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Teachers Symposium

Revealing and Concealing
Presented by Debra Pearlman
April 11, 2014, 9 am - 3 pm

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is pleased to announce this year’s Teachers Symposium, Revealing and Concealing. The event will take place on Friday, April 11, 2014, 9am – 3pm, and is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition, Women Choose Women Again.

The symposium begins at 9 am with registration and a light breakfast. Guest artist Debra Pearlman will discuss her current practice applying layers of magma and crushed glass to her printed and painted works on canvas. The group will then engage in gallery exercises using the exhibition Women Choose Women Again as their inspiration. This exhibition is inspired by the historically important 1973 exhibition Women Choose Women. Four decades later we commemorate this exhibition by inviting thirteen artists from the 1973 exhibition to show their work again and choose another female artist to participate in this new exhibition.

After lunch Pearlman will lead a hands-on art workshop to explore the relationship between revealing and concealing in the process of art making. Referring to Women Choose Women Again and her own body of work, this session will experiment with deeper observation of images to gain a fresh perspective. This workshop will renew your artistic spirit and provide you with new skills for your classroom.

All participants must bring an 8ʺ x 10ʺ reproduced image to use as a basis for the workshop.
Dress appropriately for the workshop.
Lunch is not provided. (Several restaurants are in walking distance of the Art Center.)

All participants will receive six professional development hours with certificate.

There is a registration fee of $60 per participant to attend the symposium.

Please call 908.273.9121 to be placed on the wait list.

Please register no later than March 28, 2014, to reserve a space at the symposium. To register by mail, download a registration form.

Note: The Teachers Symposium has sold out for the past years. If you are interested in attending, we strongly recommend that register as soon as possible.

All reservations will be confirmed via e-mail.

For more information or questions, contact Cara Bramson at 908.273.9121 x213 or

Debra Pearlman received her B.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts and M.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduation, she produced large-scale indoor and outdoor installations in Chicago in the early 1980s, including Rapunzel at Dearborn Station, Caught, Conduit, which received a critic’s choice review, and numerous other exhibitions.

Pearlman moved to New York in the mid-1980s, lectured at The Museum of Modern Art and works as a teaching artist for Lincoln Center Education. Major installations produced at this time include House of Children, seen at the first Polish biennial in Lodz and also presented in Krakow and New York. In New York she showed at Exit Art, Printed Matter, ACA Gallery among others.

In the 1990s Pearlman began using her own ph
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