Art and Jazz: A Tribute to Ed Berger
4th floor gallery
Dana Library's current 4th floor exhibition, “Art and Jazz: A Tribute to Ed Berger,” honors the late Ed Berger, jazz expert, photographer and long-time staff member of the IJS.
Curated by Joanne Leone, the exhibition features the creative works of over 50 students at Arts High School in Newark. Robert Richardson, Visual Arts faculty member at Arts High School, has been working with Ms. Leone to coordinate the exhibition. For three months, the students met with Ms. Leone, a former art teacher in the Newark Public Schools, to learn how to express the experience of listening to jazz in their art. Ms. Leone had been planning the exhibition with Ed Berger, former Institute of Jazz Studies associate director and special projects librarian, when he passed away suddenly. She carried on with their plans and the exhibition and event programming are now regarded as tributes to Ed. The students’ work will be displayed along with artworks from professional artists, Karen Guancione, Joanne Leone, Rocco Scary, Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, and John Watts, who have been an integral part of Dana’s arts programming over the past 20 years and knew Ed Berger.
The exhibition will remain in the Gallery through August 26th, with selected works remaining on view in the Dana Room through the fall.