Caporael in the Comerford

So far this semester many of my posts have featured on-campus gallery shows, which are definitely valuable resources for students. But sometimes it’s nice to be able to listen to an artist communicate through words to supplement the communication through art. This Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015, students will get this chance.

On Wednesday at 3:30PM in the science building’s Comerford Theater, New York painter Suzanne Caporael will be coming to Marywood to speak about her work and experiences. There will also be a reception afterwards in the Shields Center for Visual Arts where you can meet and greet with Suzanne.

Suzanne received her BFA and MFA at the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in California. In 1986 she received a National Endowment for the Arts painting grant and since then has appeared in more than 50 exhibitions. She is represented by Ameringer McEnery Yohe in New York City but lives in Stone Ridge according to her website.

Suzanne’s work tends to revolve around nature, which is very refreshing since the rest of our world seems to create with technology in mind these days. I’m curious to hear what she has to say, and it will be great to hear her views on modern technology and what influences her work. It’s not every day that you get the chance to pick the brain of a working professional painter…well, unless you have classes with Steven Alexander. Nonetheless, it’s good to hear perspectives from people outside of the Marywood community along with our own professors.

The lecture is free and open to the public, so students and any visitors are welcome. Prospective Marywood students, if you’re out there, stop by on Wednesday and get a taste of the collegiate and professional worlds. What questions will you ask Suzanne about her work?

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