The Arts Council of Princeton presents Waves and Ripples, a celebration of water as a metaphor for life and human emotion, featuring the work of Ting Ting Hsu and Livia Mosanu. The show is a collaboration between two local female painters who share many similar life experiences. Both Hsu and Mosanu were born and raised outside of the United States, across oceans. Water for Hsu and Mosanu represents traveling a large distance and alludes to life changing journeys. Both mothers, they associate water with birth, for it is life giving and sustaining. “Water is tumultuous, mysterious and beautiful. Just like life, it comes in big unexpected waves and gentle calming ripples,” say the artists. “We seek to capture these qualities on canvas and invite our viewers to take a moment and reflect on our connection with this vital natural resource.” “This exhibition is not only a testament to the power of water, it is a testament to the power of artistic collaboration,” says ACP Artistic Director Maria Evans. “Both Hsu and Mosanu portray the beauty of daily sceneries that are often overlooked. Their personal ties to water shine through their artistic imagination”. Waves and Ripples will be on view from June 1 through June 29 in the Arts Council’s award-winning Taplin Gallery. An Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 2:30-3pm, immediately followed by an Opening Reception from 3-5pm. During the run of this exhibition, join the Arts Council of Princeton for a special Live Painting & Music Event on Saturday, June 22 at 2:30pm. Accomplished cellist Christina Gullans will accompany Mosanu as she paints, highlighting nature as an endless source of inspiration by performing a collection of movements from Bach’s Cello Suites and a selection of complementary works written by living composers. 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. For more information, please visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924-8777. The Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery was founded in 2008 and has won Favorite Art Gallery in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards for six of the past eight years. Located in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, the Taplin Gallery is run by ACP Artistic Director Maria Evans and has featured artists such as Philip Pearlstein, Polly Apfelbaum, and Willie Cole, among other notable artists. The Taplin hosts a variety of events that are free and open to the public, including gallery openings and artist talks, as well as educational programming for local students K-12. ACP exhibitions and related educational programs receive funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. 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.