FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
In celebration of Black History Month, Berkeley College is exhibiting the artwork of Gerald Jones at its New York City Midtown Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. This exhibit is on display from February 4 through 28 – Monday through Friday – from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Mr. Jones is a New Yorker who was born in Brooklyn and attended Boys High School where his love for art was nurtured. He participated in the Student Art League’s summer school program at Pratt Institute for four years. While always continuing to paint, he joined the Army and traveled abroad where he learned about different cultures and opened his mind to new experiences. He says that all of this is reflected in his work.
“My paintings convey an escape from the traditional way we view the connection between spiritual and human forms,” said Mr. Jones. “They portray graceful, spiritual transformations that are filled with beauty and colors that do not happen alone. I believe if only for a moment I can touch you through my art, I have achieved my goal. If only for a moment my impressions make you think, I have done my job.”
Mr. Jones has shown his work in the Black Artists Exhibition, Great Neck, Long Island, for a number of years. He has exhibited at the African-American festival in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA; the Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn; the Fulton Art Fair, Brooklyn; and the art gallery at the office of Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan Borough President.
For more information about the artist, visit geraldjonesart.com. For more details about the exhibit, e-mail Berkeley College Curator Robert Keiber at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu or call 212-252-2065.
Photo Caption: “Father’s Day – Family,” from an exhibit by Gerald Jones on display at the Berkeley College New York City Midtown Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, from February 4 through 28.
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