Michael Graves is first and foremost an artist. Before he became a celebrity architect, he made numerous drawings and pen-and-ink washes of European architecture, many published in Michael Graves: Images of a Grand Tour (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005).
Drawing is central to Michael Graves’ way of working on and thinking about architecture. In 1979, he was presented in a one-man show at the Max Protetch Gallery in New York. He wrote Le Corbusier’s Drawn References, an essay on selected drawings of Le Corbusier, published by Academy Editions in London.
Michael Graves will be the juror for Avenue of the Arts, an exhibit curated by the West Windsor Arts Council, through the month of September at MarketFair, West Windsor. Mr. Graves was selected because his firm was responsible for the redesign of the shopping center.
In addition to feting the grand re-opening of the shopping center, the September event is a major fundraiser for the West Windsor Arts Council, in its effort to convert the Princeton Junction Firehouse to an arts center.
“Avenue of the Arts” will include:
An exhibit of visual arts hanging throughout MarketFair
A concurrent art exhibit at the West Windsor Library
A day of music and food in center court
Special shopping discounts for ticket holders
A patron’s party, featuring architect Michael Graves
Please save these dates:
Sept. 12 – Patron’s Party
Sept. 26 – Full day of music, food, shopping and art
Month of September – View art exhibit at MarketFair and West Windsor Library