The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of oil paintings by Genevieve Irwin, a senior in the Visual Arts Certificate Program. An opening reception with the artist will be held March 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., coinciding with the spring Princeton ArtWalk. The reception is free and open to the public. The Lucas Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Titled “Inhabited,” the exhibition features paintings of domestic interiors, portraits and still lifes. “In my paintings for this exhibition I attempt to capture a feeling of intimacy and quiet in an interior setting,” notes Irwin. “I combine an aesthetic interest in patterns, light and color with a desire to celebrate the home and those who inhabit it.”
Irwin is a comparative literature major who has had a strong interest in the visual arts since early childhood, initially in drawing, but branching out into design, illustration, watercolor and oil painting during her college years. Her interest in design has been developed through Princeton’s Student Design Agency and an internship with Estee Lauder’s creative department.
“Both literature and the visual arts have shaped how I see and interpret the world,” notes Irwin. “I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to focus on both of these fields throughout my time at Princeton. Although I hope to pursue a career related to the visual arts, there are many directions that this aspiration may take. This summer, I will be illustrating a children’s book about the childhood of my mother’s friend, who grew up in rural India in the 1930s.”
The Princeton ArtWalk, also happening the evening of March 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., is a new initiative of the local arts community offering a self-guided evening of visual arts activities in the downtown and on the university campus. The first ArtWalk held November 3 drew hundreds of visitors. The venues include the Lewis Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum, the Bernstein Gallery at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Firestone Library, Historic Morven, Historical Society of Princeton, Labyrinth Books, Princeton Public Library, and Small World Coffee. The venues will offer a variety of events, activities and refreshments. The tour is free and open to all.
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Thursday, March 1st
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
March 1 - 6, 2012
10 AM - 4:30 PM
Lewis Center for the Arts
at 185 Nassau Street
Free and open to the public