The Arts Council of Princeton’s Dining by Design 2016

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Arts Council of Princeton’s Executive Director Jeff Nathanson with artist Paul Henry Ramirez

Photography by Erica Cardenas

Dining by Design, the Arts Council of Princeton’s signature annual fall gala, was held at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township on Saturday, November 12. This year’s theme, Eye Candy, was inspired by the art exhibit Rattle by Paul Henry Ramirez on view in Grounds for Sculpture’s West Gallery. The evening featured cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live modern dance, Party Boards, a multi-course dinner catered by STARR Events, and an exciting live auction. The choreography and direction of the dancers was the work of Dawn Cargiulo Berman, director of The Pennington Studio for Dance and the Creative Arts. Berman engaged dancers from the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company and Pilobolus Dance Theater to be a part of the evening. The event proved to be a major success, raising funds for the Arts Council of Princeton’s many community programs including their scholarship fund, which benefits local students.

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Artwork by Paul Henry Ramirez

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Ted Deutsch, President of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Board of Trustees (on left) and Jess Deutsch of the Board of the Friends of the Princeton Public Library (on right)

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Kookie Johnson 

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“Eye Candy” decor

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Anne and Emily Reeves

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Sebastian Clarke of Rago Auctions overseeing the silent auction

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Artwork by Paul Henry Ramirez

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