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Caldwell University to Present a Celebration of Alumni Art: 1994-2014

TAP Into West Essex Staff

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • 6:55am

CALDWELL, NJ – On Friday, Sept. 12, The Caldwell University Department of Art will present the work of BA or BFA of Art graduates from the last 20 years.

The “Celebration of Alumni Art, 1994-2014” exhibition in the Visceglia Gallery is part of the university’s 75th anniversary commemoration which aims to celebrate the remarkable creativity, innovation and dedication of the alumni over the last two decades. 

Work to be showcased represents the efforts of 30 alumni, part of a vibrant community producing studio and design work in an exciting range of media. The show also 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, and 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. 

 “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,” said Professor Kendall Baker, who has taught studio art at Caldwell for many years.

Caldwell launched the first Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in New Jersey in 1974 and more than 75 students are currently pursuing a major in art at the university.

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