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Wednesday, May 9

I am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison

For the thousands of wrongfully-convicted men and women in this country, their journey starts with a tremendous shock. They are arrested for a serious crime they had nothing to do with. They ultimately wind up in court and despite all evidence to the contrary, they believe it is only a matter of time before police, prosecutors and the judge will realize their mistake. But that never happens. They are locked away with little chance of ever seeing freedom again while living in the hell of maximum security prisons, surrounded by murderers, rapists, and disinterested prison guards. But they must find a way to adapt as this is where they will live for years and years before someone will hear their cries for justice.

Meanwhile, life on the outside goes on without them. They miss countless graduations, birthdays, deaths, and other pivotal moments. Years later for the few who are able to migrate back home after navigating a hostile criminal justice system, they will find that freedom is very different, almost foreign.

This is another difficult journey: they’re back home and in society, but nothing is the same. And again, they must find a way to adapt and live.

The photos and stories in this exhibit will convey the physical and emotional upheaval associated with losing and re-gaining lost freedom and family. For all of the Centurion exonorees, they also find family in the brothers and sisters who have taken the same journey to freedom.

Sixty-one innocent men and women have been freed by Centurion, the first innocence organization, founded in Princeton in 1980.

As this exhibit illustrates: this could happen to anyone.

Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project

 

In conjunction with McCarter Theatre Center‘s production of Crowns, directed by Regina Taylor, the Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter have partnered to create Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project.

Inspired by the book of the same name from which Crowns was created, this visual storytelling project captures portraits and the shared stories of Black women of all ages and backgrounds in their church hats. The culminating exhibition serves as a celebration of African American culture and tradition on display at the Arts Council of Princeton, the Princeton Public Library, and the lobbies of McCarter Theatre.
Photography by Bentrice Jusu and S. Bola Okoya.

[caption id="attachment_20736" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This exhibition is being held in collaborations with Migrations, a community-wide investigation of the theme of migration taking place throughout Princeton from February through May, 2018.[/caption]

Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview

 

The Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview showcases the Tombola artwork for the Arts Council’s signature art and wine spring fundraiser, Pinot to Picasso. The Tombola preview includes 75 works of original artwork donated by local artists, on view at the Arts Council’s Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center (next to Metropolis Salon & Spa).

 

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday, 5/9: 10am-5pm
Thursday, 5/10, Opening Reception: 6-8pm
Friday, 5/11: 2-5pm
Saturday, 5/12: 12-4pm
Sunday, 5/13: closed
Monday, 5/14: 5-8pm
Tuesday, 5/15: 12-4pm

 

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 10  | 6pm

 

 

[caption id="attachment_21424" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Le Joie de Vivre la Nuit, Charles Plohn[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21426" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Fall Colors, Debra Pisacreta[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21425" align="aligncenter" width="829"] Singing in the Tops of the Trees (M. Oliver), Madelaine Shellaby[/caption]

Thursday, May 10

Opening Reception: Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview

- Free and Open to the Public!

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for a special gallery event, the artwork preview of the Pinot to Picasso Tombola. This preview is free and open to the public.

ACP Pop-Up Studio
Princeton Shopping Center (next to Metropolis Salon & Spa)
301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton

To purchase your Pinot to Picasso tickets, click here.

Preview works by area artists:
Jane Adriance
Sherri Andrews
Lisa Belshaw Ham
Anita Bernarde
Cindy Beselaar
Hetty Baiz
Mic Boekelmann
Marysia Bohrer
Silvere Boureau
Judith K. Brodksy
Zenna Broomer
Raymond Brown
Sean Carney
Ben Colbert
David Crow
Marlon Davila
Mira DeMartino
Barbara DiLorenzo
Suzanne Dinger
James Doherty
Johanna Furst
Trudy Glucksberg
Lisa Granozio
Samia Hafiz Shaaban
Dion Hitchings
Susan Hockaday
Susan Hoenig
Ting Ting Hsu
Eve Ingalls
Shellie Jacobson
Robert Jenkins
Leslie Kuenne
Deborah Land
Marsha Levin-Rojer
Bob Lowe
Susan MacQueen
Eva Mantell
Lonni Merrill
Mary M. Michaels
Meg Michaels
Livia Mosanu
Mark Moscarello
Caren A. Newman
John O’Neill
Donna Payton
Ruthann Perry
Debbie Pisacreta
Charles R. Plohn
Asia Popinska
Tatiana Popova
Kathleen Preziosi
Leon Rainbow
Libby Ramage
Cindy Roesinger
Lian Sawires
Laurie Schwartzer
Aleksandra Seletskaya
Ifat Shatzky
Tom Sheeran
Madelaine Shellaby
Nancy Shill
M. Teresa Simao
Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser
Priscilla Snow Algava
Stephanie Sprague
Christina Stadelmeier
Karen Stolper
Marie Sturken
Judy Tobie
Aaron Usiskin
Martha Vaughn
Andre Veloux
Charles David Viera
Lisa Walsh
Diana Weymar
Andrew Wilkinson

