August 30, 2017

Arts Festival at Plainsboro Library September 16

PLAINSBORO ARTS FESTIVAL: Local artist Nelly Kouzmina, center, demonstrated the art of felt making at last year’s Arts Festival at the Plainsboro Public Library. Ms. Kouzmina and many other artists will be on hand for this year’s festival, to be held on Saturday, September 16 from noon-4 p.m.

Local artists will take center stage at the Plainsboro Public Library on Saturday, September 16, when the library holds its annual Arts Festival from noon — 4 p.m. The festival will feature resident artists and members of the Plainsboro Library Artists’ Group. In addition to showing their work in a variety of media, they will also demonstrate their techniques and will help visitors develop their own artwork to take home. 

Festival goers who want to work with others on a collaborative art project may join sculptor Art Lee in constructing a large sculpture from recycled materials; or they may participate in the group painting of a huge paper maché globe, under the direction of Sangita Vinoth.

Debra Orenstein, a regular storyteller at the library, will present a special program of music and dance for young children and their parents at noon, out on the square; and sketchbook artist Paula Ridley, whose books will be on exhibit in the library gallery from September 30 through October 25, will explain and demonstrate her work.

Julia Pankratova will show patrons how to create their own mandalas, circular symbols of unity used in meditation; and embroidery artists and wannabe embroiderers will have a chance to learn about the craft and test their skills at the table of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Princeton Chapter.

Music aficionados can enjoy performances by West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North’s a cappella group Out of the Blue and its string orchestra Nonet, or groove to music by a DJ from Sully Music and Entertainment.

In case of inclement weather, most activities will move inside the library. The Plainsboro Public Library is at 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro; (609) 275-2897.