Deptford Twp. – Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) will feature limited edition digital drawings in the exhibition “The Mouse and I: Digital Drawings by Guy Ciarcia” March 11 through April 22 in the Dr. Ross Beitzel Art Gallery.
A “Meet the Artist” reception is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located in the College Center, the gallery is open to the public and is free of charge.
Born in Union City, N.J., Ciarcia is a classically trained artist who was educated at the Pratt Institute, New York University, and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. His massive body of work spans more than 50 years and runs the gamut from paintings, murals, photography, films and digital drawings to sculptures, ceramics, crafts and jewelry.
“My journey has taken me out of the realm of the conventional materials I used for such a long time and into the digital world. All of the drawings in this show were made with the Photoshop program. The images are largely derived from experimenting with the program,” said Ciarcia, “although I give my imagination a little credit.”
Ciarcia has received grants from the Mercer County Cultural Heritage Commission, the Middlesex County Cultural Heritage Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He has been an exhibiting artist since 1965 and is credited with shows at the Café Americano and The Jewish Museum in New York; The Lawrenceville School, Princeton University, The Ben Shahn Galleries at William Paterson College, The New Jersey State Museum, The Trenton City Museum, The College of New Jersey, The Peddie School, The Williams Collection, The Hillier Group and ArtWorks, all in New Jersey; the George School and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania and the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian in Washington D.C.
RCGC’s art gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 856-415-2122.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.