FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
BERKELEY COLLEGE PRESENTS AN EXHIBITION BY
STUDENT-ARTIST KATHLEEN MAXIMIN
Berkeley College is exhibiting the artwork of Kathleen Maximin at its New York City Midtown Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. This exhibit is on display from July 9 through 28 – Monday through Friday – from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, July 12, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
“We have begun a new annual program to exhibit talented Berkeley College student-artists in our main lobby gallery, and Kathleen’s artwork is the first,” said Robert Keiber, Berkeley College Gallery Curator. “She is a perfect choice for our exhibit; her work is very strong and mature.”
Ms. Maximin was born on the island of St. Lucia and raised in St. Croix. As a child, she was inspired by the beautiful islands and began to paint. As her interest in art developed, she decided to relocate to the United States to pursue this field. She studied at the Monmouth County Vocational School in Aberdeen, NJ, and received a certificate in Commercial Art.
Although she is a great distance away from the majestic surroundings of the islands, Ms. Maximin carries the influences of her native upbringing into her work. She says she gathers inspiration from artists such as Jackson Pollock, Charles White, Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, Lorna Simpson, Ernie Barnes, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Dunstan St. Omer.
Ms. Maximin’s most memorable moment occurred in 2004 when she was featured in a CAMBA art exhibition in Brooklyn, NY; two of her pieces caught the attention of and prompted an interview with News 12. In 2010, she landed her second news interview with BBC World News.
For more details about the exhibit, please e-mail Mr. Keiber at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu. or call 212-252-2065.
Photo Caption: Artwork from artist Kathleen Maximin’s exhibit on display at the Berkeley College New York City Midtown Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, from July 9 through 28.
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