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Thursday, November 18

POSTPONED - Virtual Art-Making with the Princeton University Art Museum: Creating a Composite Animal in Pastel

- Free!

Please note that this virtual session has been postponed. We will post a new date when confirmed. 


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

Weekly classes are taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom. With an emphasis on using soft pastels to blend and create rich colors, each week’s lesson will be inspired by works in the Museum’s collections.

This live art-making class is inspired by a pair of painted tomb guardians from the Tang Dynasty. These spirit tomb guardians (zhenmushou) clutch snakes in their hands while subduing animal demons atop rock plinths. The human-faced beast has one taloned foot on the back of a screaming deer-demon; the lion-faced guardian is seen pouncing on a squealing, green-spotted, winged boar-demon. This pair of beast guardians represents the final stage of the long sculptural evolution of tomb guardians, when their function as demon-quellers became visually represented. Similar examples date to around the mid-eighth century and have been recovered primarily from the area near the Tang-dynasty capital of Chang’an (present-day Xi’an). In this class, we will combine different animal features to invent a creature all our own.  

Free registration 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.

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. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation.

Photo: Chinese, Tang dynasty (618–907), Pair of painted tomb guardians, ca. mid–8th century. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund

IT WAS NO DREAM · NO FUE UN SUEÑO

IT WAS NO DREAM · NO FUE UN SUEÑO

A group of high school students in New Jersey, stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, gathered virtually to read and discuss Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis. The alchemy of the story, in which a young man wakes in his room as a monstrous insect, kicks off a conversation among this cohort of first- and second-generation immigrant teens.   
 
A short film documents the Futuro youth mentoring program at LALDEF, the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund.  We are grateful to all the participating students and educators and to ProCES, the Program in Community Engaged Scholarship at Princeton University and the Arts Council of Princeton. 
 

 
NO FUE UN SUEÑO · IT WAS NO DREAM
Un grupo de estudiantes en Nueva Jersey, en casa durante la pandemia de coronavirus, se reúnieron virtualmente para leer y discutir La Metamorfosis de Franz Kafka. La alquimia de la historia, en la que un joven se cambia en su habitación a un insecto monstruoso, empieza una conversación entre este cohorte de adolescentes de primera y segunda generación inmigrantes.

Este cortometraje documenta el Futuro programa de tutoría juvenil en LALDEF, el Fondo Latinoamericano para la Defensa Legal y la Educación. Agradecemos a todos los estudiantes y educadores y a ProCES, el Program in Community Engaged Scholarship en Princeton University y el Arts Council of Princeton

Talk to Me

When artists are friends, they spend years even decades watching one another’s work change and grow. They talk together in studios, galleries, museums and cafes, discussing the intersection of life and art. These conversations are so important to artists, as a studio practice is quiet and sometimes lonely. The shorthand developed over years of conversation can ignite a body of work, deepen a theme, or reimagine an idea just beginning to take shape. It’s no surprise that such friendships have historically been so important to the development of new ideas and schools of thought.

 

Janet Filomeno and Katherine Parker met in Hoboken in 1991. They felt an immediate affinity as both were painters of large, expressionist works. Each were grappling with the challenges of finding new language to reinvent and personalize the ideas of abstract painting for their generation. A conversation started between the two friends that has continued over 25 plus years. Each woman has continued to paint and show extensively in the NY/ NJ area. The visits to the studio which have unfolded over the years have been an important touchstone for each, a means of trying out and sharing new work, of examining challenges. A trusted voice is paramount as this process takes place.

 

[caption id="attachment_31832" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Katherine Parker[/caption]

Katherine Parker‘s new works address the themes of memory, time and loss. The large painterly pieces are conceived slowly by adding layer after layer of thin oil paint, the forms and marks appearing and receding as the finished painting emerges. Parker has shown her work at MOMA/PS1, the Newark Museum, the Jersey City Museum, Spanierman Modern, Heidi Cho Gallery, Accola Littlejohn Gallery and many other venues in NY and NJ. She is the recipient of a Yaddo Fellowship, an Edward Albee Fellowship and NJ State Council for the Arts grant. She has lectured at many museums and universities in the area about her work.

