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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 27, 2006

(Mahwah) – World-renowned sculptor Alice Aycock will present a slide lecture Thursday, March 16 at noon in the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.  The lecture, presented as part of the College’s observance of Women’s History Month, is free and open to the public.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation as will a reception in the lobby of the Bradley Center.  Those interested in attending may call 201.684.7147.

Aycock will present a survey of her career and discuss her latest work, Starsifter, Galaxy NGC 4314, which has been permanently installed in the Bradley Center.  The commissioned work results from The New Jersey Public Building Arts Inclusion Act, which provides for dedicating a portion of publicity-financed building construction costs for the fine arts.

Alice Aycock was one of the first women sculptors to receive widespread recognition.  The artist’s work is part of major collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Los Angeles County Museum in California, the Kunstmuseum in Basel, Switzerland and the Stuttgart, Germany.

The artist’s public sculptures can be found in many major cities in the United States.  They include a roof top sculpture for the 107th Police Precinct House in Queens NY (1992) and a Waterworks installation built adjacent to a medical facility at the University of Nebraska in Omaha (1993).  She also designed a sculptural roof installation, East River Roundabout, for the East River Park Pavilion at 60th Street in New York City.

Aycock was born in Harrisburg, PA.  She received a B.A. from Douglass College in 1968 and an M.A. from Hunter College, NY in 1971.  She was represented by the John Weber Gallery in New York City and has exhibited in major museums and galleries in the Americas, Europe and Japan.  She has received numerous awards, including four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.

This summer she will install a major new work at the Kansas City International Airport.  She has taught at the School of Visual Arts since 1991.

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.

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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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