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OF NEW ROCHELLE TO HOST CRECHE EXHIBIT
TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS|
NEW ROCHELLE, NY, November 18, 2003 – The College of New Rochelle’s
(CNR) Castle Gallery will once again host “Return of the Crèche:
Nativity Scenes from Around the World” from December 7, 2003 through March
3, 2004. The exhibition features more than 100 examples of crèches
made from Budapest and Indonesia to Burkino Faso (Africa) and Peru.
The collection, compiled by alumna Eileen Canty and her husband, Jim, from
their world travels over the past two decades, spotlights crèches
made with both familiar and unconventional materials such as loufah sponge
and potato flour dough.
CNR will host an opening reception and holiday party for “Return of the
Crèche” on Sunday, December 7, 2003, 2 – 4 p.m. That day,
a gallery talk by Eileen Canty is slated for 3 p.m. with music provided
by Garald Lee Farnham. This exhibit is appropriate for children of
all ages. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Gallery hours are as follows:
The nativity scenes
in this exhibition are part of a much larger gift of crèches that
the Cantys donated this year to form the beginning of The College of New
Rochelle's Kate Canty Crèche Collection,” named after their daughter.
Tuesday – Friday,
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.
and Dec. 24, 2003 – Jan. 2, 2004
The Gallery will
be open from Dec. 27 – 30, 2003, 12 – 4 p.m.
For information, tours, and directions to the Castle Gallery and The College
of New Rochelle, please call (914) 654-5423. Photos and images are
available upon request.
The first Catholic college for women in New York State, The College
of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it comprises
the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three schools which admit
women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult learners), the School
of Nursing and the Graduate School. The main campus of the College
is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York City.
The College maintains six other campus locations in New York City. Visit
the College’s website at www.cnr.edu.
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