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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 15, 2008

MAHWAH – “Expanding Animation,” an exhibition of work by artists who incorporate animation, interactive objects and other experimental media into their work, will be presented in the Pascal Gallery on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey in November.

The Pascal Gallery will jump to life with large, projected 3-D computer animated installations, interactive video objects, inflatable characters, rapid prototyped sculptures, photographs and interactive narratives.  The exhibition will feature conceptions of the human body as the starting point for exploring themes of corporeal mortality and supernatural phenomena.

On view will be the works of JiHyun Ahn, Nicole Hahn, Claudia Hart, Julia Heyward, Eunjung Hwang, Jawshing Arthur Liou, LoVid, Federico Muelas and Kaho Albert Yu.

Expanding Animation” will be curated by Ann LePore, an assistant professor of 3-D Design and Animation at Ramapo College.  Her recent projects include “Due North,” a series of site-specific video projections for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and video design for a stage performance, “Yellow Electras.”

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.

An opening reception and artists’ talks will be given Wednesday, November 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Pascal Gallery.  The exhibition runs November 6 through December 10.  In addition, two lectures about new media, animated and interactive work will be given by curator and educator Kathy Brew Wednesday, November 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Adler Theater in the Berrie Center and Thursday, November 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Pascal Gallery.

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

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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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