Share |

Back to Current Announcements

SURFACE ~ Silver, Plexiglas, Other Materials ~ handmade jewelry & objects by Josiah Dearborn

Jo Dearborn likes to work with his hands. He creates art in metals and Plexiglas that he forms, pierces, casts, rivets, dyes, laser-cuts, sandblasts into jewelry and other objects. He also sculpts in wood.

To fully appreciate his art, come to the Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall where the works are on display in the glass, vitrine cases April 28 through August 1.  Of a variety of sizes and shapes, representational and abstract, they all come under the title "SURFACE ~ Silver, Plexiglas, Other Materials ~ handmade jewelry & objects by Josiah Dearborn."

His art background includes being educated at Johns Hopkins University, Silvermine College of Art, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute. Through study and life experiences, he has been influenced by Medieval, Irish, Viking, and Scythian cultures as well as Art Nouveau.

He has been an industrial designer and modelmaker, and a fabricator of interactive science exhibits. Over the years, he has admired the shapes of medieval armor, heraldic shields and symbols, architectural detail, and any carved creatures. He watched his father build things and learned to enjoy process and detail. His studies, observing, and hands-on work all have formulated his concepts of art.

His exhibit continues the Artists of Excellence series which spotlights highly talented regional artists and gives the college community and the community-at-large the opportunity of viewing exquisite pieces in various media by professional artists.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday - 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May. The college is closed during Memorial Day Weekend, and also on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in June and July.

A reception is scheduled for Thursday, June 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. during which Joy Zelada will play classical guitar. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Questions may be directed to (845) 341-4891/9386 and You may also check out the Cultural Affairs website at

Event date, time and location.

Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs