Faculty Exhibition 2009: The Artist and the Object

Arcadia Exhibitions Presents

Faculty Exhibition 2009: The Artist and the Object

January 31 - March 1, 2009

Artists: Betsey Batchelor, Matthew Borgen, David Campbell, David Copestakes, Michael DeLuca, Kathryn Dethier, Amanda Elizabeth, Heather Mae Erickson, Carole Loeffler, Robert Mauro, Karen Misher, Johanna Inman, Gregg Moore, Anna G. Norton, Mary C. Rhodomoyer, Scott Rawlins, Abigail Ryan, Justin Myer Staller, Judith Taylor, Maryann Worrell

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, February 12, 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Art Gallery.
Refreshments will be served.

GALLERY TALK
Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 4 - 5 p.m. in the Art Gallery.
The following faculty will talk about their artwork on view and the object they selected from their studio for the exhibition: Betsey Batchelor, Matthew Borgen, David Campbell, Carole Loeffler, Robert Mauro, Karen Misher, Scott Rawlins, Abigail Ryan and Justin Myer Staller

“INTERPRETING BASQUIAT”
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 4-6 p.m. in the Little Theater, Spruance Fine Arts Center.
Free video screening of Julian Schnabel's Basquiat (1996,108 min.) followed  by a panel discussion with faculty members from various departments addressing issues raised by the film.

“Interpreting Basquiat”

Free video screening of Julian Schnabel's Basquiat (1996,108 min.) followed  by a panel discussion with faculty members from various departments addressing issues raised by the film.

Thursday, Feb. 24, 4 - 6 p.m.
Little Theatre, Spruance Fine Art Center. Refreshments served.

Panel participants:

  • Jeanne Buckley, Director of Library Services and Instructional Technology
  • Bonnie Hayes, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts
  • Angela Kent, Class of 2009 Interior Design major
  • Alan Powell,  Assistant Professor, Department of English, Communication and Theater Arts
  • Richard Torchia, Gallery Director
  • Mark Wade, Director of Theatre Arts

As part of Arcadia University's participation in the Free Library's citywide "One Film" program, the Department of Fine Arts is pleased to sponsor this screening and panel discussion.  The first commercial film about a painter made by a painter, the movie tells the story of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) and his ascent from graffiti artist to superstar painter in the early 1980s and subsequent demise due to drug addiction. Basquiat was the first African-American figure to achieve such meteoric stature in the international art world. This cinematic reflection of his brief  life provides a broad platform for discussing graffiti, race, class, sexuality, substance abuse, and celebrity, among other topics. Staring Jeffrey Wright in the title role, the film portrays famous characters of the day, including Basquiat's friend and mentor Andy Warhol, memorably played by David Bowie. The film also features cameo appearances by Gary Oldman, Michael Wincott, Dennis Hopper, Claire Forlani, Courtney Love, and Benicio del Toro.  Music by John Cale.

About the Exhibition

Recent work by Arcadia University Fine Arts faculty presented with objects from their studios.

Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m. and always by appointment.