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Judith Peck Artist’s Talk and Reception Hosted by Friends of Ramapo Celebrates an Illustrious Career

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 18, 2014

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Internationally renowned artist Judith Peck will give a talk and tour of her exhibit, Judith Peck Sculpture:  Empathy, A Retrospective Exhibition Celebrating Four Decades of Teaching Art at Ramapo College, immediately followed by a dessert reception. Please join the artist and hosts, the Friends of Ramapo, on Sunday, April 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Kresge and Pascal Galleries in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus.

The exhibit highlights the career of Peck, who is a professor of Art at Ramapo College. A delicious dessert reception will follow her talk during which Peck will entertain questions about her works.

Peck’s works have been displayed on Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York City, the Robert Moses Plaza at Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York City and in numerous museums, galleries and sculpture parks. Her sculpture is included in over 80 public and private collections including the Yale Gallery of Art, The Ghetto Fighters Museum in Israel and Ramapo College. The talk and reception for this one-person exhibition celebrates Peck’s career as an artist, professor, writer and pioneer in the field of art as therapy.

Following the talk and tour, there will be a dessert reception.  Please reserve your ticket now; seating, which costs $25, is limited.  A portion of the proceeds from this event will support the Friends of Ramapo Scholarship for the Arts which provide financial support for three students enrolled as Visual Arts, Music or Theater majors in the School of Contemporary Arts.

Tickets may be purchased online by logging on to http://tinyurl.com/judith2014 or by sending a check payable to Ramapo College Foundation, Attention Jo Anne Zellers, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430; or by credit card by calling 201-684-7179.  Please purchase tickets by April 7 to allow for processing. For disability-related accommodations or other information, please contact Jo Anne Zellers at 201.684.7179 or via email at jzellers@ramapo.edu.

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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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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