Rattle (installation view) courtesy of Ken Ek Photography

RATTLE by Paul Henry Ramirez, on site at Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, February 27, 2016 – January 8, 2017. Photo: Ken Ek

2016 Party Boards

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ACP Scholarships!- “50 for the 50TH”
Cost: $100
Spaces: 50

Support the Arts Council of Princeton’s Scholarship Fund to ensure that no creative mind will be excluded from fee-based classes and/or camp programs due to financial reasons. Let’s build community through the arts together!
“As a teacher and a parent, I truly value creative, dynamic spaces where a genuine culture of learning is happening. When my son, Tommy, is at the Arts Council, he is able to fully express himself. He feels supported and valued and empowered. He sees purpose in his work and his ability to create. What a gift we have with the Arts Council of Princeton.” -Caroline Lee, parent

Serfdom and Splendor on Russia’s Country Estates
Hosts: Helena & Peter Bienstock
Date: February 24, 2017, 6pm
Location: Princeton
Cost: $200 Dinner & Talk; $75 Cocktails Only
Spaces: 8 for Dinner & Talk; 12 for Cocktails Only

Join us for a presentation by Priscilla Roosevelt, author of Life on the Russian Country Estate: A Social and Cultural History. From the reign of Peter the Great, Russia’s country estates were oases of barbarian splendour and personal freedom in a vast, sparsely settled and authoritarian land. This book explores the vanished world of the Russian country estate and examines the aristocratic dwellings, discussing their origins, their design and decoration, the social, family, and cultural life within their walls, and their physical demise after the 1917 revolution. The evening will include cocktails and lively discussion, as well as dinner with Priscilla at the home of Helena & Peter Bienstock.

Knowledge Is a Girl’s Best Friend – A Night Out with Rago Auctions and Jewelry Swap Party
Hosts: Dawn McClatchy & Rago Arts
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7pm
Location: Princeton
Cost: $75
Spaces: 30

Bring your jewels for Appraisal and Swap Shopping Party! Antiques Roadshow and Rago Auctions Jewelry Specialist, Katherine Van Dell, joins the party to give guests information they need to operate as educated consumers when buying and selling jewelry, including all the right questions to ask. The discussion includes tips on repair and tricks of the trade such as the safest way to clean one’s diamond jewelry, also how to use a loupethe single most invaluable tool for a buyer. Verbal appraisals on as many as 2 items. A portion of the proceeds from any consignments made to Rago Auctions donated to the Arts Council of Princeton. Guests enjoy cocktails & hors d’eouvres at the home of Dawn McClatchy. Shop for new finds at the Swap Party- costume, mid-tier and fine pieces.

An Evening in Paris
Hosts: Marsha Levin-Rojer
Date: A spring date to be mutually agreed upon
Location: Princeton
Cost: $200 per person
Spaces: 8

Be transported to the City of Lights with an intimate six-course classic French dinner at the home of Princeton artist Marsha Levin-Rojer. Dinner will include a brief studio tour of Ms. Levin-Rojer’s studio. A proposed menu includes Galette du Crabe, Canard à l’Orange, Salade du Moment, Assiette de fromage, Baba au Rhum and Les Mignardises. Each course will be paired with Chef selected wines.

Middle Eastern Mezze, Wine, Art and Valuations at Material Culture
Hosts: Material Culture, Isabella de la Houssaye & David Crane
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017, bus departs at 4:00pm and returns at 8:00pm
Location: 4700 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia (Leaving from Arts Council of Princeton)
Cost: $100
Spaces: Unlimited

Middle Eastern Mezze, Wine, Art and Valuations at Material Culture
Sign up to be transported to the world of Material Culture in Philadelphia on Thursday March 16th where you will greeted by the beauty of a curated exhibition of the movie director Jonathan Demme’s private art collection prior to its being auctioned by Material Culture AND treated to delicious Middle Eastern Mezze and wine. In addition, Material Culture auction experts will be on hand to offer valuations of items you may be interested in auctioning and to discuss the auction process from consigning to buying. The bus will leave Princeton at approximately 4 pm and depart Material Culture to return to Princeton at 8.

Private Grounds For Sculpture Tour and Picnic
Hosts: Tom Moran, Grounds For Sculpture
Date: Date to be mutually agreed upon
Location: Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton
Cost: $125 per person
Spaces: 12

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the gorgeous Grounds For Sculpture. Chief Curator and Director of Artistic Development, Tom Moran, will lead your group through the 42-acre landscaped sculpture park featuring works by well-known and emerging contemporary sculptors. Finish the tour with lunch expertly prepared by the Peacock Café.