×

New Jersey Stage menu
New Jersey Stage home
New Jersey Stage search button

Search website


 

Arts Council of Princeton Unveils New Community Mural on Spring Street by Artist Dave DiMarchi

NEWS | FEATURES | PREVIEWS | EVENTS


originally published: 11/22/2022

Arts Council of Princeton Unveils New Community Mural on Spring Street by Artist Dave DiMarchi

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) recently unveiled a new community mural in Downtown Princeton titled Somatic Pause. Designed and installed by artist Dave DiMarchi, this immersive, multi-media public art piece can be found on the side of Village Silver on Spring Street.

Fashioned after both the artist's workspace and print editions he created during his current ACP Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residency, Somatic Pause invites Princeton to contemplate the transformational power of rest, and how time changes each of us.

Somatic Pause - a wheat pasted, painted, and collaged installation - is an ephemeral one. Meant to change over time, the mural will be exposed to harsh winter weather, early spring rains, and glaring sun, each doing its own work to fade, soften, tear, and mar its surface. Change is the constant.

Dave DiMarchi is a queer, multi-disciplinary printmaker and artist working in printmaking, papermaking and sculptural book forms. He engages in a relentless material practice, nurturing ideas into singular and editioned works. As a multi-disciplinary artist, he has exhibited works on paper, installations and books in the US and internationally. He maintains a small collaborative studio and art space in New Hope, Pennsylvania and teaches printmaking, papermaking and book forms extensively throughout the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. In Fall of 2022, he was chosen as the ACP Artist-in-Residence which will allow him to continue to explore collage-based multi-media and print works. 

This is the ACP’s eighth rotating mural on Spring Street. In July of 2020, when most of town was shut down due to COVID-19 regulations, the Arts Council team painted their first mural in this location, Stronger Together, as a message of support and solidarity. Since then, the rotating approach has allowed the ACP to showcase local artists, making Spring Street a new destination to enjoy colorful and thought-provoking public art. 



 
Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info



DiMarchi’s work will be on view on Spring Street until spring 2023, when a new mural will take its place.

The Arts Council of Princeton, a non-profit organization founded in 1967, fulfills its mission of building community through the arts by presenting a wide range of programs including public art projects, exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region.



Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info








EVENT CALENDAR

ART | COMEDY | DANCE | MUSIC | THEATRE | COMMUNITY

A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


Click here for full description

Vienna Boys Choir

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music


Click here for full description

THE IRISH TENORS - "WE THREE KINGS" CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: music


Click here for full description

Seton Hall University Annual Winter Concert

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 7:30pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


Click here for full description

George Street Playhouse presents "Joy"

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


Click here for full description

A Rockapella Holiday

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


Click here for full description

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


Click here for full description

A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


Click here for full description



For more event listings, click here





more in art


 

 

New Jersey Stage © 2022 by Wine Time Media, LLC | PO Box 140, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 | info@newjerseystage.com

Nobody covers the Arts throughout the Garden State like New Jersey Stage!

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms.
If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on our RSS feed




Art | Comedy | Dance | Film | Music | Theatre | Ad Rates | About Us | Pitch a Story | Links | Radio Shows