Acclaimed painter Kimberly Cole Trowbridge gave two free presentations on the Lincroft campus on Nov. 13 as part of this year’s Visiting Artist Program.
The 2014 Neddy Award finalist met with Brookdale art students earlier in the day and provided a two-hour interactive worksop on color theory, painting and self-expression through art. Many of those same topics were then opened up to the public during a free presentation in the CVA Gallery beginning at 7 p.m.
“I don’t think I can stress enough the importance of this opportunity for our students and the local community to interact with an artist such as Kimberly Trowbridge,” said Brookdale art instructor and Visiting Artist Program coordinator Amy Faris. “They were allowed a look into the heart and head of a painter who approaches her life and work with infectious passion.”
Trowbridge, who has been featured in numerous exhibitions from New York City to Seattle, currently runs a private painting school and leads international plein air painting tours in Spain and Portugal.
Her appearance was the first featured event in this year’s Visiting Artist Program, an initiative co-sponsored by the Brookdale Arts Society, the Monmouth County Arts Council, Liquitex, Winsor Newton and private donors.
The series will continue on Thursday, December 4th with a highly anticipated visit by Nell Irvin Painter.
One of the most recognized historians in America, Painter has also served as artist-in-residence at the Newark Public Library, artist- and-scholar-in-residence in Yale University’s Department of African American Studies, and has held artist’s residencies at the Aferro Gallery in Newark and Montclair State University. She was also a Fulbright scholar at Edinburgh and Newcastle universities in the United Kingdom.
Ceramic sculptor Jeannine Marchand will conclude this year’s Visiting Artist Program with a free workshop in late March.
For more information contact Amy Faris at amyfarisbrookdalecc.edu or call the Brookdale Art Department at 732-224-2520.
(PHOTOS BY TOM SMITH)