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Tuesday, January 12

Travels: Domestic and aBroad

 

When artists Krysia Kolodziej and Libby Ramage met in the early 1990s, Krysia was editing for Princeton University Press and writing poetry; Libby was starting her work teaching art to very young children while making and exhibiting her own art. Both inveterate savers of ephemera, they have been supporting each other’s art-making ever since.  

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gSTppyXZBE&t=10s&ab_channel=ArtsCouncilofPrinceton[/embed]

Libby’s mixed media pieces–with painting and drawing using acrylics and charcoal–were created from a scrapbook originally compiled by her stepfather’s mother, Hilda, a formidable woman who reigned over her family imperiously. Hilda saved everything from her once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe in 1957, hence the “aBroad” portion of the show’s title.  Libby rescued the scrapbook from the landfill and has been mining these materials for the past eight years, weaving one woman’s experience and the nostalgia of memories with another woman’s, the artist’s, sensibilities and creativity.

 

Krysia’s work, the “Domestic” in our title, uses domestic imagery (vintage fabrics, women’s jewelry, wrist watches, postage stamps, dressmaker’s patterns, zippers and buttons, thread, even the pieces of a broken-down piano) and techniques (sewing, for example) combined with mixed media techniques and collage to create visual poems. These reference the hours of unpaid labor of women not in the paid workforce–but for whom the home was/is the workplace–or that same labor expended after completing a full-time job. Items from the traditionally male domain are also present: pieces of wood, nuts and bolts, and/or electronic bits, all from Krysia’s late father’s workbench. 

 

“We have each preserved pieces of the past that spoke to us and remade them into expressions of our lives now, where all the pieces fit perfectly together.” 

 

 

 

[caption id="attachment_28716" align="aligncenter" width="574"] Krysia Kolodziej
Be Prepared[/caption]

Wednesday, January 13

Travels: Domestic and aBroad

 

When artists Krysia Kolodziej and Libby Ramage met in the early 1990s, Krysia was editing for Princeton University Press and writing poetry; Libby was starting her work teaching art to very young children while making and exhibiting her own art. Both inveterate savers of ephemera, they have been supporting each other’s art-making ever since.  

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gSTppyXZBE&t=10s&ab_channel=ArtsCouncilofPrinceton[/embed]

Libby’s mixed media pieces–with painting and drawing using acrylics and charcoal–were created from a scrapbook originally compiled by her stepfather’s mother, Hilda, a formidable woman who reigned over her family imperiously. Hilda saved everything from her once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe in 1957, hence the “aBroad” portion of the show’s title.  Libby rescued the scrapbook from the landfill and has been mining these materials for the past eight years, weaving one woman’s experience and the nostalgia of memories with another woman’s, the artist’s, sensibilities and creativity.

 

Krysia’s work, the “Domestic” in our title, uses domestic imagery (vintage fabrics, women’s jewelry, wrist watches, postage stamps, dressmaker’s patterns, zippers and buttons, thread, even the pieces of a broken-down piano) and techniques (sewing, for example) combined with mixed media techniques and collage to create visual poems. These reference the hours of unpaid labor of women not in the paid workforce–but for whom the home was/is the workplace–or that same labor expended after completing a full-time job. Items from the traditionally male domain are also present: pieces of wood, nuts and bolts, and/or electronic bits, all from Krysia’s late father’s workbench. 

 

“We have each preserved pieces of the past that spoke to us and remade them into expressions of our lives now, where all the pieces fit perfectly together.” 

 

 

 

[caption id="attachment_28716" align="aligncenter" width="574"] Krysia Kolodziej
Be Prepared[/caption]

Thursday, January 14

Travels: Domestic and aBroad

 

When artists Krysia Kolodziej and Libby Ramage met in the early 1990s, Krysia was editing for Princeton University Press and writing poetry; Libby was starting her work teaching art to very young children while making and exhibiting her own art. Both inveterate savers of ephemera, they have been supporting each other’s art-making ever since.  

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gSTppyXZBE&t=10s&ab_channel=ArtsCouncilofPrinceton[/embed]

Libby’s mixed media pieces–with painting and drawing using acrylics and charcoal–were created from a scrapbook originally compiled by her stepfather’s mother, Hilda, a formidable woman who reigned over her family imperiously. Hilda saved everything from her once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe in 1957, hence the “aBroad” portion of the show’s title.  Libby rescued the scrapbook from the landfill and has been mining these materials for the past eight years, weaving one woman’s experience and the nostalgia of memories with another woman’s, the artist’s, sensibilities and creativity.

