April 27, 2016

PDS Alumni’s Art Exhibition

Art PDS Alumni Exhibi 4-27-16.

PDS ALUMNI EXHIBITON: The Princeton Day School’s “50th Anniversary Alumni Art Exhibition” is on view until May 14. The exhibit includes a wide variety of media by 37 talented alumni including founding partner of Studio Hillier, J. Robert Hillier PCD ’52, FAIA. His River Road House model, pictured above, will be among the works exhibited.

In continuation of Princeton Day School’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery proudly presents the 50th Anniversary Alumni Art Exhibition, on view from now through May 14. In this exhibition, the fourth alumni art exhibition in the history of the school, 37 alumni will exhibit a wide variety of media representing the diverse exposure to the arts students experienced at the school. Architects, sculptors, photographers, painters, and videographers will exhibit numerous innovative works for this monumental exhibition. There will be an artists’ reception during Princeton Day School’s Alumni Weekend on Friday, May 13, from 4-6 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

J. Robert Hillier PCD ’52, FAIA, principal at Princeton’s architecture, urban planning and design firm, Studio Hillier, will exhibit an exquisite model of a recently designed home. The 90-foot long house, built like a steel bridge, sits above the flood plain at 13 feet above the banks of the Delaware River. The project is a breathtaking feat of engineering with 35 feet of the building cantilevered in each direction from the minimal support of a previously existing foundation.

Louise Ingalls Sturges ’97 will exhibit one of her paintings and a trailer from the award-winning documentary Wolfpack. Ms. Sturges is an executive producer of Wolfpack, which is a 90-minute film about seven siblings home-schooled in a four-bedroom apartment on New York’s Lower East Side. This fascinating story follows their lives while they were allowed to continuously watch movies but never allowed to leave their apartment. Wolfpack was the winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

John Maher ’06, is an associate with MASS Design Group, and also the recipient of the Princeton Day School Outstanding Young Alumni Award this year. After studying architecture with Princeton Day School faculty member David Burkett, Mr. Maher received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University and his Master of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The MASS Design Group began in 2008 by designing the Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda. Currently working on three continents, they have been awarded the Curry Stone Design Prize and have been finalists for the TED Prize, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and a semi-finalist for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Mr. Maher works in MASS’s Rwanda office where he is designing the Munini District Hospital in Rwanda and the Art of Healthcare Hospital in Tanzania. Prior to joining MASS, Mr. Maher was awarded two Public Service Center Fellowships from MIT for water, sanitation, and hygiene projects in Tamale, Ghana.

The 50th Anniversary Alumni Art Exhibition is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday when the school is in session, and by appointment on weekends. For more information about the Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery, please call Jody Erdman, Art Gallery Director, at (609) 924-6700 x 1772 or visit www.pds.org.