Local Artist’s Work Makes a Colorful Splash at the 2024 Princeton Festival

Reported on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Updated Monday, June 10, 2024.

Pictured Above: Artist Anandi Ramanathan. Photo Credit:  Contributed


Local artist Anandi Ramanathan contributed to this year’s colorful design look for the 2024 Princeton Festival

Princeton, NJ – Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) showcases the artistry of Anandi Ramanathan, a member of the local art scene, with this year’s graphic design look for its June 7-22 Princeton Festival. Anandi’s studio is at Princeton Makes, an artist cooperative at Princeton Shopping Center on North Harrison Street.

Tapping into her knowledge of flowers and talent for rendering them vibrantly in watercolor, the PSO is decoratively applying her florals to Festival posters, flyers, and other marketing materials through a collaborative design process. Anandi reviews each design application along the way to ensure her work and artistry remain intact.

Executive Director Marc Uys loves how the artist’s florals enhance this year’s Festival look. He says, “Anandi’s watercolors beautifully capture the casual joy, setting, and spontaneity of our Festival at Morven Museum & Garden. The array of florals and their uplifting colors echo the variety of performing art offerings available throughout our two weeks there.”

Pictured Above: Artist Anandi Ramanathan. Photo Credit: Sourced from the artist’s website, Artcolorworks.com

She hosts workshops across New Jersey, sharing her expertise and passion for watercolors cultivated over four years. She also specializes in creating commissioned paintings for individuals, residences, offices, organizations and wedding events. Her works have been displayed/sold at Princeton University, MarketFair mall, West Windsor Arts Center, Princeton Public Library, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Small World Coffee, and elsewhere, and are available for purchase at Princeton Makes.

A sample of Anandi’s watercolor florals can be found on the PSO’s Princeton Festival website at www.princetonsymphony.org/festival, and can be seen on flyers and posters along Nassau Street and in area shop windows.

Pictured Above: Artist Anandi Ramanathan’s design that has been reproduced for flyers, posters, website design, souvenir gifts and more. Photo Credit: Arts News Now on site at the 2024 Princeton Festival.

About The Princeton Festival
Founded in 2004, the Princeton Festival quickly established a reputation for artistic excellence and innovative programming in the performing arts. Every year in June, thousands of people from the mid-Atlantic region and beyond come to the Festival to enjoy the quality and variety of its programs. Offerings include opera, musical theater, dance, and a constantly evolving selection of other genres, including jazz, world music, orchestral pops, choral concerts, country music, chamber recitals, and an annual piano competition. The Festival has long-standing partnerships with public libraries and local churches, and promotes life-long learning in the arts through free educational lectures presented to a wide and diverse community. 

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey’s finest music organizations, a position established through performances of beloved masterworks, innovative music by living composers, and an extensive network of educational programs offered to area students free of charge. Led by Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov, the PSO presents orchestral, pops, and chamber music programs of the highest artistic quality, supported by lectures and related events that supplement the concert experience. Its flagship summer program the Princeton Festival brings an array of performing arts and artists to Princeton during multiple weeks in June. Through PSO BRAVO!, the orchestra produces wide-reaching and impactful education programs in partnership with local schools and arts organizations that culminate in students attending a live orchestral performance. The PSO receives considerable support from the Princeton community and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, regularly garnering NJSCA’s highest honor. Recognition of engaging residencies and concerts has come from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PSO’s commitment to new music has been acknowledged with an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and a Copland Fund Award. The only independent, professional orchestra to make its home in Princeton, the PSO performs at historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University.

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