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Tuesday, June 23

In Conversation with Susan DeConcini and Timothy M. Andrews

- Free!

The Arts Council takes great pride in our diverse community of artists, authors, and creatives of all disciplines. In Conversation is a curated series of discussions designed to celebrate and connect those who make art and those who love art! Breaking down the barriers between artist and art-appreciator, In Conversation delves into inspiration, studio practice, and artistic aspirations 

Artist Susan DeConcini will be in conversation with Timothy M. Andrews, art collector and major supporter of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Artist-in-Residence program, for virtual conversation.  Register HERE.

DeConcini is an artist living in Lambertville, New Jersey. She primarily works as a Scenic Artist, painting theatrical sets most recently at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ.  As someone who can be called on to paint anything at any time, she spends hours outside of work, studying the world around her. About her waterscape and cloudscape series she says: “I like to paint everywhere I go. It captures the mood and energy of the place. In these sketches, I’ve always felt water has eluded me. I was never able to capture them well. I started these series in an effort to improve on my waterscapes and clouds. The best way to improve is to practice.”

She starts in small scale – sometimes as small as 3”x 3” – and works up. She has done a similar series with leaves. She also has done several series on reclaimed wood, as well as works with plaster and resin.

Susan has had several individual shows in the area. Susan’s Waterscapes as well as her works with Plaster & Resin were most recently displayed at the Princeton Public Library from December 2019 through February 2020. She has created many works for the Art of the Script series at McCarter Theatre, which displays paintings that are inspired by the shows onstage. In early 2019, she displayed her waterscapes and cloudscapes at Small Word Coffee in Princeton. She has participated in Garden State Watercolor Society’s 2018 & 2019 Juried shows, as well as this last years Member Show. She has displayed her Autumn Leaf Portraits at the Boro Bean in Hopewell.

Visit her website or Instagram to learn more about Susan. Register for this talk HERE. It’s free!

This program is a part of the Arts Council’s apART together initiative, created to provide virtual programming in order to stay creative and connected during this time while we are all physically distancing.

Wednesday, June 24

Thursday, June 25

Free Virtual Drawing Class with Princeton University Art Museum: Negative Space and Abstract Shapes

- Free to register!

The Arts Council is partnering with the Princeton University Art Museum to provide free, live, online art-making experiences.

These weekly drawing classes will be taught by ACP artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom. Each week’s lesson will feature works from the Art Museum’s collections. Techniques will emphasize drawing with pencil and paper.

In this session, we will practice looking at the spaces around a subject (negative space). Seeing shapes created between flower stems in a vase can be a helpful tool in drawing the subject, as well as creating more interesting moments in a drawing. We will also look at water in a vase, noticing all the abstract shapes that are created from light refracting and reflecting. Although they may seem complicated, glass and water are satisfying and surprisingly simple drawing subjects.

REGISTER HERE!  When prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”.

Live closed captioning is available for this webinar. To turn on this feature, click on the “CC” icon in the Zoom toolbar.

LATE THURSDAYS!  This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970.

Image: Paul P. (Canadian, born 1977), Untitled (Flowers), 2003. Colored pencil. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Herbert Schorr, Graduate School Class of 1963, and Mrs. Schorr. © 2003, Paul P.

Friday, June 26

Story & Verse LIVE: A Storytelling and Poetic Open Mic


Enjoy an evening of community-created entertainment in the form of storytelling and poetic open mic! After months of virtual Story & Verse, we’re thrilled to invite you to a special-edition outdoor Story & Verse at Pettoranello Gardens.

All are welcome to tell a well-prepared story or perform their poetry inspired by this month’s theme: “Step into a World”. Performers must present their own work and are invited to interpret the theme as broadly as they wish.

The evening will include 45 minutes of stories and 45 minutes of poetry with a brief intermission.

Attendees and performers may begin arriving at 6:30pm. All those interested in performing can then add their name to the hat for the chance to be called to the stage. No advance registration for performers is required.

Stories will begin at 7pm.
RAIN DATE: Saturday, June 27, 7pm

PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to safely gather, seating will be limited. Registering for this event does not guarantee seats, but helps the organizers plan. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, no exceptions. REGISTER HERE.

Performer Details:​

  • Performers will be randomly selected from names in a ‘hat’. If you’re interested in performing, please arrive at 6:30pm.
  • Storytellers should prepare a 5-minute story on the theme, true and about the teller. Storytellers should follow “The Moth” guidelines.
  • Poets should perform their own poetry, up to 5 minutes in length, related to the theme.
  • Performers will be selected at random, so it’s possible that not everyone will get to perform.

To ensure the safety of yourself and fellow attendees:

  • Masks are required.
  • Maintain 6 feet between you and other groups. Seats will be marked to ensure a safe distance.
  • Please stay home if you feel sick.

    Questions? Please contact info@artscouncilofprinceton.org.

Saturday, June 27

Sunday, June 28

Monday, June 29

Virtual Open Drawing Workshop

- $10
Join us for a weekly virtual, monitored, non-instructional workshop in which artists can work at their own pace in the medium of their choice from a clothed live model in short and sustained poses.
To gain access to the session each week, please pay by 5pm on Monday.  You will then be sent a Zoom meeting link by 6pm for the 6:30pm workshop start.
Each workshop is $10 to join or if you’d like to help us cover our processing fees, you can pay $11.

Use this link to register and pay here: Pay Now