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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)May 2, 2006

(Mahwah) – Shalom Gorewitz, a professor of communications media at Ramapo College of New Jersey, will exhibit several of his projects at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center in Manhattan beginning May 25 and continuing through July 2.  An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 25 from 6 – 8 p.m.

The solo exhibition will feature Psalm 121, a film made possible by a Ramapo College Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable grant.  The film was created specifically for the Video iPod as a virtual amulet.  The images were mostly collected on the Lower East Side and Ellis Island.  In the film, Psalm 121 is chanted in a Sephardic style by Alain Checroun.  Other works to be projected and installed for the exhibition include Trivial Topographies, Bush Blinks and Soft Targets.

The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that reflects the diversity of the lower East Side of Manhattan.  The Center is located at 107 Suffolk Street; gallery hours are 4 – 9 p.m. weekdays.

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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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