RVCC To Present Contemporary Video Art Show

A screening of all pieces will run continuously on Thursday, February 23, starting at 10 a.m., followed by an Artists’ Talk from 5-6 p.m. and an opening reception from 6-7 p.m. All are free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibition presents a wide range of contemporary video work, including poetic, abstract, documentary, and experimental pieces. Artworks are presented as projections, incorporated into sculptural installations, and are interactive with the audience through cameras and the Internet. A continuous loop screening of the videos will be shown during open gallery hours.

The 41 artists whose work has been selected for the exhibition include Sonia Laura Armaniaco (Italy), Natalia Behaine (France/Colombia), Katina Bitsicas (Columbia, MO), Pete Burkeet (Columbus, OH), Peter Christenson (Detroit, MI/Richland, WA), Andrea Coates (Saint Louis, MO), Painter Coded (Rūta Baužytė-Jarosz) (Lithuania), Samuel Domínguez (Chile), Jan Hakon Erichsen (Norway), Julie Gemuend (Los Angeles, CA), Skye Gilkerson (Brooklyn, NY), Kaihei Hase (Japan), Joe Hedges and Jiemei Lin (Pullman, WA), Aaron Higgins (Tulsa, OK), Stephen Hilyard (Madison, WI), Jack Hogan (New Brunswick, NJ), Tatiana Istomina (New York, NY), Jim Jeffers (Port Saint Lucie, FL), Shelley Jordon (Portland, OR), Sara Laimon (Cookie Moon) (Israel), Ryan Lewis (Kalamazoo, MI), Hadya Mahmoud (Egypt), Eden Mitsenmacher (Netherlands), Joe Nanashe (Ridgewood, NY), Noam Osband (Brooklyn, NY), Jason Robinson (Charlottesville, VA), Markus Schroder (Germany/United Kingdom), Blake Shirley (Manchester, CT), Eric Souther (Michawaka, IN), Linda Stein (New York, NY), Jett Strauss (New York, NY), Matt Swift (Columbus, OH), Joshua Dean Tuthill (Soquel, CA), Katy Unger (Los Angeles, CA), Rachel Lin Weaver (Blacksburg, VA), Simon Welch (France/United Kingdom), Ellen Wetmore (Groton, MA), Ezra Wube (Brooklyn, NY), Jing Zhou (Ocean, NJ), and Guang Zhu (Brooklyn, NY).

The show was juried by Lydia Grey of Somerville, a video/performance artist and adjunct instructor at RVCC; Kelly Oliver of Raritan, an adjunct instructor and multimedia specialist at RVCC; Darren McManus of Lambertville, a full-time instructor and gallery coordinator at RVCC; and Ann Tsubota of Pittstown, a full-time professor of art at RVCC.

Gallery hours are Mondays, 3-8 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesdays, 3-8 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Fridays, 1-4 p.m. The gallery is located in the lower level of the College Center. For further information, contact the Visual and Performing Arts Department, 908-218-8876.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.