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September 2015
Peacock Café Event
Labor Day BBQ
7
Kick back and join us for a Labor Day BBQ!
Wellness
Wellness Walks/Wellness Talk - Sept. 10th
10
Thursdays, June 4, 18; July 2, 16, 30; Sept. 10, 24
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
Artist Lecture
Artist Talk: LAUREN CLAY
11
Don’t miss this unique chance to learn about the artist and discover her work in the exhibition.
Workshop
Studio Workshop: Paper Marbleizing with LAUREN CLAY
12
Don’t miss this opportunity to take a workshop with exhibiting artist Lauren Clay!
Peacock Café Event
A Mad Hatter Tea Party
13
** This event is fully booked. **
Step through the looking glass and into a transformed Acer Courtyard as the Peacock Café presents a “Mad” tea party fo...
Family
Tots on Tour!
19
11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art!
Family Festival
NJ Storytelling Festival
20
Celebrate the art of spoken word as wildly diverse stories are presented outdoors.
Tour
Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant
22
Tour the famed Seward Johnson Atelier and the cutting edge Digital Atelier.
Wellness
Wellness Walks/Wellness Talk - Sept. 24th
24
Thursdays, June 4, 18; July 2, 16, 30; Sept. 10, 24
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
Workshop
Studio Workshop: The Nature of Black and White Photography
24
In this one-day workshop, we’re stripping away color and helping refine your monochrome vision.
Epicurean Palette
27
The premier food and wine event in our region!
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant
29
** This event is FULLY BOOKED **
Let the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture wow you by moonlight!
October 2015
Film
Outlet Dance Project: Dance on Film Festival
1
Experience dance and the garden in a whole new way!
Dance
Outlet Dance Project: Day of Dance
3
Join us for this dynamic and magical journey through GFS!
Workshop
Life Casting with the Masters
3
Saturdays, October 3, 10 and 17
This exciting new workshop is an extraordinary opportunity to create an iron masterpiece.
The GFS Gift of Creativity Drive
6
Visit us after September 20th for more information.
If you believe that every child deserves access to the arts, please consider helping this season.
Wellness
Wellness Walks/Wellness Talk - Oct. 8th
8
Thursdays, Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 9, 19
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
Member Event
New Member Day
11
Meet in the GFS Member Lounge over light refreshments.
Workshop
Nature's Art Photography
14
RAIN DATE: Wednesday, October 21
Spend the afternoon with us for a discussion on “The Great American Landscape–Nature’s Art.”
Artist Lecture
JOYCE CAROL OATES: The Mystery of Creativity
15
A very special engagement featuring well-known author and poet, Joyce Carol Oates.
Family
Tots on Tour! - Oct. 17
17
Saturdays, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, 2015 & Jan. 9, Feb. 27, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art!
Concert
Guild for Early Music Festival
18
Rain or Shine!
Join us for the 11th annual Guild for Early Music Festival.
Wellness
Wellness Walks/Wellness Talk - Oct. 22nd
22
Thursdays, Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 9, 19
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
Member Event
Fall/Winter Exhibition Reception
23
An evening reception to celebrate the exhibition season.
Member Event
Fall/Winter Exhibition Preview Day
24
An exclusive opportunity for members to explore the upcoming exhibition season before it opens to the public!
Painted Handbags with Carol S. Miller
24
Watch in person as Carol S. Miller paints her one-of-a-kind creations.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant
27
Dinner at 6:30pm; Tour immediately to follow
Let the magnificence of GFS wow you by moonlight!
Member Event
Member Adventures: Santa Fe, the City of Enchantment
28
Join GFS Member Adventures for a trip to Santa Fe, the City of Enchantment.
Workshop
Leaves Drawn in Clay
31
Saturdays, October 31, November 7 and 14
Be inspired by the beautiful autumn landscape to create ceramics that are influenced by the natural world!
November 2015
Wellness
Wellness Walks/Wellness Talk - Nov. 5th
5
Thursdays, Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 9, 19
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
Member Event
SHAPING SOUND: Sinfonietta Nova
5
Cocktails 6pm; Performance 6:30pm
Shaping Sound is a brand new series of performance, for GFS Members only!
Workshop
Scratch Mold Workshop
7
Two separate sessions offered.
Gain a new appreciation for iron artwork!
Family
Iron Pour
7
Rain date for pour only is Sunday, November 8.
Gain a new appreciation for iron artwork by witnessing an iron pour led by artists from the AbOminOg Intl. Arts Collective based in Trent...
Workshop
Collage/Mixed Media
12
with Arts Council of Princeton
This one-day collage/mixed media workshop is playful and informative for both the novice and experienced student.
Member Event
SHAPING SOUND: Graffito Works
12
Cocktails 6pm; Performance 6:30pm
Shaping Sound is a brand new series of performance, for GFS Members only!
Family
Tots on Tour! - Nov. 14
14
Saturdays, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, 2015 & Jan. 9, Feb. 27, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art!
Tour
Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant
17
Tour the famed Seward Johnson Atelier and the cutting edge Digital Atelier.
Member Event
SHAPING SOUND: PLOrk (Princeton Laptop Orchestra)
18
Cocktails 6pm; Performance 6:30pm
Shaping Sound is a brand new series of performance, for GFS Members only!
Wellness
Wellness Walks/Wellness Talk - Nov. 19th
19
Thursdays, Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 9, 19
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
Workshop
Hand-Blown Glass Ornaments
21
Two separate sessions offered.
