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PR # 140 January 29, 2009


Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Visual and Performing Arts Department will present THE VIDEO SHOW: INTERNATIONAL JURIED VIDEO EXHIBITION , a show of contemporary video art and video installations, February 13-March 13, in the Art Gallery at the College?s North Branch Campus.

The 22 artists selected for the exhibition include Jozef Amado (UK/Turkey), Anthony Angelicola (Philadelphia, PA), Jen-Kuang Chang (Lincoln, NE), Claire Condon (Kansas City, MO), A. Jacob Galle (Bowdoinham, ME), Michelle G. Given (Bloomington, IN), Alicia Grull?n (Bronx, NY), Ozgur Gungor (Highland Park), Sachiko Hayashi (Sweden/Japan), Michelle Herman (Washington, DC), Jim Jeffers (Lowell, MA), Tony & Christine Kennette (Hillsborough), Antonio Martinez (Carbondale, IL), Sebastian Neubauer (Germany), Yoko Nogami (St. Petersburg, FL), Maggie Nowinski (Easthampton, MA), Joseph Ostraff (Provo, UT), Dot Paoli (Flemington, NJ), Alison C. Safford (Jamaica Plains, MA), Celine Tomas (France), Attila Urban (Sweden/Hungary).

The exhibition presents a wide range of contemporary video work, including narrative, poetic, abstract and experimental pieces. The show will offer a continuous loop screening of the videos during open gallery hours. Video installations will be presented by Michelle Herman, Yoko Nogami, Maggie Nowinski, Joseph Ostraff and Alison C. Safford.

The show was juried by Lydia Grey (Somerville), a video/performance artist and adjunct instructor at RVCC; Kelly Oliver (Raritan), an adjunct instructor and multimedia specialist at RVCC; and Ann Tsubota (Pittstown), the RVCC Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair and full-time Professor of Art.

A screening of all pieces will take place Friday, February 13, from 4:30-6 p.m., followed by an Artists? Talk from 6-7 p.m. A reception will follow from 7-8 p.m. All are free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Gallery hours for the exhibition are Mondays, 3-8 p.m.; Tuesdays, noon-3 p.m.; Wednesdays, 3-8 p.m.; Thursdays, 2-6 p.m.; and Fridays, noon-3 p.m. The gallery will not be open on Friday, February 13, until the screening at 4:30 p.m. For further information, call the Visual and Performing Arts Department, 908-218-8876.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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