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Arts Council of Princeton welcomes spring with ‘Hello World’ mural

The Arts Council of Princeton unveiled a new community mural on Spring Street titled "Hello World" to welcome spring.PHOTO COURTESY OF ARTS COUNCIL OF PRINCETON
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The Arts Council of Princeton unveiled a new community mural on Spring Street titled "Hello World" to welcome spring.PHOTO COURTESY OF ARTS COUNCIL OF PRINCETON

The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) unveiled a new community mural in Downtown Princeton titled “Hello World.”

Inspired by the new life brought about by springtime, this community mural encourages hope and celebrates seeing the light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel, according to information by ACP.

This is the ACP’s fourth rotating mural on Spring Street. In July 2020, when most of town was shut down due to COVID-10 regulations, the ACP team painted their first mural in this location, “Stronger Together,” as a message of support and solidarity, according to the statement. Since then, the popular “VOTE” and “Local Love” murals were completed, and Spring Street has become a new destination to enjoy colorful public art.

“From the first mural we painted to this fourth one, it has felt like we have really spent this past year supporting each other,” ACP Artistic Director Maria Evans said in the statement. “We have always kept the ‘message’ of the mural positive and people have responded so favorably, letting us know how much this mural has come to mean for them.”

The Hello World mural is the latest of the ACP’s growing public art presence around Princeton. Also on view is “Taking Pause,” a photography installation created by ACP Artist-in-Residence Robin Resch. This collaborative documentary project is on display in Dohm Alley, next to Starbucks on Nassau Street, through October.

Also open to the public is the Princeton Parklet, having made its return to the street of Princeton this April. The parklet, a streetside space and “oasis” off the busy street, can be found outside of Chez Alice at 5 Palmer Square West and is free for all to use as a place for conversation and relaxation.

The Hello World mural was made possible by Andrena, and paints were donated by Kucker Haney Paint Company in Princeton.

Learn more about the Arts Council’s public art projects and free community programming at artscouncilofprinceton.org.

 

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