Learn the old world craft of using Glaskolben tubes and a torch to make hand-blown glass ornaments.
Workshop
Holiday Wreath Decorating Workshop
28
Two separate sessions offered.
For creative adults eager to make their own holiday décor!
December 2015
Concert
A Boheme Opera Christmas Card
4
presented by Boheme Opera NJ
Family Festival
Hello Holidays!
5
Kick off your holiday season with this fun and festive day of activities!
Art Salon
Art Salon: Seward Johnson
9
A relaxed and stimulating opportunity to share ideas and fine food at Rat’s Restaurant with GFS artists.
Concert
Ding, Dong, Merrily on High
11
presented by the NJ Chamber Singers
Family
Young Artist Workshops: Holiday Style!
12
Two workshops for Ages 6 and up!
Calling all creative kids!
Family
Tots on Tour! - Dec. 19
19
Saturdays, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, 2015 & Jan. 9, Feb. 27, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art!
January 2016
Artist Lecture
Q&A with our Horticulturist
1
Bring your questions and your friends!
Literary
Storytime in the Galleries
6
Wednesdays, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, & Mar. 2
Bring the kids for treasured tales and a hands-on art project inspired by this season’s exhibitions.
Family
Tots on Tour! - Jan. 9
9
Saturdays, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, 2015 & Jan. 9, Feb. 27, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art!
Family
Ice Sculpture Demonstrations
10
Let the chips fall where they may!
Literary
GFS Book Club
10
Sundays, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, & Mar. 13
Nothing says warmth in winter more than curling up with a good book!
Workshop
Winter Photowalk
13
SNOW DATE: Wednesday, January 20
Join us for a class wandering the 42-acres of inspirational landscape and sculptures of GFS.
Tour
Winter Highlights in the Garden
14
Tours offered Jan. 14, 30, and Feb. 4
Join us for an informative outdoor tour of conifers and other hardy species at GFS.
Film
Film For Thought Series: EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
17
Snow Date: January 24
Our film series returns in 2016, featuring unique and specially curated selections.
Member Event
GFS Member Adventures Trips: Key West
21
Key West: Come As You Are
Travel with GFS to the southernmost city in the continental US, Key West, Florida and “come as you are” to this island retrea...
Workshop
Woodblock Printmaking
30
Like sculpture, woodblock printmaking is a hands-on technique that can be explored by artists of all levels.
February 2016
Film
Film For Thought Series: ART & COPY
7
Snow Date: February 14
Our film series returns in 2016, featuring unique and specially curated selections.
Workshop
Mimosa and a Masterpiece
12
Grab a friend and meet fellow art enthusiasts at an unforgettable workshop packed with fun and creativity!
Workshop
Pair of Paintings
13
The perfect Valentine’s Day Weekend event!
Artist Lecture
Focus on Sculpture Juror: Kenneth Ek
13
Kenneth Ek, juror for Focus on Sculpture 2016, will discuss his selection process and the works on view.
Family Festival
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!
20
Snow Date: Sunday, February 21
Everyone’s talking about it–S.T.E.A.M. is hot!
Family
Tots on Tour! - Feb. 27
27
Saturdays, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, 2015 & Jan. 9, Feb. 27, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art!
March 2016
Workshop
I Ate the Props! “Foodie” Photography
2
Have you ever seen a mouth-watering photograph on a food blog and thought “I wish I could eat that?”
Family
Tots on Tour! - Mar. 5
5
Saturdays, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, 2015 & Jan. 9, Feb. 27, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art!
Family
Derby Car Design
5
Two separate sessions offered.
On your mark, get set, CREATE!
Film
Film For Thought Series: MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES
6
Snow Date: March 13
Our film series returns in 2016, featuring unique and specially curated selections.
Artist Lecture
A Disruptive Conversation
10
Artists in the Disruption exhibition on view in the Museum Building were asked to explore the theme of disruption in their artwork–...
Workshop
Felted Sculpture
12
with the Arts Council of Princeton
What is the process of felting a sculpture?
Family Festival
Artists in Action
19
GFS is home to many outstanding artists, and Artists in Action is your chance to see just what we mean.
Workshop
Kokedama: Starting Your Spring Bulb String Garden
20
Learn a new take on the art of Kokedama—one of many beautiful Japanese garden methods.
April 2016
Family
Tots on Tour! - Apr. 2
2
Saturdays, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, 2015 & Jan. 9, Feb. 27, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art!
Concert
Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools
8
A seminal force as all-American rock n’ roll song-slingers!
Family
3D-Printed Derby Car Design
9
Saturdays, April 9, 16, and 23
Use the latest 3D printing technology to create the ultimate derby car!
Art Salon
Paul Henry Ramirez
14
A relaxed and stimulating opportunity to share ideas and fine food at Rat’s Restaurant with GFS artists.
Tour
Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant
19
Tour the famed Seward Johnson Atelier and the cutting edge Digital Atelier.
Member Event
Day Trip to Wave Hill
20
Visit this exceptional art and garden venue in New York.
Literary
Paint Out Princeton, on Location at GFS
23
Rain or Shine!
Visit our meticulously landscaped campus in honor of Earth Day!
Family
Landscape-Inspired Poetry Workshop
23
Celebrate Earth Day with poetry!
May 2016
Family
SAVE THE DATE! For the GFS Speedway Challenge
15
GFS revives the tradition of auto racing in the NEW GFS Speedway Challenge!
Member Event
LA BELLE FRANCE: Gardens, Art, and Inspiration
15
Find your own inspiration amidst the history and artistry of France.