Lighting and projection designer David Bengali, performance artist and poet Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and writer Erika L. Sánchez have been named Princeton University Arts Fellows for 2017-19 and will begin two years of teaching and community collaboration in September. The Arts Fellows program of the Lewis Center for the Arts provides support for early-career artists who have demonstrated both extraordinary promise and a record of achievement in their fields with the opportunity to further their work while teaching within a liberal arts context. Funded in part by the Mellon Foundation, Fellows are selected for a two-year residency to teach a course each semester or, in lieu of a course, to undertake an artistic assignment that deeply engages undergraduate students, such as directing a play, conducting a music ensemble, or choreographing a dance piece. Fellows are expected to be active members of the University's intellectual and artistic community while in residence; in return, they are provided the resources and spaces necessary to their work.
Composer Shawn Jaeger, filmmaker Afia Serena Nathaniel, and writer Rebekah Rutkoff have been named Princeton University Arts Fellows for 2016-18 and will begin two years of teaching and community collaboration in September.
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.
Princeton University’s current Arts Fellows will gather together for “Princeton Arts Fellows Present…,” a joint showing of new and developing work by these four innovative and diverse artists, in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street at 7:00 p.m. This event, which will feature performances, a reading, and presentations by graphic artist Danielle Aubert, playwright and theater artist Aaron Landsman, fiction writer Hanna Pylväinen, and composer/percussionist Jason Treuting, is free and open to the public.
Choreographer and director Pavel Zuštiak and documentary filmmaker Pacho Velez have been named Princeton University Arts Fellows for 2015-17 and will begin two years of teaching and community collaboration in September.
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 will present Amid the Noise, a re-orchestration of an evening-length multimedia work composed by Princeton Arts Fellow Jason Treuting with video by Jenise Treuting. The work will be performed by five undergraduate student musicians who make up the core of the concert performers, Treuting’s ensemble Sō Percussion, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra led by Jeff Snyder, members of the newly formed Princeton Percussion Ensemble, Cenk Ergun on laptop, Beth Meyers on viola, and Grey McMurray on guitar. The performance will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.