Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will screen The NEST Collective’s recent film, Stories of our Lives, a film about the queer community in Kenya. The screening will be followed by a talk with the film’s director and screenwriter Jim Chuchu and executive producer George Gachara, part of the John Sacret-Young ’69 Lecture Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present Over-Looked, an exhibition of collaged paintings by senior Elise Rise. The project examines the body within rapidly changing ideas of gender, sexuality and voyeurism. The work will be on view February 23 through 27 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. A reception will be held on February 26 from 7:00 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 “BENCH,” a multimedia project and exhibition by senior Christopher St. John. The project studies the effects of projection, seating and spaces within a contemporary gallery. The work will be on exhibit February 16 through 20, however showings that include all elements of the installation will be offered on February 16, 17, 19 and 20 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. A reception will be held on February 19 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition and showings will be in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street and are free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts will present a book launch for Princeton Places, a publication interpreting several local Princeton sites, created by students in a Princeton University graphic design course. The event, which will also highlight individual book projects by the students, will be held on Wednesday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.
College Factual has compiled a list of the top places in the U.S. to earn a degree in fine and studio arts. The Program in Visual Arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University has been honored with spot number 6 out of 10 colleges.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts will present “MEDIA STUDIES,” an exhibition of new student work from fall 2014 visual arts classes in a wide array of mechanical and electronic media. The work was curated from a dozen courses in experimental and documentary film production, analog and digital photography, typography, graphic design and desktop publishing, and consumer media and DIY culture. Most of the work will be on view in the Lucas Gallery from February 2 through 10, with documentary films screened on February 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater. Both venues are located at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception will be held on February 4 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Both the exhibition and screening are free and open to the public.
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 recent work and work in progress on Tuesday, November 18, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Lewis Center, 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Seven artists, filmmakers and scholars will discuss aspects of the photographic medium’s changing issues in a digital age in “Photography: Before & After” Artist Lecture Series. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts and the Program in American Studies at Princeton University, the series is based on a recent exhibition at the Center’s Lucas Gallery. The lectures will be presented on October 9 through November 17 on the Princeton campus. The series is free and open to the public.
Painter Mary Weatherford '84 has won the Artists' Legacy Foundation's 2014 Artist Award. As an undergraduate at Princeton, Weatherford studied Art History and Visual Arts, and was the recipient of the 1984 Louis B. Sudler Prize in the Arts.
Award-winning documentary film that follows American, Serbian and Roma Gypsy musicians as they perform at the world’s largest trumpet festival. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, Princeton faculty member Margaret Beissinger, and musician Matt Smith who plays baritone in the band Zlatne Uste featured in the film.
An exhibition of work by six photographers—Princeton alumni Lily Healey, Carlos Jiménez Cahua, post-doctoral fellow Sara Sadri, faculty member Deana Lawson, Hodder Fellow Miko Veldkamp, and Princeton resident Adam Ekberg—will explore the nature of photography by focusing on the medium's changing issues in a digital age. "Photography: Before & After" runs September 17 through October 4 at the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street.