Nazareth College receives gift from renowned glass artist, Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor's "Right Place/Right Time" installed in Nazareth College Arts Center
ROCHESTER, NY (03/06/2013)(readMedia)-- Nazareth College is pleased to unveil "Right Place/Right Time," a 38-foot long, two-story wall installation generously donated to the College by artist Michael Taylor. Visitors can view this permanent installation in the foyer of the Nazareth College Arts Center.
"'Right Place/Right Time' is a generous gift from Michael Taylor to Nazareth College," says Kelly E. Gagan, Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Nazareth College. "Michael's work is included in public collections at Carnegie Hall and the Smithsonian, as well as internationally, and we are honored that he chose Nazareth for this installation."
"Michael Taylor is an acclaimed artist with a national reputation, and we are proud to display his work here," adds Susan Chekow Lusignan, Director, Nazareth College Arts Center. The piece is a fitting addition to the Arts Center, and we are delighted to have it on permanent display."
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Nazareth College's dedication of "Right Place/Right Time" will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013, in the Garth Fagan Fireplace Lounge at Nazareth College Arts Center. Nazareth College President Daan Braveman and artist Michael Taylor will make brief remarks to the invited guests.
About Right Place/Right Time
"Right Place/Right Time" serves as a visual interpretation of the college experience. It portrays the process from student matriculation to graduation in a linear chart format.
"The fundamental narrative of this installation represents the visual commonalities that remain constant throughout, and continue beyond, the student's college experience," Taylor explains. "The piece speaks of student accomplishments from the foundation years to the assertion of independence of personal interests. Each arm of the 18 objects is at a different place and a different time, corresponding to primary locations on the analogue clock and the compass. The work is ultimately about being prepared for the inevitable moment of being at the right place at the right time."
About Michael Taylor
Taylor's exceptional career in visual arts and education spans 40 years. He has received many prestigious scholarships and grants, including the Fulbright-Hays Research Grant, the National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship; the New York State Foundation for the Arts Grant; the New York State Council on the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship; The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant; The Thord-Gray Fellowship of the American-Scandinavian Foundation; Korean – American Cultural Exchange, Samsung/Corning Foundation Grant; Grand Prize at the International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan; the Danforth Foundation for Humanities Grant; the United States Department of Information Services, Cultural Specialist Award, Mexico; and the Portuguese -American Foundation Grant.
Taylor was head of the Glass Department at Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences in Rochester, N.Y. for 20 years, and served in the Visual Arts Department at Vanderbilt University in Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee nine years prior. For additional information, visit michaeletaylor-glass.com.
About Nazareth College
Nazareth is a coeducational, independent college on a suburban campus just outside Rochester, N.Y. The College challenges students to rise to their potential with a liberal arts and sciences foundation, professional programs, experiential learning, and an innovative curriculum that addresses the current and emerging needs of the world - ranging from economics to physical therapy to environmental science. With more than 40 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs, a vibrant arts center and a variety of athletics, clubs and organizations, Nazareth prepares students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. For additional information, visit naz.edu.
About the Nazareth College Arts Center
For more than 40 years, the Nazareth College Arts Center has served as a venue and educational resource for students, educators, visual and performing artists, and audiences to create, study, and experience all areas of the arts. These cultural programs support the College's curriculum in music, art, and theatre arts, and provide area residents with opportunities to experience exceptional dance, children's theatre, and international entertainment.
The Nazareth College Arts Center is a nonprofit institution. It attracts more than 60,000 adults and children annually; is the premier presenter of world-class dance, children's theatre, and international entertainment in Rochester; is the performance home of Rochester City Ballet and world-renowned Garth Fagan Dance, as well as the home of Rochester Children's Theatre and Bach Children's Chorus; houses the Nazareth College departments of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts, which present exceptional theatre productions, musicals, operas, recitals, and art exhibitions each year (events are open to the public); serves as a venue for auditions, art classes, music lessons, recitals, fundraisers, lectures, community theater productions, camps, workshops, and graduations; provides access to master classes, school performances, and subscription series shows for underserved youth; and presents an annual Dance Festival.
The Nazareth College Arts Center's 2012-2013 Subscription Season features internationally renowned contemporary dance from some of the most sought-after companies – including a 25th Anniversary Celebration by Rochester City Ballet, and exciting new work by Rochester's own internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance; wonderful family programs, including a performance by a master marionette maker, three bestselling musicals presented by Rochester Children's Theatre, and performances by the wildly popular Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia; a range of musical programs, from a one-man John Lennon tribute to authentic African drumming, and from sacred medieval music to the pipes and drums of an elite military group; and special events, including: a remarkable illusionist and his breathtaking, state-of-the-art magic; a powerful presentation of letters written by soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq; and the College's annual New Year's Eve celebration with the politically-based satire of The Capitol Steps. For additional information, visit artscenter.naz.edu.
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