PLAY BALL!

 

PLAY BALL!

Seton Hall Art Gallery Exhibit Highlights Biggio, Berra, Jeter
and the Teams and Players Who Inspired A Century of Seton Hall Baseball

Walsh Gallery – October 23 – December 7, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 23, 6 to 9 p.m.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (October 4, 2012) — Sports artist James Fiorentino’s portrait of Seton Hall star player and Houston Astros catcher, Craig Biggio, will be featured in Play Ball! — a new exhibit opening at the University’s Walsh Gallery on Tuesday, October 23, with a reception open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. Running through December 7, Play Ball! highlights a century of baseball history at Seton Hall and the professional players including Biggio, Derek Jeter, Thurman Munson and Yogi Berra, who inspire and contribute to the New York-New Jersey baseball culture.
In addition to original art works by Mr. Fiorentino and sports artist Anthony Capparelli, the exhibit features cultural objects from the sports collection of Ed Lucas, and student history objects from the Seton Hall University’s Athletics Department and the Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Original works by both artists and giclée prints of select artworks will be available for purchase by visitors. Proceeds will benefit the Ed and Allison Lucas Scholarship Foundation, which supports Seton Hall students with disabilities.
Alumnus Ed Lucas ’62 Turned his Passion for Baseball into a Reporting Career — and into a Wide Network of Friends and Fans.  In spite of being blind for the last 55 years, Ed Lucas has covered the New York area sports scene as a reporter/broadcaster since 1964. Ed lost vision in both eyes during a sandlot baseball game near his home when he was struck between the eyes by a wicked line drive.  In 1958, just seven years after losing his sight, Ed enrolled at Seton Hall University, graduating four years later with a degree in communications (one of the first blind students in the country to do so).  Today, Ed Lucas continues to inspire others and show people, both disabled and non-disabled, that there are no true handicaps in life.
The different artistic styles of Mr. Fiorentino and Mr. Capparelli capture the professional players and stadiums that have appealed to local fans. Seton Hall baseball is depicted alongside these artworks and suggests the influence of professional leagues on students.
“We wish to convey to visitors that the achievements of professional baseball players encourage and inspire others to strive for success using their own unique talents,” stated curators Greg Ferrara and Cori Linville.
Paintings by Mr. Fiorentino feature a self-crafted watercolor technique and his artwork has been displayed in multiple sports institutions, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mr. Capparelli practices many painting styles and currently teaches art classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Seton Hall University.
While the reception is free to the public, since light refreshments will be served, an RSVP is appreciated by contacting Reesey Mitchell at 973.378.9851 or Sheresia.mitchell@shu.edu.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is recommended that off-campus visitors call to confirm gallery hours prior to visiting. For more information, please call 973.275.2033 or http://academic.shu.edu/libraries/gallery.
For 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each other to better the world with integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others.
(Editors Note: For Interviews or Press Credentials, please contact Laurie Pine at 973.378.2638 or laurie.pine@shu.edu)

Linear Thinking

Monday June 6th – Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 7th – 5pm to 9pm

The Walsh Gallery is pleased to present “Linear Thinking,” a group exhibition curated by Jeanne Brasile. Thematically, the show is an exploration of the power and potential of the line. This investigation of a single, privileged formal element demonstrates the various attributions that can be imparted to the line including architectonics, vectors, inter-connectivity, data transmission, scientific and historical studies, and line as pure form. Each of the participating artists has a unique perspective that provides a rich dialogue on a seemingly limited subject.
Participating artists include Gianluca Bianchino, William Cromar, Jillian Clark, Lorrie Fredette, Jones and Roa, Nick Lamia, Bernard Sloco and Injoo Whang. This international line-up of artists work in numerous media including
installation, drawing, sculpture and painting. The inclusion of both two and three dimensional work provides another framework through which to interpret the line, inviting viewers to further reconsider the possibilities of visual language and phenomenology.

Jones and Roa, Tephra Drawings, charcoal on paper, 24” x 36”, 2011

 

 

 

Jones and RoaTephra Drawings,charcoal on paper, 24” x 36”, 2011

For 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each other to better the world with integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others. For more information, see www.shu.edu. Seton Hall University is located at 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, New Jersey, 07079. The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

16th Annual Petersheim Academic Exposition: An SHU Community Event The Petersheim Academic Exposition 2012: Share, Honor, Unite will take place on Tuesday, April 17 – Saturday, April 21, 2012

 

The Petersheim Academic Exposition 2012: Share, Honor, Unite – call for presentations and posters

16th Annual Petersheim Academic Exposition

The Petersheim Academic Exposition 2012: Share, Honor, Unite  will take place on Tuesday, April 17 – Saturday, April 21, 2012 in celebration of the scholastic accomplishments and academic interests of the entire Seton Hall University community, including both undergraduate and graduate students. If you want to participate in the event, the application deadline is Wednesday, March 21stApply now »

Crossroads: A Shifting Landscape – Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26 – 5pm to 9pm

Monday January 17 through February 17, 2012

Contact: Jeanne Brasile
Tel. 973-275-2033 Email: jeanne.brasile@shu.edu

 

Travis Childers “Brickscapes” bricks, model train landscaping material, foam, gel medium(installation with 30 bricks arranged in grid like pattern on floor); dimensions variable, 2011 image courtesy of Barry Jones

 

The Walsh Gallery is pleased to present “Crossroads: A Shifting Landscape” a multi-media group exhibition of contemporary landscape art curated by Jesse Gordon and Emily Ozga. The included artists address contemporary innovations in the landscape genre visually, thematically and through the use of alternative media. Artwork included in the exhibition also emphasizes the changing role of landscape art in the present day as a platform for socio- political discourse as opposed to a verisimilitude of the natural world. The curators developed this exhibition as a response to the traditional objectives of the genre, demonstrating contemporary concerns about the world we inhabit.

Featured artists include Louise Barry, Carol Chave, Travis Childers, Raquel A. Foote, Richard Gilles, Mikhail Gubin, William Hudders, Nina Jordan, Suzy Kopf, Jeremy Rosenstein Kortes, Franck Lesbros, Susan Maakestad, Jason Meyer, Bruce Pollock, Daniel Rosenbaum, Patrick Seufert, Susan Shaw, Rachel Sitkin, Ryan Thompson, Kati Vilim, Joe Waks and Sook Yoo. The selected artists include an international group, as well as artists from the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. An exhibition catalogue with an essay by the curators will be available at the Walsh Gallery.
For 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and
religions, challenging each other to better the world with integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others.

For more information, see www.shu.edu. Seton Hall University is located at 400 S.
Orange Avenue, South Orange, New Jersey, 07079.

The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

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