Secret Lives: Princeton Day School Exhibits the Art of Our Faculty and Staff

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Princeton—The Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School is delighted to present Secret Lives, an exhibit featuring artworks by members of our faculty and staff  from November 27 through December 19, 2012. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, November 27 from 11:30-1:30 pm in the gallery.

This exhibition will address several themes in paintings, drawings, photography, video, ceramics, and sculpture created by 42 members of our faculty and staff. “With a long tradition of excellence in the arts at Princeton Day School, this exhibition offers the opportunity to see the wide range of talent from our entire faculty and staff. And, in a fun twist, the names of the artists will be hidden from immediate view, adding an element of surprise to exhibit,” remarked Gallery Director Jody Erdman. 

The attached image is from a “NYC Dances,” a video project by Dance/Choreographer Artist in Residence Ann Robideaux, in which she encouraged local New York City park-goers to participate in a community dance collaboration resulting in a montage of movement and other talents for the camera. The resulting series of short films highlight the unique personalities, interesting parks, and social communities of New York City. Ms. Robideaux remarked, “I came up with the NYC Dances when CinemaParque/MovieHouse approached me about creating a project involving film and the local community in an art event.  Since rehearsing dances takes an incredible amount of time (and I had two months to complete the project), I decided to visit a few neighborhood parks and ask people at random to dance for the camera.  The results are several short films highlighting various social interactions in movement each with its own story and flavor.”

In addition, longtime photography teacher and acclaimed photographer Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick will be exhibiting a new book of photographs she created during a trip to Cuba last summer through a faculty enrichment grant.

Secret Lives is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session, and by appointment on weekends. For an appointment, please call (609) 924-6700 or visit www.pds.org. The Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery is part of the Princeton Day School arts wing dedicated to photography, ceramics, architecture and dance, as well as woodworking, set-building and performance art spaces. For more information about the Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery, please call Jody Erdman, Art Gallery Director, at (609) 924-6700 x1772.


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