The PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced that Professor of Creative Writing Jhumpa Lahiri is the recipient the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. The award was established by the family of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Bernard Malamud to honor excellence in the art of short fiction. A panel of PEN/Faulkner directors forms the selection committee for the awards.
The Lewis Center for the Arts announces over $100,000 in awards intended to support the summer projects and research of 53 Princeton students, chosen from 126 applicants. For many recipients the funding provides the resources to conduct research, undertake training, and pursue other opportunities critical to achieving their senior thesis project goals.
Jane Cox, Director of the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University has been nominated for a Tony Award for her lighting design of the Broadway production of August Wilson’s play Jitney. In addition to her work as a professional lighting designer, Cox has served as a lecturer in the Program in Theater since 2007 and was appointed as Director in July 2016. She was also recently nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for her lighting design of New York Theatre Workshop’s production of Othello starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo.
Award-winning writer Yiyun Li will join the Lewis Center for the Art’s Program in Creative Writing faculty at Princeton University in September 2017. She has been appointed a full Professor of Creative Writing and will be teaching undergraduate creative writing workshops.
The Visual Arts Program in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of recent work in a wide range of media by 20 graduating seniors in the Program. The exhibition, Senior All-Star Show, will highlight work by students completed as part of their senior thesis projects and will be on view from Thursday, May 18 to Friday, June 9 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception held on May 18 from 12:00-2:00p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The organizers of the Princeton University Art of Science Competition announced the winning entries of the 2017 competition at an opening reception on Friday, May 5. Graduate student Tsung-Lin Hsieh received first place, graduate student Michael Fusella received second place, and Yuzki Oey '19, along with visual arts major Louisa Willis '17, were named co-winners of third place. Visual arts faculty members Jeff Whetstone and Emmet Gowin served on the panel of judges.
The Visual Arts Program in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present an end of semester screening featuring the recent film and video work of 23 students in Yaara Sumeruk’s course “How to Make a Film” and Su Friedrich’s two courses, “Documentary Filmmaking” and “Intermediate Video and Film Production.” The screening will take place on Thursday, May 18, in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Work by students in “How to Make a Film” and “Documentary Filmmaking” will be shown from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and work from “Intermediate Video and Film Production” will be shown from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public.
The Visual Arts Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present “Lumpy Projector,” an immersive installation featuring analog projection, photography, and video in a study of translucency and visual experience by Princeton senior Louisa Willis, and “은별,” an exhibition of digital collages exploring issues of appearance, mental health and being the “other” by Princeton senior Tiffany Cho. Willis’s work will be on view May 8 through 12 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street with an opening reception on May 9 at 5:45 p.m. Cho’s work will be exhibited in Room 301 at 185 Nassau Street also May 8 through 12 with an opening reception on May 11 at 7:30 p.m. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
The Visual Arts Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present “Eden,” a multimedia exhibition that presents a retelling of the Garden of Eden creation story by Princeton senior Adam Locher, and “Riad,” an exhibition of large format analog photography by Princeton senior Walid Marfouk, explores novel visual representations of Muslim identities through notions of power, gender, family, and history. Locher’s work will be on view May 2 through 5 in Room 301 at 185 Nassau Street with an artist performance and presence daily 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Marfouk’s work will be exhibited in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street also May 1 through 5 with an opening reception on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ world-renowned Program in Creative Writing will present new work in a series of readings. On May 3 at 5:00 p.m. at Chancellor Green Rotunda on the University campus, students from spring workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and literary translation will read from work they have completed during the past semester.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University will present a series of showings of new choreography created by students during the past semester on May 2, 4, 9 and 10 in dance studios on the Princeton campus. All performances are free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Programs in Dance and Visual Arts at Princeton University will present Excess, a multimedia, interactive performance work conceived by senior Alex Quetell that builds and deconstructs a party to reveal the dissonances propagated in the human pursuit of technology and progress. Performances will be held April 27 and 28 at 8:30 p.m. and April 29 at 8:00 and 10:30 p.m. at the Patricia and Ward Hagan’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The performances are free and open to the public, however participation at each performance is limited and reservations are recommended at arts.princeton.edu/excess.
Students in the spring 2017 course “How to Write a Song,” offered by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing and the Department of Music at Princeton University, will present original songs at a concert on May 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Frist Campus Center Theater on the Princeton campus. The 25 students will perform selected new work completed over the past semester. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater offers a workshop presentation of a new play, Spring on Fire: A Guatemalan Story, written by senior Edwin Rosales and directed by faculty member Suzanne Agins, on April 28, 29 and May 3, 4 and 5 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The new work follows a Maya family living in the highlands of Guatemala, the soldiers who occupy their village, and the spirits that guide and haunt them all during the most violent moment from the Guatemalan civil war. Audience talkbacks follow the April 29 and May 3 shows. The performances are free and open to the public.