In an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19, we have cancelled this event. We sincerely thank all those who were interested in joining us.
Join the Arts Council for a fun, affordable night out with the whole family! $5 admission gets you the chance to win gift cards from some of your favorite Princeton establishments, light refreshments, and the opportunity to have some fun with others from your community. All proceeds from the event benefit the Arts Council of Princeton’s scholarship program, which provides access to our high-quality arts education regardless of ability to pay.
Suggested Donation $5. All attendees will receive 5 Bingo boards to use in all the games.
In an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19, we will be rescheduling the Opening for Art & Music. We sincerely thank all those who were interested in joining us and look forward to rescheduling this event.
We hear music. What does music look like? A picture is worth a thousand sounds. Art and music complement one another and form a connection. The stimuli from each strengthen the other. Artists find their inspiration from many sources.
The artists of Princeton Artists’ Alliance are collaborating with the musicians of Mobius Percussion in the exhibition Art and Music: Touching Sound. Inspired by the musicians’ performance of Paper Melodies (my music box music) composed by Jason Treuting of So Percussion, the visual artists have created paintings, drawings, and sculptures.
In this collaborative project, the artists have searched for their imagery through the original music. The musicians have the opportunity to see how visual artists interpret their work and likewise, artists have the opportunity to visually record the influence of musical sounds.
A recording of Paper Melodies will be playing in the gallery as visitors view the artwork. Standing before the art and listening to the musical score offers the viewer a richer sensory experience.
This exhibition will enhance the human experience between listening and seeing. The artists have all created new works for this show. Art and Music: Touching Sound will reflect the varied interpretation and influence the same composition has for each artist. The viewer will experience their own connections with the visual sights and sounds.
In an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19, we will be canceling this Cafe Improv event. We thank all those who were interested in joining us and encourage you to keep an eye on cafeimprov.com for more information. Thank you!
For the past 25 years, Café Improv has connected beginning and professional performers in the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Theater. Attendees can expect an evening of exciting local music, poetry, comedy, and more. Café Improv is easily accessible to the public through affordable admission rates of $1 for ACP Members and $2 General Admission.
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 enables the Arts Council’s Solley Theater to act as an accessible space for community partnerships and high-quality artistic experiences.
In an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19, we will be rescheduling this film screening at the Arts Council of Princeton. We thank all those who were interested in joining us and encourage you to keep an eye on our calendar for the rescheduled date. Thank you!
Open Drawing Workshop is a monitored, non-instructional workshop in which artists can work at their own pace in the medium of their selection (no turpentine-based oil paints, please) from a live nude model in short and sustained poses. Chairs and a limited number of easels are available. Students must provide their own materials. Come as often as you like throughout the year!
REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED —just drop in and pay at the door ($15/$13 ACP members). Canceled on all Holiday Mondays.
In an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19, we will be rescheduling this session of A Shared Palette. We sincerely thank all those who were interested in joining us and have rescheduled this event for THURSDAY, APRIL 28.
You spoke, we listened! An artist-driven program for artists to share and present a cohesive body of work, a much-needed conversation focusing on art and not process, an artists’ meeting where the whole point is to interact and be inspired.
The Arts Council of Princeton welcomes the artist community for A Shared Palette: Artists in Conversation.Three, committed artists will be invited to present their work at each session of this free-of-charge,monthly program.
Selected artists have the option of presenting physical artworksand are also invited to show a larger selection of work digitally. As importantly, they will be asked to speak about their intention. An established member of the artist community will moderate each session. In attendance, we hope to have a strong showing of other, committed artists.
Unlike most other art presentations, we hope to nurture a conversation that includes all artists in attendance. To this end, we encourage the audience members to critically challenge what they see and hear. Ideas matter! The discussion need not focus exclusively on the work of the presenters. If an artist in the audience addresses a similar idea in a different way, we want to know! The most successful artists in this program will be those whose work and ideas engage the group in a lively conversation.
We would like to feature artists who have developed, or are developing, a cohesive body of work. We want to explore what it is that makes a portfolio cohesive. How does one piece in the portfolio inform another? What insights does the artist introduce? How is the artist extending the conversation?
ALL artists are invited to participate in these monthly conversations. ANY artist may apply to be a presenter and sign–up sheets will be available at the presentation.Our plan is to develop a viable template and get the ball rolling. This is a program for the community, not the steering committee, and other artists will later play a leadership role including curating the presenters and moderating Shared Palette sessions.
Ricardo Barros will spearhead the pilot program as its first moderator. Ricardo is a professional photographer with works in the permanent collections of 11 museums, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. His monograph “Facing Sculpture: A Portfolio of Portraits, Sculpture and Related Ideas,” was published in 2004. He co-curated the “2009 New Jersey Biennial” at the New Jersey State Museum. He curated “Stone Sculpture in New Jersey” at Kean University, “Extraordinary Mash-ups,” photographs by Ilya Genin, and “Perseus Slays Medusa: A Greek Myth Retold as Self-Portraits,” photographs by Barbara Warren, both at the Arts Council of Princeton. Ricardo is now also making short, documentary films, many of them featuring artists.
Ricardo will be assisted by Maria Evans, Artistic Director at the Arts Council of Princeton, and will serve as liaison to the ACP.
The first meeting of A Shared Palette: Artists in Conversation is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 7 PM, at the Arts Council of Princeton. Our first conversation will feature the work of MadelaineShellaby, Mollie Murphy, and Ryan Lilienthal.