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Saturday, June 1

Hamilton Jewelers’ Princeton Watch Fair 2019

- Free to attend

Don’t miss Hamilton Jeweler’s largest Watch Fair ever! Celebrating 20 years of this annual event that brings you a huge selection of new timepieces! For two days only, view a tremendous selection, enjoy special financing, gifts with purchase, and more. This year, Hamilton commemorates “the art of time” with an art exhibition of work done by local students and artists, as well as an opportunity to purchase art to support the Arts Council of Princeton. And there’s face painting, too….get your tiger stripes here! Featuring over 1,000 watches from the world’s finest brands with something for every style and every budget.

Hours:
Watch Fair: Friday, May 31 – 10am-8pm
Art Exhibition and Watch Fair: Saturday, June 1 – 10am-6pm

92 Nassau Street, Princeton
609.683.4200

Artist Talk: Waves and Ripples

- Free and Open to the Public!

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for a talk with the artists of Waves and Ripples  a dual exhibition featuring painters Ting Ting Hsu and Livia Mosanu.

“This project is a celebration of water and a metaphor for life and human emotions. Water is tumultuous, mysterious and beautiful. Just like life, it comes in big unexpected waves and gentle calming ripples. We seek to capture these qualities on canvas and invite our viewers to take a moment and reflect on our connection with this vital natural resource. The exhibition also aims to foster a dialog regarding water as the quintessential component of life.”

-Ting Ting Hsu & Livia Mosanu

There will be an Opening Reception immediately following the reception from 3-5pm.

Opening Reception: Waves and Ripples

- Free and Open to the Public!

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for the Opening Reception of Waves and Ripples, a dual exhibition featuring painters Ting Ting Hsu and Livia Mosanu.

“This project is a celebration of water and a metaphor for life and human emotions. Water is tumultuous, mysterious and beautiful. Just like life, it comes in big unexpected waves and gentle calming ripples. We seek to capture these qualities on canvas and invite our viewers to take a moment and reflect on our connection with this vital natural resource. The exhibition also aims to foster a dialog regarding water as the quintessential component of life.”

-Ting Ting Hsu & Livia Mosanu

There will be an Artist Talk preceding the reception from 2-3pm.

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy


At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

Waves and Ripples

This project is a celebration of water and a metaphor for life and human emotions.

WILD: Wildlife Paintings and Drawings

The Arts Council of Princeton of Princeton is pleased to present an exhibition of wildlife related artworks by Charles David Viera in support of the Wildlife Painting and Drawing class offered for adults.

Horses, wolves, birds, and other animals are featured in these paintings and drawings for the aesthetic value and emotional impact that they inspire in this artist and longtime ACP instructor. The public is invited to join us for the exhibition opening, enjoy the exhibition, and register for the accompanying studio class.

[caption id="attachment_23677" align="aligncenter" width="492"] Fox Hunt : Duck
20 x 20 inches
Acrylic[/caption]

Sunday, June 2

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy


At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

Waves and Ripples

This project is a celebration of water and a metaphor for life and human emotions.

Monday, June 3

Princeton Parklet Opening Celebration

- Free and Open to the Public!
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The Arts Council of Princeton announces the installation of its Princeton Parklet, a sidewalk extension that provides outdoor seating and space for people to enjoy, returning to its location outside Small World Coffee on Witherspoon Street this week.

In 2015, the first parklet was installed in front of Small World Coffee on Witherspoon Street and in 2017, an interactive parklet, “Energy Playground” came to life in front of
jaZams. The spring of 2018 saw the parklet return to Small World, where visitors enjoyed quality outdoor time with friends and neighbors. An Opening Celebration will
be held on Thursday, May 30 at 5pm, free and open to the public.

The 2019 Parklet will once again be located at 14 Witherspoon Street, using the structure designed and built by architect Joseph Hobart Weiss in 2017. This year, the Parklet will feature furniture designed by Chris Maher, flowering plants, free WIFI provided by Andrena, an interactive chalkboard supplied by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, and additional art-based activities.

The Parklet was made possible the Arts Council of Princeton, Municipality of Princeton, Andrena, Andlinger Center, Davidge Design Studio, The Historical Society of Princeton, MacLean Agency, Palmer Square, PNC Bank, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, The Watershed Institute, Whole Earth Center, and Chris Maher Design.

OptOutside: Friends of Princeton Open Space Photography Exhibition

 

Each year, Friends of Open Space holds a photo contest that kicks-off during their #OptOutside event the day after Thanksgiving, aka Black Friday, to encourage outdoor time enjoying nature rather than shopping indoors. This OptOutside Photo Exhibition is a culmination of captures from recent years of Princeton’s Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve taken by amateur and professional photographers alike.

