Windsor, N.J. - The Gallery at Mercer County Community College
will open its 2011-12 season with "Motus Anima: Works
by Peter Arakawa and Rita Herzfeld" Tuesday, Sept.
13 to Thursday, Oct. 20. The public is invited to a reception
with the artists on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 5 - 7:30 p.m., and
a Gallery Talk with the artists Monday, Oct. 3, starting at
7 p.m. The MCCC Gallery is located on the second floor of
the Communication Building on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
title of the show, Motus Anima, is a Latin phrase that means,
essentially, 'movement of the spirit,' which I think speaks
to the essence and energy of this work," says Gallery
Director and Curator Tricia Fagan. The exhibit features paintings,
prints and collage works by both artists. According to Fagan,
Herzfeld's gestural acrylics and exuberant watercolor abstracts
are alive with color and motion. Arakawa's intricate works
explore his unique cartography of surface, material and mark-making.
Fagan predicts that the visual excitement of these artists'
works should have visitors discovering something new each
time they view the exhibit.
Arakawa studied art at Rutgers University, earning both his
B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the Mason Gross School of the
Arts. He has taught art throughout the state, most recently
at Middlesex Community College and Raritan Valley Community
College. He is a 1994 Pollock/Krasner Foundation Fellow and
a 2003 Brodsky Center Printmaking Fellow. His work is in many
public and private collections including The New Jersey State
Museum, the Hunterdon Museum of Art, the Newark Public Library
and the headquarters of Johnson & Johnson Corporation.
a New York City native, received her B.A. from Rutgers University,
and continued her art studies at the Art Students' League,
the School of Visual Arts and City College (NYC). Her work
has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in
gallery and corporate art spaces throughout the metropolitan
area. Her work is in several permanent collections, including
the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum and the Hunterdon Museum
hours for the fall semester are: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.;
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.; and Thursdays,
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. For more information,
call the Gallery at 609-570-3589 or visit the college's website
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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