September 24, 2014

Arts Council’s Fall Open House Draws Hundreds of New and Familiar Faces

To the Editor:

September 14 was an extremely busy and exciting Sunday in downtown Princeton. We would like to thank everyone who stopped by the Arts Council of Princeton’s annual Free Fall Open House at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts that afternoon. It was great to see hundreds of new and familiar faces here. Many of our visitors had the opportunity to meet our artist-instructors, enjoy the live mural painting by SAGE Coalition artists and the musicians that accompanied them, and learn about the ACP’s diverse programming. Quite a few visitors later in the afternoon attended our Annual Members Exhibition Artists’ Reception for “Creature Comforts?” and Gilette Good Griffin’s exhibition opening for “The Eyes Have It.”

We would like to thank the many people who helped to make the event a success: Will “KASSO” Condry and James “Luv1” Kelewae of the SAGE Coalition, our Fall Artist-in-Residence Lisa Botalico, and our fabulous artist-instructors who were both gracious and informative. We would also like to thank the Members Show Opening Reception sponsors, Julia and Eric Gilbert, and our friends at Bai Brands and McCaffrey’s for providing the perfect refreshments to keep us energized all afternoon. Lastly, we send a special thanks to our volunteers, who help us on a daily basis to build community through the arts. The public is invited to visit and enjoy our newly completed mural, and is encouraged to read an artist’s perspective on the new ACP blog, which can be found on the homepage of

Jeff Nathanson

Executive Director, Arts Council of Princeton