

“At some point I became aware that I could own the original drawings used in the publication of the comics that educated and entertained me through my formative years,” Charles David Viera says on his collection, “Partly for their artistic value and partly for nostalgia purposes, I am presenting this exhibition of the true comic book heroes, the artists themselves.”

 

An exhibition of Viera’s own original work, Narrative Paintings, will simultaneously be displayed in the Arts Council’s Lower Level Gallery with an Opening Reception on Saturday, January 13 from 3-5pm. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement, which will be offered at the Arts Council on Saturday, January 20 from 1-2:30pm.

Interwoven Stories

View a selection of 20 pages from Interwoven Stories, a community stitching project created by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. More than 200 3-hole fabric pages, stitched with memories, places, and people, were created by Interwoven Stories participants, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community.

Interwoven Stories Update: Pages from The University of Puget Sound and the Arts Council of Princeton collections currently on exhibit: The Municipal Hall of Princeton, Arts Council of Princeton, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), and Bogota, Colombia (Dec.) with Build Peace 2017. Opening May 12, 2018, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery, pages from all collections on exhibit for one month. The Nantucket Atheneum and Artists Association of Nantucket will exhibit the entire collection and their completed pages from 2018 at the Nantucket Arts Festival, October 2018. During the past year, the pages have been exhibited at The Slide Room Gallery (Victoria, BC), The University of Puget Sound, The Nantucket Atheneum, The Mariboe Gallery (The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ), and shared with many people around the country.

[caption id="attachment_19001" align="aligncenter" width="640"] On view in the lower level gallery of the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts[/caption]

View more Interwoven Stories pages on permanent exhibition at Princeton Municipal Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

Narrative Paintings

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Featured in the Lower-Level Gallery at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is Narrative Paintings by longtime ACP instructor, Charles David Viera. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement which will be offered at the ACP during the winter semester.

 

Charles David Viera’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum ,The Nassau County Museum, Adam Gimbel Gallery ,and the First St Gallery in New York and  locally at the Artists’ Gallery and the Riverrun Gallery in Lambertville NJ . Viera has taught painting and drawing to students of all levels including graduate students at Long Island University, inmates at the Brooklyn House of Detention and children at the Montclair and Hunterdon Art Museums. He currently teaches Beginner to Advanced Painting for adult students at ACP and for Hunterdon County.

Transition: Vietnam

Vietnam is a country in transition. Intrigued by the rapid transformation of Vietnam, one of the fastest growing economies of the world, Mark Ludak and Andrew Cohen have returned multiple times to photograph this region. A dynamic, youthful country, especially seen in mega-cities like Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon), it is a country where the traditional and contemporary are reconstituted into distinctively Vietnamese manifestations.

Thursday, January 18

Heroes of Comic Art

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Heroes of Comic Art, featuring original published artworks by Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Curt Swan, John Buscema, Jack Davis, Steve Ditko and other great artists that created many of the comic heroes that we enjoy in today’s books and films.

 
Each artist in this exhibition have made major contributions to the history of the comic books as we know them. In 1940, Jack Kirby and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character, Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1960s, Kirby and Stan Lee co-created the Fantastic Four, the Mighty Thor, the X-men and the Incredible Hulk among other characters for Marvel. Steve Ditko also co-created Spider-man. Previously, the DC Comics Carmine Infantino had introduced the Flash to readers which sparked the renewed interest in superhero comics. This allowed artists like Joe Kubert (Hawkman) and Gil Kane (Green Latern) to follow suit and reintroduce other characters, initiating what historians consider to be the Silver Age of Comics. The original pages are all included in this exhibition.

 

“At some point I became aware that I could own the original drawings used in the publication of the comics that educated and entertained me through my formative years,” Charles David Viera says on his collection, “Partly for their artistic value and partly for nostalgia purposes, I am presenting this exhibition of the true comic book heroes, the artists themselves.”

 

An exhibition of Viera’s own original work, Narrative Paintings, will simultaneously be displayed in the Arts Council’s Lower Level Gallery with an Opening Reception on Saturday, January 13 from 3-5pm. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement, which will be offered at the Arts Council on Saturday, January 20 from 1-2:30pm.

Interwoven Stories

View a selection of 20 pages from Interwoven Stories, a community stitching project created by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. More than 200 3-hole fabric pages, stitched with memories, places, and people, were created by Interwoven Stories participants, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community.

