Monday, February 22, 2010

Children's Literature Art Events at NJCU

Mach 1-April 1, 2010
Make Believe Group Exhibit: Fairy Tale Archetypes in Contemporary Culture
Place:Visual Arts Gallery, 100 Culver Avenue in Jersey City.
Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Curated by Debra Jenks, “Make Believe” will feature works by artists who appropriate or reference folk or fairy tales. The exhibit presents numerous takes on the subject, from the imaginary and fantastic to personal narratives and social commentary. Exhibiting artists include Aliza Augustine, Susan Breitsch, Jason Covert, Michelle Handelman, Wendy Hirschberg, Sarah Julig, Yuliya Lanina, Jadina Lilien, Ken Madore, Norma Markley, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Don Porcella, Roxanne Wolanczyk, and Jeanne Wilkinson.The exhibit is one in a series of campus events held in commemoration of “Women’s History Month.”

An opening reception will be held 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1. Admission is free and open to the community. For further information call Dr. Midori Yoshimoto, NJCU director of campus galleries, at (201)200-3246.

March 11-30, 2010,
M. Jerry Weiss Center Illustrators’ Gallery Event
Place: Gilligan Student's Union Art Gallery (GSUB -Room 111)

Bloomsbury Publishers has graciously offered to “loan” NJCU the art work for its newly published book, Our Children Can Soar. The book features the work of twelve internationally-acclaimed African-American and minority illustrators and traces the struggle for civil rights in the US.

Some events include:
March 23, 2010: Lecture featuring Ted and Betsy Lewin
April 15, 2010: Lecture featuring Mel Glenn, poet for young adults

The “kick-off”event will be an evening reception (tickets will be available for purchase) during the week of Spring Break (March 8-14) and the art show will continue for two weeks thereafter.

During that period, NJCU will host several illustrators and a historian to discuss the struggle for civil rights from the earliest days of the nation to President Obama’s victory. The show will be housed in the Gilligan Student Union Art Gallery and will be open to the public, to students, faculty, and local public schools.

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