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March 28th - April 25th
at the Gourgaud Gallery

Paisaje Imaginario
(Imaginary Landscape)

by Chilean Artist
Facundo Cabrera

Facundo Cabrera was born in Chile in 1934, and at a young age migrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina where he completed his art studies at the School of Fine Arts. He always had a passion for art and painting, and through his youth and education, Facundo won several art contests.  A major career highlight was painting a portrait of Eva Perone (Argentina’s First Lady from 1946 until 1952), which earned him a personal letter of recognition from the First Lady. Upon arrival to the United States in 1969, Facundo created oil paintings of scenic landscapes and portraits for individuals and families until having his own family in the 1980s, and then only painting as a side hobby. In his retirement, Facundo has enjoyed spending his days painting when he’s not with his granddaughters passing on his technique and love for art. Through his artwork, Facundo loves to bring to life the beauty of mountains, water passages, and nature. He is grateful to show some of his landscape and abstract works in acrylics medium publicly for the first time.  

Please join us for an opening reception in the Gallery on Sunday, April 7th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Watercolor Classes with Margaret Simpson

The CAC is excited to offer a 2 class extension series of Margaret's watercolor classes in April! The first class will be held on April 13th (10:00am - 12:00pm) and will focus on Birds & Butterflies. The second class will be held on April 27th (10:00am - 12:00pm) and will focus on Still Life with Fruit. Both classes will be held in the Gourgaud Gallery The classes are open to anyone 13 years old and up! The series is limited to 8 students, so spaces will fill up quickly.

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The Cranbury Arts Council's 2023 Excellence in the Arts Award was presented to Princeton High School senior

JP Kinney

Congratulations to our 2023 Excellence in the Arts Award recipient, JP Kinney! JP  will receive a $1,000 scholarship to pursue a degree in Art and Design from Lehigh University this fall. JP is an exceptional artist who focuses on painting and drawing. His work includes the use of  many different mediums including oil and acrylic paints, charcoal, pencil, and pen drawings. JP often explores painting on fabric using bleach, and his work has become very popular with students.

He is often commissioned to create new pieces for them to wear! 


JP was diagnosed with a rare bone disease when he was just 9 years old. By middle school, he was living in excruciating pain and could no longer walk on his own. During this difficult time in his life, he found that expressing himself creatively through art was incredibly freeing. Painting and drawing took his mind to a place outside of his pain, which allowed him to feel hopeful. As JP received IV infusions of medication, and began to walk on his own again, he also began to reveal his emotions through his art. He often paints people where he tries to capture not only their vulnerabilities and struggles,

but their resilience and determination as well.

JP has participated in the Cranbury Arts Council's summer camps since he was very young. He then went on to volunteer and work for the Cranbury Arts Council's Summer Musical Theater camp as an art assistant and counselor throughout his high school years. JP has enjoyed working with the campers each summer while sharing his love of art with them. JP's work on the set, costumes, and props of the summer productions has been outstanding and impactful.

We can't wait to see what JP creates in the future!

Congratulations, JP!


oil on canvas
8 "x 10"


To see more of JP's work, please visit

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Charcoal Drawing of Spain from Martin Desjardin's Sculpture, The Four Captives
charcoal on paper
6 1/4" x 11"

The Cranbury Arts Council provides arts-oriented programs, workshops, and performances aimed at enriching the cultural experiences of our community and keeping the creative spirit alive in ourselves and our children.

Our mission is to foster, support, educate, inspire, and promote artists and art appreciation in our community.

The CranburyArts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization.

Our funding is provided by donations and a bi-annual fundraising event.

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Current Cranbury Arts Council Board Members
Noël Kinney - President
Linda Gilbert - Gallery Chairperson
Kerrie Liggio - Secretary
Daniel Kinney - Treasurer



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