Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) is hosting a "Meet the Artist" event on Tues., Dec. 5 from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the College Center Mezzanine. The exhibit will feature the work of Mary A. Malinconico, Ed Mossop and Jenifer R. Stern.
Malinconico may be best known as an associate professor of computer graphic arts at RCGC, but her expertise does not end there – she is also a prolific photographer and digital artist. Her passion for photography started in high school when she discovered the dark room where she learned to develop film and print photos, and has continued ever since. She takes her photos into digital painting software to create a specialized artistic effect. As illustrated by the examples in this show, she enjoys capturing wide variety of subjects, including landscapes, cityscapes and flower macro photos.
Mossop is also no stranger to the College. He majored in Art at Gloucester County College (now RCGC) before moving on to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and has exhibited his work at both institutions. His digital art prints have be shown at Silicon Gallery in Philadelphia and the Seybold International Digital Art Exhibition in San Francisco, among others, and his motorized installation piece "Sir Isaac's Loft" was featured at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. His current oil painting series featured in RCGC's exhibit is a tribute to our common heritage.
Stern came to New Jersey from Mesa, Arizona, where her early attempts to capture the beauty of the desert around her through drawing lead to a passion for sculpture. She received her B.F.A. in Sculpture from Arizona State University, her M.F.A. in Sculpture from the Academy of Art University and her Art Teaching Certificate from Moore College of Art. Stern's mixed media sculptures raise questions about identity and how we define ourselves within contemporary cultures. Recognizable yet alien, her work traverses the landscape of her own experiences and observations.
The "Meet the Artist" reception will offer the opportunity to view and discuss some incredible artwork with the artists themselves. Musical entertainment will be provided by Jack McGinty and light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.