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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 19, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ) – “One-Two Punch,” the first of two unique exhibitions about artists based in Newark opens in the Kresge Gallery in the Berrie Center at Ramapo College on February 2 and continues through March 4. An opening reception will be held on February 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. with artists” talks at 6:30 p.m. Additional artists” talks will be offered on March 2 at 5 p.m.

“One-Two Punch” features the following artists: Ibrahim Ahmed III, Daniel Brophy,
Kevin Darmanie, Jerry Gant, Matt Gosser, Ryan Higgins, Greg Leshé, Tara Raye Russo, Serron, Kati Vilim, and Emma Wilcox. These artists work in a variety of media from painting to sculpture to video.

“We wanted to support the nascent art scene in Newark with a show devoted to artists working down there today,” said Sydney Jenkins, Ramapo galleries art director. “The second Newark-based exhibition in the fall will highlight another generation of more widely exhibited, museum-collected artists who also have strong ties to Newark.”

This project is supported in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 1 through 5 p.m. and Wednesdays 1 through 7 p.m.

For further information, contact galleries director Sydney Jenkins at (201) 684-7147.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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