 

Krysia’s work, the “Domestic” in our title, uses domestic imagery (vintage fabrics, women’s jewelry, wrist watches, postage stamps, dressmaker’s patterns, zippers and buttons, thread, even the pieces of a broken-down piano) and techniques (sewing, for example) combined with mixed media techniques and collage to create visual poems. These reference the hours of unpaid labor of women not in the paid workforce–but for whom the home was/is the workplace–or that same labor expended after completing a full-time job. Items from the traditionally male domain are also present: pieces of wood, nuts and bolts, and/or electronic bits, all from Krysia’s late father’s workbench. 

 

“We have each preserved pieces of the past that spoke to us and remade them into expressions of our lives now, where all the pieces fit perfectly together.” 

 

 

 

[caption id="attachment_28716" align="aligncenter" width="574"] Krysia Kolodziej
Be Prepared[/caption]

Friday, January 15

Travels: Domestic and aBroad

 

When artists Krysia Kolodziej and Libby Ramage met in the early 1990s, Krysia was editing for Princeton University Press and writing poetry; Libby was starting her work teaching art to very young children while making and exhibiting her own art. Both inveterate savers of ephemera, they have been supporting each other’s art-making ever since.  

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gSTppyXZBE&t=10s&ab_channel=ArtsCouncilofPrinceton[/embed]

Libby’s mixed media pieces–with painting and drawing using acrylics and charcoal–were created from a scrapbook originally compiled by her stepfather’s mother, Hilda, a formidable woman who reigned over her family imperiously. Hilda saved everything from her once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe in 1957, hence the “aBroad” portion of the show’s title.  Libby rescued the scrapbook from the landfill and has been mining these materials for the past eight years, weaving one woman’s experience and the nostalgia of memories with another woman’s, the artist’s, sensibilities and creativity.

 

Krysia’s work, the “Domestic” in our title, uses domestic imagery (vintage fabrics, women’s jewelry, wrist watches, postage stamps, dressmaker’s patterns, zippers and buttons, thread, even the pieces of a broken-down piano) and techniques (sewing, for example) combined with mixed media techniques and collage to create visual poems. These reference the hours of unpaid labor of women not in the paid workforce–but for whom the home was/is the workplace–or that same labor expended after completing a full-time job. Items from the traditionally male domain are also present: pieces of wood, nuts and bolts, and/or electronic bits, all from Krysia’s late father’s workbench. 

 

“We have each preserved pieces of the past that spoke to us and remade them into expressions of our lives now, where all the pieces fit perfectly together.” 

 

 

 

[caption id="attachment_28716" align="aligncenter" width="574"] Krysia Kolodziej
Be Prepared[/caption]

Saturday, January 16

Travels: Domestic and aBroad

 

When artists Krysia Kolodziej and Libby Ramage met in the early 1990s, Krysia was editing for Princeton University Press and writing poetry; Libby was starting her work teaching art to very young children while making and exhibiting her own art. Both inveterate savers of ephemera, they have been supporting each other’s art-making ever since.  

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gSTppyXZBE&t=10s&ab_channel=ArtsCouncilofPrinceton[/embed]

Libby’s mixed media pieces–with painting and drawing using acrylics and charcoal–were created from a scrapbook originally compiled by her stepfather’s mother, Hilda, a formidable woman who reigned over her family imperiously. Hilda saved everything from her once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe in 1957, hence the “aBroad” portion of the show’s title.  Libby rescued the scrapbook from the landfill and has been mining these materials for the past eight years, weaving one woman’s experience and the nostalgia of memories with another woman’s, the artist’s, sensibilities and creativity.

 

Krysia’s work, the “Domestic” in our title, uses domestic imagery (vintage fabrics, women’s jewelry, wrist watches, postage stamps, dressmaker’s patterns, zippers and buttons, thread, even the pieces of a broken-down piano) and techniques (sewing, for example) combined with mixed media techniques and collage to create visual poems. These reference the hours of unpaid labor of women not in the paid workforce–but for whom the home was/is the workplace–or that same labor expended after completing a full-time job. Items from the traditionally male domain are also present: pieces of wood, nuts and bolts, and/or electronic bits, all from Krysia’s late father’s workbench. 

 

“We have each preserved pieces of the past that spoke to us and remade them into expressions of our lives now, where all the pieces fit perfectly together.” 

 

 

 

[caption id="attachment_28716" align="aligncenter" width="574"] Krysia Kolodziej
Be Prepared[/caption]

Sunday, January 17

Travels: Domestic and aBroad

 

When artists Krysia Kolodziej and Libby Ramage met in the early 1990s, Krysia was editing for Princeton University Press and writing poetry; Libby was starting her work teaching art to very young children while making and exhibiting her own art. Both inveterate savers of ephemera, they have been supporting each other’s art-making ever since.  