I am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison

For the thousands of wrongfully-convicted men and women in this country, their journey starts with a tremendous shock. They are arrested for a serious crime they had nothing to do with. They ultimately wind up in court and despite all evidence to the contrary, they believe it is only a matter of time before police, prosecutors and the judge will realize their mistake. But that never happens. They are locked away with little chance of ever seeing freedom again while living in the hell of maximum security prisons, surrounded by murderers, rapists, and disinterested prison guards. But they must find a way to adapt as this is where they will live for years and years before someone will hear their cries for justice.

Meanwhile, life on the outside goes on without them. They miss countless graduations, birthdays, deaths, and other pivotal moments. Years later for the few who are able to migrate back home after navigating a hostile criminal justice system, they will find that freedom is very different, almost foreign.

This is another difficult journey: they’re back home and in society, but nothing is the same. And again, they must find a way to adapt and live.

The photos and stories in this exhibit will convey the physical and emotional upheaval associated with losing and re-gaining lost freedom and family. For all of the Centurion exonorees, they also find family in the brothers and sisters who have taken the same journey to freedom.

Sixty-one innocent men and women have been freed by Centurion, the first innocence organization, founded in Princeton in 1980.

As this exhibit illustrates: this could happen to anyone.

Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project

 

In conjunction with McCarter Theatre Center‘s production of Crowns, directed by Regina Taylor, the Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter have partnered to create Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project.

Inspired by the book of the same name from which Crowns was created, this visual storytelling project captures portraits and the shared stories of Black women of all ages and backgrounds in their church hats. The culminating exhibition serves as a celebration of African American culture and tradition on display at the Arts Council of Princeton, the Princeton Public Library, and the lobbies of McCarter Theatre.
Photography by Bentrice Jusu and S. Bola Okoya.

[caption id="attachment_20736" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This exhibition is being held in collaborations with Migrations, a community-wide investigation of the theme of migration taking place throughout Princeton from February through May, 2018.[/caption]

Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview

 

The Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview showcases the Tombola artwork for the Arts Council’s signature art and wine spring fundraiser, Pinot to Picasso. The Tombola preview includes 75 works of original artwork donated by local artists, on view at the Arts Council’s Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center (next to Metropolis Salon & Spa).

 

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday, 5/9: 10am-5pm
Thursday, 5/10, Opening Reception: 6-8pm
Friday, 5/11: 2-5pm
Saturday, 5/12: 12-4pm
Sunday, 5/13: closed
Monday, 5/14: 5-8pm
Tuesday, 5/15: 12-4pm

 

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 10  | 6pm

 

 

[caption id="attachment_21424" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Le Joie de Vivre la Nuit, Charles Plohn[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21426" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Fall Colors, Debra Pisacreta[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21425" align="aligncenter" width="829"] Singing in the Tops of the Trees (M. Oliver), Madelaine Shellaby[/caption]

Friday, May 11

I am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison

For the thousands of wrongfully-convicted men and women in this country, their journey starts with a tremendous shock. They are arrested for a serious crime they had nothing to do with. They ultimately wind up in court and despite all evidence to the contrary, they believe it is only a matter of time before police, prosecutors and the judge will realize their mistake. But that never happens. They are locked away with little chance of ever seeing freedom again while living in the hell of maximum security prisons, surrounded by murderers, rapists, and disinterested prison guards. But they must find a way to adapt as this is where they will live for years and years before someone will hear their cries for justice.

Meanwhile, life on the outside goes on without them. They miss countless graduations, birthdays, deaths, and other pivotal moments. Years later for the few who are able to migrate back home after navigating a hostile criminal justice system, they will find that freedom is very different, almost foreign.

This is another difficult journey: they’re back home and in society, but nothing is the same. And again, they must find a way to adapt and live.

