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(Mahwah) – Palpable Painting, a group exhibition featuring paintings by faculty at colleges and other institutions in New Jersey and New York, will open in the Kresge and Pascal Galleries on the campus of Ramapo College Wednesday, September 13 and continue through October 19.  An opening reception will be held September 13 from 5 – 7 p.m.  Artists’ talks will begin at 6 p.m.

The exhibition will be organized by Sydney Jenkins, director of the art galleries at Ramapo College.  This is the first exhibition at the college solely devoted to painting,” he says.  The artists represent a mix of full-time faculty and adjuncts who teach at area colleges and other institutions around the region:  Janet Filomeno, Montclair State University and William Paterson University; Valeri Larko, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit; Stephen Mueller, Princeton University; Lynn Mullins, Raritan Community College, Margaret Murphy, William Paterson University; Laura Newman, Vassar College; Gabriel Phipps, SUNY New Paltz; Russell Roberts, Montclair State University and New Jersey City University; Jackie Saccoccio, Princeton University; Thomas Sarrantonio, SUNY New Paltz; Amy Sillman, Bard College; Raul Villarreal, New Jersey City University; Melanie Vote, Hofstra University and New Jersey City University; and Tommy White, Princeton University and Columbia University.

The artistic practices represented range from traditional approaches to works with a coarser contemporary edge.  Notes Jenkins, This eclectic array of talent features works with characteristics you only find in the media of painting-artwork which does what only painting can do.”

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 Kresge and Pascal Galleries are 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 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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