 

[caption id="attachment_32237" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Janet Filomeno[/caption]

Janet Filomeno is best known for her large-scale gestural, abstract paintings that employ the use of a variety of materials such as ink, mica, shellac, acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal, paint markers, and at times, collage. By the use of her physical action such as pouring, flinging, and throwing colorful liquids onto the stretched canvas on the floor, she is able to reenact the movement one might sense in oceans, rivers, and other bodies of water. In an intuitive process she follows as she uses the physicality of her body to move/shift the canvas in various directions to create a heightened sense of movement as each layer is poured. As various forms and liquids collide together on the canvas one can experience the reference to water and all its associations in both a physical and metaphorical way. Bodies of water are a continuous theme that run throughout her many different series. Filomeno seeks visual metaphors and metaphysical connections to form a collective experience of the internal and external.

 

Filomeno has exhibited on both a national and international level. She has been included in many museum exhibits including The Trenton City Museum, The James A. Michener Museum, The Morris Museum, The Montclair Museum, and The Hunterdon and Paterson Museums. Internationally she has exhibited in Japan, China, Korea, Austria and Italy. 

 

In NYC she has exhibited in various galleries including the JCacciola and Walter Wickiser Gallery. In addition to her exhibition history she has taught and lectured at various museums and universities in the tri-state area. She has been an adjunct professor of art at Montclair State University (18 yrs), and William Paterson University. 

 

Born in New York, NY, Janet Filomeno lives and works in New Hope, PA. Currently her work is represented by the Walter Wickiser Gallery in NYC and Posner Fine Art in Los Angeles, CA. Her work is included in various museums, private and public collections.

 

 

This exhibition is an opportunity to show new work side by side: paintings rich in history and shared experience, reflecting a dialogue of faith, friendship and the possibilities of abstract painting. Talk to Me is a show about long friendships and the conversations between two artists.

Friday, November 19

Story & Verse: A Storytelling and Poetic Open Mic -- "Walk the Line"

- Free and open to the public!

Enjoy an evening of community-created entertainment in the form of storytelling and poetic open mic. All are welcome to tell a well-prepared story or perform their poetry. Each month, we’ll be inviting inspiration from a well-known song title.  Artists are invited to interpret the theme as broadly as they wish. Performers should bring their own work, inspired by this month’s theme: Walk the Line.

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

Doors: 7pm
Stories begin: 7:30pm

Performer Details

  • Performers will be randomly selected from names in a ‘hat’.
  • 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.

FREE RSVP HERE

IT WAS NO DREAM · NO FUE UN SUEÑO

IT WAS NO DREAM · NO FUE UN SUEÑO

A group of high school students in New Jersey, stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, gathered virtually to read and discuss Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis. The alchemy of the story, in which a young man wakes in his room as a monstrous insect, kicks off a conversation among this cohort of first- and second-generation immigrant teens.   
 
A short film documents the Futuro youth mentoring program at LALDEF, the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund.  We are grateful to all the participating students and educators and to ProCES, the Program in Community Engaged Scholarship at Princeton University and the Arts Council of Princeton. 
 

 
NO FUE UN SUEÑO · IT WAS NO DREAM
Un grupo de estudiantes en Nueva Jersey, en casa durante la pandemia de coronavirus, se reúnieron virtualmente para leer y discutir La Metamorfosis de Franz Kafka. La alquimia de la historia, en la que un joven se cambia en su habitación a un insecto monstruoso, empieza una conversación entre este cohorte de adolescentes de primera y segunda generación inmigrantes.

Este cortometraje documenta el Futuro programa de tutoría juvenil en LALDEF, el Fondo Latinoamericano para la Defensa Legal y la Educación. Agradecemos a todos los estudiantes y educadores y a ProCES, el Program in Community Engaged Scholarship en Princeton University y el Arts Council of Princeton

Talk to Me

When artists are friends, they spend years even decades watching one another’s work change and grow. They talk together in studios, galleries, museums and cafes, discussing the intersection of life and art. These conversations are so important to artists, as a studio practice is quiet and sometimes lonely. The shorthand developed over years of conversation can ignite a body of work, deepen a theme, or reimagine an idea just beginning to take shape. It’s no surprise that such friendships have historically been so important to the development of new ideas and schools of thought.

