MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE), 2 Convent Road, Morristown, N.J., received a first-time grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to develop a four-pronged project combining art, music, dance and poetry called The Phrase in Art. It will be produced and presented by the CSE Culture and Humanities Area and CSE Presents.
All The Phrase in Art programs will take place in Annunciation Center, the College's three-year-old landmark facility for arts and education that houses the Dolan Performance Hall and Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery. All events are free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested and may be made for these events by calling 973-290-4378 or by emailing Patty Devlin, director of CSE Presents, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, please visit http://maloneyartgallery.org or write to email@example.com.
"The College is grateful to the NEA for its vision, recognition, and support of this project," says Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D. "Since the Annunciation Center opened with the Maloney Art Gallery and Dolan Performance Hall, we have been able to create innovative, multi-disciplinary programs that explore intellectual ideas and artistic experiences in ways that larger museums and galleries are unable to do. The CSE art exhibitions and cultural programs are often based on the curricula and events on campus that re-enforce the important role that the arts play in daily life and also reflect the College's emphasis on liberal arts education. The Phrase in Art is another example of this effort."
The Phrase in Art Combines Art, Dance, Music and Poetry
After being invited to apply under the Arts Education Invitational Grants Initiative, Dr. Butera collaborated with CSE colleagues Laura Winters, Ph.D., professor of English; Pamela Stein, M.M., adjunct instructor of voice; and Janice Hill, M.A., development associate for Institutional Advancement, to develop the program.
From January to April 2011, The Phrase in Art will present a series of events using the concept of the phrase as creative inspiration in various art forms. It will include Visual Phrasing, a visual art exhibition; Phrase into Motion, an innovative dance performance; From Phrase to Music, a concert of contemporary music; and The Phrase in Poetry, a poetry reading to explore the creative importance of the phrase. For more information, click http://www.cse.edu/neagrant/.
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, New Jersey, the College of Saint Elizabeth enrolls more than 2,100 full- and part-time students in more than 25 undergraduate, 10 graduate and one doctoral degree programs. For information on other activities or programs, visit the College of Saint Elizabeth website at http://www.cse.edu.
SOURCE College of Saint Elizabeth