For eight weeks this spring, second- and fourth-grade students took part in an exciting global learning program.
Hostetter Arts Center Gallery
Joanne Steinhardt is a full-time practicing artist whose current endeavor is The Cookbook Project; focusing on memory and the emotional connection created when preparing, sharing, and eating food. Her use of materials such as baking sheets, tree stumps, found objects, and knitting shows deep consideration of material as well as plays with the viewer’s sense of narrative beyond textual content. Previously, Joanne worked as a professional photographer as well as in new business development for the advertising industry. She began teaching at the University level in 1998. Her specialty was in the merger of traditional story telling through emerging technologies. Her artistic scholarship evolved to include textual based projections and material focused, code-driven, interactive installations. All of Joanne’s work emphasizes interpersonal communication, participatory collaboration, and the examination of emotional connection. Joanne has shown and worked in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Maine, France, Argentina, and Italy. She works mainly from her home studio in New Jersey but also produces in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Sainte-Marie France. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Maine College of Art, as well as a Bachelor of Science in biomedical communication and fine art photography from the RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. Her website is www.joannesteinhardt.com.
Pingry is proud to present this museum quality exhibition with works by international artists who had shaped and defined modern photography. Lucien Clergue, close friend of Pablo Picasso, received the highest honor bestowed by the French Ministry of Culture as a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur in 2003, and was featured in a solo show at the MoMA. Harold Feinstein helped define the “New York School” of photography and Donna Ferrato ignited a national discussion about sexual violence and women’s rights. Surrealist photographer Ralph Gibson is included in important collections including the MoMA, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, and the International Center for Creative Photography. Alen MacWeeney’s photographs are in permanent collections at the MoMA, the MET, the Philadephia Musueum of Art, and the Art Institure of Chicago, to name a few. Mary Ellen Mark is recognized as one of the most respected and influential photographers of her generation. She has published 18 books and published photo-essays and portraits in LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. She has received worldwide attention for her work, which is included in over 50 major museum collections.
Previous Exhibitions at the Hostetter Gallery
Elizabeth A. Demaray