Persona:  Externalizing the Psychological Self

“Persona,” an art exhibition examining the externalization of the psychological “self” in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and video art, opens Jan. 31 with an artists’ reception from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery in Annunciation Center at the College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is curated by Virginia Fabbri Butera, director of the Maloney Art Gallery, who says, “The exhibition reveals that artists using both figurative as well as abstract images are able to convey various aspects of human psychology through the formal elements of color, line, shading, pattern, composition as well as the addition of other visual elements and symbols to create the vast range of human feeling and personality.”

The exhibition, which includes objects by 32 artists from New Jersey, California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Tennessee, will be on view through April 14.

An artists’ panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Butera, immediately follows the reception from 7:15-8:30 p.m. place in Dolan Performance Hall, also in Annunciation Center. The panel features artists Ellen Denuto, Doug Depice, Elise Dodeles, Valerie Huhn, Arlene Gale Milgram, and Raúl Villarreal who will discuss how they express in their art the range of human personality through their own self-portraits, images of others, or in more abstract ways.

The Gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, from 2-6 p.m., and by appointment (contact Butera at or 973-290-4314 to schedule a visit). Visit the Gallery website,, for upcoming special events as well as college vacation days and weather closings.

New Jersey artists participating in the exhibit include: Kiyomi Baird, Far Hills; Rob Barth, Lafayette; Aileen Bassis, Jersey City; Amy Becker, Madison; Bette Blank, Madison; Ellen Denuto, Denville; Doug DePice, Secaucus; Elise Dodeles, Lambertville; Carlos Frias, Bloomfield; Neal Korn, Union; Greg Leshé, South Orange; Arlene Gale Milgram, Trenton; Charlie Perkalis, Whippany; Larry Ross, Madison; Kiyoko Sakai, Ridgewood; and Raúl Villarreal, Verona.

For information, visit the College of Saint Elizabeth website at

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