Beyond Katie Welsh’s cabaret performance, the Arts Council of Princeton is scheduled for a busy September — all while the organization hunts for a new executive director. Taneshia Nash Laird, who replaced Jeff Nathanson in January, 2017, announced her resignation in August. Arts Council board president Jim Levine is serving as interim director.
In the meantime the Arts Council kicks off its fall season with an open house on Saturday, September 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. The family-friendly event includes hands-on art activities, dance demonstrations, and the opportunity to contribute to a community mural.
On the same day, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Taplin Gallery, the opening reception takes place for the annual member exhibition, which invites contributions in various media from member artists. The exhibit runs through October 8.
The fun continues the following Saturday, September 15, with the Arts Council’s innovative “Dinner” and a movie fundraiser, which gives guests a chance to experience virtual reality technology from Immersive.XR, hear a live performance by the band Dinner, and see a screening of the film “David Lynch: An Art Life.”
Finally, the Arts Council takes guests to the Princeton Shopping Center courtyard — and to India — with its fourth annual Evening With Bollywood on Saturday, September 22, from 4 to 9 p.m. The night starts with a Bazaar market featuring henna tattoos, arts and crafts, jewelry, apparel, and food and drink. A dance performance by Uma Kapoor’s NachNation leads into a Bollywood dance party open to all. Admission is free; bring a blanket or lawn chair.
For more information: artscouncilofprinceton.org or 609-924-8777.