JENNINGS TO EXHIBIT “PATTERNS OF EXPRESSION”
COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE GORDON PARKS GALLERY
NY, September 26, 2002 – Jamillah Jennings, a noted artist specializing
in painting, drawing, print and sculpture will show her work “Patterns
of Expression,” from Thursday, October 24, 2002 to January 17, 2003 at
the Gordon Parks Gallery at The College of New Rochelle (CNR) School of
New Resources (SNR) John Cardinal O'Connor Campus. Admission is free and
open to the public but is by appointment only. For more information
or to schedule a viewing, please call 718-665-1310.
describes her work as universal. “As an abstract artist, I use geometrical
drawings to represent various dance modes,” says
“From my drawings I create three-dimensional and free-standing sculptures.
My realistic drawings and paintings are only visual interpretations that
lead to my sculpture. All my work is sustained expression of African ancestry.”
is a member of the adjunct faculty of The College of New Rochelle (CNR)
School of New Resources (SNR) and is an instructor of art at Empire State
College. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute
and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of Visual Arts. Ms. Jennings
has also taught Fine Arts for the New York Board of Education. She
is a resident of Brooklyn.
recent exhibitions include: Clinton Hill Simply Art Gallery, The Skylight
Gallery, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, The Schomburg Center
for Research in Black Culture, Rush Arts Gallery, New York Corridor Gallery,
and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. In 1992, she won first prize in sculpture
in the 14th Annual South West Black Art exhibition at the Museum of African
American Life and Culture in Dallas, Texas.
of New Rochelle School of New Resources is very proud of its Gordon Parks
Gallery, housed at the John Cardinal O'Connor Campus, at 332 East 149th
Street. Since its opening in November 1991, the Gordon Parks Gallery
has been a cultural resource for The College of New Rochelle students,
alumnae/i, faculty, and staff, as well as the South Bronx community.
It has provided opportunities for both established and emerging artists
to exhibit their work.
of New Resources (SNR) was established in 1972 at The College of New Rochelle’s
main campus and the District Council 37 Campus (125 Barclay Street) in
Manhattan and has, since then, expanded to five other branch campuses throughout
New York City, providing a four-year college degree program within the
City’s neighborhoods: New York Theological Seminary Campus (252-254 West
29th Street) in Manhattan; Co-op City Campus (755 Co-op City Boulevard)
in the Bronx (recently expanded); the South Bronx John Cardinal O’Connor
Campus (332 East 149th Street); the Brooklyn Campus at Restoration Plaza;
and the Rosa Parks Campus (144 West 125th Street) in Harlem. Each
of the seven campuses caters to a distinct student population and environment,
and reaches out
to the surrounding communities to better serve their students.
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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