The Visceglia Gallery at Caldwell University will present the exhibition: A Rising Tide: 4 + 4 Sept. 9 through Oct. 2. The opening reception will be held Saturday Sept. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The ‘4 + 4′ equation at the center of this exhibition represents the four artists who were each asked to identify a second artist with whom they share certain affinities in their artwork, studio process or shared inspiration.
The four pairs of artists are:
- Suzanne Laura Kammin + Babette Herschberger
- Catherine LeCleire + Irena Pejovic
- David Rios Ferreira + Felipe Baeza
- Anker West + Stacy Smith
These four pairs of artists then explored with their respective partners how they would develop a shared approach to their portion of the gallery and adjacent outdoor spaces. Whether exploring subject matter, formal concerns, philosophies of seeing, developing a design for presenting their artwork, the process is a very dynamic one. This evocation of a shared vision investigates where overlapping territories of thought and/or visual representation inform and even inspire each other. For the artists and for the viewers the similarities and the differences in this relational dynamic produce a flow that, like an incoming tide, lifts all boats.
Artists responding to the ideas and artwork of other artists is a relational activity that acknowledges a wider field of forces behind an artist’s work and process, ‘A Rising Tide’ explores this nexus of creative relationships and sources of inspiration. These connections are not meant to diminish the independent acts of making – quite the contrary. While ‘A Rising Tide’ may proportionally reduce the intensity of focus on the individual artist, it can also amplify the awareness that isolated creative activity is an inherently false premise, and that there is more to be gained in considering that the doors around us are, and have always been, open.
This event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For directions visit: http://www.caldwell.edu/gallery/visceglia-gallery-directions-map.
We invite all alumni to get involved.
Simply engage in volunteer service on that day (and maybe wear some Caldwell University gear).
Take a photo it an send it to email@example.com with details of the service and names of any other Caldwell alumni who participated.
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The Caldwell University Education Division will host the fourth annual literacy conference “Open Books, Open Minds” on Friday October 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This conference will provide educators, teachers, writers and publishers with the opportunity to meet one another and to share thoughts about the great world of literature. The forum will shed light on exciting happenings in literature, poetry and writing at the K-12 level.
The keynote speaker will be award-winning author, editor and publisher Marc Aronson, who will present on “What Do We Mean by the Non in Non-Fiction?” Dr. Aronson gives talks, conducts workshops and holds webinars on the Common Core English language arts standards as they pertain to students, librarians, parents and teachers. He is a frequent contributor to the Library Journal and the author of a number of nonfiction books, including “For Boys Only,” “Witch-Hunt,” “The Griffin and the Dinosaur” and “Sugar Changed the World.”
The luncheon speaker will be author Stephen Baker, who will present on “The Future of Knowledge in the Age of Smart Machines.” Baker’s writings provide classroom teachers with much to consider as they are called upon to make decisions about the education of future leaders. His first published book, “The Numerati,” discusses the increasing role that data-mining plays in shaping politics, business, law enforcement and even romance.
The panel discussion “Girls Run the World: Writing for Today’s Independent Teen” will feature dynamic New Jersey young adult authors Kieran Scott, Jen Calonita, Elizabeth Eulberg and Sandra Hall.
There will be a number of workshops throughout the day including:
“What’s New in the YA Book World.”
“You’re Going to Hate this Book: Getting Young Boys Interested in Reading.”
“Teaching the Power of Language in Writing.”
“Put It in Drive: How Google Apps and the Common Core Connect.”
“Kick It into Over-Drive! Taking Google Apps to a New Level in Education.”
“How Argumentative Can We Be? Critical Questioning, Common Core and the Toulmin Writing Model.”
“Arrested in the PARCC: Critical Thinking, Common Core and PARCC Readiness.”
“The Marriage of Fiction and Non-Fiction: Developing Deeper Understanding.”
“Collaborative Puppetry and Literacy: Telling Our Stories, Creating Our Characters.”
“Undiscovered Treasures: Free Public Domain Books Online.”
Registration is $75. Information on the conference and a registration form can be found at www.caldwell.edu. For questions, contact Audrey McGowan at 973-618-3523 or AMcGowan@Caldwell.edu or Debbie Giordano at 973-618-3407 or DGiordano@Caldwell.edu.
JOIN US FOR AN ADULT UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE INFORMATION SESSION!
Adult Undergraduates – Bring your transcripts for immediate consideration and admissions. There will be an informal presentation followed by individual meetings with advisors.
Since 1969, Caldwell University has successfully served the Adult Undergraduate community. Our Adult Undergraduate programs offer flexible schedules, personalized advising, financial aid and distance learning options – all to meet your lifestyle!
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