 

Janet Filomeno and Katherine Parker met in Hoboken in 1991. They felt an immediate affinity as both were painters of large, expressionist works. Each were grappling with the challenges of finding new language to reinvent and personalize the ideas of abstract painting for their generation. A conversation started between the two friends that has continued over 25 plus years. Each woman has continued to paint and show extensively in the NY/ NJ area. The visits to the studio which have unfolded over the years have been an important touchstone for each, a means of trying out and sharing new work, of examining challenges. A trusted voice is paramount as this process takes place.

 

[caption id="attachment_31832" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Katherine Parker[/caption]

Katherine Parker‘s new works address the themes of memory, time and loss. The large painterly pieces are conceived slowly by adding layer after layer of thin oil paint, the forms and marks appearing and receding as the finished painting emerges. Parker has shown her work at MOMA/PS1, the Newark Museum, the Jersey City Museum, Spanierman Modern, Heidi Cho Gallery, Accola Littlejohn Gallery and many other venues in NY and NJ. She is the recipient of a Yaddo Fellowship, an Edward Albee Fellowship and NJ State Council for the Arts grant. She has lectured at many museums and universities in the area about her work.

 

[caption id="attachment_32237" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Janet Filomeno[/caption]

Janet Filomeno is best known for her large-scale gestural, abstract paintings that employ the use of a variety of materials such as ink, mica, shellac, acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal, paint markers, and at times, collage. By the use of her physical action such as pouring, flinging, and throwing colorful liquids onto the stretched canvas on the floor, she is able to reenact the movement one might sense in oceans, rivers, and other bodies of water. In an intuitive process she follows as she uses the physicality of her body to move/shift the canvas in various directions to create a heightened sense of movement as each layer is poured. As various forms and liquids collide together on the canvas one can experience the reference to water and all its associations in both a physical and metaphorical way. Bodies of water are a continuous theme that run throughout her many different series. Filomeno seeks visual metaphors and metaphysical connections to form a collective experience of the internal and external.

 

Filomeno has exhibited on both a national and international level. She has been included in many museum exhibits including The Trenton City Museum, The James A. Michener Museum, The Morris Museum, The Montclair Museum, and The Hunterdon and Paterson Museums. Internationally she has exhibited in Japan, China, Korea, Austria and Italy. 

 

In NYC she has exhibited in various galleries including the JCacciola and Walter Wickiser Gallery. In addition to her exhibition history she has taught and lectured at various museums and universities in the tri-state area. She has been an adjunct professor of art at Montclair State University (18 yrs), and William Paterson University. 

 

Born in New York, NY, Janet Filomeno lives and works in New Hope, PA. Currently her work is represented by the Walter Wickiser Gallery in NYC and Posner Fine Art in Los Angeles, CA. Her work is included in various museums, private and public collections.

 

 

This exhibition is an opportunity to show new work side by side: paintings rich in history and shared experience, reflecting a dialogue of faith, friendship and the possibilities of abstract painting. Talk to Me is a show about long friendships and the conversations between two artists.

Saturday, November 20

Café Improv

- $1 ACP Members; $2 General Admission

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. Click here to learn more and/or register to play!

 

IT WAS NO DREAM · NO FUE UN SUEÑO

IT WAS NO DREAM · NO FUE UN SUEÑO

A group of high school students in New Jersey, stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, gathered virtually to read and discuss Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis. The alchemy of the story, in which a young man wakes in his room as a monstrous insect, kicks off a conversation among this cohort of first- and second-generation immigrant teens.   
 
A short film documents the Futuro youth mentoring program at LALDEF, the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund.  We are grateful to all the participating students and educators and to ProCES, the Program in Community Engaged Scholarship at Princeton University and the Arts Council of Princeton. 
 

