Patrick Strzelec makes abstract sculpture with an incredibly diverse range of materials — aluminum, ceramic, epoxy, plaster, steel, and wood, to name a few. His mastery of these materials, as well as his unique ability to transform them into highly charismatic — albeit somewhat inscrutable — objects and forms has earned him numerous awards in sculpture, including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; the Ballingkillings Project in Ireland; the Rome Prize, Rome, Italy; a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; and numerous New Jersey State Council for the Arts grants. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Mr. Strzelec is the former Rudolph Arnheim Lecturer in Sculpture at Harvard University. Opening reception October 8 at 6:30 p.m.
In addition to teaching a wide variety of visual arts electives at Peddie, Rachel Aisenson, Andrew Harrison, Claudio Middleton and Cathy Watkins maintain their own studio practices and exhibit their own works regionally and nationally. This group exhibition of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and video will present some of their works made in the past few years.
Scott Baxter has been a professional photographer for over twenty-five years. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Mexico, and Japan. He has earned numerous awards for his commercial and editorial work. Philanthropy has been an integral part of Mr. Baxter’s photographic career; he has worked with many non-profit organizations, including the United Way, the Arizona Foundation for Blind Children, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the Salvation Army. Mr. Baxter is currently working on two long-term documentary photographic projects: the “100 Years 100 Ranchers Project,” in partnership with Through Each Others’ Eyes; and photographing the indigenous peoples of Chiapas, Mexico, for The Peace and Justice Center. Opening reception January 21 at 6:30 pm.
With classes and athletic competitions fully underway, the third week of September brought another interesting layer of complexity to life at Peddie, with guest speakers, a concert and the first annual student organizations fair.
The Peddie School Arts Department presents its last production of the 2013-2014 school year, the Pulitzer Prize winning play The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein, Thursday May 8 through Saturday May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in William Mount-Burke Theater.