The Beauty That Surrounds Us: Celebrating Princeton Dave Burwell

October 30 - November 30

Our beloved town of Princeton offers the photographer a wide range of beautiful subject matter.  From our parklands, waterways, and abundance of trees to the amazing architecture and outdoor sculpture of Princeton University, beauty surrounds us every day.  This collection of recent images takes us on a brief visual trip around our wonderful town and the University.


Dave Burwell’s lifelong love of nature sparked his passion for photography, and he is grateful to be a full-time photographic artist and teacher.  In his classes and workshops, Dave emphasizes the craftsmanship of photography, the artistic principles of design and composition, and the students’ personal creative process.  In his own photography, Dave strives to create images that express the wonder and beauty that surround us each day as we make our way through the world.  By doing so, he hopes to inspire others to deepen their connection with nature and more fully appreciate their local environment.  Dave has lived in the Princeton area for the past 35 years, and teaches at the Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Adult School, and Princeton Photography Club, and offers local and travel workshops and individual lessons.  Visit Dave’s website at daveburwell.com.

Around the Bend

More Exhibitions

Your Inner Space

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12 | 3-5pm In their artistic work, both Ifat Shatzky and Mira DeMartino explore unlimited layers of human emotions, thoughts, and associations. Their works, created in completely different mediums, evoke similar reactions of self-reflection on deep, universal emotions. Whether it’s Ifat’s landscape or Mira’s human figure, they all relate to inner space. Working in different dimensions, Ifat and Mira both choose to leave their pieces raw, unfinished, and organic. They feel that precise definition of a  form leaves the viewer passive. There is

Trilogy: This, That, and the Other

Power of Faces

Images from the global photojournalism project by Theresa Menders and Daniel Farber Huang will be on display on the second floor of the library through November 30. Realizing that most of the nearly 69 million people displaced to refugee camps lost treasured family photos when they fled their homes, Menders and Huang bring photo printers into refugee camps around the globe, where they distribute portraits for individuals to keep. The context of refugee camps is intentionally cropped out of the images to focus on individuals,

Neighborhood Portrait

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

Donor Wheel

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