Interwoven Stories Update: Pages from The University of Puget Sound and the Arts Council of Princeton collections currently on exhibit: The Municipal Hall of Princeton, Arts Council of Princeton, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), and Bogota, Colombia (Dec.) with Build Peace 2017. Opening May 12, 2018, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery, pages from all collections on exhibit for one month. The Nantucket Atheneum and Artists Association of Nantucket will exhibit the entire collection and their completed pages from 2018 at the Nantucket Arts Festival, October 2018. During the past year, the pages have been exhibited at The Slide Room Gallery (Victoria, BC), The University of Puget Sound, The Nantucket Atheneum, The Mariboe Gallery (The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ), and shared with many people around the country.

[caption id="attachment_19001" align="aligncenter" width="640"] On view in the lower level gallery of the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts[/caption]

View more Interwoven Stories pages on permanent exhibition at Princeton Municipal Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

Narrative Paintings

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Featured in the Lower-Level Gallery at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is Narrative Paintings by longtime ACP instructor, Charles David Viera. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement which will be offered at the ACP during the winter semester.

 

Charles David Viera’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum ,The Nassau County Museum, Adam Gimbel Gallery ,and the First St Gallery in New York and  locally at the Artists’ Gallery and the Riverrun Gallery in Lambertville NJ . Viera has taught painting and drawing to students of all levels including graduate students at Long Island University, inmates at the Brooklyn House of Detention and children at the Montclair and Hunterdon Art Museums. He currently teaches Beginner to Advanced Painting for adult students at ACP and for Hunterdon County.

Transition: Vietnam

Vietnam is a country in transition. Intrigued by the rapid transformation of Vietnam, one of the fastest growing economies of the world, Mark Ludak and Andrew Cohen have returned multiple times to photograph this region. A dynamic, youthful country, especially seen in mega-cities like Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon), it is a country where the traditional and contemporary are reconstituted into distinctively Vietnamese manifestations.

Friday, January 19

Heroes of Comic Art

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Heroes of Comic Art, featuring original published artworks by Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Curt Swan, John Buscema, Jack Davis, Steve Ditko and other great artists that created many of the comic heroes that we enjoy in today’s books and films.

 
Each artist in this exhibition have made major contributions to the history of the comic books as we know them. In 1940, Jack Kirby and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character, Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1960s, Kirby and Stan Lee co-created the Fantastic Four, the Mighty Thor, the X-men and the Incredible Hulk among other characters for Marvel. Steve Ditko also co-created Spider-man. Previously, the DC Comics Carmine Infantino had introduced the Flash to readers which sparked the renewed interest in superhero comics. This allowed artists like Joe Kubert (Hawkman) and Gil Kane (Green Latern) to follow suit and reintroduce other characters, initiating what historians consider to be the Silver Age of Comics. The original pages are all included in this exhibition.

 

“At some point I became aware that I could own the original drawings used in the publication of the comics that educated and entertained me through my formative years,” Charles David Viera says on his collection, “Partly for their artistic value and partly for nostalgia purposes, I am presenting this exhibition of the true comic book heroes, the artists themselves.”

 

An exhibition of Viera’s own original work, Narrative Paintings, will simultaneously be displayed in the Arts Council’s Lower Level Gallery with an Opening Reception on Saturday, January 13 from 3-5pm. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement, which will be offered at the Arts Council on Saturday, January 20 from 1-2:30pm.

Interwoven Stories

View a selection of 20 pages from Interwoven Stories, a community stitching project created by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. More than 200 3-hole fabric pages, stitched with memories, places, and people, were created by Interwoven Stories participants, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community.

Interwoven Stories Update: Pages from The University of Puget Sound and the Arts Council of Princeton collections currently on exhibit: The Municipal Hall of Princeton, Arts Council of Princeton, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), and Bogota, Colombia (Dec.) with Build Peace 2017. Opening May 12, 2018, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery, pages from all collections on exhibit for one month. The Nantucket Atheneum and Artists Association of Nantucket will exhibit the entire collection and their completed pages from 2018 at the Nantucket Arts Festival, October 2018. During the past year, the pages have been exhibited at The Slide Room Gallery (Victoria, BC), The University of Puget Sound, The Nantucket Atheneum, The Mariboe Gallery (The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ), and shared with many people around the country.

[caption id="attachment_19001" align="aligncenter" width="640"] On view in the lower level gallery of the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts[/caption]

View more Interwoven Stories pages on permanent exhibition at Princeton Municipal Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

Narrative Paintings

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Featured in the Lower-Level Gallery at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is Narrative Paintings by longtime ACP instructor, Charles David Viera. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement which will be offered at the ACP during the winter semester.

