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"Imprint" by Senior Kaitlin Henderson Opens Wednesday, April 4


Steve Runk    
Director of Communications
Lewis Center for the Arts

The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present “Imprint,” a show of photographs by Kaitlin Henderson, a senior in the Visual Arts Certificate Program.  The exhibition will be on view weekdays in the Lucas Gallery at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street, on April 4 through 11.  An opening reception, where visitors will be able to meet the artist, will be held Thursday, April 5, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The reception is free and open to the public.

Henderson is a molecular biology major focusing on neuroscience.  Her interest in human cognition is at the root of both her work in her major and her visual arts work.  “I am interested in how we assign meaning to places, meaning that may seem arbitrary to others, even when the people and events that created it have changed or left,” notes Henderson.  “How that meaning or connection to a place can be communicated to others, such as through photography, and how they interpret it through their own understanding of meaningful places is at the center of my show.”

While she has worked in a variety of media in the visual arts, Henderson did not use photography until taking classes through the Lewis Center.  “The Visual Arts Program has been a great experience for me,” states Henderson.  “I was able to explore media I had not tried before and had access to another means to pursue my ideas in a science field.”  She plans to attend graduate school to study neuroscience upon leaving Princeton and to continue working in the visual arts.

The Lucas Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Admission is free.

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Photo caption 1:  Photograph from “Imprint” an exhibition of work by Kaitlin Henderson, a Princeton senior in the Lewis Center Visual Arts Program
Photo credit 1:  Photo by Kaitlin Henderson


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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