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Summer Collages Exhibit at Douglass Library: Reception with Artist May 17

The Mabel Smith Douglass Library is pleased to invite you to view its summer art exhibition, "Visions Realized: Collages by Suzanne Bladon", which will run from May 17-August 20.

Acting Douglass College Dean Linda Stamato is hosting a reception in Ms. Bladon's honor on May 17, from 2-4 p.m., in the Mabel Smith Douglass Room of the Douglass Library.

Ms. Bladon describes the works displayed in this exhibition as: "Colors, shapes, exotic papers, remnants from Asian history and African civilizations, smooth animal skins and American ephemera. Inspiration in unlikely places. Individual vision. A mind set in collage is one entering into a world of Renaissance paintings, faded fabrics and paper masks-- in short, a voyage into intellectual appreciation and emotional journeys. It is inks and pastels, watercolors and oil--wherever the mind takes your imagination and material. It is spontaneity and reflection." Ms. Bladon's work combines realistic elements often in abstract designs and patterns- a plethora of color, shapes, and visions.

Suzanne Bladon received her B.A. from NYU, with further study at the Art Students League in New York City, the National Academy of Design, Parsons School of Design, the Chinese American Institute, Bennington College, the School of Visual Arts, the Instituto de Bellos Artes of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, and Silvermine Guild in Connecticut.

Although she began her career as a painter, her principal medium became collage in the 1970s. Her collages are carefully pieced together images and materials from diverse sources, incorporating self-made marbelized papers, oriental paper, and a rich vein of varied materials blended into watercolor, oils, pastels, and other media. Her work has been exhibited at the Wilburton Gallery in Manchester, VT; in Massachusetts at the Studio Artisans Guild in Williamstown, Arlene Schulman Gallery in West Stockbridge, and Whitney Clarke Gallery in Lenox; and in New Jersey at the Madison Public Library, the Schering Plough Corporation, and the Gallery on Main, in High Bridge.

To RSVP for the May 17th reception, please contact Ferris Olin by email at or by phone at 732/932-9411, ext. 26.

Posted April 29, 2002