via Iona College website:
February 26, 2008 New Rochelle, NY – The Iona College Council on the Arts will host an exhibition, Scoundrel Time: Paintings by Joy Garnett in The Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery from February 25 through Thursday April 17th with an opening reception March 2 between 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Controversial artist Joy Garnett appropriates news and documentary photographs from newspapers, internet and other media, and re-invents them as paintings. Her work mines the tensions between the open-ended narratives of art, and ubiquitous media representations of real-life events.
Ms. Garnett will be joined by Public Policy Attorney Laura Quilter in a panel discussion JOYWAR: Intellectual Property and the Myth of Originality, on April 2 at 7:00 pm in The Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, Ms. Garnett will explore art appropriation and the legal, aesthetic, moral and academic implications of the creative commons and fair use.
The issue of copyright infringement is such an important concern the faculty has created a series of lectures covering various aspects and opinions on what constitutes copyright infringement. The series of lectures, Authors, Inventors, Imposters and Thieves: Perspectives on Intellectual Property sponsored by the Iona College Honors Program, Film Program, English Department, and Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences is a day-long event beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Spellman Lounge through 2:00 p.m. Covering topics from "intellectual property" to "pop, pulp and borrowed tunes", this event facilitated by Iona's faculty, will educate, enlighten and engage students, faculty and staff to explore the complexities of this diverse issue. This event in conjunction with Ms. Garnett's visit will give students a comprehensive and thought-provoking experience.
The Iona College Council on the Arts is dedicated to sponsoring artistic and cultural programs for the enrichment of the Iona College community, particularly the student body. With an endowment from the Baron Lambert Fund for the Arts, established by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Murphy, the Council exists to make the arts more present and visible - providing the unique awareness, inspiration and participation which the arts promote. Consisting of Iona College faculty, administrators, students, and alumni, the Council on the Arts seeks to expand and deepen the cultural life of Iona’s student body. The Council produces and coordinates events whereby students, faculty and administrators may experience the arts communally. In addition to public performances and conferences, the Council sponsors programs such as Art Quest trips, designed to introduce members of the Iona community to the cultural richness of the community. For further information or to join our mailing list, please contact Madalyn Barbero, coordinator Arts Program, at (914) 637-7796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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