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gSTppyXZBE&t=10s&ab_channel=ArtsCouncilofPrinceton[/embed]

Libby’s mixed media pieces–with painting and drawing using acrylics and charcoal–were created from a scrapbook originally compiled by her stepfather’s mother, Hilda, a formidable woman who reigned over her family imperiously. Hilda saved everything from her once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe in 1957, hence the “aBroad” portion of the show’s title.  Libby rescued the scrapbook from the landfill and has been mining these materials for the past eight years, weaving one woman’s experience and the nostalgia of memories with another woman’s, the artist’s, sensibilities and creativity.

 

Krysia’s work, the “Domestic” in our title, uses domestic imagery (vintage fabrics, women’s jewelry, wrist watches, postage stamps, dressmaker’s patterns, zippers and buttons, thread, even the pieces of a broken-down piano) and techniques (sewing, for example) combined with mixed media techniques and collage to create visual poems. These reference the hours of unpaid labor of women not in the paid workforce–but for whom the home was/is the workplace–or that same labor expended after completing a full-time job. Items from the traditionally male domain are also present: pieces of wood, nuts and bolts, and/or electronic bits, all from Krysia’s late father’s workbench. 

 

“We have each preserved pieces of the past that spoke to us and remade them into expressions of our lives now, where all the pieces fit perfectly together.” 

 

 

 

[caption id="attachment_28716" align="aligncenter" width="574"] Krysia Kolodziej
Be Prepared[/caption]

Monday, January 18

MLK Day Coloring Book Pick-Up

- Free!

The Arts Council of Princeton invites all ages to commemorate the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

The Arts Council has created a free, limited-edition coloring book about the impact and influence of Black Princetonians from history, including accomplished business owners, politicians, and educators, in addition to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visits to campus in the 1960s. Enjoy going through the pages as a family and learn how Princeton came to be the place it is today!

 

This book is FREE to pick up from the Arts Council on Monday, January 18 from 10-4pm while supplies last, and will also be available for free digital download on Monday. jaZams has generously donated crayons for you to take home as well! Please note that we will enforce a two books per household limit to engage as many families as possible.

 

Thank you to the Historical Society of Princeton and Neighborhood Historical Shirley Satterfield for generously lending their resources and guidance in the creation of this special project.

 

This program was made possible by Princeton University, with additional support from Stark & Stark, Princeton University Humanities Council, and our community partner, Princeton Parents for Black Children.

MLK Day Community Story Hour with jaZams

- Free and Open to the Public!

Gather as a family on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for a virtual storytime with jaZams!

 

jaZam’s Jeff and Dean will treat attendees to some favorite new books celebrating stories of social justice, civil rights, and equality for all people, accompanied by ukelele tunes! Longtime Princeton resident and community volunteer Dana Hughes Moorhead and daughter Eme will join us as special guest readers to share their love of writing and reading with our community.  

 

Registration is FREE! Save your spot!

This 45-minute program is free and open to all.

 

View a full list of MLK Day 2021 activities.

 

Thank you to our sponsors!
This program was made possible by Princeton University, with additional support from Stark & Stark, Princeton University Humanities Council, and our community partner, Princeton Parents for Black Children.

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Travels: Domestic and aBroad

 

When artists Krysia Kolodziej and Libby Ramage met in the early 1990s, Krysia was editing for Princeton University Press and writing poetry; Libby was starting her work teaching art to very young children while making and exhibiting her own art. Both inveterate savers of ephemera, they have been supporting each other’s art-making ever since.  

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gSTppyXZBE&t=10s&ab_channel=ArtsCouncilofPrinceton[/embed]

Libby’s mixed media pieces–with painting and drawing using acrylics and charcoal–were created from a scrapbook originally compiled by her stepfather’s mother, Hilda, a formidable woman who reigned over her family imperiously. Hilda saved everything from her once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe in 1957, hence the “aBroad” portion of the show’s title.  Libby rescued the scrapbook from the landfill and has been mining these materials for the past eight years, weaving one woman’s experience and the nostalgia of memories with another woman’s, the artist’s, sensibilities and creativity.

 

Krysia’s work, the “Domestic” in our title, uses domestic imagery (vintage fabrics, women’s jewelry, wrist watches, postage stamps, dressmaker’s patterns, zippers and buttons, thread, even the pieces of a broken-down piano) and techniques (sewing, for example) combined with mixed media techniques and collage to create visual poems. These reference the hours of unpaid labor of women not in the paid workforce–but for whom the home was/is the workplace–or that same labor expended after completing a full-time job. Items from the traditionally male domain are also present: pieces of wood, nuts and bolts, and/or electronic bits, all from Krysia’s late father’s workbench. 

 

“We have each preserved pieces of the past that spoke to us and remade them into expressions of our lives now, where all the pieces fit perfectly together.” 

 

 

 

[caption id="attachment_28716" align="aligncenter" width="574"] Krysia Kolodziej
Be Prepared[/caption]