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Nolan Art Exhibit at Kaplan Hall - Public Reception June 9, Exhibit 6/9 to 8/1 (Reception and Exhibit are free)



A mathematics professor who is a prolific artist? Finding the beauty in the everyday objectsaround us simply by noticing them in the right light? This was David Nolan.


He specialized in creating three-dimensional artworks from found objects which he repurposed. He started the practice of seeing the wonder of ordinary things when he walked the beaches in Suffolk County and continued these adventures when he moved to Orange County and wenthiking through open fields and wooded areas.


David Nolan created hundreds of assemblages, some very simple; others with intricate parts.Each piece has its own personality which helps the viewer connect with it. They make you smile and laugh, and they make you think and question.


A selection of his assemblages will be exhibited June 9 through August 1, 2024 in the Retrospective: Highlighting the Artworks of David Nolan. The venue for the art show isthe Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh campus. Gallery hours: 8am to 8pm Monday through Thursday. The gallery and college are closed on July 4 th .


The Opening Reception is scheduled on Sunday, June 9, 2024 from 2 to 5pm. During the reception which is open free to friends, family, and the general public, music will be provided byJoy Zelada, classical guitarist, who will play music from Latin America.


The Mindy Ross Gallery is located in Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, which is situated at the cornerof Grand and First Streets, GPS: 73 First St, Newburgh, where free parking is available in thecollege garage.

Questions may be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu


David Nolan attained the honor of professor emeritus of mathematics at Suffolk CountyCommunity College. He held a master’s degree from St. John’s University, Queens and a bachelor’s degree from St. Francis College, Brooklyn.


During his life as an active artist, he participated in art shows at these venues:


SUNY Orange, Middletown and Newburgh

Pace University

Fieldstone Gallery at Brotherhood Winery

Class of 1929 Gallery, Eisenhower Hall at West Point

Arden House Gallery

Bertoni Gallery

Sugar Loaf Small Works Exhibition

OC Art Federation shows at Lyceum Centre, Sugar Loaf

Ritz Theater, Newburgh

Waterleaf Gallery, Ramsey N.J.

Outdoor Fine Art Show and Exhibition, Westhampton Beach

Gallery North Outdoor Art Show, Setauket

Newburgh Historical Society and Orange County Land Trust auctions

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