March 27, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Susan L. Roth’s collage art is on display at Mount Saint
Mary College’ Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center, located in
the Dominican Center, through May.
The extraordinary collage art of Susan L. Roth is now on display
on the first floor of Mount Saint Mary College’s Kaplan Family
Library and Learning Center, located at 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh,
The public is invited to view the gallery during normal business
hours, Monday through Friday. The gallery will remain up through
The Kaplan Family Library is located in the Mount’s Dominican
Roth is an award-winning author/illustrator of more than 50
books for children. None of her work involves paint or ink, instead
relying exclusively on cutting and tearing. From the most complete
background papers to the tiniest dots, she only cuts or rips.
The library exhibit includes art from two of Roth’s books: a
complete set of illustrations from “¡See You Later, Amigo!” and
four collages from “Parrots Over Puerto Rico.” A number of Roth’s
books – including these two – are now on display in the Curriculum
Materials Center, just down the hall from the exhibit.
“This is one of the best exhibitions we’ve ever had,” said
Barbara Petruzzelli, director of the Kaplan Family Library and
Learning Center. “The intricacies of the artist’s work are really
Roth will be the keynote speaker at the Mount’s 24th Annual
Conference on Literacy, “Arts-Based Literacy,” on April 1. Late
registration for the conference is $50. Participants can also enjoy
lunch and a presentation by Roth for an additional $5.
To register, call 845-569-3431. For questions, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cell.msmc.edu
The conference is sponsored by the Collaborative for Equity in
Literacy Learning (CELL) in the MSMC Division of Education.