 
NO FUE UN SUEÑO · IT WAS NO DREAM
Un grupo de estudiantes en Nueva Jersey, en casa durante la pandemia de coronavirus, se reúnieron virtualmente para leer y discutir La Metamorfosis de Franz Kafka. La alquimia de la historia, en la que un joven se cambia en su habitación a un insecto monstruoso, empieza una conversación entre este cohorte de adolescentes de primera y segunda generación inmigrantes.

Este cortometraje documenta el Futuro programa de tutoría juvenil en LALDEF, el Fondo Latinoamericano para la Defensa Legal y la Educación. Agradecemos a todos los estudiantes y educadores y a ProCES, el Program in Community Engaged Scholarship en Princeton University y el Arts Council of Princeton

Talk to Me

When artists are friends, they spend years even decades watching one another’s work change and grow. They talk together in studios, galleries, museums and cafes, discussing the intersection of life and art. These conversations are so important to artists, as a studio practice is quiet and sometimes lonely. The shorthand developed over years of conversation can ignite a body of work, deepen a theme, or reimagine an idea just beginning to take shape. It’s no surprise that such friendships have historically been so important to the development of new ideas and schools of thought.

 

Janet Filomeno and Katherine Parker met in Hoboken in 1991. They felt an immediate affinity as both were painters of large, expressionist works. Each were grappling with the challenges of finding new language to reinvent and personalize the ideas of abstract painting for their generation. A conversation started between the two friends that has continued over 25 plus years. Each woman has continued to paint and show extensively in the NY/ NJ area. The visits to the studio which have unfolded over the years have been an important touchstone for each, a means of trying out and sharing new work, of examining challenges. A trusted voice is paramount as this process takes place.

 

[caption id="attachment_31832" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Katherine Parker[/caption]

Katherine Parker‘s new works address the themes of memory, time and loss. The large painterly pieces are conceived slowly by adding layer after layer of thin oil paint, the forms and marks appearing and receding as the finished painting emerges. Parker has shown her work at MOMA/PS1, the Newark Museum, the Jersey City Museum, Spanierman Modern, Heidi Cho Gallery, Accola Littlejohn Gallery and many other venues in NY and NJ. She is the recipient of a Yaddo Fellowship, an Edward Albee Fellowship and NJ State Council for the Arts grant. She has lectured at many museums and universities in the area about her work.

 

[caption id="attachment_32237" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Janet Filomeno[/caption]

Janet Filomeno is best known for her large-scale gestural, abstract paintings that employ the use of a variety of materials such as ink, mica, shellac, acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal, paint markers, and at times, collage. By the use of her physical action such as pouring, flinging, and throwing colorful liquids onto the stretched canvas on the floor, she is able to reenact the movement one might sense in oceans, rivers, and other bodies of water. In an intuitive process she follows as she uses the physicality of her body to move/shift the canvas in various directions to create a heightened sense of movement as each layer is poured. As various forms and liquids collide together on the canvas one can experience the reference to water and all its associations in both a physical and metaphorical way. Bodies of water are a continuous theme that run throughout her many different series. Filomeno seeks visual metaphors and metaphysical connections to form a collective experience of the internal and external.

 

Filomeno has exhibited on both a national and international level. She has been included in many museum exhibits including The Trenton City Museum, The James A. Michener Museum, The Morris Museum, The Montclair Museum, and The Hunterdon and Paterson Museums. Internationally she has exhibited in Japan, China, Korea, Austria and Italy. 

 

In NYC she has exhibited in various galleries including the JCacciola and Walter Wickiser Gallery. In addition to her exhibition history she has taught and lectured at various museums and universities in the tri-state area. She has been an adjunct professor of art at Montclair State University (18 yrs), and William Paterson University. 

 

Born in New York, NY, Janet Filomeno lives and works in New Hope, PA. Currently her work is represented by the Walter Wickiser Gallery in NYC and Posner Fine Art in Los Angeles, CA. Her work is included in various museums, private and public collections.

 

 

This exhibition is an opportunity to show new work side by side: paintings rich in history and shared experience, reflecting a dialogue of faith, friendship and the possibilities of abstract painting. Talk to Me is a show about long friendships and the conversations between two artists.

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