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GCU Senior Anne Zayatz Ushers Spring into the Gallery

Pink flower

The Pink Flower, photo by Anne Zayatz

Ms. Zayatz Reveals a Selective Collection of Artwork for Senior Exhibition

Georgian Court University senior Anne Zayatz of Brielle, New Jersey, welcomes all art and nature lovers to view her senior art exhibition at GCU’s M. Christina Geis Art Gallery from Tuesday, May 2, through Wednesday, May 31. There will be an artist’s reception on Wednesday, May 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the gallery.

Tree Sap, photo by Anne Zayatz

Her collection features beautiful, and somewhat jarring, depictions of the natural world.

”My artistic practice is influenced by contemporary and historic art. It is an ongoing learning and experimental process related to my interests in nature, natural materials, and mixed media,” says Ms. Zayatz. “I feel I bring a unique perspective to my work that others can enjoy and interpret.”

Ms. Zayatz, who will receive a B.F.A. in Art and Visual Studies in May, is a Dean’s Scholar and the recipient of the Sister M. Christina Geis Art Award. She plans to continue her education and contributions to the artistic community.

Ms. Zayatz has also made a distinct impression on those surrounding her at the university. Leo Morrissey, chair of the Department of Art, notes that “this exhibition brings together an excellent group of work by a young artist with a tremendously promising future in the contemporary art world.”

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, call Kathleen Settles at 732-987-2388 or e-mail xfrggyrf@trbetvna.rqh.

Story contributed by Lindsay Donohue ’16, who graduated in December with a B.A. in English and Education (K-12).

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,200 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 14 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at HazletGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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