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Visual Arts Program Opens Spring Season of Exhibitions


Steve Runk    
Director of Communications
Lewis Center for the Arts

(Princeton, NJ) The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University announces a series of campus-wide exhibitions of ambitious student work running through early June.  Venues will include the Lucas Gallery and the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street; The Guggenheim Gallery of Whitman College; and the James S. Hall ’34 Memorial Gallery of Butler College.  Each exhibition is accompanied by a reception where visitors can meet the artists.

Currently on view in the Lucas Gallery through February 10 is “What is Studio?” featuring works in progress by Visual Arts students completing their first semester in the program.  A variety of media are on exhibit including painting, drawing, puppets, textiles, sculpture, photography, and mixed media pieces.  A closing reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, February 8 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Beginning February 23, eighteen graduating seniors will mount thesis exhibitions as the culmination of their Visual Arts studies at Princeton.  A painting show by Jaewon Choi, titled “Frogs & Forms,” will kick things off in the Lucas Gallery with a reception from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23.  Choi’s show will be followed by solo and shared exhibitions by Genevieve Irwin, Dao Mi, Joanne Chong, Bridget Menashé, Cooper Gegan, Maria Cury, Kati Henderson, Lauren VanZandt, James Cole, Alex Knoepflmacher, Isaiah Miller, Ruthie Nachmany, Oren Samet-Marram, Luciana Chamorro, Shelina Kurwa, Jun Koh, and Alexis Brown.

The season will close with an extravaganza group show of Junior Independent work in Butler College in April, and a Class Day senior “all-star” show in the Lucas Gallery in May.

The Lucas Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Guggenheim Gallery of Whitman College is open to the public daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The James S. Hall ’34 Memorial Gallery of Butler College is open to the public 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.  Consult the Lewis Center website for screening times in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater.  All exhibitions and screenings are free.

The Lewis Center for the Arts is part of a major initiative announced by President Shirley M. Tilghman in 2006 to fully embrace the arts as an essential part of the educational experience for all who study and teach at Princeton University. The Lewis Center for the Arts will have a significant impact on the University and the larger community it serves. The public is welcomed to a full range of lectures, exhibitions, concerts and performances at the Center. Many of the Center’s events are free or charge a nominal admission fee.

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