Rockland Community College will host a special reception for artists from the Art Students League on Thursday, November 21 in the Technology Center Rotunda. Media and members of the community are welcome to attend, RSVP is requested.
Reception for the Artists
November 21, 2013 (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
Technology Center Rotunda
Rockland Community College
145 College Road
Suffern NY, 10901
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Reception for the Artists
Speakers at the event include Ira Goldberg, Executive Director of the Art Students League; world renowned sculptor Greg Wyatt; and Dr. Cliff L. Wood, President of Rockland Community College. The reception will include distribution of the College’s new publication, the Art Collection Resource Guide, and presentation of the vision for a new Atrium Art Space within the Cultural Arts Center. The Atrium Art Space will provide a beautiful and secure environment to allow RCC to offer professional art exhibitions in addition to student and faculty artwork.
Greg Wyatt is a world renowned representational sculptor who works primarily in cast bronze. He grew up in Rockland County and his father, the painter William Stanley Wyatt taught art at RCC and Columbia University. In addition to his commissioned sculptures for Stratford on Avon, Harvard University, Columbia University, and Arlington National Cemetery, Greg Wyatt leads the M2M (Model to Monument: Creating Art for Public Spaces) program at the Art Students League of New York.
M2M from the Art Students League to RCC
Successful student work from the M2M program is displayed in several NYC parks for one year, and then the space is given to the following year’s work. Wyatt’s thoughts turned to RCC as the perfect outdoor environment for the M2M sculptures after their park exhibition. Now, ten large outdoor sculptures representing some of the sculptors from two years of M2M cohorts grace the RCC campus. The artists are: Elizabeth Allison, John Balsamo, Allston Chapman, Robert Franzone, Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, Renata Pugh, Olga Rudenko, Noa Shay, and Matthew White.
Art at RCC
The RCC campus is home to an eclectic collection of art that stimulates and enriches all who visit. Gathered through the generosity of donors, the depth and range of talented artists in the Hudson Valley, and the County legislature’s commitment to Arts in Public Places, the M2M sculptures join a broad range of art that includes pastoral paintings of local landmarks from days long ago to a 9/11 Memorial Garden sculpture that incorporates fragments of the World Trade Center.