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Art by Ora Lerman

Exhibited at Douglass Library,
till Aug. 17th

The work of distinguished American artist Ora Lerman is on display at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library in a summer exhibition entitled “I Gave My Song: The Art of Ora Lerman.” This show, part of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, is on view at the Douglass Library on the Douglass campus through August 17, 2001.

The richly allusive paintings of the late artist are populated by a wide cast of characters drawn from folk art, mythology, and the artist's own vivid imagination. These striking figural forms are given further life through the use of bold, saturated color. Lerman's deeply personal paintings explore notions of community.

Established in 1971, the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series continues to make visible the works of emerging and established contemporary women artists to the Douglass community, the university, and the public.

Douglass Library's summer hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. After May 28, the library will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series curator Ferris Olin at (732) 932-9407, ex. 26 or send her email at olin@rci.rutgers.edu.

Posted May 21, 2001