maps everywhere

An exhibition of illustrative maps            follow @mapseverywhere

October 17, 2019 – November 26, 2019
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Jersey City, New Jersey

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Thank you to all of the Artists:
Charlie Ahearn, Connie Brown, Jacob Ford, Keith Godard, Abby Goldstein, Jennifer Maravillas, David Nuttall, Kingsley Parker, Adrienne Ottenberg, Jan Rothuizen, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Robert Sikoryak

Your Jersey City – an interactive map in the gallery. Using the prompts, pins and materials provided, you are invited to “pin” your story and memories to this map of this wonderful city. #njcubigmap

curated by D. David
Associate Professor at FIT/State University of New York
New York Map Society Member
Instagram | @mapseverywhere

Two shows about maps: Maps Everywhere is presented in conjunction with Mapping Life in the The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery at NJCU.

Maps can be used to get you get from point A to point B. Maps can also be used creatively to capture memories, explore personal histories and create narratives. The design of every map, whether printed or digital, is imbued with characteristics that tell us about the place, and even about the person who made the map. The line work, the typefaces, the colors and quality of the work are all clues to the message of the map. What is left off the map is just as important as what has been included. This exhibition brings maps to the forefront as a story telling medium.

The illustrative and personal works exhibited have been chosen for their visual and physical stories and will challenge the viewer to redefine the influence maps have in their lives.

This show stems from research and experiences I had during a sabbatical in 2016-17. Click here to see the Maps Everywhere blog I kept while on sabbatical.

Featured Image (cropped) by Abby Goldstein

October 17, 2019
5pm – 8pm

From greenhouses to diplomas,
a short walking tour of the NJCU campus.
November 16, 2019, 11am
Includes NJCU Gallery visits.
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Galleries are open to the public from 10:30am-1:30pm, Saturday, November 16.

Panel Discussion: Mapping as a Communicative Art
November 20
5:30 – 7:00 pm
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Auditorium, Visual Arts Gallery, NJCU
Led by Dr. William Montgomery, Earth and Environmental Science
This Panel is presented in conjunction with Mapping Life, in the Lemmerman Gallery
The galleries will be open until 8pm on Wednesday, November 20.