The photos and stories in this exhibit will convey the physical and emotional upheaval associated with losing and re-gaining lost freedom and family. For all of the Centurion exonorees, they also find family in the brothers and sisters who have taken the same journey to freedom.

Sixty-one innocent men and women have been freed by Centurion, the first innocence organization, founded in Princeton in 1980.

As this exhibit illustrates: this could happen to anyone.

Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project

 

In conjunction with McCarter Theatre Center‘s production of Crowns, directed by Regina Taylor, the Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter have partnered to create Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project.

Inspired by the book of the same name from which Crowns was created, this visual storytelling project captures portraits and the shared stories of Black women of all ages and backgrounds in their church hats. The culminating exhibition serves as a celebration of African American culture and tradition on display at the Arts Council of Princeton, the Princeton Public Library, and the lobbies of McCarter Theatre.
Photography by Bentrice Jusu and S. Bola Okoya.

[caption id="attachment_20736" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This exhibition is being held in collaborations with Migrations, a community-wide investigation of the theme of migration taking place throughout Princeton from February through May, 2018.[/caption]

Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview

 

The Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview showcases the Tombola artwork for the Arts Council’s signature art and wine spring fundraiser, Pinot to Picasso. The Tombola preview includes 75 works of original artwork donated by local artists, on view at the Arts Council’s Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center (next to Metropolis Salon & Spa).

 

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday, 5/9: 10am-5pm
Thursday, 5/10, Opening Reception: 6-8pm
Friday, 5/11: 2-5pm
Saturday, 5/12: 12-4pm
Sunday, 5/13: closed
Monday, 5/14: 5-8pm
Tuesday, 5/15: 12-4pm

 

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 10  | 6pm

 

 

[caption id="attachment_21424" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Le Joie de Vivre la Nuit, Charles Plohn[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21426" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Fall Colors, Debra Pisacreta[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21425" align="aligncenter" width="829"] Singing in the Tops of the Trees (M. Oliver), Madelaine Shellaby[/caption]

Saturday, May 12

Artist Talk: Diana Weymar of Interwoven Stories International

- Free and Open to the Public!

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for an Artist Talk with Diana Weymar, creator of Interwoven Stories International.

Diana Weymar developed Interwoven Stories  as 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Arts Council of Princeton and returns to curate over 250 pages from Princeton, The Peddie School, the Nantucket Stitching Gam, the Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), Open Space Art (Damascus, Syria), Build Peace (Columbia), the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma), Yarns/NoDominion Theatre (Jersey City), and Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC).

Artist Talk: Diana Weymar of Interwoven Stories

- Free and Open to the Public!

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for an Artist Talk with Diana Weymar, creator of Interwoven Stories International.

Diana Weymar developed Interwoven Stories  as 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Arts Council of Princeton and returns to curate over 250 pages from Princeton, The Peddie School, the Nantucket Stitching Gam, the Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), Open Space Art (Damascus, Syria), Build Peace (Columbia), the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma), Yarns/NoDominion Theatre (Jersey City), and Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC).

Opening Reception: Interwoven Stories International

- Free and Open to the Public!

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for the Opening Reception of Interwoven Stories International.

 

Diana Weymar developed Interwoven Stories  as 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Arts Council of Princeton and returns to curate over 250 pages from Princeton, The Peddie School, the Nantucket Stitching Gam, the Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), Open Space Art (Damascus, Syria), Build Peace (Columbia), the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma), Yarns/NoDominion Theatre (Jersey City), and Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC).

I am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison

For the thousands of wrongfully-convicted men and women in this country, their journey starts with a tremendous shock. They are arrested for a serious crime they had nothing to do with. They ultimately wind up in court and despite all evidence to the contrary, they believe it is only a matter of time before police, prosecutors and the judge will realize their mistake. But that never happens. They are locked away with little chance of ever seeing freedom again while living in the hell of maximum security prisons, surrounded by murderers, rapists, and disinterested prison guards. But they must find a way to adapt as this is where they will live for years and years before someone will hear their cries for justice.

Meanwhile, life on the outside goes on without them. They miss countless graduations, birthdays, deaths, and other pivotal moments. Years later for the few who are able to migrate back home after navigating a hostile criminal justice system, they will find that freedom is very different, almost foreign.

This is another difficult journey: they’re back home and in society, but nothing is the same. And again, they must find a way to adapt and live.

