Peter Lighte: Pieces of China
October 1 through October 5
Peter Lighte P’16 has created twelve lush paintings representing the ancient Chinese signs of the zodiac. The Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery will hold a silent auction and cocktail reception on Friday, September 28th, for the paintings, graciously donated by Mr. Lighte, with proceeds providing support for Princeton Day School. The paintings will be on display in the gallery for the week following the auction.
Dan Mead and Sally Eagle: Bhutan Culture of Western Asia
October 15 through November 11
Photographers Dan Mead and Sally Eagle will share their images of the sub-alpine Himalayan peaks of the Asian Kingdom of Bhutan. This landlocked country, an unspoiled environment that has been referred to as The Last Shangri-la, works to maintain its rich and unique cultural heritage, which is steeped in the Buddhist tradition. Mr. Mead and Ms. Eagle will meet with Upper School religion classes to discuss Bhutanese culture.
Secret Lives: Art Department Faculty and Staff Exhibit
November 26 through December 19
This will be the second annual Princeton Day School Art Department Faculty and Staff exhibit. Painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, crafts, and poetry from our talented faculty and staff will be exhibited—though this year, the names of the artists will be hidden from immediate view, adding an element of surprise to the exhibit.
January 14 through January 31
Celia Reisman paints her architectural vision of suburban landscapes, primarily around Philadelphia. Represented by the Paul Thiebaud Gallery in New York and San Francisco, Ms. Reisman received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Yale University. Edward Sozanski of the Philadelphia Inquirer remarked that Ms. Reisman’s work “offers a lushly colored and geometrically harmonious balance between realism and abstraction.”
Wabi-Sabi: Featuring the Work of Stephanie Stuefer and Chris Maher
February 11 through March 7
Two members of the Princeton Day School Art Department, Stephanie Stuefer, ceramics, and Chris Maher, furniture design and sculpture, have created a collaborative installation which includes clay and wood, with the gallery serving as an interactive tea room. This exhibition will be guided by the principles of wabi-sabi, based on the Japanese aesthetic centered on the acceptance of imperfection, and embracing asymmetry and irregularity.
David Wiesner: Imagine the Possibilities
April 1 through April 24
Three-time Caldecott Award-winner David Wiesner will have an exhibition of preliminary sketches and finished works in the gallery while visiting the school as part of the “Imagine the Possibilities” program. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, with a BFA in Illustration, Mr. Wiesner has generously offered to exhibit rarely-seen drawings from his personal collection.
The Student Exhibition
May 6 through May 22
In May, the Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery, as well as the Arts Atrium, Middle School and Lower School hallways, will feature artwork created by many of our Princeton Day School students. Chosen from works completed throughout the year, the exhibit may include paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, installation, architecture, photography, and film. These exhibits, as well as all of the gallery exhibits, are open to the public.
Princeton Day School Senior Projects
May 29 through June 7
At the end of May, the gallery will feature the Senior Projects which have focused on visual and design arts.