Join the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) for an artist talk and a ceramic demonstration led by Madhvi Subrahmanian on Friday, June 8 from 10am-1pm. It is only through the lens of the past, an appreciation of traditional form, rituals and history that one understands the complexities of the present and can cope with the uncertainty of the future. In an increasingly plastic and digital world, artist Madhvi Subrahmanian chooses to use the most ancient and tactile material, clay, as her medium of self-expression. In this presentation, Subrahmanian will examine the relevance of clay in traditional Indian society, the reverence and philosophical underpinnings of the material and how it has inspired her personal journey in clay. She will follow this presentation with a demonstration of some of the techniques she uses in her own work to decorate surfaces. Madhvi Subrahmanian is a ceramic artist working in India, the United States, and Singapore. Having lived in three continents and in four countries, the constant change she experiences is a major influence in her work. To learn more, visit madhvisubrahmanian.com. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. To register and for more information, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777. The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region.