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The Carol Shen Gallery

2008-09 Past Exhibitions

November 5 – December 19, 2008

Mary Woronov: paintings

 Mary P. Woronov ’64 is an actor, author and artist — “a painter of allegorical emotional states; physicality and immediate sensual presence. . .”   Her art focuses on life in Los Angeles — particularly on women and their choices.  A member of Andy Warhol’s Factory, she appeared in Chelsea Girls and later worked with Roger Corman and Paul Bartel starring in the latter’s film, Eating Raoul.  Ms. Woronov is Packer’s 2008 Founders Day speaker and will be working with our students for three days as Artist in Residence.

February 5 – March 13, 2009

The Faculty Visual Arts Exhibition

This annual exhibition coincides with the Music Faculty Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, 2009. The opening in the Carol Shen Gallery will follow the Music Faculty Concert.


April 7 – 15, 2009


photographs, drawings, and paintings of passage and Apartheid in South Africa

Asanda Laxa (b. 1980) is a self-taught artist residing in Port Elizabeth, located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.  Asanda makes a living painting signs and tee-shirts.  He works with graphite, photography, and acrylic. Many Packer students and faculty members have met Asanda and are familiar with his work through service collaborations between Packer and “ArtWorks for Youth” programs in South Africa during spring and summer breaks. We are proud to present his work, which speaks of South Africa's past and present.

April 21 – May 15, 2009

Selections: Alumni Artists 1979–2001

Celebrating Ken Rush’s 31 years as a Packer art teacher

 John Wellington ’79
Patty Cateura ’81
Thea Kearney ’84
Jeff Kinzel ’84
Nina Katan ’86
Jon Kinzel ’86
Jenna Efrein ’89
Nicholas Evans-Cato ’90
Cordy Ryman ’90
Marie Warsh ’93
Sebastian Blanck ’94
Tamara Gubernat ’94
Sophia Warsh ’95
Scott Wolfson ’96
Josh Slater ’97
Victoria Restler ’98
Mara Sprafkin ’98
Max Warsh ’98
Alex Snook ’99
Liz Sullivan ’99
Louise Despont ’01


 May - June 2009


This 6th annual exhibition of artists in the graduating class will cap the achievements of the Class of 2009 in the visual arts. It is curated by members of the senior class.

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