The photos and stories in this exhibit will convey the physical and emotional upheaval associated with losing and re-gaining lost freedom and family. For all of the Centurion exonorees, they also find family in the brothers and sisters who have taken the same journey to freedom.

Sixty-one innocent men and women have been freed by Centurion, the first innocence organization, founded in Princeton in 1980.

As this exhibit illustrates: this could happen to anyone.

Interwoven Stories International

 

Diana Weymar developed Interwoven Stories  as 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Arts Council of Princeton and returns to curate over 250 pages from Princeton, The Peddie School, the Nantucket Stitching Gam, the Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), Open Space Art (Damascus, Syria), Build Peace (Columbia), the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma), Yarns/NoDominion Theatre (Jersey City), and Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC).

“This show will be a homecoming for the pages that were created in Princeton and a welcoming for pages from other places”, says Weymar. “As an international project that originated in Princeton, it’s extremely exciting to see how the pages first created in this community have inspired people around the world to create to join the collective narrative.”

 

Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project

 

In conjunction with McCarter Theatre Center‘s production of Crowns, directed by Regina Taylor, the Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter have partnered to create Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project.

Inspired by the book of the same name from which Crowns was created, this visual storytelling project captures portraits and the shared stories of Black women of all ages and backgrounds in their church hats. The culminating exhibition serves as a celebration of African American culture and tradition on display at the Arts Council of Princeton, the Princeton Public Library, and the lobbies of McCarter Theatre.
Photography by Bentrice Jusu and S. Bola Okoya.

[caption id="attachment_20736" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This exhibition is being held in collaborations with Migrations, a community-wide investigation of the theme of migration taking place throughout Princeton from February through May, 2018.[/caption]

Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview

 

The Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview showcases the Tombola artwork for the Arts Council’s signature art and wine spring fundraiser, Pinot to Picasso. The Tombola preview includes 75 works of original artwork donated by local artists, on view at the Arts Council’s Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center (next to Metropolis Salon & Spa).

 

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday, 5/9: 10am-5pm
Thursday, 5/10, Opening Reception: 6-8pm
Friday, 5/11: 2-5pm
Saturday, 5/12: 12-4pm
Sunday, 5/13: closed
Monday, 5/14: 5-8pm
Tuesday, 5/15: 12-4pm

 

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 10  | 6pm

 

 

[caption id="attachment_21424" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Le Joie de Vivre la Nuit, Charles Plohn[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21426" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Fall Colors, Debra Pisacreta[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21425" align="aligncenter" width="829"] Singing in the Tops of the Trees (M. Oliver), Madelaine Shellaby[/caption]

Sunday, May 13

I am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison

For the thousands of wrongfully-convicted men and women in this country, their journey starts with a tremendous shock. They are arrested for a serious crime they had nothing to do with. They ultimately wind up in court and despite all evidence to the contrary, they believe it is only a matter of time before police, prosecutors and the judge will realize their mistake. But that never happens. They are locked away with little chance of ever seeing freedom again while living in the hell of maximum security prisons, surrounded by murderers, rapists, and disinterested prison guards. But they must find a way to adapt as this is where they will live for years and years before someone will hear their cries for justice.

Meanwhile, life on the outside goes on without them. They miss countless graduations, birthdays, deaths, and other pivotal moments. Years later for the few who are able to migrate back home after navigating a hostile criminal justice system, they will find that freedom is very different, almost foreign.

This is another difficult journey: they’re back home and in society, but nothing is the same. And again, they must find a way to adapt and live.

The photos and stories in this exhibit will convey the physical and emotional upheaval associated with losing and re-gaining lost freedom and family. For all of the Centurion exonorees, they also find family in the brothers and sisters who have taken the same journey to freedom.

Sixty-one innocent men and women have been freed by Centurion, the first innocence organization, founded in Princeton in 1980.

As this exhibit illustrates: this could happen to anyone.

Interwoven Stories International

 

Diana Weymar developed Interwoven Stories  as 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Arts Council of Princeton and returns to curate over 250 pages from Princeton, The Peddie School, the Nantucket Stitching Gam, the Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), Open Space Art (Damascus, Syria), Build Peace (Columbia), the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma), Yarns/NoDominion Theatre (Jersey City), and Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC).

“This show will be a homecoming for the pages that were created in Princeton and a welcoming for pages from other places”, says Weymar. “As an international project that originated in Princeton, it’s extremely exciting to see how the pages first created in this community have inspired people around the world to create to join the collective narrative.”

