Night Visions Art Talk: Illuminating Creativity

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Pictured Above: Night Visions – American Art After Hours with Janet Mandel poster.  Photo Credit: Contributed. 



Princeton Junction, NJ – Join West Windsor Arts for their Lunchtime Gallery Series for Night Visions – American Art after Hours with Janet Mandel. This exciting series brings you new topics on the arts from local and regional organizations, museums and galleries. Each session features presentations from various experts, online with Zoom. Night Visions- American Art after Hours with Janet Madel is scheduled for December 21, 2023 from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm. 

Nocturnal images have been central to the development of modern art. Leading American artists of many different aesthetic traditions, working in a range of media including painting, drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, were inspired by the unique challenges of picturing the night. Mysterious and provocative, the darkness was experienced as liberating, allowing artists to express personal truths in poetic ways. This presentation, just in time for the Winter Solstice, will demonstrate how visual artists, just like writers and musicians, have found the transformative power of the night a magical, compelling subject.

Janet Mandel taught Art History, English, and World Languages and Cultures in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years. In October of 2003 she was named runner-up for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) Teacher of the Year award and was formally recognized by the New Jersey State Legislature and Governor Codey for this achievement. In May of 2004 she was the recipient of the “Innovations in Special Education Award” from the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH). Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics.

Our art talks Lunchtime Gallery Series is free to WWA Members (any level) and $10 to all others. Everyone must register, please click here: Register for Lunchtime Gallery Series: Night Visions – American Art after Hours with Janet Mandel Zoom link will be sent the day before the event.

The West Windsor Arts Council (952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction) offers art and cultural events, workshops, and classes for all ages and in all disciplines at the West Windsor Arts Center and in the community. For more information, call 609-716-1931 or visit

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