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.
I am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison
For the thousands of wrongfully-convicted men and women in this country, their journey starts with a tremendous shock. They are arrested for a serious crime they had nothing to do with. They ultimately wind up in court and despite all evidence to the contrary, they believe it is only a matter of time before police, prosecutors and the judge will realize their mistake. But that never happens. They are locked away with little chance of ever seeing freedom again while living in the hell of …
Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project
In conjunction with McCarter Theatre Center‘s production of Crowns, directed by Regina Taylor, the Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter have partnered to create Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project. Inspired by the book of the same name from which Crowns was created, this visual storytelling project captures portraits and the shared stories of Black women of all ages and backgrounds in their church hats. The culminating exhibition serves as a celebration of African American culture and tradition on display at …