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Events for Friday July 15, 2022

Opening Reception, By The Light of Day - a Plein Air Exhibition, WWAC

Friday July 15, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

West Windsor Arts brings plein art painting to West Windsor with their summer show, By the Light of Day. Plein-air painting is, in its strictest sense, the practice of painting landscape pictures out-of-doors; more loosely, the achievement of an intense impression of the open air in a landscape painting. It expresses a spirit of spontaneity and truth to personal impulse within art. Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh was notably a fan of plein air painting, or the practice of painting in the great outdoors. Other impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir advocated plein air painting, and much of their work was done outdoors in the diffuse light of a large white umbrella. Decisions have to be made quickly, therefore painting reactions are more intuitive.

The exhibition is on view at West Windsor Arts. Our jurors include Lori Langsner, M.S., and Bob Barish.

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ACP'S Story & Verse Outdoor Summer Series, Pettoranello Gardens

Friday July 15, 2022
7:00 PM

The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) and African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County (AACCMC) announce that their monthly Story & Verse open mic will head outdoors for its Summer Series. Beginning Friday, June 17, these poetic and storytelling events will be held at Pettoranello Gardens and are free and open to all.

Story & Verse was established in February 2020 and has continued monthly since. Taking place in the Arts Council’s Solley Theater throughout the year, Story & Verse welcomes local and regional talent to perform original works inspired by a monthly theme, providing attendees with free, community-created entertainment. The Summer Series marks the return to Pettoranello Gardens, welcoming one and all to enjoy live performance by our talented community members in a beautiful outdoor setting. Story & Verse is held in collaboration with the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County.

Friday, July 15, 7pm: “Spark in the Dark”

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