 

About Princeton Open Space (FOPOS):

Now in its 50th year, FOPOS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to acquiring open space in Princeton for preservation, protecting natural resources, maintaining accessibility to trails, and providing environmental education. As part of their mission, they work with groups in the Princeton region to support efforts to preserve and protect open space and the environment.

 

[caption id="attachment_24565" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Toni M. Alfonso, Light on the Waters[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24564" align="aligncenter" width="530"] Sam Mao, The Color of Nature[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24563" align="aligncenter" width="534"] Samuel Vovsi, Looking in the Sky[/caption]

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy


At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

Waves and Ripples

This project is a celebration of water and a metaphor for life and human emotions.

Tuesday, June 4

OptOutside: Friends of Princeton Open Space Photography Exhibition

 

Each year, Friends of Open Space holds a photo contest that kicks-off during their #OptOutside event the day after Thanksgiving, aka Black Friday, to encourage outdoor time enjoying nature rather than shopping indoors. This OptOutside Photo Exhibition is a culmination of captures from recent years of Princeton’s Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve taken by amateur and professional photographers alike.

 

About Princeton Open Space (FOPOS):

Now in its 50th year, FOPOS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to acquiring open space in Princeton for preservation, protecting natural resources, maintaining accessibility to trails, and providing environmental education. As part of their mission, they work with groups in the Princeton region to support efforts to preserve and protect open space and the environment.

 

[caption id="attachment_24565" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Toni M. Alfonso, Light on the Waters[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24564" align="aligncenter" width="530"] Sam Mao, The Color of Nature[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24563" align="aligncenter" width="534"] Samuel Vovsi, Looking in the Sky[/caption]

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy


At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

Waves and Ripples

This project is a celebration of water and a metaphor for life and human emotions.

Wednesday, June 5

OptOutside: Friends of Princeton Open Space Photography Exhibition

 

Each year, Friends of Open Space holds a photo contest that kicks-off during their #OptOutside event the day after Thanksgiving, aka Black Friday, to encourage outdoor time enjoying nature rather than shopping indoors. This OptOutside Photo Exhibition is a culmination of captures from recent years of Princeton’s Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve taken by amateur and professional photographers alike.

 

About Princeton Open Space (FOPOS):

Now in its 50th year, FOPOS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to acquiring open space in Princeton for preservation, protecting natural resources, maintaining accessibility to trails, and providing environmental education. As part of their mission, they work with groups in the Princeton region to support efforts to preserve and protect open space and the environment.

 

[caption id="attachment_24565" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Toni M. Alfonso, Light on the Waters[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24564" align="aligncenter" width="530"] Sam Mao, The Color of Nature[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24563" align="aligncenter" width="534"] Samuel Vovsi, Looking in the Sky[/caption]

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy


At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

Waves and Ripples

This project is a celebration of water and a metaphor for life and human emotions.

Thursday, June 6

Annual Members Meeting 2019

- Free and Open to the Public!

Celebrate your love for the arts! Join us for an informal Members Meeting in our Taplin Gallery on Thursday, June 6 at 7pm. We’ll recap an amazing year of building community through the arts, vote on the slate of Board Trustees nominees, and distribute the Pride of the Arts Council Awards and Charles Evans Scholarship Awards. Additionally, our Members Meeting is a great opportunity to learn about volunteer opportunities, membership benefits, our Circle of Friends, and more! Enjoy a live cello performance by Christina Gullans and light refreshments.

OptOutside: Friends of Princeton Open Space Photography Exhibition

 

Each year, Friends of Open Space holds a photo contest that kicks-off during their #OptOutside event the day after Thanksgiving, aka Black Friday, to encourage outdoor time enjoying nature rather than shopping indoors. This OptOutside Photo Exhibition is a culmination of captures from recent years of Princeton’s Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve taken by amateur and professional photographers alike.

 

About Princeton Open Space (FOPOS):

Now in its 50th year, FOPOS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to acquiring open space in Princeton for preservation, protecting natural resources, maintaining accessibility to trails, and providing environmental education. As part of their mission, they work with groups in the Princeton region to support efforts to preserve and protect open space and the environment.

 

[caption id="attachment_24565" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Toni M. Alfonso, Light on the Waters[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24564" align="aligncenter" width="530"] Sam Mao, The Color of Nature[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24563" align="aligncenter" width="534"] Samuel Vovsi, Looking in the Sky[/caption]

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy


At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

Waves and Ripples

This project is a celebration of water and a metaphor for life and human emotions.