 

Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project

 

In conjunction with McCarter Theatre Center‘s production of Crowns, directed by Regina Taylor, the Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter have partnered to create Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project.

Inspired by the book of the same name from which Crowns was created, this visual storytelling project captures portraits and the shared stories of Black women of all ages and backgrounds in their church hats. The culminating exhibition serves as a celebration of African American culture and tradition on display at the Arts Council of Princeton, the Princeton Public Library, and the lobbies of McCarter Theatre.
Photography by Bentrice Jusu and S. Bola Okoya.

[caption id="attachment_20736" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This exhibition is being held in collaborations with Migrations, a community-wide investigation of the theme of migration taking place throughout Princeton from February through May, 2018.[/caption]

Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview

 

The Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview showcases the Tombola artwork for the Arts Council’s signature art and wine spring fundraiser, Pinot to Picasso. The Tombola preview includes 75 works of original artwork donated by local artists, on view at the Arts Council’s Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center (next to Metropolis Salon & Spa).

 

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday, 5/9: 10am-5pm
Thursday, 5/10, Opening Reception: 6-8pm
Friday, 5/11: 2-5pm
Saturday, 5/12: 12-4pm
Sunday, 5/13: closed
Monday, 5/14: 5-8pm
Tuesday, 5/15: 12-4pm

 

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 10  | 6pm

 

 

[caption id="attachment_21424" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Le Joie de Vivre la Nuit, Charles Plohn[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21426" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Fall Colors, Debra Pisacreta[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21425" align="aligncenter" width="829"] Singing in the Tops of the Trees (M. Oliver), Madelaine Shellaby[/caption]

Monday, May 14

I am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison

For the thousands of wrongfully-convicted men and women in this country, their journey starts with a tremendous shock. They are arrested for a serious crime they had nothing to do with. They ultimately wind up in court and despite all evidence to the contrary, they believe it is only a matter of time before police, prosecutors and the judge will realize their mistake. But that never happens. They are locked away with little chance of ever seeing freedom again while living in the hell of maximum security prisons, surrounded by murderers, rapists, and disinterested prison guards. But they must find a way to adapt as this is where they will live for years and years before someone will hear their cries for justice.

Meanwhile, life on the outside goes on without them. They miss countless graduations, birthdays, deaths, and other pivotal moments. Years later for the few who are able to migrate back home after navigating a hostile criminal justice system, they will find that freedom is very different, almost foreign.

This is another difficult journey: they’re back home and in society, but nothing is the same. And again, they must find a way to adapt and live.

The photos and stories in this exhibit will convey the physical and emotional upheaval associated with losing and re-gaining lost freedom and family. For all of the Centurion exonorees, they also find family in the brothers and sisters who have taken the same journey to freedom.

Sixty-one innocent men and women have been freed by Centurion, the first innocence organization, founded in Princeton in 1980.

As this exhibit illustrates: this could happen to anyone.

Interwoven Stories International

 

Diana Weymar developed Interwoven Stories  as 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Arts Council of Princeton and returns to curate over 250 pages from Princeton, The Peddie School, the Nantucket Stitching Gam, the Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), Open Space Art (Damascus, Syria), Build Peace (Columbia), the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma), Yarns/NoDominion Theatre (Jersey City), and Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC).

“This show will be a homecoming for the pages that were created in Princeton and a welcoming for pages from other places”, says Weymar. “As an international project that originated in Princeton, it’s extremely exciting to see how the pages first created in this community have inspired people around the world to create to join the collective narrative.”

 

Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project

 

In conjunction with McCarter Theatre Center‘s production of Crowns, directed by Regina Taylor, the Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter have partnered to create Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project.

Inspired by the book of the same name from which Crowns was created, this visual storytelling project captures portraits and the shared stories of Black women of all ages and backgrounds in their church hats. The culminating exhibition serves as a celebration of African American culture and tradition on display at the Arts Council of Princeton, the Princeton Public Library, and the lobbies of McCarter Theatre.
Photography by Bentrice Jusu and S. Bola Okoya.

[caption id="attachment_20736" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This exhibition is being held in collaborations with Migrations, a community-wide investigation of the theme of migration taking place throughout Princeton from February through May, 2018.[/caption]

Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview

 

The Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview showcases the Tombola artwork for the Arts Council’s signature art and wine spring fundraiser, Pinot to Picasso. The Tombola preview includes 75 works of original artwork donated by local artists, on view at the Arts Council’s Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center (next to Metropolis Salon & Spa).

