This Week's Broadcasts
This week, a State of the Arts dedicated to Princeton's art scene, with a visit to the Princeton Children's Book Festival.

In Tesseracts of Time: A Dance for Architecture, choreographer Jessica Lang collaborates with Steven Holl, architect of The Lewis Arts complex at Princeton University. Plus, the Princeton Symphony celebrates the 100th birthday of composer Leonard Bernstein, the McVay Poetry Trail adds a 50th poem to its popular nature walk, and found object artist Eric Schultz creates a sci-fi sculpture for The mARTian Project.

Sat, 6/18 @ 7:30 pm
Thurs, 6/23 @ 11:30 pm

Sun, 6/19 @ 11:30 am

Mon, 6/20 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm
Wed, 6/22 @ 10 am & 3 pm
June is Pride Month
Happy Pride Month from State of the Arts team! This month, we're sharing stories about LGBTQIA+ artists and writers.

Kea Tawana was a self-taught engineer and artist who built a 3-story ark in Newark’s Central Ward in the mid-1980s, using building materials salvaged from an area fast becoming an urban wasteland. She worked on it for years before city officials took note and demanded it gone.

It no longer exists, but Kea’s Ark remains a powerful symbol of hope in Newark and beyond. As Gallery Aferro director Emma Wilcox notes, "She wanted to be known as a woman and she lived as a woman. And if you look at the decades that she lived through, that was an act of incredible bravery: to be a woman executing this enormous vision." 

Read more about Kea Tawana on our blog. Plus, you can catch the full documentary, Kea's Ark, streaming on PBS Passport, Amazon Prime, and Apple+TV.
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Happening Now
Friday, Jun 17 at NJPAC, the Bill Charlap Trio performs the music of Leonard Bernstein, including conversations with Jamie Bernstein and Producer Ted Chapin. See their website for tickets and more information!

Our related story: Bill Charlap
Join the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Newtonville to commemorate Juneteenth Sun, June 19, 2:30-5:30 pm at the Martin Luther King Center in Newtonville!

Through June 26, Two River Theater presents Chekhov's Three Sisters, translated by their Playwright-in-Residence Madeleine George and directed by Sara Holdren. The cast includes Nemuna Ceesay, a narrator for State of the Arts since 2019, in the role of Irina.
Catch up on some of the best of State of the Arts
Photographer and performance artist LaToya Ruby Frazier says her work is about finding a balance between the politics and the poetics of documentary photography. Pictured: Momme by LaToya Ruby Frazier

Our 2013 story: LaToya Ruby Frazier
Frankie Gavin, Irish fiddler, and his group De Dannan performed in 2012 for a packed house at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.

Our 2012 story: De Dannan
The Whittington Family learned their music from their 90-year-old father Beryl. Beryl, in turn, learned the music from his parents as a boy working on oyster boats on the Delaware Bay.

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Pictured: Found object sculpture created by artist Eric Schultz and Trenton-area kids, inspiring the OK Trenton Project. Photo courtesy the artist.
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