Visual Phrasing, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery (Morristown, NJ)

January 2011-April 2011
Therese A. Maloney Gallery (Morristown, NJ)
Visual Phrasing: Curated by Dr. Ginny Fabbri Butera
Curator of Therese A. Maloney Gallery, The College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE)

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Visual Phrasing Art Exhibition to Open at College of Saint Elizabeth
Thursday, January 20, 2011

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – January XX, 2011 –The public is invited to attend the opening of the art exhibition Visual Phrasing in the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, Thursday, January 20, 2011 at a reception for the artists from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The Gallery is located in the Annunciation Center on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE), 2 Convent Road, Morristown, N.J. The event will include the premiere of a piece commissioned from Industry of the Ordinary, a two-person conceptual collective from Chicago, who worked with the regional community and the campus to create a word and image sound sculpture based on the question, “What is normal?” An artists’ panel on the concept of “visual phrasing” will be held from 7 to 8 PM in Dolan Performance Hall immediately following the reception. All are invited.

The exhibition will specifically explore how artists use letters, words, patterns and visual arrangements to create a sense of phrasing in their paintings, sculptures, photographs, collages, prints and digital works. It features the work of visual artists including Jonathan Allmaier (Brooklyn, NY), Patricia Bender (Somerset, NJ), Robert Bohn (Jersey City, NJ), Collette Broeders (Lasalle, Ontario, Canada), Carrie Crow and John Greiner (New York, NY), Bill Davis (Kalamazoo, Michigan), Joseph Farbrook (Worcester, MA), Lesley Flanigan (New York, NY), Adel Gorgy (Baldwin Harbor, NY), Meredith Re’ Grimsley (Bloomsburg, PA), Industry of the Ordinary (Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson) (Chicago, IL), Marty Jonas (Benicia, CA), Patti Jordan (Montclair, NJ), Meg Klim (JerseyCity, NJ), Liz Lee (Lake View, NY), So Yoon Lym (North Haledon, NJ), Claire Marcus (Bethlehem, PA), Christina Massey (Brooklyn, NY), Gail Morrison-Hall (Maple Glen, PA), Jen Pepper (Cazenovia. NY), Tristan Perich (New York, NY), Mary Pinto (Sunnyside, NY), Debra Ramsay (New York, NY), Susan Reedy (East Amherst, NY), Rocco Scary (North Caldwell, NJ), Karen Shaw (New York, NY), Sam Smith (New York, NY), Jamie Marie Waelchli (Portland, OR), Ken Weathersby (Montclair, NJ), Mark Wojcik (Mahwah, NJ), Jing Zhou (Long Branch, NJ), Sue Zwick (Summit, NJ)
It will be open free of charge through April 17, 2011, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday and Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. The Gallery is closed on Fridays, Sundays and CSE holidays.

Visual Phrasing is part of a four-pronged project combining art, music, dance and poetry collectively called The Phrase in Art. It is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. From January to April 2011, The Phrase in Art will present a series of events using the concept of the phrase as creative inspiration in various art forms. Other components of the program are Phrase into Motion, an innovative dance performance on a date in April as yet to be announced; From Phrase to Music, a concert of contemporary music, Tuesday, March 22; and The Phrase in Poetry, a poetry reading by Mark Doty to explore the creative importance of the phrase in poetry, Monday, March 28.

“The College is grateful to the NEA for its vision, recognition, and support of this project,” says Dr. Butera, who was invited by the NEA to apply for the grant. “Since the Annunciation Center opened with the Maloney Art Gallery and Dolan Performance Hall, we have been able to create innovative, multi-disciplinary programs that explore intellectual ideas and the artistic experience in ways that larger museums and galleries are unable to do. The CSE art exhibitions and cultural programs are often based on the curricula and events on campus that re-enforce the important role that the arts play in daily life and also reflect the College’s emphasis on liberal arts education. The Phrase in Art is another example of this effort.”

Visual Phrasing is produced and presented by the CSE Culture and Humanities Area and CSE Presents. For further information, please visit or contact Dr. Virginia Butera, director of the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, professor of art history and chairperson of the CSE art and music programs at
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, New Jersey, the College of Saint Elizabeth enrolls more than 2,100 full- and part-time students in more than 25 undergraduate, 10 graduate and one doctoral degree programs. For information on other activities or programs, visit the College of Saint Elizabeth web site at


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