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College of Saint Elizabeth Examines the Influence of Science on Art in Abstract Universe January 23 to April 15, 2012

College of Saint Elizabeth Examines the Influence of Science on Art in Abstract Universe  January 23 to April 15, 2012

The College of Saint Elizabeth will open its spring semester with The Abstract Universe:Microcosm/Macrocosm, a multi-disciplinary program, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, that will examine the relationship between art and science.

From January to April 2012, CSE presents an art exhibition and related events that begins with an opening reception at the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, in Annunciation Center on campus, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, N.J., Monday, January 23, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibition reveals how astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, and other scientific fields inspired contemporary artists when they created their abstract paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, mixed media pieces, musical works, digital films, and animation sequences. In addition, the exhibition presents works from the scientific community that are, in turn, inspired by art and artistic techniques. The exhibition closes April 15.

At 7:15p.m., immediately following the January 23 opening, a film presentation and a panel discussion takes place in Dolan Performance Hall, also in Annunciation Center. The presentation and discussion highlights award-winning Toronto filmmaker Kevin Sullivan and his new documentary, Out of the Shadows, which reveals how a Rembrandt painting was uncovered and authenticated through the use of advanced scientific technology. After the film, Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D., Director of the Maloney Art Gallery, interviews Mr. Sullivan and three other artists in the exhibition, about their fascination with, and merging of, science and their art forms. These events are free and open to the public.

Then, on Thursday, April 12, 2012, CSE hosts a program, When Art and Science Collaborate for high school students that includes mini-presentations and workshops and focuses on the different aspects of the intersection between art and science. The presenters are selected from the fields of science, art, dance, music and theater.

“The College thanks the NEA for continuing to recognize and support CSE’s commitment to arts education,” says Dr. Butera. “Since the Annunciation Center opened with the Maloney Art Gallery and Dolan Performance Hall, we have been able to create innovative, multi-disciplinary programs that explore intellectual ideas and artistic experiences in ways that sometimes larger museums and galleries are unable to do. The CSE art exhibitions and cultural programs are often based on the curricula and events on campus that reinforce the important role that the arts play in daily life and also reflect the College’s emphasis on liberal arts education.”

Abstract Universe Artists Are Listed Below

LaThoriel Badenhausen, New York, N.Y.

Kiyomi Baird, Far Hills, N.J.

Emily Barnett, Carle Place, N.Y.

Tom Vogt, Columbia, S.C.

Anna Beaver, Wyomissing, Pa.

Gianluca Bianchino, Little Falls, N.J.

Paul Dacey, Jackson Heights, N.Y.

Richard L. Dana, Bethesda, Md.

Michele Fraichard, Long Beach, Calif.

Lorrie Fredette, West Camp, N.Y.

Carlos Frias, Bloomfield, N.J.

Michael Gale, Oreland, Pa.

Eleanor Gates-Stuart, (Canberra, Australia)

Adel and Mary Gorgy, Baldwin Harbor, N.Y.

Valerie Huhn, New York, N.Y.

Kay Kenny, South Orange, N.J.

Theodore Largman, Morristown, N.J.

Deanna C. Lee, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Michelle Levante, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Nancy J. Ori, Berkeley Heights, N.J.

Paula Overbay, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Carol Prusa, Boca Raton, Fla.

Larry Ross, Madison, N.J.

Kiyoko Sakai, Ridgewood, N.J.

Assunta Sera, New York, N.Y.

Linda Stillman, New York, N.Y.

Will Suarez, Jersey City, N.J.

Toni Thomas, Newark, N.J.

Lisa G. Westheimer, West Orange, N.J.