FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
PAINTINGS FROM THE HEART
Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of artist Robert John Keiber at the Brooklyn Campus Gallery, 255 Duffield Street, Brooklyn. This exhibit will be on display from July 5 through August 31--Monday through Friday--from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Mr. Keiber will present his “Big Hearts/ Little Hearts” exhibit, including Pop Heart, Pepsi Cola Heart, Loony Tune Heart, and Ghost Heart.
Mr. Keiber is a faculty member at Berkeley College, English Department, School of Liberal Arts, where he teaches Creativity and Communications, and is also Curator of the Midtown Campus Gallery.
Born in Jersey City, NJ, Mr. Keiber spent his early years in North Carolina where he obtained a BS in Art at East Carolina University and an MEd in Educational Communications from the University of North Carolina. He has worked as a television studio artist, an art teacher/host in educational television, and an exhibiting artist. A popular motivational speaker, Mr. Keiber uses his background as a stage and television actor, television producer and director, comedy writer, communications consultant, and coach to teach classes at Berkeley College. He has also written a book, Fear is Good – a guide for using fear as energy in public speaking.
An accomplished artist, Mr. Keiber presently has studios in Yonkers, NY, and Lake Ariel, PA. His abstract acrylics often feature vibrant colors and rough circular central forms, which he refers to as “spiritual hearts.”
Mr. Keiber’s solo exhibitions include three at Berkeley College -- “Hearts and Minds,” “Out of the Ashes,” and “Western Images.” Other solo shows were held at the Raleigh Little Theater Gallery, Raleigh, NC; Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ; and
St. John’s Gallery, Wilmington, NC. His group shows include St. John’s Gallery, Wilmington, NC; Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, and Westchester Center for the Arts, Mount Kisco, NY. He received the International Creativity Award from Art Direction magazine.
For more information about this exhibit, please e-mail Mr. Keiber directly at rfk@BerkeleyCollege.edu. or call 212-252-2065.
Photo Caption: Pop Heart, an acrylic painting from Robert John Keiber’s exhibit on display at the Berkeley College Brooklyn Campus Gallery, 255 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, from July 5 through August 31.
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