Friday, June 7

Just Wing It!: Community Stage Event

- Free and Open to the Public!

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for a performance by Just Wing It!

Just Wing It is Princeton High School’s only improv comedy troupe, showcasing a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment based on audience suggestions.

This performance is part of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Community Stage Series. Community Stage productions are free (and nearly free) held in collaboration with local artistic groups and organizations. Community Stage programming enable the Arts Council’s Solley Theater to act as an accessible space for community partnerships and high-quality artistic experiences.

OptOutside: Friends of Princeton Open Space Photography Exhibition

 

Each year, Friends of Open Space holds a photo contest that kicks-off during their #OptOutside event the day after Thanksgiving, aka Black Friday, to encourage outdoor time enjoying nature rather than shopping indoors. This OptOutside Photo Exhibition is a culmination of captures from recent years of Princeton’s Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve taken by amateur and professional photographers alike.

 

About Princeton Open Space (FOPOS):

Now in its 50th year, FOPOS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to acquiring open space in Princeton for preservation, protecting natural resources, maintaining accessibility to trails, and providing environmental education. As part of their mission, they work with groups in the Princeton region to support efforts to preserve and protect open space and the environment.

 

[caption id="attachment_24565" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Toni M. Alfonso, Light on the Waters[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24564" align="aligncenter" width="530"] Sam Mao, The Color of Nature[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24563" align="aligncenter" width="534"] Samuel Vovsi, Looking in the Sky[/caption]

Sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy


At a very young age, Gyuri Hollosy started his career in sculptured art and in the 1960’s, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaining an interest in sculptures, Gyuri began fusing materials together to create beautiful original sculpture artwork in the 1970’s. Gyuri’s artwork represents a philosophy, an emotion or a portrait of an influential figure or time period of our history.

As a bronze sculpture artist, Gyuri has been able to transform his visions into reality and create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. There is a detailed process involved in designing and fabricating his work; the end result is very appealing to the eye. He uses a multitude of materials and techniques to sculpt 3-dimensional figures.

You can find his work in various locations around the country. He has been recognized for his talent and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Gyuri expanded his artistic talent and created original artwork oil paintings in addition to his sculptures. Much of what Gyuri has to offer is based upon his new language of expression through bodies that were fragmented and partial.

Gyuri hopes that you will be intrigued by the elements of strength and fragility revealed by his figures. For an in-depth insight into Gyuri Hollosy’s artistic background, you may view his biography page and also take a look at his collections page. Gyuri is available by email or telephone number, which are both listed on his contact page. Both of Gyuri’s original sculptor artwork and original artwork oil paintings are viewable on his gallery page.

The Concussion Diaries

“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped down, but in other ways it was heightened. On the daily walks required for my recovery, I noticed every detail of spring in New Jersey – leaves unfurling, vines encircling, the patterns in moss – with a piercing intensity.

At the suggestion of a friend I started painting. I had spent a lifetime deeply engaged by twentieth-century American artists and poets. My icons were the two Helens of New York, Frankenthaler and Levitt, and the poets Robert Hass and John Ashbery. At various points my artistic energy went into making photography, writing poetry and weaving, but I had always considered painting off limits. The concussion eliminated my silly, self-imposed restraints, and painting turned the disaster into discovery.

My limited faculties when I started painting freed me from spending any time thinking about why I was painting and what I was trying to say with my work. Two of my paintings, Charlottesville and Categoría Cinco (Maria) are direct responses to current events, but the others are explorations of technique, color and form. Asking myself now about the why and the what, I am reminded of a talk I went to by the photographers Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan. In response to a student who asked about pursuing a career in art, one of them said, ‘If you don’t need to make photographs, you won’t.’ I am still finding my way as a painter, but I can say for certain that I need to make paintings.”

-Terri Riendeau

The Periodic Table of Elements


“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences.


This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible.


Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives to the paints in order to achieve the desired effect.  This is the driving force for me with relation to this project. Each element presents a new set of characteristics that need to be studied and assessed. This pushes me to experiment with textures and material effects that speak directly to the physical properties of each element, as well as, direct the color and compositional aspects of the work.  I consider experimentation and imagination to be the two key components in all creative endeavors and these are intrinsic to the creative process in general.


For me, every work should move forward in some way – never repeating motifs or notions about plasticity in order to attain consistency. Rather, painting is first and foremost about attention and discovery – attention for the sake of understanding and discovery for the sake of expression.”

-Robert DiMatteo

 

Waves and Ripples

This project is a celebration of water and a metaphor for life and human emotions.