Born into the world of art and design, Mike Quon learned the ropes early on from his father who was an art director and an animator and promotional artist at Disney working on classics like Dumbo and Fantasia. After graduating from UCLA School of the Arts, Mike launched his own career as an art director at J. Walter Thompson and Young and Rubicam before establishing his award-winning design office in New York City 30 years ago. Since then, Mike’s bold and bright promotional illustrations for advertising and editorial campaigns, his graphic design collateral and packaging, and his hand-crafted logos have been seen around the world, helping to promote events like the Summer Olympics and build lasting brand identities for consumer products, businesses and nonprofits.
Please join us for the closing reception of Vincent DiMattio/50 a retrospective of work by Vincent DiMattio celebrating his 50 years as a professor in Monmouth University’s Department of Art & Design at 6:30 PM in the Pollak, DiMattio & Ice House Galleries. After the reception, there will be the premiere of a documentary film The Other Vincent at 7:30 PM in Pollak Theatre about Vincent DiMattio’s 50 year journey at Monmouth University as an artist and educator.
As a universal language the arts are a very effective tool for addressing social issues. The #metoo movement has brought to the surface long ignored injustices perpetrated mostly against women for generations that are finally screaming to be remedied. This juried exhibition will feature works that eloquently depicts remedies, that teach us how to honor women and others who have been maligned, how to implement change within our culture, to alter perceptions and ultimately excise this malady for future generations.
*Formerly known as Combat Paper NJ
Exhibit of created works will be displayed on October 4th following the reading in Pollak Theater.
All veterans have a story to tell. For too long, we have lived in a day and age where veterans tend to suppress their experiences – producing a culture of the “silent veteran”. Frontline Paper (formerly known as Combat Paper NJ) is a unique art project that offers artistic tools and professional instruction for all, providing a space to use art and writing to explore experiences, and ultimately share them publicly, all through papermaking.
Frontline Paper’s specialty is the transformative process of making handmade paper from military uniforms. This handmade paper, created through public workshops, provides a platform for veterans and non-veterans to come together to share stories and generate a “new language” and much needed conversations.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 20th from 7 – 9 p.m.
This exhibition is comprised of nine artists: Steve Smalley, Henry Pinardi, Brenda Atwood Pinardi, John Stevens, Suzanne Howes-Stevens, Candace Walters, Bob Stein, Robert Cumming, and Vincent DiMattio; who all have strong personal ties related to Massachusetts. Many of the relationships began as early as 1960 as students of the Massachusetts College of Art.
Opening Reception/Artist Meet & Greet: Thursday, September 12th from 5 – 7 p.m.
My No-Man’s Land, an exhibition by Zaun Lee, highlights the raw senses of emotions. The exhibit depicts a journey into a transitional dynamic of one’s own understanding of internal logic of senses in decomposed narratives.
Rotary Ice House Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Rotary Ice House Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, November 22 from 7 – 9 p.m.
EYE CONS: Michael Anthony Donato
‘The paintings in this show for the most part have been inspired by Pre Renaissance and Renaissance iconography. Although some may be based on familiar and traditional themes, all of the paintings are original contemporary interpretations of these themes.’
The Dimattio Gallery – Lower Level
Opening Reception: Friday January 31, from 7– 9 p.m.
Selections from the Monmouth University Permanent Collection
The Dimattio Gallery – Upper Level
Lewis Mumford, a dynamic writer, literary and architectural critic, moralist, historian and philosopher. Born in Flushing, NY, on October 19, 1895, Mumford’s extensive contributions to literary scholarship, technology, urban planning, and architecture are internationally renowned for their uncanny social vision and their timely prescience. Lewis Mumford criticized progress based on the intoxicating power of technology and the machine. He argued that the advancement of civilization should be cultivated by humanism, and that technology should never be used to acquire global domination, promote military prowess, or erode individualism.
Lewis Mumford, however, was no pacifist—he despised fascism and urged America to fight in both World Wars. Like George Orwell, he often accused his liberal contemporaries of being corrupt, and claimed that their “willingness to submit to the Nazis rather than risk the need for using force in opposing them” was nothing short of egregious.
His many prestigious awards include the Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon Johnson, the Presidential Medal of Art and Citation from Ronald Reagan, and the Knight of the British Empire (K.B.E), an honor bestowed on him by Queen Elizabeth II. These achievements are all the more remarkable when we consider that Lewis Mumford did not take an academic degree.
Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall Hours
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Inforifices, an exhibition by Jeremiah Teipen, features new works that aestheticize the processes by which we consume (and digest) large amounts of visual information. Teipen creates mesmerizing experiences that mirror our current hyper-saturated mediascape, but also allow the viewer to transcend it.
Opening Reception: Thurs. February 6, from 4:30 – 7 p.m
Rotary Ice House Gallery Hours