 

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday, 5/9: 10am-5pm
Thursday, 5/10, Opening Reception: 6-8pm
Friday, 5/11: 2-5pm
Saturday, 5/12: 12-4pm
Sunday, 5/13: closed
Monday, 5/14: 5-8pm
Tuesday, 5/15: 12-4pm

 

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 10  | 6pm

 

 

[caption id="attachment_21424" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Le Joie de Vivre la Nuit, Charles Plohn[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21426" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Fall Colors, Debra Pisacreta[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21425" align="aligncenter" width="829"] Singing in the Tops of the Trees (M. Oliver), Madelaine Shellaby[/caption]

Tuesday, May 15

I am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison

For the thousands of wrongfully-convicted men and women in this country, their journey starts with a tremendous shock. They are arrested for a serious crime they had nothing to do with. They ultimately wind up in court and despite all evidence to the contrary, they believe it is only a matter of time before police, prosecutors and the judge will realize their mistake. But that never happens. They are locked away with little chance of ever seeing freedom again while living in the hell of maximum security prisons, surrounded by murderers, rapists, and disinterested prison guards. But they must find a way to adapt as this is where they will live for years and years before someone will hear their cries for justice.

Meanwhile, life on the outside goes on without them. They miss countless graduations, birthdays, deaths, and other pivotal moments. Years later for the few who are able to migrate back home after navigating a hostile criminal justice system, they will find that freedom is very different, almost foreign.

This is another difficult journey: they’re back home and in society, but nothing is the same. And again, they must find a way to adapt and live.

The photos and stories in this exhibit will convey the physical and emotional upheaval associated with losing and re-gaining lost freedom and family. For all of the Centurion exonorees, they also find family in the brothers and sisters who have taken the same journey to freedom.

Sixty-one innocent men and women have been freed by Centurion, the first innocence organization, founded in Princeton in 1980.

As this exhibit illustrates: this could happen to anyone.

Interwoven Stories International

 

Diana Weymar developed Interwoven Stories  as 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Arts Council of Princeton and returns to curate over 250 pages from Princeton, The Peddie School, the Nantucket Stitching Gam, the Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), Open Space Art (Damascus, Syria), Build Peace (Columbia), the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma), Yarns/NoDominion Theatre (Jersey City), and Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC).

“This show will be a homecoming for the pages that were created in Princeton and a welcoming for pages from other places”, says Weymar. “As an international project that originated in Princeton, it’s extremely exciting to see how the pages first created in this community have inspired people around the world to create to join the collective narrative.”

 

Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project

 

In conjunction with McCarter Theatre Center‘s production of Crowns, directed by Regina Taylor, the Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter have partnered to create Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project.

Inspired by the book of the same name from which Crowns was created, this visual storytelling project captures portraits and the shared stories of Black women of all ages and backgrounds in their church hats. The culminating exhibition serves as a celebration of African American culture and tradition on display at the Arts Council of Princeton, the Princeton Public Library, and the lobbies of McCarter Theatre.
Photography by Bentrice Jusu and S. Bola Okoya.

[caption id="attachment_20736" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This exhibition is being held in collaborations with Migrations, a community-wide investigation of the theme of migration taking place throughout Princeton from February through May, 2018.[/caption]

Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview

 

The Pinot to Picasso Tombola Preview showcases the Tombola artwork for the Arts Council’s signature art and wine spring fundraiser, Pinot to Picasso. The Tombola preview includes 75 works of original artwork donated by local artists, on view at the Arts Council’s Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center (next to Metropolis Salon & Spa).

 

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday, 5/9: 10am-5pm
Thursday, 5/10, Opening Reception: 6-8pm
Friday, 5/11: 2-5pm
Saturday, 5/12: 12-4pm
Sunday, 5/13: closed
Monday, 5/14: 5-8pm
Tuesday, 5/15: 12-4pm

 

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 10  | 6pm

 

 

[caption id="attachment_21424" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Le Joie de Vivre la Nuit, Charles Plohn[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21426" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Fall Colors, Debra Pisacreta[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21425" align="aligncenter" width="829"] Singing in the Tops of the Trees (M. Oliver), Madelaine Shellaby[/caption]