Creature Comforts? Annual Members Exhibition 2014
September 6 - September 30
Taplin Gallery | Ponder the complex relationships between humans and animals.
As humans, we have complicated relationships with animals. We love some, hate others. We celebrate being born in the year of the monkey or rat or snake, but sure don’t want to meet one in a dark alley. We keep Amazonian frogs as pets but won’t build a deck out of endangered rain forest timber. Our beloved dog Spot has his own car seat, breath mints, and Halloween costume but Elsie the cow gets served up for dinner. We have hunting seasons, petting zoos, rescue groups, fur coats, crocodile shoes and fakin’ bacon. It’s enough to make your head spin…but instead, members pondered these complex relationships, grabbed paintbrush or clay or camera, and submit their piece of artwork to the 2014 Arts Council of Princeton’s Annual Members Exhibtion.
View a selection of 20 pages from Interwoven Stories, a community stitching project created by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. More than 200 3-hole fabric pages, stitched with memories, places, and people, were created by Interwoven Stories participants, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community. View more Interwoven Stories pages on permanent exhibition at Princeton Municipal Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.
The Mask of Femininity: Feminist Portraits
“The focus of work is a feminist, gender equality and women’s rights project, which explores the way women are viewed and society’s expectations of them. A series of portraits of feminist icons, show strong, powerful and self-motivated women, some of whom have reached iconic status for their work and influence, and in themselves are agents of change in society. Female icons are at the very forefront of the women’s rights movement because of all the things that these women have achieved and the circumstances in …