Exhibit: From Negative to Positive, by Carolina Cambronero-Valera, starting Friday, 4/19

Offit Gallery

From Negative to Positive focuses on motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph (CSJ) in Brentwood, New York, which was originated in 1646 in Le Puy, France. This property, a six-building complex, reflects the changes needed for the CSJ to continue with their ministries since it became their home in 1903. Although the sisters’ average age is over seventy and interest in entering this vocation has drastically diminished, this exhibition shows that their mission is very much alive and relevant in addressing current social, political, and economic issues. Through the use of environmental photographs, From Negative to Positive raises awareness on how the CSJ adapted to meet the present needs of their time

Carolina Cambronero-Varela has been involved in community work that utilizes the arts to promote a better environment and future for its population. The Arts Administration program, with its emphasis on education, will complement and guide her objective of making the arts attainable to all. She believes that society, primarily children, needs exposure to the arts to better understand the power of change that each person has within. She envisions the creation/expansion of non-profit international organizations that will accentuate the importance of education through art for all socio-economic, age, gender and academic levels, particularly in marginalized regions across the globe.

For a recent interview by ARAD with Carolina Cambronero-Valera, second year Master's student in Arts Administration at Teachers College, Columbia University and President of Student Advocates for the Arts (SAA), see here.

Where: Offit Gallery, Third Floor (through May)

Panel Talk: 306 Russell (Tuesday, 4/30, 6:30-8:30pm)

Live Music: Everett Cafe (Tuesday, 4/30, 5-6pm)


To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.

Last Updated: 9:04 am, Tuesday, Apr 16 , 2019