Reading the letter to editor below reminds us of just how important old-fashioned public gatherings continue to be. And that underscores the importance of our day-by-day event listings, reported, compiled, and edited for many years by Lynn Miller.

As Lynn will tell you, “entering” the events is not as easy as it seems. And the beginning of this fall season, jam-packed with activities worthy of mention in our Preview section, seems the opportune time to offer suggestions for streamlining the submission process.

First please submit your information to Even though you may know another one of our editors and think that multiple submissions will get you in, the truth is that everyone with an event that meets our editorial guidelines, gets in.

The more productive action is to get your information submitted early, as soon as you know the basic information. If you have more information later send us an update, but please tell us that it is an update — that will avoid duplication. To be even more productive you can send along a photo. Send us the highest resolution images you have, in color if available. Head shots of speakers, rehearsal shots of upcoming plays — all are welcomed. Photos of people who can’t be identified are discouraged.

Finally, do as we say here, but not as one little corner of our website tells you to do. Our site — — contains a hard-to-remove but impossible-to-use online event submission form. Please don’t use it. Just send the pertinent information to A real person will read it and shape it into the format that works best for us.

#b#To the Editor: Artistic Moment#/b#

September 14 was an extremely busy and exciting Sunday in downtown Princeton: the Arts Council of Princeton’s annual Free Fall Open House at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts that afternoon. It was great to see hundreds of new and familiar faces.

Many of our visitors had the opportunity to meet our artist-instructors, enjoy the live mural painting by SAGE Coalition artists and the musicians that accompanied them, and learn about the ACP’s diverse programming. Quite a few visitors later in the afternoon attended our annual Members Exhibition artists’ reception for “Creature Comforts?” and Gilette Good Griffin’s exhibition opening for “The Eyes Have It.”

We would like to thank the many people who helped to make the event a success: Will “KASSO” Condry and James “Luv1” Kelewae of the SAGE Coalition, our Fall Artist-in-Residence Lisa Botalico, and our artist-instructors. We would also like to thank the Members Show opening reception sponsors, Julia and Eric Gilbert, and our friends at Bai Brands and McCaffrey’s for providing the perfect refreshments.

Lastly, we thanks to our volunteers, who help us on a daily basis to build community through the arts. The public is invited to visit and enjoy our newly completed mural, and is encouraged to read an artist’s perspective on the new ACP blog, which can be found at

Jeff Nathanson

Executive Director

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