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The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present a public interactive piece by senior Kasturi Shah that visualizes the data presented in the We Speak survey, scaled up to span the entire campus. The survey investigates experiences with sexual misconduct and knowledge about policies and resources that are available. Titled “Saw the question (unweighted count); Answered the question (unweighted count); Didn’t think it was serious enough to talk about,” the event will be live April 4 through April 8 across campus and on a website. A multimedia, interactive component of the piece will be on view in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. A reception with the artist will be held on April 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gallery. The work and reception are free and open to the public.

The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present a multimedia exhibition by senior Olivia Adechi that explores ideas of identity, agency, and subjectivity. Entitled “Matter,” the exhibition will be on view March 28 through April 1 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. A reception where visitors can meet the artist will be held on March 30 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present a multimedia exhibition by senior Neeta Patel that explores mark-making, its transposition through a mechanical process, and distribution. Entitled “time is a floating point number.” the exhibition will be on view March 21 through 25 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. A reception where visitors can meet the artist will be held on March 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Audiences are invited to join Princeton University students to screen recent independent films and meet the filmmakers as part of the Visual Arts Program course “World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers.” One or two films are being screened each Thursday evening continuing through the end of April. All the films have been produced within the last 18 months and each of the filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.

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For the final session of "Extraordinary Processes," a seminar offered jointly by the Program in Visual Arts and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, students gathered in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street to test the strength of bridges they made out of ash lumber. Created by Visual Arts Program Director Joe Scanlan and Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sigrid Adriaenssens, the course nudged students beyond their comfort zones at the boundary of art and engineering.

The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts will present a screening of student work in film and video from fall semester courses “How to Make a Film” taught by Keith Sanborn and “Documentary Filmmaking” taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be presented on Monday, February 8 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater, located on the first floor of 185 Nassau Street. A reception will follow the screening.

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Students in the fall 2015 course “The Arts of Urban Transition” have spent the past semester using texts and methods from history, theater and dance to examine artists and works of art as agents of change in New York City and Detroit. Taught by historian Aaron Shkuda, Professor of Dance Judith Hamera, and Princeton Arts Fellow Aaron Landsman, the course explored such topics as artist relationships and the impact of urban arts initiatives.

Audiences are invited to join Princeton University students to screen recent independent films and meet the filmmakers as part of the Visual Arts Program course “World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers.” One film will be screened each Thursday evening starting February 11 and continuing through the end of April. All the films have been produced within the last 18 months and each of the filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.

The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University is now accepting applications from promising artists in all artistic disciplines for two opportunities, the Hodder Fellowship and the Princeton Arts Fellowship. Details and an online application are posted at arts.princeton.edu/fellowships. Applications are due by September 14, 2015.