Deptford Twp. – Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) students, faculty and staff members are discovering a new path to relaxation and creative expression under the guidance of artist-in-residence, Doris Nogueira-Rogers.
Thanks to a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission is hosting an Open Art Studio. Tuesdays from 12 – 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. through the month of May, members of the College community are invited to join Nogueira-Rogers in room 420 of the Instructional Center to relax their minds and flex their creativity by creating a mosaic tile.
Nogueira-Rogers will be present to answer questions, provide guidance and help participants unlock their own creativity. The completed tiles will be incorporated into a labyrinth path through the upcoming Healing Garden, which will soon be located next to RCGC’s Nursing and Allied Health Center. The Healing Garden will provide a quiet place to study, socialize and capture a moment of peace during a busy day. The College is planning an opening celebration in September.
A native of Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro with a degree in Art and Design and Interior Design from the School of Fine Arts, Federal University, Nogueira-Rogers has lived in the Philadelphia area since 1978. Her work demonstrates a clear passion for Brazil, with recurring themes of nature and the environment explored through different mediums and techniques. Nogueira-Rogers’ visual discourse is manifested in Neo-abstract compositions rendered in a spectrum of rich colors and shapes that the artist skillfully reconfigures. Her professional experience includes national and international exhibitions as well as art education through museums, art centers, libraries and schools.
This Open Art Studio is made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on arts programming, contact Diane Macris, administrator of the Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission, at 856-464-5214 and
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Photo: (from left to right) RCGC student Alyssa Jackson and artist Doris Nogueira-Rogers with a finished stepping stone.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.