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Persona Art Exhibition Opens at the College of Saint Elizabeth

Persona, an art exhibition examining the externalization of the psychological “self” in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and video art, opens January 31, 2013, with an artists’ reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery in Annunciation Center at the College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, N.J. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is curated by Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D., director of the Maloney Art Gallery, who says, “The exhibition reveals that artists using both figurative as well as abstract images are able to convey various aspects of human psychology through the formal elements of color, line, shading, pattern, composition as well as the addition of other visual elements and symbols to create the vast range of human feeling and personality.”

The exhibition, which includes objects by 32 artists from New Jersey, California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Tennessee, will be on view through April 14, 2013.

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An artists’ panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Butera, immediately follows the reception from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. place in Dolan Performance Hall, also in Annunciation Center. The panel features artists Ellen Denuto, Doug Depice, Elise Dodeles, Valerie Huhn, Arlene Gale Milgram, and Raúl Villarreal who will discuss how they express in their art the range of human personality through their own self-portraits, images of others, or in more abstract ways. 

The Gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, from 2 to 6 p.m., and by appointment (contact Dr. Butera at or 973-290-4314 to schedule a visit). Visit the Gallery website,, for upcoming special events as well as college vacation days and weather closings.


Artists Participating in the Persona Art Exhibition Are Listed Below

Sally Alexandres, Saint Cloud, Fla.

Jayna Aronovitch, Providence, R.I.

Kiyomi Baird, Far Hills, N.J.

Marianne Barcellona, New York

Rob Barth, Lafayette, N.J.

Aileen Bassis, Jersey City, N.J.

Amy Becker, Madison, N.J.

Bette Blank, Madison, N.J.

Elizabeth Catanese, Wynnewood, Pa.

Olushola A. Cole, Baltimore

Ellen Denuto, Denville, N.J.

Doug DePice, Secaucus, N.J. 

Elise Dodeles, Lambertville, N.J.

Gordon Fearey, Irvington, N.Y.

Carlos Frias, Bloomfield, N.J.

Norma Greenwood, New York

Tom Holmes, Greeley, Pa.

Valerie Huhn, New York

Neal Korn, Union, N.J.

Greg Leshé, South Orange, N.J.

Claire McConaughy, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Arlene Gale Milgram, Trenton, N.J.

Charlie Perkalis, Whippany, N.J.

Larry Ross, Madison, N.J.

Kiyoko Sakai, Ridgewood, N.J.

Azin Seraj, Oakland, Calif.

Barbara Simcoe, Omaha, Neb.

K Lenore Siner, Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Marsha Solomon, Baldwin Harbor, N.Y.

Daryl Thetford, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Adejoke Tugbiyele, Baltimore

Raúl Villarreal, Verona, N.J.


Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J., the College of Saint Elizabeth enrolls more than 2,100 full- and part-time students in more than 25 undergraduate, 10 graduate and two doctoral degree programs; an educational leadership and a Psy.D. in counseling psychology. For information on other activities or programs, visit the College of Saint Elizabeth web site at 


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