See Beauty Everywhere
Exhibition dates: July 13 to Aug 28
The West Windsor Arts Council (WWAC) is proud to present an online art exhibition featuring the work of Priscilla Snow Algava and her artist friends.
This will be an online exhibition, with all artwork presented on our website.
Join us for a special Priscilla Art Party, a virtual art making event, on July 18 from 3 – 7 pm. Register for this event here
West Windsor Arts Council Invites You to “See Beauty Everywhere” During Art making Event Virtual Party Honors the Life and Legacy of Priscilla Snow Algava
West Windsor Arts Council is celebrating what would have been Priscilla Snow Algava’s 80th birthday by throwing a virtual artmaking party from 3 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 18th. All are invited to join this free online event and create art together in a playful, judgment-free space, view Priscilla’s artwork and listen to some reggae music. She wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Many remember Algava, who died of cancer in 2019, for her love of life as much as for her artwork. She was often found sketching in the Small World Coffee cafe below her Witherspoon Street studio, and she was one of the most welcoming, encouraging and respected artists and teachers in the region. She found joy and beauty everywhere.
“Students would enter her popular classes at the West Windsor Arts Council and say, ‘I can’t draw’ and leave six weeks later exclaiming, ‘I’m an artist!’” says Algava’s daughter Carin, who is organizing the event along with her sister Alisa, artists Heather Barros, Mic Diño Boekelmann, and with support from the West Windsor Arts Council.
The event will kick off with brief instruction and art prompts from Barros. “No artistic experience necessary,” Barros stresses. “We want people to come and celebrate Priscilla and let their creativity run free, just as she would have encouraged them to do.”
An online exhibition of Algava’s artwork, along with a number of her former students and colleagues, will be on display at westwindsorarts.org beginnin
“We are deeply honored to have worked with Priscilla and benefited from her generous spirit for so many years,” says Aylin Green, executive director, West Windsor Arts Council. “Through this scholarship, we are able to perpetuate her legacy while providing an opportunity for individuals to take art classes at West Windsor Arts Center who might not have been able to otherwise, due to financial obstacles.”