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Sunday, October 11

Art and Music: Touching Sound

We hear music. But 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.

 

Co-curated by Donna Payton and Kathleen Preziosi.

[caption id="attachment_26019" align="aligncenter" width="472"] Joy Kreves[/caption] [caption id="attachment_26016" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Donna Payton[/caption]

Monday, October 12

Art and Music: Touching Sound

We hear music. But 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.

 

Co-curated by Donna Payton and Kathleen Preziosi.

[caption id="attachment_26019" align="aligncenter" width="472"] Joy Kreves[/caption] [caption id="attachment_26016" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Donna Payton[/caption]

Tuesday, October 13

Art and Music: Touching Sound

We hear music. But 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.

 

Co-curated by Donna Payton and Kathleen Preziosi.

[caption id="attachment_26019" align="aligncenter" width="472"] Joy Kreves[/caption] [caption id="attachment_26016" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Donna Payton[/caption]

Wednesday, October 14

Art and Music: Touching Sound

We hear music. But 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.

 

Co-curated by Donna Payton and Kathleen Preziosi.

[caption id="attachment_26019" align="aligncenter" width="472"] Joy Kreves[/caption] [caption id="attachment_26016" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Donna Payton[/caption]

Thursday, October 15

Life Drawing Open Studio (in-person)

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Open Drawing is back in session! Join us for an in-person 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.

This class will be conducted using social distancing, and the number of students will be capped each week. Masks and a temperature check are required to enter the building.

Register for a single session or the six week block.

Click here to register.

Virtual Life Drawing Open Studio

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Are you tired of drawing the people you live with? Looking to improve your figure drawing skills at a low cost? Join us for a weekly 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 Thursday. You will then be sent a Zoom meeting link by 6:00pm for the 6:30pm workshop start.

Each workshop is $11 to join.

Use this link to register and pay here: Pay Now

Tech Requirements: Wifi, a computer or other device with a built in camera, and a Zoom account. Students will receive a different email with a link for that week’s Zoom meeting by 6pm on the day of.

Registration: Need some help to register? It’s (usually) easy to register for classes online, but if you are having problems please email education@artscouncilofprinceton.org. If you would prefer to call, you can call the Education Department at (609) 269-4923 between 11am and 1pm.

Virtual Art-Making Session with the Princeton University Art Museum: A Bountiful Harvest

- Free!

The Arts Council is partnering with the Princeton University Art Museum to provide free online art-making experiences. Weekly classes are taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom, so participants can join live from home. A variety of media and techniques will be explored, using materials readily available. Each week’s lesson features works from the Museum’s collections and is introduced by an Art Museum Student Tour Guide.

This live art-making class is inspired by Balthasar van der Ast’s Still Life with Fruit and Flowers. This painting reflects the seventeenth-century Dutch practice of collecting and representing flowers and exotic shells. By including short-lived insects and a partially eaten plum, the artist also suggested the transience of life. In this class, we will focus on techniques of drawing a still life composition featuring pumpkins, corn, gourds, or mums to celebrate the harvest season.

Free registration for the drawing class via Zoom here.  (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the “CC” icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar “español” o el idioma de su elección.

Materials List for Drawing Classes

These materials are suggested by the instructor but not required. Any pencil, eraser, and paper will work well.

  • Paper: For the demonstrations, I use Discount School Supply White Sulphite Paper (12 x 18″, 50 lb.). My personal sketchbooks include Moleskine, Strathmore, and a variety of others that have different textures and thicknesses. Everyone has their own preference, so I recommend trying out different papers to see what you like!
  • Factis Mechanical Eraser: This eraser is helpful for pulling graphite and bringing highlights back into your drawing. It can also be used similar to a pencil, making long strokes of white (erasing the graphite) that add texture to a drawing. 
  • Tombow MONO Zero Erasers: Round & Rectangular: I use the small, round eraser for the tiniest erasing details. It saves time to have such a small eraser on hand, and it creates beautiful moments of light.
  • Faber-Castell Drawing Pencils: Although you can purchase a set of pencils in varying grades, for the drawing demo I’ll be using 6B so that people can see the dark marks better. I am not a fan of anything in the H grade, as the graphite is too hard and light for me to sketch comfortably. I love a 4B or 6B pencil, but that is entirely personal preference. 
  • General’s Pure Woodless Graphite: These pure graphite pencils are a lot of fun to draw with. I usually add them to a pencil lengthener so that I can hold them like a paintbrush. Big, loose marks can be even more fun to draw with—so if you have the ability, give this a try!
  • Koh-I-Noor Pencil Lengthener (I add the woodless graphite to this): This pencil lengthener was first introduced to me in art school. My drawing teacher would use compressed charcoal in the extender, and hold it like a paintbrush. It allows an artist to draw with a loose hand, moving the entire arm to create curves and gestures. Without it, sometimes a small nub can be harder to hold onto or can limit the range of motion. 

