2020 Member Exhibition

by ACP MembersNovember 21, 2020 - December 19, 2020

If you’re like us, all you want right now is to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. Virus, politics, environmental chaos, lanternflies … there’s no doubt that it’s been a time of great anxiety and stress. During it all, making art has brought us together and kept us engaged in an otherwise isolated time. Whether you posted a doodle a day, experimented with clay, or mastered the color mixing of oil paints, art proved to be a powerful weapon in combating loneliness and inspiring self

Day of the Dead Exhibition

November 2, 2020 - November 14, 2020

  Day of the Dead, or el Día de los Muertos, is a celebration of life.   El Día de los Muertos is observed in Mexico and throughout the world this time of year, where family and friends gather to remember and honor those who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars using sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods of those who have passed.    The memories and desires of the dearly departed are remembered each year on November 1 and 2 with

Art and Music: Touching Sound

by Princeton Artist AllianceSeptember 26, 2020 - October 24, 2020

We hear music. But what does music look like? A picture is worth a thousand sounds. Art and music complement one another and form a connection. The stimuli from each strengthen the other. Artists find their inspiration from many sources.   The artists of Princeton Artists’ Alliance are collaborating with the musicians of Mobius Percussion in the exhibition Art and Music: Touching Sound. Inspired by the musicians’ performance of Paper Melodies (my music box music) composed by Jason Treuting of So Percussion, the visual artists have

Arts Council Instructor Exhibition

September 9, 2020 - September 19, 2020

One of the Arts Council of Princeton’s greatest assets is the team of incredible teaching artists we employ to share their talents with our community. Visit our Taplin Gallery to view painting, drawing, ceramics, textiles, and mixed media to inspire your own creative path! Learn about each instructor and the classes they’re offering this Fall, including both virtual and in-person options.   

The Princeton Paper Crane Project

August 1, 2020 - August 29, 2020

The Princeton Paper Crane Project is a celebration of love, eternal strength, and resiliency of the human spirit.

McVicker at 90: A Retrospective

by Charles McVickerFebruary 22, 2020 - March 14, 2020

  I feel I am a reporter and interpreter. My paintings are autobiographical in the sense that they are the result of experiences and travels. I paint what I think is important or beautiful. I am moved by the idiosyncrasies of people and the beauty and fragility of nature. And I have always been intrigued by the magic of paint and design. -Charles McVicker Charles McVicker is an award-winning painter of landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, and portraits.  He works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.  He

Inside Out…When Worlds Collide

by Jon Sarkin, Jennifer Levine, Kenneth LewisJanuary 4, 2020 - February 15, 2020

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Inside Out…When Worlds Collide, an exhibition of works by three individuals who became artists by chance. The exhibit will be on display in the Arts Council’s Taplin Gallery, from January 4 through February 15, 2020.  Becoming an artist was not the initial intention for Jon Sarkin, Jennifer Levine, or Kenneth Lewis Sr. Through distinct circumstances, art and the need to create became the driving force in their lives. Despite receiving no formal training, these artists are consumed in the process.

What’s Afoot? Annual Members Exhibition

by ACP Member ArtistsNovember 23, 2019 - December 20, 2019

The Arts Council of Princeton presents its Annual Members Exhibition, in which artist members may enter an artwork to be displayed in the Taplin Gallery. This popular and inclusive exhibition celebrates our diverse, creative art community. The exhibition annually inspires participation in Arts Council programs while providing an opportunity for our artists to share their talents with the public. The theme for 2019 is “What’s Afoot?“: submitted artwork must not exceed 12 inches in any direction.   Opening Reception Saturday, November 23 | 3-5pm Thank

Soul-Filled Mugs

by ACP Ceramic ArtistsNovember 29, 2019 - November 29, 2019

Soul-Filled Mugs invites the community to view and purchase ceramic mugs hand-made by local artists and enjoy a courtesy cup of hot chocolate. Proceeds will benefit the Arts Council’s ceramic studio kiln fund and Meals on Wheels of Mercer County.

Your Inner Space

by Ifat Shatzky, Mira DeMartinoOctober 12, 2019 - November 16, 2019

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