Virtual Conversation with Artist Léni Paquet-Morante
WHEN: Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m.
WHERE: via Zoom; Please visit artscouncilofprinceton.org to link into the conversation
As we navigate through these unprecedented times, the Arts Council of Princeton remains committed to its mission of “Building Community through the Arts” by providing engaging virtual programming. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council has transitioned to online classes and workshops, as we launch a series of artist talks. (Left: photo by Ricardo Barros)
Contemporary landscape painter Léni Paquet-Morante will join Timothy M. Andrews, art collector and major supporter of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Artist-in-Residence program, for a virtual conversation.
Paquet-Morante will discuss her influences and artistic journey, her process, what life is like for a working artist during the pandemic, and her plans for the future. She will also give viewers a virtual tour of her studio. Q & A will follow the conversation.
Léni Paquet-Morante is a landscape painter whose paintings address issues of isolation, privacy, and boundaries through visual metaphor found in landscape forms. “These paintings center on bodies of water and the intimacies they convey despite and/or because of the forces and landforms that define them. Rivers, tide, tide pools, estuaries, and intriguing topography are constants. My practice includes making drawings which are small and deliberate, and paintings which are large and expressionistically rendered.” (Above: Drawing shallow water at Veteran's Park in Hamilton_
Born in Canada, Paquet-Morante grew up in Maryland, coming to study sculpture at the Johnson Atelier at age 21. She has lived in Mercer County since 1986 with her husband, sculptor G. Frederick Morante. She has exhibited at the Arts Council of Princeton and is a regular at Communiversity, the annual town-and-gown event coordinated by the Arts Council of Princeton. Her works can be found in permanent collections such as Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Johnson & Johnson Corporate Headquarters, Bristol Myers-Squibb as well as in private collections across the country. (Above: Leni Paquet-Morante at her studio easel with "Film, Shadows, and Sky on Water" 48x48" acrylic on canvas)
This program is a part of the Arts Council’s apART Together initiative, created to provide virtual programming in order to stay creative and connected during this time while we are all physically distancing. For a full list of projects and programs, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org.
About the Arts Council of Princeton
The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, fulfills its mission of Building Community through the Arts by presenting a wide range of programs including community arts outreach, exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region. Visit artscouncilofprinceton.org for more information.