 

Charles David Viera’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum ,The Nassau County Museum, Adam Gimbel Gallery ,and the First St Gallery in New York and  locally at the Artists’ Gallery and the Riverrun Gallery in Lambertville NJ . Viera has taught painting and drawing to students of all levels including graduate students at Long Island University, inmates at the Brooklyn House of Detention and children at the Montclair and Hunterdon Art Museums. He currently teaches Beginner to Advanced Painting for adult students at ACP and for Hunterdon County.

Transition: Vietnam

Vietnam is a country in transition. Intrigued by the rapid transformation of Vietnam, one of the fastest growing economies of the world, Mark Ludak and Andrew Cohen have returned multiple times to photograph this region. A dynamic, youthful country, especially seen in mega-cities like Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon), it is a country where the traditional and contemporary are reconstituted into distinctively Vietnamese manifestations.

Saturday, January 20

Gallery Talk: Fine Art, Comics, and the Narrative Image

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Join artist Charles David Viera in the Arts Council of Princeton’s award-winning Talin Gallery for a gallery talk around exhibitions Heroes of Comic Art and Narrative Paintings.

Heroes of Comic Art features original published artworks from the collection of Charles David Viera by artists Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Curt Swan, John Buscema, Jack Davis, Steve Ditko and other great artists that created many of the comic heroes that we enjoy in today’s books and films.

Featured in the Lower-Level Gallery at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is Narrative Paintings by longtime ACP instructor, Charles David Viera. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement which will be offered at the ACP during the winter semester.

Songs of Protest, Songs of Peace

- Free and Open to the Public!

Return to the era of the Vietnam War in this special show presented by Helen O’Shea (White Butterfly Music) and Richard Bozic (Bozic Voice Studio), featuring a selection of local vocalists and instrumentalists. The stories of the war will be brought to life through the duality of the songs from that time, those of anger and those of peace.

This event is co-sponsored by the library and the Arts Council of Princeton.

Part of PPL’s series on the Vietnam War: #VietnamWarPPL

Heroes of Comic Art

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Heroes of Comic Art, featuring original published artworks by Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Curt Swan, John Buscema, Jack Davis, Steve Ditko and other great artists that created many of the comic heroes that we enjoy in today’s books and films.

 
Each artist in this exhibition have made major contributions to the history of the comic books as we know them. In 1940, Jack Kirby and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character, Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1960s, Kirby and Stan Lee co-created the Fantastic Four, the Mighty Thor, the X-men and the Incredible Hulk among other characters for Marvel. Steve Ditko also co-created Spider-man. Previously, the DC Comics Carmine Infantino had introduced the Flash to readers which sparked the renewed interest in superhero comics. This allowed artists like Joe Kubert (Hawkman) and Gil Kane (Green Latern) to follow suit and reintroduce other characters, initiating what historians consider to be the Silver Age of Comics. The original pages are all included in this exhibition.

 

“At some point I became aware that I could own the original drawings used in the publication of the comics that educated and entertained me through my formative years,” Charles David Viera says on his collection, “Partly for their artistic value and partly for nostalgia purposes, I am presenting this exhibition of the true comic book heroes, the artists themselves.”

 

An exhibition of Viera’s own original work, Narrative Paintings, will simultaneously be displayed in the Arts Council’s Lower Level Gallery with an Opening Reception on Saturday, January 13 from 3-5pm. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement, which will be offered at the Arts Council on Saturday, January 20 from 1-2:30pm.

Interwoven Stories

View a selection of 20 pages from Interwoven Stories, a community stitching project created by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. More than 200 3-hole fabric pages, stitched with memories, places, and people, were created by Interwoven Stories participants, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community.

Interwoven Stories Update: Pages from The University of Puget Sound and the Arts Council of Princeton collections currently on exhibit: The Municipal Hall of Princeton, Arts Council of Princeton, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), and Bogota, Colombia (Dec.) with Build Peace 2017. Opening May 12, 2018, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery, pages from all collections on exhibit for one month. The Nantucket Atheneum and Artists Association of Nantucket will exhibit the entire collection and their completed pages from 2018 at the Nantucket Arts Festival, October 2018. During the past year, the pages have been exhibited at The Slide Room Gallery (Victoria, BC), The University of Puget Sound, The Nantucket Atheneum, The Mariboe Gallery (The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ), and shared with many people around the country.

[caption id="attachment_19001" align="aligncenter" width="640"] On view in the lower level gallery of the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts[/caption]

View more Interwoven Stories pages on permanent exhibition at Princeton Municipal Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

Narrative Paintings

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Featured in the Lower-Level Gallery at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is Narrative Paintings by longtime ACP instructor, Charles David Viera. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement which will be offered at the ACP during the winter semester.

