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2019 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition

November 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - December 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception: Friday, November 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. The 2019 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition runs from November 8 – December 21. Juror Garth Johnson has selected 45 contemporary artists representing a broad range of ceramic artwork. For more information please visit or call 908-234-2345 EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Ivan Albreht, Elissa Armstrong, Eliza Au, Jess Benjamin, Jeremy Brooks, Brooke Cashion, Kathryn Davis, Nate Ditzler, Justin Donofrio, John Fansmith, Katherine Gaff, Emily Gunning, Stephen Heywood, Richard James, Lauren Kalman, Gerald Kaplan, Marsha Karagheusian, Nancy Modlin Katz, Lucien Koonce, Clay Leonard, Mey-Mey Lim, Ashley Lyon, Shalya Marsh, Jennifer McCandless, Andrew Mcintyre, Catherine Moberg, Paul F. Morris, Maxwell Mustardo, Samantha Purze, Carl Rattner, Marisol Ross, Eileen Sackman, Lauren Sandler, Steven Sitrin, David Smith, Greg Stahly, Meriel Stern, Skeff Thomas, Sara Truman, Von Venhuizen, Elizabeth Vorlicek, Nicole Winning, Christy Wittmer, Xue Jiao Yu, Joan Zagrobelny AWARDS: Special Exhibitions Committee Award: Solo Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art First Prize: $500 Second Prize: $250 Third Prize: $100 ABOUT THE JUROR: Garth Johnson is a writer, curator, and educator. Currently, he is the Paul Phillips and Learn More ...

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Thinking Out Loud: A Philosophical Perspective on Contemporary Issues

December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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On Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm at Bernardsville Public Library (1 Anderson Hill Road), Dr. Philip Walsh will present the next topic in his series, “Thinking Out Loud: A Philosophical Perspective on Contemporary Issues.” His subject: “Two classic proofs for the existence of God (and their discontents).” “For millennia, philosophy and religion have had a love-hate relationship,” says Dr. Walsh, “Socrates was executed for blaspheming the gods. Thomas Aquinas argued that faith and reason are actually compatible, and that philosophy can deepen religious faith. So, why believe in God? Is it solely a matter of faith? Or can we give rational arguments for the existence of God? This talk will examine the two most famous rational proofs for the existence of God, the argument from causation and the argument from design, and some common objections to them.” Dr. Walsh continued, “Philosophy is both a historical tradition and a method of rational inquiry. It begins with the idea that ‘the unexamined life is not worth living.’ The philosopher is one who examines why we think the way we do about issues that are central to the human condition. But philosophical debates can start to sound very abstract and disconnected from Learn More ...

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