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Public Events in the John Cotton Dana Library
March - May 2009

Image of artwork by Jan Lourie

"metaprints: wood metal stone: Jan Lourie, Photographer and Computer Designer"
Exhibition in the Dana Library gallery, 4th floor: January 26 - March 31, 2009
Opening Reception: March 10, 2009, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Program: Creativity and the Market Place: a Panel Discussion. Co-sponsored by Rutgers Business School and the Rutgers University Libraries. 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Dana Room
A mathematician and computer scientist, the artist draws from her childhood passion for weaving and her research in computer graphics to create images from superimposed layers of photographs. The photographs combine architectural elements with close-up images of metal that convey to the viewer the appearance of wood, metal or stone. Ms. Lourie's works are part of the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum. She has exhibited at Cooper Union, New York Hall of Science, Tufts University (Boston), and the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester.
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New Views of Familiar Places: Infrared Photographs of Newark and Princeton
Photos by Ed Berger, Photographer and Associate Director, Institute of Jazz Studies
Exhibition in the Dana Room, 4th floor: January 20th - June 30th, 2009
The exhibition showcases a series of images taken with a fisheye lens and captured on infrared film. The lens gives a fresh perspective to campus buildings while the infrared reflections from trees and other plants provide a softening or dreamy effect.

"Café Society: the wrong place for the Right people:" Photographs from the Collection of Barney Josephson, Café Society Jazz Club Owner
Exhibition in the Dana Library lobby: March 2nd - March 31st, 2009
Photograph selections from the collection recently donated to the Institute of Jazz Studies. Barney Josephson opened his first legitimate nightclub, Café Society, in the Village in 1938 with an uptown branch opening in 1940. Both clubs were highly successful in providing venues for jazz singers and performers such as Billie Holiday, Mary Lou Williams, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan and Art Tatum. Boogie-woogie pianists were featured and their success started a national craze. Following the closing of the clubs in 1947, Mr. Josephson opened a series of small restaurants in New York City with the name, The Cookery. After twenty years, he added musical entertainment for his customers. Many of the jazz musicians who had been featured at the Café Society returned for engagements at the Cookery. The restaurant closed in 1984.

Fine Print: One Hundredth Anniversary of the Vandercook Press
April 6th - May 29th, 2009
Exhibition in the Dana Library gallery, 4th floor
Opening reception: (to be announced)
Book artists and printers Roni Gross and Barbara Henry coordinated a commemorative book project which includes 30 folios by master printers with six accompanying essays. The folios measure 14" W X 11" H and are framed, with those printed on both sides encased in plexiglass. Each has been created using a Vandercook proof press.

Recent Rutgers-Newark Faculty Publications
Exhibition in the Dana Library lobby: April 6th - May 29th, 2009
Opening reception: (to be announced)
Features books and media authored by Rutgers Newark faculty from 2006 to the present.
Display accompanied by exhibit catalog.

Posted February 26, 2009