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Senior Wendy Li is pursuing a certificate in visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, and her senior thesis show, "Self-Preservation," explored the role of photographs in discovering one's identity and creating memories.

The Lewis Center for the Arts’s Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present Disorientations, an exhibition of work inspired by virtual travel across state lines and atmospheres by Princeton senior Kemy Lin. The work will be on view April 6 through April 9 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. A reception will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 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 Black Balance, an exhibition of large photographic prints by senior Amber Stewart. The project examines the Black experience through images by the artist captured in the U.S., Guyana, and Australia. The work will be on view March 30 through April 3 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. A reception will be held on Wednesday, April 1 from 6:00 to 7:30 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 “Surface Area,” a collaborative exhibition of artwork by seniors Nicolas Schmidt and Gerardo Veltri, from March 9 through 13 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. A reception will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. 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 host S-T-O-R-E-D, a pop-up shop by senior Ben Denzer, from March 2 through 6. The shop will be open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A reception will be held on March 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The art is for sale.

The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present “Self-preservation,” an installation by senior Wendy Li examining how memories are created, erased, manipulated and forgotten. Installed in the format of a museum exhibition, the work and objects document the artist’s process of remembering and of constructing history and identity from images and documents. The work will be on view March 2 through 6 from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Room 301 at 185 Nassau Street. A reception will be held on March 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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