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All Shapes, Colors, and Forms

July 13 - July 27

Free

by Princeton Young Achievers
opening: Saturday, July 13 | 2-4pm

All Shapes, Colors, and Forms reflects the vibrant forces connecting us all through art, celebrating our diverse community. This exhibition features a rich collection of multimedia artworks, including portraits inspired by Frida Kahlo, paper-mâché sculptures, ceramics, and cyanotype prints, among others. The artwork is created by young artists from kindergarten through 5th grade at Princeton Public Schools.  

This initiative is a collaboration between the YMCA’s Princeton Young Achievers (PYA) and the Arts Council of Princeton’s Creative Fridays program at Princeton Community Village’s Crimmins Center and Community Park School. This program has been running for over 20 years, ensuring low-income students have free art classes and academic enrichment opportunities throughout their school year.  

Todas las Figuras, Colores y Formas es una exposición que refleja las fuerzas vibrantes que nos conectan a todos a través del arte, celebrando a nuestra comunidad diversa. Esta exposición presenta una rica colección de obras de arte  de multimedia, que incluyen retratos inspirados en Frida Kahlo, esculturas de papel maché, cerámicas e impresiones de cianotipo, entre otras. La obra de arte fueron creadas por jóvenes artistas de prescolar a  quinto grado de las Escuelas Públicas de Princeton. 

Esta iniciativa es una colaboración entre Princeton Young Achievers (PYA) de la YMCA y el programa de los viernes creativos del Arts Council of Princeton  en  Community Park School y el centro de Crimmins de Community Village. Estos programas han estado funcionando durante más de 20 años para garantizar que los estudiantes de bajos ingresos en Princeton tengan acceso a  clases de arte gratuitas y oportunidades de enriquecimiento académico durante todo el año escolar. 

All Shapes, Colors, and Forms is curated by Veronica Olivares-Weber, a teaching artist with over twenty years of experience. Veronica discovered her passion for art after moving to the Upper West Side of New York City in 1996. During her time in NYC, she attended Teachers College and Columbia University, where she focused on art history and ceramics and taught at the Children’s Garden Studio. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Veronica’s rich cultural heritage deeply influences her work. She is adept in various artistic mediums, with a particular passion for paper-mâché, mixed media, ceramics, and painting.  

In 2010, Veronica launched two innovative classes at the Arts Council of Princeton, “Spanish Through Art” and “The Movement of the Muralist,” which integrate cultural, historical, and linguistic education through art.  

She has taught workshops at Princeton University and Grounds For Sculpture, displaying her dedication to community engagement. 

As a long-standing faculty member of the Arts Council of Princeton, Veronica has taught weekly art classes and led the Princeton Young Achievers (PYA) creativity program, fostering numerous collaborative community art projects.

She has also been instrumental in helping organized Day of the Deas for the past fifteen years, including exhibitions, workshops, and  the Dohm Alley installation in 2001.  Recently, she helped establish the Smart Kids program for middle school students. Veronica has been a dynamic community organizer and advocate and had served in several nonprofit and municipality boards.  

Currently, Veronica teaches art at the Upper School of Village Arts School in Trenton, serves as a Community Consultant for the Project Voices of Princeton, sits on the Arts Council of Princeton Advisory Board,  and she just finished her third Artist in Residency at Community park school. Her enduring commitment to art and community continues to inspire and enrich those around her.  

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July 13 - July 27

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Taplin Gallery – Arts Council of Princeton

Princeton, NJ

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