PDS Visual and Design Arts Faculty Exhibit
“AFGHAN GIRL, 2001”: This photograph by Princeton Day School photography teacher Thatcher Cook is featured in the school’s Visual and Design Arts Faculty Exhibition, on view from October 16 through November 9. An opening reception with the artists will be held on on Friday, October 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School presents the Visual and Design Arts Faculty Exhibition, on view from October 16 through November 9. There will be an opening reception with the artists on Friday, October 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Continuing the tradition of arts at Princeton Day School, members of the visual and design arts faculty will present work they have recently completed in the gallery. This exhibition will include work by U.S. architecture teacher David Burkett, Upper School video and fine arts teacher Jerry Hirniak, Upper School furniture design teacher Chris Maher, Lower School art teacher Jennifer Gallagher, Visual Arts Department chair and Middle School art teacher Susan Reichlin, and Middle School art teacher Karen Stolper. The exhibit will also include work by two new faculty members: Upper School photography teacher Thatcher Cook and ceramics teacher Eric Rempe.
Cook is an accomplished photographer who has worked with the Josef and Annie Albers Foundation in Senegal, with the CHAI organization in Darjeeling, with Refugees International in Bangladesh, and with Mercy Corps in more than 30 countries. In 2007, Cook received a Fulbright Scholarship to study the Islamic youth culture in the Ferghana Valley of Kyrgyzstan. He has served as an advocate for refugees and stateless people, which has resulted in policy changes in governmental and NGO organizations.
Rempe comes to Princeton Day School after a distinguished career as a master ceramics instructor at Coronado High School in Coronado, Calif. After receiving a BFA in ceramics from Penn State University, and a MFA in ceramics from San Diego State University, Rempe has had an extensive career exhibiting his ceramics throughout the nation. In addition, he is widely published, with many articles about his process as an artist.
The Visual and Design Arts Faculty Exhibition is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, when the school is in session, and by appointment on weekends. For more information, call Jody Erdman, art gallery director, at (609) 924-6700 x1772 or visit www.pds.org.