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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 12, 2009

MAHWAH – An exhibit of works by adjunct professors of visual arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey will be on view in the Kresge and Pascal Galleries in the Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts in February.

The exhibit will feature an eclectic mix of media including paintings, photographs, ceramic sculpture, inkjet prints and installations.  All of the artists are adjunct professors at Ramapo College.  They include:

  • Colleen Asper, Brooklyn, New York, paintings
  • Jennifer Dudley, Brooklyn, New York, paintings
  • David Freund, Salisbury Mills, New York, photographs
  • DeBorah Goletz, West Milford, New Jersey, ceramic sculpture
  • Joan Harmon, Haverstraw, New York, sculpture
  • Jose Hernandez, Bergenfield, New Jersey, inkjet prints
  • Siena Porta, Palisades, New York, installation art
  • Catherine St. John, Clifton, New Jersey, paintings
  • Arlene Toonkel, Mahwah, New Jersey, mixed media
  • Lydia Viscardi, Bridgeport, Connecticut, paintings

“Every few years we shine a light on the wonderfully talented constellation of adjunct instructors,” said Sydney Jenkins, director of the galleries.  “This exhibition demonstrates a remarkable range of talents and perspectives.”

This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Pascal Gallery is located in the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College.  Hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, 1 to 7 p.m.  For more information, call Sydney Jenkins, gallery director, 201.684.7147.

A preview reception will be held Wednesday, February 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.  An artist’s talk will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The exhibit will run Thursday, February 5 and continue through March 6.

For media inquiries, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, (201) 684-6844.


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, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, 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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