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. Spanish-language live closed-captioning for this program is made possible by the Rapid Response Magic Project of the Princeton University Humanities Council.

Image: Balthasar van der Ast (Dutch, 1593/4–1657), Still Life with Shells, Fruit, and Flowers, ca. 1630–40. Oil on wood panel. Princeton University Art Museum. Anonymous gift

Art and Music: Touching Sound

We hear music. But 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.

 

Co-curated by Donna Payton and Kathleen Preziosi.

[caption id="attachment_26019" align="aligncenter" width="472"] Joy Kreves[/caption] [caption id="attachment_26016" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Donna Payton[/caption]

Friday, October 16

Art and Music: Touching Sound

We hear music. But 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.

 

Co-curated by Donna Payton and Kathleen Preziosi.

[caption id="attachment_26019" align="aligncenter" width="472"] Joy Kreves[/caption] [caption id="attachment_26016" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Donna Payton[/caption]

Saturday, October 17

Art & About: Pop-Up Poetry!

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Presented by the Arts Council of Princeton, Art & About is a six-week series of public art-inspired pop-up experiences designed to activate our downtown and provide safe, creative experiences for our community.

 

Use your voice for Pop Up Poetry! Led by poet Colby Cedar Smith, you’re invited to create your own six-word poem to be displayed in a collaborative poetry installation. 

Then join us for an outdoor edition of Story & Verse, a poetry & spoken word open mic at Pettoranello Gardens, 3-5pm.

 

 

Contactless Food Drive with Bryn Mawr Trust

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Please join Bryn Mawr Trust for a Contactless Food Drive! All food items collected will be delivered to food banks and food pantries in our local communities.

Drop off location:
Arts Council of Princeton parking lot
(off Paul Robeson Place)

When arriving, please remain in your vehicle and wear your mask.

Learn more here!

Day of the Dead Workshop: Nichos and Calaveras

- $30 ACP Members/$35 Non-Members

Celebrate el Día de los Muertos with the Arts Council of Princeton! Join us for socially-distanced, outdoor workshops to learn about this culturally rich holiday and the traditional folk arts associated with Day of the Dead.

 

A nicho box, or simply ‘nicho’, is a three-dimensional box used as a small, portable shrine to an important figure or loved one. Create your own contemporary Día de los Muertos nicho using whimsical accents, collage, paint, glitter, and other embellishments. Participants are encouraged to make the nicho their own by bringing old photos, trinkets, or artwork along with them. Ages 10+.

 

Jose Guadalupe Posada was a Mexican lithographer who created Mexico’s most famous calavera, La Calavera Catrina, for posters, prints and other images. Catrina has become a beloved figure and iconic symbol of Day of the Dead. Learn the history behind skulls and skeletons as a representative image for Day of the Dead and embellish not only your own Catrina, but additional skeleton and skull projects.

 

Not only will you learn a new folk art craft, but you’ll be invited to display your work in our Day of the Dead Exhibition in our Taplin Gallery from November 1-14!

 

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El Día de los Muertos is observed in Mexico and throughout the world this time of year, where family and friends gather to remember and honor those who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars using sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods of the deceased to celebrate their lives!

Workshops will be held following all mandated guidelines, including proper social-distancing, temperature checks, and of course, masks are a must! Some workshops will require a few things brought from home to help ensure safety.The ACP will provide hand sanitizer for frequent use. In the event of inclement weather, workshops will be held in our spacious Solley Theater.

Additional Day of the Dead workshops:

  • October 10 — Papel Picado & Paper Flowers
  • October 24 —  Sugar Skulls
  • November 7 — Day of the Dead traditions with Child & Caregiver

Story & Verse: A Storytelling & Poetic Open Mic

- Free and open to the public!

Enjoy an evening of community-created entertainment in the form of storytelling and poetic open mic! Held in collaboration with the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County and the Central Jersey Story Slam, Story & Verse is a monthly open mic for poets and storytellers from all levels of experience.

All are welcome to tell a well-prepared story or perform their poetry inspired by this month’s theme: “After Midnight”. 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 2:45pm. 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.

Donations make this event and others like it possible. Please consider a gift today and ensure the arts are accessible to all, regardless of means. 

Performer Details:​

  • Performers will be randomly selected from names in a ‘hat’. If you’re interested in performing, please arrive at 2:45pm.
  • 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.
  • There will be limited seating to cap the audience at 100 attendees
  • Please stay home if you feel sick.

Questions? Please contact info@artscouncilofprinceton.org.

Art and Music: Touching Sound

We hear music. But 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.

 

Co-curated by Donna Payton and Kathleen Preziosi.

[caption id="attachment_26019" align="aligncenter" width="472"] Joy Kreves[/caption] [caption id="attachment_26016" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Donna Payton[/caption]