The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) presents Interwoven Stories, a culminating exhibition of the community-based stitching project created by ACP Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. Visitors can expect to view more than 100 fabric “pages” – designed to look like traditional 3-holed line paper – hand-stitched with places, people and memories.
Beginning in March 2016, Weymar created and distributed more than 200 pages to community members of all ages and held multiple workshops at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts and the Princeton Public Library. Participants have stitched personal memories, depictions of loved ones, and favorite stores long-closed, among many other subjects. Of the project, Weymar says, “It is the nature of socially engaged art to present a project to a community while not knowing how it will be received or executed. It is an open question. The response to this project has exceeded our wildest expectations … each page is a gift to the community. They speak to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community”.
Interwoven Stories will be on view in ACP’s Taplin Gallery from October 29 through November 30, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, October 29 from 3-5pm. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. For more information, please visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777.
The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region.