Songbirds, Shorebirds, Migratory Routes Susan Hoenig

September 10 - January 3

Princeton Public Library | I feel the fragility and plight of a bird’s life that is so vulnerable, so exquisitely beautiful.

In my paintings I explore the union between my inner self and the birds that I observe. I feel the fragility and plight of a bird’s life that is so vulnerable, so exquisitely beautiful. In nature I study their profile, the shape of the head, the bill and markings. I become one with the bird, then I paint their portrait. The body encompasses the circle, at the center a luminous quality of color interplays with the form. The designs create a self-reflective movement. On some of the bird’s backs I have painted their migratory routes. This very personal experience integrates a sad truth of a life interrupted. Through painting I create a new wholeness, a metamorphosis of form.

Susan Hoenig teaches at the Arts Council of Princeton and works at the Featherbed Lane Bird Banding Station in the Sourland Mountains of New Jersey.

More Exhibitions

Annual Member Show 2021

Each year, the Arts Council welcomes our member artists to submit work to our Member Show. This year, our Taplin Gallery is filled with 114 pieces on view for our community to enjoy, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and more. Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11am-6pm Fri & Sat: 11am-4pm   Opening Reception: Saturday, December 4 | 3-5pm Free and open to the public!

Master Class Artists Exhibit

  The Arts Council of Princeton presents an an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by artists from the Painting and Drawing Master Class instructed by Charles David Viera. This exhibition will be offered in the Lower Gallery and the public is invited to an artists’ reception Saturday, December 4 from 3-5pm. Says Viera “These students are from a special class that the Arts Council is now adding to their regular schedule of classes and is for artists that still appreciate a structured class environment.

Donor Wheel

More than 2,000 donors are acknowledged in this one-of-a-kind sculpture by Joshua Kirsch

Neighborhood Portrait

The Neighborhood Portrait Quilt is part of a permanent exhibition that tells a story of important leaders and residents.