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Douglas Petersen’s Art Exhibit at SCCC

in Home Page, Performing Arts Box

Sussex County Community College Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photography by Douglas Petersen. There will be an opening reception on Friday, February 16 at 5:00 pm in SCCC’s Art Gallery and will remain on display until March 9. This exhibit displays Petersen’s documentation of the face of New York on one particular corner, 58th Street and 5th Avenue, between the years 1985 and 1986.  The scene is viewed as reflections in a fashion store window, imposing the image of the background on the mannequins in the display.  The pictures, made over thirty years ago, have become an artistic document of the time in which they were made.  The pictures have also been sequenced and published in the book 1985 from Deerfield Editions.

Douglas Petersen received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University in 1969. After a period of employment in industry, he established a commercial photography business in 1979 specializing in architectural and industrial documentation for corporate and professional clients.  An intensive study of photographic science and history followed, augmented by private study with the artists Scott Hyde and Harold Feinstein.

The Last Light of Day, a book of his pictures of the Delaware River landscape was published in 1997.  In 1999, he completed a two-year project photographing for the book Public Sculpture in New Jersey in collaboration with the writer Meredith Bzdak, published by Rutgers University Press.  In 2003, he and the photographer Dorota Bakalus began work on a project documenting the 19th century military fortifications at Przemysl, Poland.  Fortress, the book resulting from this project was published in December 2007 by Deerfield Editions.

Petersen’s photographs have been seen in numerous solo exhibits over the last twenty years, notably at The Center of Culture and Science in Przemyśl, Poland, Shtooka Gallery, New York, NY, Skulski Gallery, Clark, NJ, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ, Sussex County Community College, Newton, NJ, The Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ and The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ.

Douglas Petersen is Adjunct Professor of Art at Sussex County Community College in Newton, New Jersey where he teaches courses in photography and the history of photography.

Bronx Zoo Trip

in Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight

April 6, 2018
Student: $30.00
Faculty/Staff: $45.00
Community: $50.00

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Trip to the MoMA

in Performing Arts Box

April 14, 2018
Student: $30.00
Faculty/Staff: $35.00
Community: $40.00

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My Fair Lady – Broadway Trip

in Performing Arts Box

April 20, 2018
Student: $50.00
Faculty/Staff: $65.00
Community: $75.00

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SCCC to showcase Contemporary Artist

in Fine Arts, News, Performing Arts

Sussex County Community College’s Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of contemporary art by Autumn T. Thomas.  The ‘Suite of Subjective Juncture’ exhibit will be on display from September 11 through October 13. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

Autumn creates new forms and imagery through the marriage of two contrasting materials; handmade paper and forged metals. The materials become a metaphor for the Black body, speaking to vulnerability and tenacity, respectively. Gallery Coordinator, Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, says, “in her work, the artist attempts to challenge common perceptions and generate a dialogue in order to challenge misconceptions that can lead to racial bias.” Her prints, artists’ books, and installations reference trompe l’oeil – a French term meaning “deceive the eye”, under the auspices of finding a common entry point into the difficult conversation about race relations.

Autumn T. Thomas (b. 1978, Mansfield, OH), lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She creates artist’s books and interdisciplinary prints that take a critical view of cultural, social, and political issues. She is currently a resident Artist Fellow at Peter’s Valley School of Craft in Layton, New Jersey. A veteran of the US Air Force, Autumn received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a recent graduate from The University of the Arts’ Book Arts + Printmaking Master of Fine Art Program in Philadelphia.

The Art Gallery at Sussex County Community College is open to the community and free of charge, all are welcome.

Rockin’ for Colin

in Performing Arts

Saturday, September 23
1:00 – 6:00 pm
SCCC Pavilion

A day of music, food, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit the Colin Mackey Memorial Scholarship.

Featuring:
• Joel Paterson
• Jungle Jazz Initiative
• JP Hestson
• Zack Fisher
• Jean Pool

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at SCCC on Sept. 11

in News, Performing Arts

A ceremony remembering the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be held at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) in Newton on Monday September 11th at 9 am at the College’s 9/11 Memorial on the Connor Green.

Residents and college students are invited to attend the annual ceremony where each year we join with hundreds of other communities across America in remembrance and prayer. We will gather and reflect upon the innocent lives of those that were killed; we will pay solemn tribute to those that heroically sacrificed their own lives to save thousands of others; and, we’ll remember all those that helped in the rescue-recovery efforts that followed at Ground Zero.

The Sheriff’s Honor Guard as well as area Police, Fire and EMS first responders will be in attendance. Local vocalists and bagpipers will also bring their talents to the remembrance ceremony.

The 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony is an annual event organized at SCCC by members of the Sussex County PBA Local #138. For more information on the ceremony, please contact Ptl. Mahir Kaylani or Ptl. Edward Sperling at the Newton Police Dept. (973)383-2525.

 

Senior Life Center

in Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box

The Senior Life Center at SCCC is designed for individuals over 50 who are looking for intellectual stimulation, an opportunity to expand their horizons and who want to be part of a life-long learning community that is full of insight, cultural diversity and wisdom.

NJ State Teen Arts – student artwork on display

in News, Performing Arts

The paintings, drawings, and photographs created by the outstandingly talented students across New Jersey whose work was exclusively selected as the “Best of the Festival” at the 2016 New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival will be on display at Sussex County Community College in the Health Science and Performing Arts Center from December 1 through December 30.

The Sussex County students featured in the exhibit are part of an exclusive selection of the top 30 pieces of artwork by NJ Teen Artists. The Sussex County students in the exhibit are Madison Wells of Newton High School, Jane Sosik of Sparta High School, Lexie Malavet of High Point Regional High School and Brooke Rivera of Pope John XXIII Regional High School.

The exhibit features art work completed by gifted and talented students who have participated in their county festivals from across the state and have been selected from thousands of students art work to be part of NJ State Teen Arts Touring Exhibition. The NJ State Teen Arts Festival offers an opportunity for top students in their art forms to present their work in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts.

The annual NJ State Teen Arts Festival, this year will be held on May 31, June 1 & 2017 at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ.  Top artists/teachers from around the region come to critique, as well as to teach workshops and master classes in their individual specialties, including drama, filmmaking, voice, acting, instrumental music and more.

All schools and students across the state of New Jersey are invited to attend our festival and participate in the following: Master Class Workshops, networking opportunities, College/Internship Fair, and observe all presentations and art exhibits.

Haunted Hayride at SCCC

in Performing Arts

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is hosting a haunted hayride and Halloween party for community members of all ages on Friday, October 28 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.  Inside the Student Center, you’ll find activity tables for children hosted by our clubs and student organizations, which will offer ring toss, painted pumpkins, balloon art and face painting. The community is invited to take a haunted hayride around the campus (beginning in front of the B-Building) as students help to act out a horror story along the trail. This year’s theme is “Gruesome Grimm’s Fairytales” and the actors hidden in the woods are from our very own Performing Arts Club. Hot cider and donuts will be provided in the cafeteria. This event is free for all who attend.