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Open Studios

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 26, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Lewis Center, 185 Nassau Street.  Musician/composer Jason Treuting, a 2013-15 Princeton Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts, will perform during the Open Studios event, which is free and open to the public.

The evening of open studios will feature works-in-progress by students in a wide range of media including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, graphic design, scenic design, and film.  Students will be on hand to show and discuss their work.

“Our students often remark that their peers and the public don’t necessarily know what goes on inside 185 Nassau Street,” notes Joe Scanlan, Director of the Program in Visual Arts. “Having open studios offers the entire Princeton community a chance to see creativity in action and to chat with the students behind the work. The students benefit greatly from sharing what they are working on while they are still in the midst of the creative process.”

The open studios event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with junior studios on the fourth floor and will continue at 5:15 p.m. with the senior studios on the second floor, rooms 201, 203, 213, 217, 222, 223 and 224. Refreshments will be served.

Treuting is one of two inaugural Fellows in a new program at Princeton funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. As a member of the ensemble So Percussion, Treuting’s compositions include the group’s third album, "Amid the Noise," and contributions to "Imaginary City," an evening-length work performed in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2009 Next Wave Festival. Recent commissions for other ensembles have included a concerto for So Percussion and string orchestra for the League of Composers Orchestra; music for a video installation in collaboration with Alison Crocetta; and an evening-length collaboration with the choreographers of the Lyon, France-based Projet in Situ. He will perform starting at 5:15 p.m.

Also on view through November 26 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street is an exhibition of work by students in fall courses including introductory painting, advanced drawing, and "Painting Without Canvas," a unique course that focuses on creating painterly works using atypical materials and techniques. The Lucas Gallery is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Across campus at the James S. Hall '34 Memorial Gallery at Butler College, student work from a spring 2013 photography course will be on view through December 6. The Butler Gallery is open to the public daily 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On December 9 an exhibition of sculpture will open at 701 Carnegie Center in Princeton.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Featuring music by Arts Fellow Jason Treuting
Light refreshments provided


Lewis Center for the Arts
at 185 Nassau Street
Princeton University

Free and open to the public

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