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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 15, 2000

(Mahwah) — Hovering Journey, a one-person exhibition by symbolic painter Vivienne Thaul Wechter, Fordham University artist-in-residence, will open in the Kresge Gallery at Ramapo College of New Jersey Friday, March 3. A reception is scheduled beginning at 5 p.m. followed by a screening of Thunderbolt, a documentary of Wechter’s life and work by Donna Cameron, at 7 p.m.

Though it is well known that she has a gift for words, she also is able to broadcast to us from areas where words are of no avail . . . and what is more, her wordless messages come to us through the medium of a vital and abundant talent,” wrote the late Robert Beverly Hale, curator, American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Professor, painter, sculptor and poet, Wechter has been widely exhibited in this country and abroad. Her work is included in collections at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, the Rose Museum in Brandeis, MA, the Hudson River Museum and the United Nations in New York City, among many others.

Vivienne Thaul Wechter is an original, intense, expressive lyrical abstract painter possessed of an imagination that sights the unusual. She is a recognized and respected presence in the modern art world,” says Henry Riseman, director of the New England Center for Contemporary Art. She also is an award-winning writer of poetry and prose, whose work has been published in books, journals and exhibit catalogs.

The exhibit will run through March 17. The Kresge Gallery is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts. For more information, please call (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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