Caldwell University to Present a Celebration of Alumni Art: 1994-2014
Caldwell, N.J., Aug. 18, 2014 – The Caldwell University Department of Art will present the work of graduates from the last 20 years who received a BA or BFA in Art, during its “Celebration of Alumni Art, 1994-2014” exhibition in the Visceglia Gallery. The goal of the event, part of the university’s 75th anniversary commemoration, is to celebrate the remarkable creativity, innovation and dedication of the alumni over the last two decades. The diverse artistic work represents the efforts of 30 alumni, part of a vibrant community producing studio and design work in an exciting range of media.The show coincides with the institution’s newly granted status as a university.
The exhibition opens Friday, Sept. 12, and a reception will take place 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Visceglia Gallery in the Student Center Building as part of the annual Homecoming and Family Weekend. The exhibition will run through Oct. 10.
The works are done in a variety of styles including abstraction, representational, symbolic, psychoanalytic, non-objective and graphic design in media ranging from oils and acrylic to large and small scale sculpture, mixed media, photography and video. Professor Kendall Baker, who has taught studio art at Caldwell for many years, said, “Every one of these artists has passed through my classroom, and I think I can speak for all the Art Department faculty when I say that it has been greatly rewarding after having encouraged their creative visions to see them developing their own styles and approaches as they continue their investigations.”
Caldwell launched the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1974, the first in New Jersey. More than 75 students are pursuing a major in art at the university.
For more information about Homecoming events, see http://www.caldwell.edu/homecoming. The Gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events are open to the public.
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SANDRA DUGUID (former assistant director of academic support at Caldwell)
SUSAN L. MILLER (Rutgers, New Brunswick)
ANGELA ALAIMO O’DONNELL (associate director, Curran Ctr for American Catholic Studies, Fordham)
SUSANNA RICH (Emmy nominee; distinguished professor, Kean Univ)
Co-sponsored by the Caldwell University 75th Anniversary Celebration and the Tower Poets.
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JUDITH VALENTE, one of the select poets and correspondent for PBS-TV’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly will be speaking that evening on “Contemplation in the Age of Twitter”.
See what a typical Caldwell University day is like as you will sit in on a class, meet current students, faculty, and staff, and get the true Caldwell Experience. Also if you wish, you can also bring in your transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, essay, and letters of recommendation and receive an admissions and scholarship decision before you leave. This event begins at 10:00am.
These days are free-flowing days where you will meet Dr. Blattner, our College President, speak with faculty and admissions counselors about the programs you are interested in, hear from current students about the Caldwell experience, and tour our beautiful campus. Our Open Houses begin at 11:00am
The Visceglia Gallery at Caldwell University proudly presents “Climate Change Convergence: A Multi-Disciplinary Exposition” to run Oct. 20 through Nov. 19. A reception will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
The convergence will bring together students, faculty and staff from the greater university community to share their diverse perspectives on the complex and challenging issue of climate change. Participants will offer their ideas and responses through artwork, stories, poetry, informed commentary, scientific data, media analysis and sustainability guidelines in a multi-disciplinary commons.
“The idea behind the convergence is to collectively focus, in ways that are meaningful for all participants, on this large and perhaps overwhelming subject of climate change,” said Professor Kendall Baker, director of the Visceglia Gallery. The convergence is interdepartmental, with contributions from Caldwell University students and faculty in art, business, communications, education, English, history, nursing, psychology, theology/philosophy , science, and sociology, as well as the TriBeta Biology Honors Society, the Jennings Library, facilities, the dining hall, the Counseling Center, the Academic Success Center and Genesis Farm.
The Visceglia Gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, see http://www.caldwell.edu/climatechange.
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The talented young singers of GSO perform Puccini’s first opera, Le Villi in Italian and Mozart’s comedy Der Schauspieldirektor in German with English supertitles and English dialogues.
The production is accompanied by full orchestra with the Caldwell University Chorale as chorus.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.