 

Charles David Viera’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum ,The Nassau County Museum, Adam Gimbel Gallery ,and the First St Gallery in New York and  locally at the Artists’ Gallery and the Riverrun Gallery in Lambertville NJ . Viera has taught painting and drawing to students of all levels including graduate students at Long Island University, inmates at the Brooklyn House of Detention and children at the Montclair and Hunterdon Art Museums. He currently teaches Beginner to Advanced Painting for adult students at ACP and for Hunterdon County.

Transition: Vietnam

Vietnam is a country in transition. Intrigued by the rapid transformation of Vietnam, one of the fastest growing economies of the world, Mark Ludak and Andrew Cohen have returned multiple times to photograph this region. A dynamic, youthful country, especially seen in mega-cities like Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon), it is a country where the traditional and contemporary are reconstituted into distinctively Vietnamese manifestations.

Sunday, January 21

Heroes of Comic Art

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Heroes of Comic Art, featuring original published artworks by Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Curt Swan, John Buscema, Jack Davis, Steve Ditko and other great artists that created many of the comic heroes that we enjoy in today’s books and films.

 
Each artist in this exhibition have made major contributions to the history of the comic books as we know them. In 1940, Jack Kirby and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character, Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1960s, Kirby and Stan Lee co-created the Fantastic Four, the Mighty Thor, the X-men and the Incredible Hulk among other characters for Marvel. Steve Ditko also co-created Spider-man. Previously, the DC Comics Carmine Infantino had introduced the Flash to readers which sparked the renewed interest in superhero comics. This allowed artists like Joe Kubert (Hawkman) and Gil Kane (Green Latern) to follow suit and reintroduce other characters, initiating what historians consider to be the Silver Age of Comics. The original pages are all included in this exhibition.

 

“At some point I became aware that I could own the original drawings used in the publication of the comics that educated and entertained me through my formative years,” Charles David Viera says on his collection, “Partly for their artistic value and partly for nostalgia purposes, I am presenting this exhibition of the true comic book heroes, the artists themselves.”

 

An exhibition of Viera’s own original work, Narrative Paintings, will simultaneously be displayed in the Arts Council’s Lower Level Gallery with an Opening Reception on Saturday, January 13 from 3-5pm. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement, which will be offered at the Arts Council on Saturday, January 20 from 1-2:30pm.

Interwoven Stories

View a selection of 20 pages from Interwoven Stories, a community stitching project created by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. More than 200 3-hole fabric pages, stitched with memories, places, and people, were created by Interwoven Stories participants, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community.

Interwoven Stories Update: Pages from The University of Puget Sound and the Arts Council of Princeton collections currently on exhibit: The Municipal Hall of Princeton, Arts Council of Princeton, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), and Bogota, Colombia (Dec.) with Build Peace 2017. Opening May 12, 2018, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery, pages from all collections on exhibit for one month. The Nantucket Atheneum and Artists Association of Nantucket will exhibit the entire collection and their completed pages from 2018 at the Nantucket Arts Festival, October 2018. During the past year, the pages have been exhibited at The Slide Room Gallery (Victoria, BC), The University of Puget Sound, The Nantucket Atheneum, The Mariboe Gallery (The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ), and shared with many people around the country.

[caption id="attachment_19001" align="aligncenter" width="640"] On view in the lower level gallery of the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts[/caption]

View more Interwoven Stories pages on permanent exhibition at Princeton Municipal Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

Narrative Paintings

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Featured in the Lower-Level Gallery at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is Narrative Paintings by longtime ACP instructor, Charles David Viera. Viera’s narrative works have rarely been displayed as a group and are the focus of this exhibition which coincides with a special class Narrative Painting: Making a Statement which will be offered at the ACP during the winter semester.

 

Charles David Viera’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum ,The Nassau County Museum, Adam Gimbel Gallery ,and the First St Gallery in New York and  locally at the Artists’ Gallery and the Riverrun Gallery in Lambertville NJ . Viera has taught painting and drawing to students of all levels including graduate students at Long Island University, inmates at the Brooklyn House of Detention and children at the Montclair and Hunterdon Art Museums. He currently teaches Beginner to Advanced Painting for adult students at ACP and for Hunterdon County.

Transition: Vietnam

Vietnam is a country in transition. Intrigued by the rapid transformation of Vietnam, one of the fastest growing economies of the world, Mark Ludak and Andrew Cohen have returned multiple times to photograph this region. A dynamic, youthful country, especially seen in mega-cities like Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon), it is a country where the traditional and contemporary are reconstituted into distinctively Vietnamese manifestations.