Juniors and seniors in the Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts will open their studios to share and discuss their work-in-progress on Tuesday, November 15, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Lewis Center, 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.
The evening of open studios will feature work by students in a wide range of media including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, graphic design, scenic design, and film. The student artists, from the classes of 2017 and 2018, will be present to discuss their work.
“Our students often remark that their peers and the public don’t necessarily know what goes on inside 185 Nassau Street,” notes Joe Scanlan, Director of the Program in Visual Arts. “Having open studios offers the entire Princeton community a chance to see creativity in action and to chat with the students behind the work. The students benefit greatly from sharing what they are working on while they are still in the midst of the creative process.”
The open studios event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with junior studios on the fourth floor and will continue at 5:15 p.m. with the senior studios on the second floor.
Participating students include seniors Aubree Andres, Tiffany Cho, Dominique Fahmy, Alex Ford, Alexis Foster, Anna Kalfaian, Sydney King, Mouse Lee, Adam Locher, Emily Madrigal, Nathan Makarewicz, Walid Marfouk, Yankia Ned, Chanyoung Park, Charles Park, Zahava Presser, Crystal Qian, Alex Quettel, Patrick Rooney, Alex Ford, Chanyoung Park, Mouse Lee, Elizabeth Weiss, Louisa Willis, and Simon Wu; and juniors Sandra Carpenter, Natalia Chen, Gabriella Chu, MacLean Collins, Logan Dziak, Imani Ford, Gabrielle Gibbons, Heather Grace, Mihika Kapoor, Anhar Karim, Paulina King, Eric Li, Helen Lin, Kathleen Ma, Angelica Vielma, Mariah Wilson, and Jonathan Zong.
Refreshments will be served throughout the evening.
The Program in Visual Arts at the University offers courses in painting, drawing, graphic design, photography, sculpture, film and video production, and film history and theory. The studio courses in particular emphasize direct, hands-on art making under the guidance of practicing visual arts professionals. In order to develop their work, students are also given access to state-of-the-art technical, analog, and digital labs, including a fully functional letterpress studio.
Junior and senior students pursuing a major or certificate in visual arts have 24/7 access to shared studio loft spaces and semi-private studios, an unusual resource in an undergraduate visual arts program. Throughout the year, their work is exhibited in the Lucas Gallery and screened in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, as well in other traditional and non-traditional venues on campus.