for Art Exhibit on Circus Memorabilia
Capacity Crowd at Castle Gallery
Earl Chaney (aka Mr. Clown) autographs a exhibit brochure for a young
New Rochelle, NY, April 12, 2005 -- Under bright sunny skies, more than
200 adults and children attended the opening reception this past
weekend for the newest exhibit at The College of New Rochelle’s Castle
Gallery, “From Venice to Vegas: Circus Memorabilia from the Collection
of Earl Chaney.” Recently inducted into The Clown Hall of Fame,
Mr. Chaney is noted for his work with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum
and Bailey Circus, where he was known as Mr. Clown. He was on
hand at CNR to welcome attendees, who were treated to cotton candy,
popcorn, pink lemonade and a three-tiered cake resembling a circus.
CNR’s exhibit features rare artifacts from Mr. Chaney’s private
collection of circus memorabilia, which ranks among the best in the
world. Visitors to the Castle Gallery will see vintage photos, original
circus posters, costumes, programs, clown shoes and other memorabilia
-- some of which have never before been seen in public. The
exhibit is on display at CNR’s Castle Gallery through June
26. It is appropriate for children of all ages. Free
and open to the public. For details, go to: http://www.cnr.edu/CG.htm.
Mr. Clown poses with Castle Gallery Board member Elaine Donavan
Blair (l.) and Sr. Mary Jane Robertshaw, OSU.
Many of the Castle Gallery staff dressed in costume. Pictured here
(l.-r. ) are: Student
Interns - Maribel Rojas, Sarah Devaney, and Dominique McIntosh, Castle Gallery Director Jennifer Zazo
(ringmaster), Castle Gallery Coordinator Katrina Rhein
(showgirl), and Graduate Intern Kelly Clark (fortuneteller).
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The first Catholic
college for women in New York State,
College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order.
it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three
which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult
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