A monthly update from your friends at RCCA
April, 2020
Mural Conservation Overseen by RCCA's Nancy Maguire
Above: Sneak Peek Image of a detail located in the center of the composition on the proper, left side illustrating the presence of numerous stains and accretions.

Rutgers University–Camden has acquired the former Camden County Prosecutors Building on 5th Street, directly across from Camden City Hall. The building will house administrative offices for the campus. In a 3rd floor conference room is a 21’ x 4’ mural adhered to a wall. The work is inscribed on the lower right, “Victor P. Trent/Montclair, N.J./1961” and inscribed in dark paint in lower left corner “This house/erected before 1709 by/JOSEPH COOPER/is the oldest house still standing in/CAMDEN.” Plans are underway to conserve and restore the mural to its previous condition. Stay tuned for the full picture. . .

Now a look back on some Memorable March Moments!
Tyrik Teaches Solo :)
This March, our Education Assistant (and fabulous RU-C Animation major) Tyrik Howard, taught his first solo class at LUCY Outreach after-school program. He instructed students how to build a figure armature out of wire and clay, and the principles behind stop motion animation. So proud to have Tyrik as part of our RCCA family since 2017, and can't wait to see what he does next!

Dudley Parents Visit Stedman
Artist Caleb Weintraub, whose work is featured in our current exhibition Seamless , met up with the Parent's Art Club @ Dudley Family School here in Camden. They enjoyed a guided tour and talk by the artist, as well as a productive bilingual discussion about the work and his creative process!

Facilitated by our Community & Artist Programs Manager, Carmen Pendleton, they meet monthly to create & discuss art.

Angela Ellsworth Performs
In celebration of International Women's Day, and our exhibition Seamless: Craft-based Objects & Performance Practices, featured artist Angela Ellsworth debuted a new performance piece in our Black Box Theater. Ellsworth's solo and collaborative work has taken in wide-ranging subjects such as illness, physical fitness, endurance, religious tradition, & social ritual. She is interested in art merging with everyday life where public & private experiences collide in unexpected spaces.
Caleb Weintraub @ CAMVA
While Caleb was in town all the way from Bloomington, Indiana, he was able to work with so many groups on and off campus. One such highlight was his visit to Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy in Camden, and the 9th-11th grade art students in Brian McAndrews (RU-C alum) class. They covered everything from Caleb's journey through university to hilarious tales of life as a professional artist!

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Stedman Gallery | Gordon Theater
314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ 08102