ACP Artist Talks to Feature Photographer Robin Resch
“TAKING PAUSE”: Arts Council of Princeton Artist-in-Residence Robin Resch will give two free artist talks in Dohm Alley this summer on “Taking Pause,” a collaborative portrait project that asks people to reflect on what in their lives feels most essential. The talks will be held on June 24 from 12-1 p.m. and July 8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) artist-in-residence, Princeton-based photographer Robin Resch, will give two free artist talks in Dohm Alley this summer on Taking Pause, a collaborative portrait project that asks people to reflect on what in their lives feels most essential. Resch will delve into the making of her project and how she was able to retrieve these thought-provoking photos and insights in the midst of a global pandemic.
On the afternoon of Thursday, June 24 from 12-1 p.m., attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch and join Resch in the alley for the first artist talk. On Thursday, July 8, she will speak from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
“Our lives are so diverse and we’ve all been impacted in similar and yet differing ways,” said Resch. “To some degree, it has been equalizing. In other ways it’s been polarizing. How has it impacted us? Have our values changed? Would we answer the question ‘what is irreplaceable to you?’ differently today than a year ago?”
Her hope is to sow seeds for a conversation that may help heal in such a challenging time and that, as a collaborative project, Taking Pause may help rebuild trust by addressing our fears and fostering communication and reflection.
The Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Program, named after the ACP founding director, was established by the Arts Council in 2009 to offer artists the opportunity to conceptualize and create work while providing the community with creative interaction with working artists in all disciplines. The 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence program kicked off with Marlon Davila’s mural Journey on the exterior wall of La Lupita Groceries, at the corner of John Street and Leigh Avenue, and continued with Ebony H. Flag’s The Future Me mural created for ACP’s Communiversity Room.
Dohm Alley is located next to Starbucks at 100 Nassau Street, Princeton. For more information, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777.