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College Presents Dialogue Series, "Conversations with Artists"


DATE: February 11, 2008

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574-4244



SUNY Rockland Community College Presents Dialogue Series, "Conversations with Artists"

Admission is Free and Open to the Public


Suffern, NY - Leading visual artists in the New York metropolitan area will present a series of dialogues at SUNY Rockland Community College.


"Conversations with Artists - What is contemporary art about?" will take place on selected Fridays, 1-2:30 p.m., Academic II building, third floor, room 2306, on the main campus in Suffern.  Admission is free and open to the public.


Eugenio Espinosa, Assistant Professor, Art, said, "The purpose of this series is to bring the excitement of direct contact with the makers of art, to make accessible important issues in the often seemingly inscrutable world of contemporary art and to allow opportunities for dialogue about creativity."


Artists who reflect the growing diversity of voices in the contemporary art scene were asked to participate in the series. The artists were selected because of the excellence of their work and the rigor of their commitment to make art that reaches people beyond the confines of an art intelligentsia.


Friday, February 15, Roger Sayre

"Exploration, play, humor and a sense of wonder play important roles in my own work. Although I rarely use a traditional camera, much of my work deals with photographic concepts and/or materials. I like my work to reveal itself to the viewer in layers: one’s perception of what they are seeing may change when one spends time with a piece."

Friday, February 29, Justine Reyes

Friday, March 7, Franc Palaia

Friday, March 14, Freddy Rodriguez

Friday, April 11, Soledad Arias

Friday, April 25, Arezoo Moseni

Friday, May 2, Mark Tribe


For more information, contact Eugenio Espinosa, Assistant Professor, Art, at or 845-574- 4567, or the Art Department at 845-574-4268



Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality a price you can afford.

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